Test Your Knowledge On The Battle Of The Somme

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      1st July 1916- 18th November 1918

    • B. 

      1st July -1915-18th November 1916

    • C. 

      23rd June 1915- 22nd December 1916

  • 2. 
    Who were the forces throughout the battle of the Somme and what sides were formed? 
    • A. 

      The Germans, French and American were the forces throughout the battle, were the Germans and American's teamed up against the French.

    • B. 

      The Germans, French and the British were the forces throughout the battle with the Germans and French teamed up against the British

    • C. 

      The Germans, French and British were ther forces throughout the battle with the French and British teaming up aginst the Germans

  • 3. 
    Why is the Battle of the Somme known as on of the bloodiest military operations ever recorded?
    • A. 

      Because of the extremely high number of casualties

    • B. 

      Because new weaponary was used throughout the war, left devestating effects on both suides of the battle

    • C. 

      Because of the harsh weather conditions, which made the fighting conditions very difficult

  • 4. 
    Who were the main leadersof the French and British Expeditionary force throughout the Somme?
    • A. 

      General Falkenhayn and General Douglas Haig

    • B. 

      General Joffre and General Douglas Haig

    • C. 

      General Joffre and Sir Henry Rawlinson

  • 5. 
    "They dropped in hundreds, we didn't even have to aim". This quote was made by a soldier at the Battle of the Somme. Which side was this soldier on, and which side is he talking about.
    • A. 

      The quote refers to the British dropping in huge numbers, due to the German's mowing them down with thier machine guns

    • B. 

      The quote refers to the German's dropping in huge numbers due to the French machinery mowing them down with their machine guns

    • C. 

      This quote refers to the French dropping in huge numbers due to the German's mowing them down with their machine guns.

  • 6. 
    What were the main objectives of the Battle of the Somme?
    • A. 

      To dehumanise the Germans by draining their moral, and to break the stalemate

    • B. 

      To capture the Channel ports to neutralise German boats, and to capture German resources

    • C. 

      To relieve pressure off the French in Battle of Verdun, by drawing troops away from it and to break the stalemate

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Joffre and Haig wanted to pusure different ways at defeating the Germans, lack of concentration in their attacks (they were to weak because they were spread out) and the weaponary was in-adequate

    • B. 

      The weather was un-favourable for ally strategies to be pursued, The Germans had significant more numbers in troops and the ammunition by the ally forces was too weak and ironically made it harder to infiltrate German defenses (barbed wire was tangled)

    • C. 

      General Joffre died in battle and thus was a significant loss to the ally forces, The German's defeated the French at Verdun and were granted extra troops, and the weapons that the ally forces used were too weak to infiltarte enemey defense