Chc 2D Practice Quiz World War I

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World War I Quizzes & Trivia

This is a practice quiz for CHC 2D Unit II World War I


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was Canada's Prime Minister during World War I?
    • A. 

      Sir Robert Borden

    • B. 

      Sir Sam Hughes

    • C. 

      Sir Wilfrid Laurier

    • D. 

      Sir Clifford Sifton

    • E. 

      Sir Charles Tupper

  • 2. 
    Which Austrian archduke's assassination is considered the direct cause of WWI?
  • 3. 
    In what city was the Austrian Archduke assassinated?
  • 4. 
    Who was the assassin who shot the archduke?  His last name will do.
  • 5. 
    Which terrorist organization did the assassin belong to?
  • 6. 
    The invasion of which country brought Britain into the war?
    • A. 

      Bosnia

    • B. 

      Serbia

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Italy

  • 7. 
    What name was given to the land found between the trench lines?
  • 8. 
    The Royal Newfoundland Regiment was nearly destroyed during this costly battle:
    • A. 

      Ypres

    • B. 

      The Somme

    • C. 

      Vimy Ridge

    • D. 

      Verdun

    • E. 

      Passchendale

  • 9. 
    This condition was a severe form of gingivitis (gum disease):
  • 10. 
    This condition was the result of prolonged exposure to water, but was originally thought o be a form of frostbite:
  • 11. 
    Check all responses that correctly answer this question:What is 'profiteering'?
    • A. 

      Selling any form of good to the military.

    • B. 

      Running a business.

    • C. 

      Making huge profits selling shoddy goods to the military.

    • D. 

      Learning from your mistakes.

    • E. 

      Making a profit by creating a false shortage, then boosting prices.

  • 12. 
    World War I ended:
    • A. 

      10 am on October 10, 1917

    • B. 

      11 am on November 11, 1918

    • C. 

      11 am on November 11, 1919

    • D. 

      12 midnight on Novemebr 11, 1918

    • E. 

      It has never officially ended.

  • 13. 
    Check all responses which apply:Which nations made up the Triple Entente?
    • A. 

      Austria Hungary

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Italy

    • F. 

      Russia

    • G. 

      Serbia

  • 14. 
    Check all responses which apply:Which nations made up the Triple Alliance?
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Italy

    • F. 

      Russia

    • G. 

      Serbia

  • 15. 
    Think very carefully about this one:Which of the following is NOT an example of 'total war'?
    • A. 

      Conscription of young men to serve in the military

    • B. 

      The government taking control of weapon production

    • C. 

      Selling 'Victory Bonds' to raise money for the war effort

    • D. 

      Letting volunteers serve in the army and navy

    • E. 

      Rationing food and coal use among civilians

  • 16. 
    Check all boxes that apply:What of the following is true about the battle of Ypres?
    • A. 

      This was the worst defeat for Canadian soldiers in WWI

    • B. 

      This was the first battle that Canadians participated in WWI

    • C. 

      The battlefield was a complete mess of mud

    • D. 

      It was the final battle of World War I

    • E. 

      It was the first time that poison gas was used

  • 17. 
    Which of the following battles is considered Canada's greatest military victory:
    • A. 

      Mons

    • B. 

      Passchendale

    • C. 

      The Somme

    • D. 

      Vimy Ridge

    • E. 

      Ypres

  • 18. 
    This battle was known for its incredibly muddy battlefield and the high casualties Canadians took when they attacked in late 1917:
    • A. 

      Mons

    • B. 

      Passchendale

    • C. 

      The Somme

    • D. 

      Vimy Ridge

    • E. 

      Ypres

  • 19. 
    This was Canada's last battle of the war, and resulted in Canadian troops taking back the Belgian city that Britain had lost in its first battle of the war:
    • A. 

      Mons

    • B. 

      Passchendale

    • C. 

      The Somme

    • D. 

      Vimy Ridge

    • E. 

      Ypres

  • 20. 
    Check any that apply:Which of the following was not a new weapon introduced during WWI?
    • A. 

      Machine guns

    • B. 

      Poison gas

    • C. 

      Tanks

    • D. 

      Rifles

    • E. 

      Aircraft

    • F. 

      Bayonets

  • 21. 
    Why did Canada enter World War I?
    • A. 

      The von Schlieffen Plan worked perfectly

    • B. 

      Belgium asked Canada for military assistance

    • C. 

      The Lusitania was sunk

    • D. 

      They were automatically at war when Britain went to war

    • E. 

      The Boers asked Canada to support Serbia

  • 22. 
    What was the name given to the large gun used by the Germans to destroy the Belgian forts at Liege?
  • 23. 
    Check all correct responses:Which of the following is true about the von Schlieffen plan?
    • A. 

      The Germans weakened the original plan.

    • B. 

      Germany would attack Russia first, since Russia was the larger threat.

    • C. 

      Germany invaded Belgium in order to take France by surprise

    • D. 

      The plan was to knock France out of the war in 6 weeks, then turn on Russia

    • E. 

      Belgium refused to fight against Germany and surrendered immediately

  • 24. 
    What was the name of the MP from Lindsay who was the Minister of Militia in 1914?
  • 25. 
    What city was devastated by an explosion on December 6, 1917?
    • A. 

      St. John's NFLD

    • B. 

      Halifax NS

    • C. 

      Toronto ON

    • D. 

      Montreal PQ

    • E. 

      Quebec City PQ

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