Chapter 8 Test - World War I

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Chapter 8 Test - World War I

This test will assess your knowledge on WWI materials.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Many European leaders believed that the formation of alliances between nations would
    • A. 

      Ensure multilateral disarmament

    • B. 

      Prevent diplomatic misunderstandings

    • C. 

      Prevent the outbreak of war

    • D. 

      Ensure stability when nations gave up colonies

  • 2. 
    "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting 'fire' in a theater and causing panic . . ." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.in Schenck v. United StatesIn the above quote, Justice Holmes is defending the
    • A. 

      Espionage Act

    • B. 

      Sedition Act

    • C. 

      Unlimited protections of the 1st Amendment

    • D. 

      Fourteen Points

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best completes the chart above?
    • A. 

      Central Powers win the war

    • B. 

      Bolsheviks come to power

    • C. 

      America enters the war

    • D. 

      A stalemate results that leads to trench warfare

  • 4. 
    How did the United States ensure that materials needed at the front were produced?
    • A. 

      The government hit businesses with penalties for low production levels

    • B. 

      The government awarded cash prizes to the most productive businesses

    • C. 

      The government regulated industry through the work of the War Industries Board

    • D. 

      The government added to the labor pool by hiring disabled workers

  • 5. 
    What choice below best completes the chart?
    • A. 

      The Central Powers surrender

    • B. 

      The Allies push through the Argonne Forest

    • C. 

      The American Expeditionary Force is victorious at Mihiel

    • D. 

      Russia withdraws from the Eastern Front

  • 6. 
    What was an important political outcome of World War I?
    • A. 

      The war led to the overthrow of monarchies across Europe

    • B. 

      The war resolved tensions over colonialism int he Middle East and Southeast Asia

    • C. 

      The war settled territorial disputes, reinstating the pre-war map of Europe

    • D. 

      The Bolsheviks were overthrown in Russia

  • 7. 
    According to the author, why was Germany justified in sinking the Lusitania?
    • A. 

      Germans did not know there were civilians aboard the Lusitania.

    • B. 

      Germans regretted the loss of life that occurred.

    • C. 

      Germany had declared the waters around England a war zone, as England had done with the North Sea.

    • D. 

      Golf courses are not places of safety during wartime.

  • 8. 
    Because of the _______________________, men between the ages of 21 and 30 had to register for the draft.
    • A. 

      18t Amendment

    • B. 

      19th Amendment

    • C. 

      Selective Service Act

    • D. 

      Draft Protection Act of 1912

    • E. 

      Armed Forces Protection Act

  • 9. 
    President Wilson’s plan for a just and lasting peace was the
    • A. 

      Schlieffen Plan

    • B. 

      Fourteen Points

    • C. 

      Treaty of Versailles

    • D. 

      League of Nations

    • E. 

      United Nations

  • 10. 
    At the end of World War I, _______________________ emerged as the overriding economic world power.
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      England

    • F. 

      Ghana

  • 11. 
    Germany’s promise not to sink merchant vessels without warning was called the
    • A. 

      Schlieffen Plan

    • B. 

      Fourteen Points

    • C. 

      Treaty of the Seas

    • D. 

      Ocean Neutrality War Treaty

    • E. 

      Sussex Pledge

  • 12. 
    Until 1915 most Americans thought of the war as a European conflict that would have little effect on life in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Treaty of Versailles demanded that Russia accept sole responsibility for starting the war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Combat, disease, and starvation left 14 million people dead at the end of World War I.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire were known as
    • A. 

      Triple Alliance

    • B. 

      Allied Powers

    • C. 

      Central Powers

    • D. 

      Triple Entente

  • 16. 
    U.S. law that punished citizens for aiding the enemy
    • A. 

      Espionage Act

    • B. 

      Sedition Act

    • C. 

      Selective Service Act

    • D. 

      Enemy Aid Act

  • 17. 
    Great Britain, France, and Russia were known as
    • A. 

      The Big Three

    • B. 

      The Big Four

    • C. 

      The Allied Powers

    • D. 

      The Central Powers

    • E. 

      The Western Powers

  • 18. 
    Proposed an alliance between Mexico and Germany
    • A. 

      Henry Cabot Lodge

    • B. 

      President Wilson

    • C. 

      Zimmermann Note

    • D. 

      Germany-Mexico Treaty of 1914

  • 19. 
    Act making it illegal to publish language criticizing the U.S. government
    • A. 

      Espionage Act

    • B. 

      Illegal Publishing Act

    • C. 

      Sedition Act

    • D. 

      Slander and Lies Act of 1911

    • E. 

      Hostile Language Treaty of 1911

  • 20. 
    American group that judged disputes between labor and management
    • A. 

      National War Labor Board

    • B. 

      National War Industry Board

    • C. 

      National War Workers Board

    • D. 

      National War Worker's Party

  • 21. 
    Group charged with creating American support for the war
    • A. 

      Committee of Public Propaganda

    • B. 

      Propaganda War Ministries Board

    • C. 

      Department of War Propaganda

    • D. 

      Committee on Public Information

  • 22. 
    What is the main message of this propaganda poster?
    • A. 

      "to buy loans"

    • B. 

      "to fight in WWI"

    • C. 

      "to support the boys 'over there'"

    • D. 

      "even though you're hurt, you can keep fighting"

  • 23. 
    What is the main message of this propaganda poster?
    • A. 

      "lend money"

    • B. 

      "save food"

    • C. 

      "eat less"

    • D. 

      "eat plain food, like broiled fish, etc"

  • 24. 
    What is the main message of this propaganda poster?
    • A. 

      "learn German"

    • B. 

      "chase dogs"

    • C. 

      "sign up for the Marine Corps"

    • D. 

      "buy a 'Devil Dog'"

  • 25. 
    Who produced this propaganda poster?
    • A. 

      The U.S. Army

    • B. 

      The U.S. Food Administration

    • C. 

      The U.S. Food Department

    • D. 

      The U.S. Propaganda Committee

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