1. Causes Of World War I

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This is a multiple choice quiz focusing on essential knowledge from the Modern History topic: Causes of World War I


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  • 1. 
    When was World War I?
    • A. 

      1912 - 1919

    • B. 

      1914 - 1917

    • C. 

      1914 - 1918

    • D. 

      1905 - 1912

  • 2. 
    Who was the leader of Germany at the start of World War I?
    • A. 

      Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand

    • B. 

      Tsar Nicolas II

    • C. 

      Patrick Dangerfield

    • D. 

      Kaiser Wilhelm II

  • 3. 
    Who were the 5 Major Powers?
    • A. 

      Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia

    • B. 

      Britain, France Germany, Austria-Hungary, Serbia

    • C. 

      Britain, France, Germany, Serbia, Ottoman Empire

    • D. 

      Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy

  • 4. 
    Which nation was a 'patchwork' of many different nationalities?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • C. 

      Serbia

    • D. 

      Turkey

  • 5. 
    Which of these nationalistic movements were not evident in Europe before World War I?
    • A. 

      Greater Serbian Movement

    • B. 

      Pan-Germanic Movement

    • C. 

      Pan-Slavic Movement

    • D. 

      Greater Russian Movement

  • 6. 
    Which of these 'War Plans' existed before World War I?
    • A. 

      Schlieffen Plan and Plan 17

    • B. 

      Schlieffen Plan and Plan 7

    • C. 

      Plan 17 and Plan 12

    • D. 

      Revenge Plan 12 and Serbian Plan Sarajevo

  • 7. 
    Imperialism was important to empires because it gave the nation access to:
    • A. 

      Markets for surplus goods and resources

    • B. 

      Tourist spots and sporting opportunities

    • C. 

      Other languages

    • D. 

      Other cultures

  • 8. 
    What is a Dreadnought?
    • A. 

      A 'B' Class tank used in World War I

    • B. 

      A type of flamethrower

    • C. 

      A British battleship

    • D. 

      A three winged German aeroplane

  • 9. 
    Who was assassinated on 28th July 1914 in Sarajevo?
    • A. 

      Count Alfred Von Schlieffen

    • B. 

      Emperor Franz-Joseph

    • C. 

      Wilfred Owen

    • D. 

      Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand

  • 10. 
    What was known as the 'powder keg of Europe'?
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      The Balkans

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      France

  • 11. 
    Many men wanted to enlist in 1914 before the war quickly ended. Many thought the war would:
    • A. 

      Be over before the Crows won a flag

    • B. 

      Be finished once Australia joined the fighting

    • C. 

      Be over in 2 weeks

    • D. 

      Be over by Christmas

  • 12. 
    After the assassination, Austria-Hungary presented a list of demands to: 
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Serbia

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 13. 
    Austria-Hungary received assurances from Germany that they would support their actions, especially concerning Russia. What did Germany give Austria-Hungary?
    • A. 

      A nice wooden drinks cabinet

    • B. 

      Alsace and Lorraine

    • C. 

      A 'blank cheque'

    • D. 

      The Berlin to Baghdad railway

  • 14. 
    It has been argued that some leaders had internal issues to deal with and a 'short' war could be a useful distraction for their people. What were not internal issues in 1914?
    • A. 

      Rising unemployment

    • B. 

      Increased numbers joining trade unions

    • C. 

      Increased numbers of radical political parties

    • D. 

      Proliferation of jazz music

  • 15. 
    Who were the triple entente?
    • A. 

      Britain, France, Russia

    • B. 

      Britain, France, Serbia

    • C. 

      France, Belgium, Russia

    • D. 

      Russia, Italy, france

  • 16. 
    Who were the Dual Alliance?
    • A. 

      Germany and Russia

    • B. 

      Austria and Hungary

    • C. 

      Germany and Austria-Hungary

    • D. 

      Germany and Turkey

  • 17. 
    Alliances caused ........
    • A. 

      A general feeling of security

    • B. 

      An opportunity for trade and investment

    • C. 

      An exchange of culture and languages

    • D. 

      Tension and suspicion

  • 18. 
    Who were secretly constructing cannons at their Skoda factory?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Austra-Hungary

    • C. 

      Serbia

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 19. 
    The growing influence of the military in politics was a factor that increased the possibility of hostilities in 1914
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Military spending in Europe in the decades before 1914 increased by 300%
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which of the Major Powers did not have conscription in 1914?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 22. 
    How many Hague Conferences, aiming to reduce the European arms race, occurred before 1914?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 23. 
    The spread of European nationalism has its roots in:
    • A. 

      The Industrial Revolution and the spread of commerce

    • B. 

      The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars

    • C. 

      Conflict between Slavic culture and Teutonic culture

    • D. 

      Mel Gibson's movie 'Braveheart'

  • 24. 
    Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was killed by a Serbian nationalistic organization called:
    • A. 

      The Black Tower

    • B. 

      The Black Vegetable

    • C. 

      The Crimson Executioner

    • D. 

      The Black Hand

  • 25. 
    Germany was a young nation. It wanted an Empire. it wanted its .....
    • A. 

      'place at the dinner table'

    • B. 

      'obligations fulfilled'

    • C. 

      'place in the sun'

    • D. 

      'colonies recognised by the League of Nations'

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