World War I Quiz - Battles, Facts, Power

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  • 1. 
    What three forces were at work in Europe in the late 1800s that were propelling the continent into war?
    • A. 

      Industrialization, emancipation, nationalism

    • B. 

      Nationalism, imperialsim, militarism

    • C. 

      Militarism, emanicipation, industrialization

    • D. 

      Industrialization, emperialism, nationalism

  • 2. 
    The alliance system was set up to
    • A. 

      Keep peace in Europe

    • B. 

      Strengthen trade relations with Africa

    • C. 

      Prevent isolationism in the world

    • D. 

      Stop genocide in Asia

  • 3. 
    Why did the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria-Hungary set the world on the path to war?
    • A. 

      This area was already controlled by France

    • B. 

      Russia wanted to use this region as a platform to promote communism

    • C. 

      Serbia wanted to rule these two areas that had large Slavic populations

    • D. 

      These two regions had secret gold mines that the U.S. wanted to control

  • 4. 
    What stated World War I?
    • A. 

      The murder of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a 19 year old Serbian

    • B. 

      The assassination attempt of Vice President Dan Quayl

    • C. 

      The German mobilization of troops toward Russia

    • D. 

      The accidental killing of a young AFrican prince

  • 5. 
    Who were the Central Powers in World War I?
    • A. 

      China and Japan

    • B. 

      Germany and Russia

    • C. 

      Germany and Austria-Hungary

    • D. 

      Britain and France

  • 6. 
    Who were the Allied Powers in World War I?
    • A. 

      Germany and Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      France and Bulgaria

    • C. 

      Great Britain, France, Russia

    • D. 

      China, U.S., Germany

  • 7. 
    Why was the defeat of the Germans in the First Battle of the Marne so important?
    • A. 

      It was the last major battle of WWI

    • B. 

      It was the longest, bloodiest battle of the war

    • C. 

      It ensured that Germany would be forced to fight a two fronted war

    • D. 

      It enabled the Allies to use U-boats against the Germans

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was NOT a new tool of war used in World War I?
    • A. 

      Machine gun

    • B. 

      Atomic bomb

    • C. 

      Armored tanks

    • D. 

      Submarines

  • 9. 
    Germany haulted the use of unrestricted submarine warfare when the U.S. strongly protested Germany after the sinking of what British passenger ship that killed 128 U.S. citizens?
    • A. 

      The USS Maryland

    • B. 

      The Mayflower

    • C. 

      The Santa Maria

    • D. 

      The Lusitania

  • 10. 
    What was the final straw that pulled the United States into the war?
    • A. 

      The Allies threatened to bomb Washington D.C.

    • B. 

      Japan attacked Pearl Harbor

    • C. 

      Germany tried to make a secret alliance with Mexico

    • D. 

      Russia invented the atomic bomb

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a reason that the United States joined the Allied Powers instead of the Central Powers?
    • A. 

      Americans felt a bond with England.

    • B. 

      Many Americans favored the Allies.

    • C. 

      America had stronger economic ties with Allies.

    • D. 

      Many Americans disapproved of the German use of poisonous gasses.

  • 12. 
    When did the United States enter World War I?
    • A. 

      During the first year of fighing

    • B. 

      After Germany dropped the atomic bomb

    • C. 

      Three years after it started

    • D. 

      Two weeks before it was over

  • 13. 
    What did women do AFTER World War I?
    • A. 

      Continued to work in "men's" jobs

    • B. 

      Began demanding the right to fight in war

    • C. 

      Left the work force

    • D. 

      Started "women only" companies

  • 14. 
    What Russian leader ended his country's involvement in World War I?
    • A. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • B. 

      Vladimir Lenin

    • C. 

      Ivan Bolchevik

    • D. 

      Alexander Petrovsky

  • 15. 
    On what day did an armistice stop the fighting in World War I?
    • A. 

      November 11, 1918

    • B. 

      September 11, 1901

    • C. 

      April 11, 1927

    • D. 

      July 11, 1868

  • 16. 
    What were the peace talks called that took place at the Palace of Versailles after World War I?
    • A. 

      Varsailles Voices

    • B. 

      London Treaty Talks

    • C. 

      Paris Peace Talks

    • D. 

      League of Nations

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT a part of Wilson's Fourteen Points?
    • A. 

      Free trade

    • B. 

      Punishment of Germany

    • C. 

      Self-determination

    • D. 

      An association of nations

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was NOT a part of the Treaty of Versailles?
    • A. 

      Punishment of Germany

    • B. 

      Creation of the League of Nations

    • C. 

      Germany's forced payment of damages

    • D. 

      Self-determination for all colonies

  • 19. 
    What country rejected the Treaty of Versailles because the people wanted to stay out of European affairs?
    • A. 

      The United States

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 20. 
    Who was NOT left feeling bitter and angry after World War I?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Colonies around the world

    • C. 

      The United States

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 21. 
    Nationalism contributed to the formation of what two new nations prior to World War I?
    • A. 

      Russia and Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      France and Great Britain

    • C. 

      Italy and Germany

    • D. 

      Germany and Spain

  • 22. 
    What city became the capital of the Kingdom of Itlay after the conquest of the Papal States?
    • A. 

      Venice

    • B. 

      Lombardy

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Piedmont-Sardinia

  • 23. 
    Which event did Prussian Prime Minister, Otto von Bismarck, use to gain support from Germans in the South?
    • A. 

      The Franco-Prussian War

    • B. 

      The German Confederation

    • C. 

      The Seven Weeks' War

    • D. 

      The defeat of the Junkers

  • 24. 
    Which of the following did NOT contribute to the great unrest in France before the Revolution?
    • A. 

      The Enlighenment

    • B. 

      Bad harvests

    • C. 

      High taxes

    • D. 

      Poor trade

  • 25. 
    Why was Louis XVI forced to call a meeting of the Estates-General?
    • A. 

      He needed them to place a tax on foreign goods

    • B. 

      He needed their support to fight a war with Britain

    • C. 

      He needed them to validate his power as king

    • D. 

      He needed their approval to place a tax on the nobles

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