The United States Enters World War I

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World War I Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The United States entered World War I in ______. 
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1915

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1920

  • 2. 
    Events that led up to the U.S. entering the war included ______. 
    • A. 

      Germany sinking the Lusitania.

    • B. 

      German submarine blockade of British ships.

    • C. 

      The Zimmerman telegram

    • D. 

      All of the answer choices are correct

  • 3. 
    Who was the U.S. President that declared war on Germany?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • 4. 
    What was the German blockade of Great Britain? 
    • A. 

      When Germany invaded Great Britain

    • B. 

      Germany prevented ships from traveling to Britain

    • C. 

      Germany joined forces with the British navy

    • D. 

      America joined forces with the British navy

  • 5. 
    The German submarine blockade affected the U.S. economy because ______. 
    • A. 

      It made it illegal for Americans to travel to Europe.

    • B. 

      It prevented trade with Great Britain

    • C. 

      It prevented trade with Mexico

    • D. 

      Made it illegal to travel by ship

  • 6. 
    What was the Zimmerman Telegram?
    • A. 

      A telegram from Germany instructing the German ambassador in the U.S. to invite Mexico to join the war on Germany's side.

    • B. 

      A telegram from Great Britain warning the U.S. president that Germany was going to invite Mexico to join the war on Germany's side.

    • C. 

      A telegram from the United States warning Mexico's president that Germany had asked the United States to join the war on Germany's side to take over Mexico.

    • D. 

      A telegram from the United States warning Mexico's president that Germany had asked the United States to join the war on Germany's side to take over Mexico.

  • 7. 
    Why did Germany sink the Lusitania?
    • A. 

      The Lusitania had torpedoed German battleships

    • B. 

      The Lusitania was smuggling ammunition to Great Britain

    • C. 

      The Lusitania was in German controlled seas

    • D. 

      The Lusitania was carrying British spies

  • 8. 
    What reason did Woodrow Wilson give the American people for declaring war against Germany?
    • A. 

      We must make the world safe for democracy

    • B. 

      There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight.

    • C. 

      The Germans are fierce barbarians that need to be stopped.

    • D. 

      We have an alliance with Great Britain and they need our help now.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following choices from the reading is an example of American Militarism?
    • A. 

      The U.S. wanted to stay out of war if at all possible.

    • B. 

      The U.S. continued to trade with Britain even though Germany torpedoed American ships.

    • C. 

      The U.S. government used propaganda to change people's minds about going to war.

    • D. 

      The U.S. started building up their army, navy, and reserve forces.

  • 10. 
    From the reading, you can infer that the word "isolationism" means _____________________.
    • A. 

      Bringing attention to reasons why a nation should declare war.

    • B. 

      Attempting to exclude a nation from forming relationships or alliances with other nations.

    • C. 

      Being content with things are and wanting to stay out of war.

    • D. 

      Stopping ships from entering areas of war at sea.