Bentley Ch. 33 Test The Great War

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Bentley Ch. 33 Test The Great War

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  • 1. 
    By the end of the 19th century, nationalistic movements resulted in independent sovereignty for all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Bulgaria

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 2. 
    The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand was the catalyst that started World War I because
    • A. 

      His death brought to a head the tensions underlying the alliances in eastern and western Europe

    • B. 

      He had been a unifying force between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian empire

    • C. 

      His death caused Germany to rush to the defense of Serbia

    • D. 

      His death ended plans for national self-determination within the Austro-Hungarian empire

  • 3. 
    The rivalry between German and Britain up to 1914 included
    • A. 

      An expensive naval race and tariff wars

    • B. 

      Competition for foreign markets and colonies in east and southwest Africa

    • C. 

      An expensive naval race, tariff wars, competition for foreign markets and colonies in east and southwest Africa

    • D. 

      An expensive naval race, tariff wars, and control of France

  • 4. 
    The purpose of alliances such as the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente was to 
    • A. 

      Create a mutually advantageous free trade association

    • B. 

      Provide mutual defense and support in case of attack

    • C. 

      Cooperatively share resources in African colonies

    • D. 

      Avoid war

  • 5. 
    The German Schlieffen plan called for
    • A. 

      A quick invasion of Russia so that the war would only be fought on one front

    • B. 

      A blockade of France to start that country into submission

    • C. 

      A swift knockout of France, combined with defensive action against Russia

    • D. 

      Simultaneous invasions of France, Britain, and Russia with heavy reliance on the navy

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was NOT a military technology used in World War I?
    • A. 

      Machine guns

    • B. 

      Armored tanks

    • C. 

      Airplanes

    • D. 

      Poisonous gas

    • E. 

      Nuclear submarines

  • 7. 
    What effect did World War I have on the status of women?
    • A. 

      The demands of total war actually reduced opportunities for women

    • B. 

      Women engaged in combat for the first time

    • C. 

      Women in many countries received the vote in the years after the war

    • D. 

      Women gained new economic status that continued long after the war

    • E. 

      All of these statements are correct

  • 8. 
    The purpose of the Twenty-One Demands was to 
    • A. 

      Demand control of German-held islands in the Pacific

    • B. 

      Reduce China to the status of a Japanese protectorate

    • C. 

      Demand that the British turn over control of Hong Kong

    • D. 

      Reduce Korea to the status of a Japanese protectorate

  • 9. 
    The battle of Gallipoli was significant in that
    • A. 

      It sounded the death-knell of the Ottoman Empire

    • B. 

      It demonstrated that the British navy was no match for German dreadnoughts

    • C. 

      This decisive battle finally broke the stalemate on the western front

    • D. 

      This British-directed debacle cost the lives of many Canadian, Australian, and New Zealander troops

  • 10. 
    In addition to fighting off Allied forces, the Ottoman empire faced insurrection from the
    • A. 

      Arabs

    • B. 

      Egyptians

    • C. 

      Greeks

    • D. 

      Serbs

  • 11. 
    The provisional government lost the support of many Russians because it
    • A. 

      Continued to use the police apparatus of the tsar

    • B. 

      Continued policies that discriminated against minorities

    • C. 

      Denied Russians the right to free speech and free press

    • D. 

      Promised to continue the war to victory

  • 12. 
    The key factor in the decision of the U.S. to enter World War I was
    • A. 

      A long-standing friendship with Great Britain

    • B. 

      American prejudice against German immigrants

    • C. 

      The political ambition of Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Germany's resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare against the U.S.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements about the League of Nations is NOT true?
    • A. 

      It was conceived by Woodrow Wilson but rejected by the U.S. Congress

    • B. 

      It was designed to solve international disputes through arbitration

    • C. 

      It had no power to enforce its decisions

    • D. 

      It was dominated by the countries of Europe

  • 14. 
    At the Paris Peace Conference
    • A. 

      The Allies agreed to let ethnic self-determination set the boundaries of the middle east

    • B. 

      Britain and France were determined to strip Germany of military power

    • C. 

      Russia was forced to cede much of Manchuria to Japan

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson gained acceptance of his Fourteen Points

  • 15. 
    Tsar Nicholas I was forced to abdicate when
    • A. 

      Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace

    • B. 

      An assassination attempt revealed that his family was in danger

    • C. 

      Troops garrisoned in the capitol mutinied

    • D. 

      German forces seized the Ukraine

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