Chapter 7 WWI

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1. 

The German population suffered widespread starvation during the war, largely as a result of

A. a severe drought.

B. The devaluation of German currency.

C. The British blockade of Germany

D. The Allied bombing of German farms.

 

C

 
2. 

The event that triggered World War I was an assassination that occurred in

A. Bosnia

B. Belgium

C. Alsace-Lorraine

D. The Ottoman Empire

 

A

 
3. 

The United States was able to overcome the threat of German U-boats by using

A. Airplanes.

B. Groups of guarded ships

C. Ships flying neutral flags

D. Heavily armored battleships

 

B

 
4. 

World War I was the first time that the U.S. Army

A. inducted drafted soldiers

B. segregated troops by race

C. allowed women in combat positions

D. trained African Americans as officers.

 

D

 
5. 

MOST of the American troops sent to Europe participated

A. in noncombatant roles

B. as an independent unit

C. as replacements in British dividions

D. as replacements in French divisions.

 

D

 
6. 

In addition to President Wilson, the “Big Four” were the leaders of all of the following nations EXCEPT

A. Italy

B. France

C. Russia

D. Great Britain

 

C

 
7. 

Which of the following was MOST responsible for turning American public opinion against Germany?

A. German U-boat activities

B. Germany’s actions in Belgium

C. The British naval blockade of Germany

D. Germany’s war efforts on the Eastern Front

 

A

 
8. 

All of the following contributed to Germany’s decision to surrender EXCEPT

A. severely limited resources

B. mutiny of its naval forces

C. a civilian revolutionary movement

D. a successful Allied invasion of its borders.

 

D

 
9. 

MOST labor disputes during the war centered on

A. wages

B. job security

C. the length of the workday

D. dangerous working conditions

 

A

 
10. 

Effects of the war and war effort included increaseds in all of the following EXCEPT

A. Support for women’s suffrage

B. Public commitment to civil liberties

C. The number of women in paying jobs

D. The number of African-American businesses

 

A

 
11. 

Which of the following nations suffered the FEWEST casualties in the war?

A. France

B. Great Britain

C. Austria-Hungary

D. The United States

 

D

 
12. 

“No man’s land” refers to the area between

A. barriers of mines

B. opposing trenches

C. a battlefield and a field hospital

D. two allied but separated nations.

 

B

 
13. 

Under the Sedition Act passed in 1918, it was illegal to

A. refuse to buy war bonds

B. employ German-Americans

C. play music by German composers

D. criticize U.S. Involvement in the war

 

D

 
14. 

Which of the following was an “overt act” that made President Wilson conclude that U.S. involvement in the war could no longer be avoided?

A. the Zimmermann note

B. the singing of the Lusitania

C. Germany’s triumph on the Eastern Front

D. Germany’s attack on the an unarmed French steamer

 

A

 
15. 

Which of the following Allies had begun the war in alliance with Germany?

A. Italy

B. Serbia

C. Greece

D. Portugal

 

A

 
16. 

Americans were asked to observe meatless and wheat less days so that

A. Cooking fuel could be conserved

B. They could spend food money on war bonds

C. Food supplies could be sent to Allied nations

D. More agricultural workers would be available for the draft.

 

C

 
17. 

Which of the following nations suffered the MOST casualties in the war?

A. Italy

B. Russia

C. France

D. Austria-Hungary

 

B