Causes Of World War I Trivia Quiz

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


Questions and Answers
  • 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 of these 'War Plans' existed before World War I?
    • A. 

      Schlieffen Plan

    • B. 

      Plan 7

    • C. 

      Plan 17 and Plan 12

    • D. 

      Revenge Plan 12 and Serbian Plan Sarajevo

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    What was known as the 'powder keg of Europe'?
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      The Balkans

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      France

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    After the assassination, Austria-Hungary presented a list of demands to: 
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Serbia

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 11. 
    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. Which of the four options below 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

  • 12. 
    Who were the triple entente?
    • A. 

      Britain, France, Russia

    • B. 

      Britain, France, Serbia

    • C. 

      France, Belgium, Russia

    • D. 

      Russia, Italy, france

  • 13. 
    Who were the Triple Alliance?
    • A. 

      Germany, France and Russia

    • B. 

      Germany, Austria and Hungary

    • C. 

      Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary

    • D. 

      Germany, Serbia and Turkey

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    The growing influence of the military in politics was a factor that increased the possibility of hostilities in 1914
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Military spending in Europe in the decades before 1914 increased by 300%
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    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'

  • 18. 
    Which old empire, which had spread as far as Poland, was collapsing in the Balkans and causing tensions between nations in that region?
    • A. 

      Ottoman Empire

    • B. 

      Constantine Empire

    • C. 

      Slavic Empire

    • D. 

      Persian Empire

  • 19. 
    Imperialism and Colonialism are very similar ideologies and policies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Tsar Nicholas 1 was the ruler of Russia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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