Lesson 7: Win, Lose, Or Draw Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which term means  -  the numbers of people that died, were wounded, captured, or missing in action in an act of terror, battle, or war?  
    • A. 

      Casualties

    • B. 

      Offensive

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Zeppelin

  • 2. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? This battle was fought in Belgium and was one of the last battles fought between the Allied Powers and Germany in the Race to the Sea and the point at which the trench lines were completed.  It began with a military strategy called the Flanders Offensive.  The strategy was to attack in two sites at once.  The Germans were pushed back twice and they were forced to retreat and withdraw from battle.  Though considered a victory for the Allies, the cost in lives was steep on both sides.   
    • A. 

      Battle of Ypres

    • B. 

      Battle of the Marne

    • C. 

      Dardanelles Campaign

    • D. 

      Battle of Somme

  • 3. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? This battle was also called the Gallipoli Campaign and was a joint military operation in Gallipoli Peninsula in the Ottoman Empire to open up a third front and to secure control of a major strait.  The strait was important because it was an easy route for France and Britain to get to Russia.  Bad weather conditions prevented the Allies from making any headway so the campaign was abandoned. Though there was heavy damage to both sides, it was clearly a Central Powers victory.  The battle also encouraged nationalism in countries who fought for empires in the battle.  Nationalism in Turkey lead to the end of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of the Republic of Turkey.  The Australian, Indian, and New Zealand troops who took part in the campaign as part of the British Empire experienced nationalism as well, which led them to demand for independence from Britain. With the campaign a failure and the empire falling apart, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who created the plan to take the Strait, resigned.  
    • A. 

      Dardanelles Campaign

    • B. 

      Battle of Caporetto

    • C. 

      Battle of Tannenberg

    • D. 

      Battle of Ypres

  • 4. 
    Who was the Belgian commander who was taken prisoner after Germany took Liege and wrote a letter to the King of Belgium praising the bravery of the out-numbered Belgian soldiers?
    • A. 

      General Gerard Leman

    • B. 

      Kaiser Wilhelm II

    • C. 

      Count Alfred Graf von Schliefen

    • D. 

      General Ferdinand Foch

  • 5. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? This battle was a combined offensive of Germany and Austria-Hungary in a surprise attack on Italy.  Using gas and grenades, Germany and Austria - Hungary won a victory for the Central powers.  The battle resulted in the dismissal of the Italian Prime Minister but, drove the Allied nations to send reinforcements to help fight on the Italian Front.  
    • A. 

      Battle of Tannenberg

    • B. 

      Battle of Verdun

    • C. 

      Battle of Caporetto

    • D. 

      Dardanelles Campaign

  • 6. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? This battle was the longest battle of World War I and drained both sides by causing huge losses. It began with a German attempt to “bleed France white” by attacking an important French town surrounded by military forts.  The French army protected the town claiming, "They shall not pass!" The French organized the defenses of of the town effectively and efficiently and safeguarded the supply route known as the “Sacred Road.”  Though the Germans came dangerously close to capturing the town when they launched a gas attack with phosgene gas, the French were saved when the British launched the Battle of the Somme and the Russians launched offensives on the Eastern Front and diverted the German troops away. This battle was a morale boost for the French army.  Though it was a victory for the Allies, both sides had heavy hits to their armies.  
    • A. 

      Battle of Tannenberg

    • B. 

      Battle of Lake Naroch

    • C. 

      Battle of Caporetto

    • D. 

      Battle of Verdun

  • 7. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? This battle was a joint offensive of the British and French troops to drain the German Army of troops and arms and lure them away from their attack on the French town of Verdun.  The Allies bombed German bunkers in the the initial attack but because the bunkers were well constructed and protected, the bombs did very little damage.  The failure of the bombs made progress slow.  New German machine guns were very effective in repelling the Allies’ attack. The British responded by sending out tanks which allowed some small advances through the front. When winter came and the snow made the battle difficult, the British called off the offensive. The battle ended with a stalemate because of the heavy losses to both sides and very little gains for either side.
    • A. 

      Battle of the Marne

    • B. 

      Battle of Somme

    • C. 

      Battle of Verdun

    • D. 

      Battle of Caporetto

  • 8. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? After the Germans attacked Belgium and made their way into France, the French evacuated Paris.  Then the French launched an offensive against the German Army by entering a gap between the two German armies that divided the Germans.  The German armies were forces to retreat.  The Allied forces were successful in throwing back the Germans.  The battle was a costly for both sides but was a significant triumph for the Allied Powers, because it ruined German plans to invade Paris. The Germans did capture some large chunks of land in northeastern France but the battle ended with the German troops in trench warfare that lasted the rest of World War I.  
    • A. 

      Battle of the Marne

    • B. 

      Dardanelles Campaign

    • C. 

      Battle of Lake Naroch

    • D. 

      Battle of Tannenberg

  • 9. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? When France was under attack on the Western Front, Russia agreed to engage Germany on the Eastern Front by invading the German territory of East Prussia; but the Germans had tapped a Russian message an knew of the attack so they were prepared.  They moved troops by train to the Eastern front.  The German troops won this battle for the Central Powers and the battle was a crushing defeat for the Russian army. Most of the Russian Second Army was killed or taken prisoner.    
    • A. 

      Battle of Ypres

    • B. 

      Battle of Somme

    • C. 

      Battle of Tannenberg

    • D. 

      Battle of Lake Naroch

  • 10. 
    Which term means  -  an attempt to stop invading military forces?  
    • A. 

      Casualties

    • B. 

      Offensive

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Zeppelin

  • 11. 
    Which term means  -  invading forces or the attempt to take over another place using military force?  
    • A. 

      Casualties

    • B. 

      Offensive

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Zeppelin

  • 12. 
    Which term refers to a blimp that dropped bombs in World War I?  
    • A. 

      Casualties

    • B. 

      Offensive

    • C. 

      Resistance

    • D. 

      Zeppelin

  • 13. 
    Which battle is summarized in the paragraph below? This battle was a Russian offensive attack on Germany to divert the German away away from fighting in Verdun, France.  It was the heaviest artillery attack on the Eastern Front but was unsuccessful because the Russians were not prepared for the spring thaw which slowed down their troops, and caused them to run out of supplies and ammunition.  As a result, the Russians lost the little bit of land they gained in the attack and they did not succeed in diverting German troops from Verdun.  It did, however, teach them to be more prepared in the future, so when the Italians called for help - they were ready with the Brusilov Offensive.  
    • A. 

      Battle of Tannenberg

    • B. 

      Battle of Lake Naroch

    • C. 

      Battle of Ypres

    • D. 

      Battle of Verdun

  • 14. 
    Which of the following generalizations can you make from reading about the major battles of World War I?  Check ALL that apply.
    • A. 

      Casualties were high on both sides

    • B. 

      Neither side gained much in fighting

    • C. 

      There was little movement of battle lines

    • D. 

      There was brilliant leadership on both sides