First World War Exam Quiz! Trivia

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Do you know anything about the first World War? This quiz might be valuable to you. Concerning this quiz, you need to know which two countries allied with Franz and Wilhelm's rule. Russia aligned with Britain and France to form what agreement, who was the king of Belgium when Germany invaded in 1914, and how was the invasion of Belgium perceived in Britain. This quiz will put your knowledge of the first World War to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There were celebrations on the streets in parts of Europe in 1914 and it was widely believed it would be a short war, 'over by __________''
    • A. 

      Easter

    • B. 

      Valentine's Day

    • C. 

      Christmas

    • D. 

      The start of the football season

  • 2. 
    For how many years did the First World War last?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 3. 
    On what precise date did a terrorist group assassinate the heir to the Austrian throne?
    • A. 

      28th June 1914

    • B. 

      28th July 1914

    • C. 

      28th August 1914

    • D. 

      28th September 1914

  • 4. 
    Who was the Archduke of Austria?
    • A. 

      Frankie Howerd

    • B. 

      France Germany

    • C. 

      Frank Lampard

    • D. 

      Franz Ferdinand

  • 5. 
    When the First World War ended which Article of the Treaty of Versailles laid the blame for the outbreak of the war firmly on Germany?
    • A. 

      123

    • B. 

      231

    • C. 

      312

    • D. 

      132

  • 6. 
    Who was the King of Belgium when Germany invaded on 4th August 1914?
    • A. 

      Albert I

    • B. 

      Arthur I

    • C. 

      Henry I

    • D. 

      Duane I

  • 7. 
    How was the invasion of Belgium perceived in Britain?
    • A. 

      The murder of Belgium

    • B. 

      The rape of Belgium

    • C. 

      The theft of Belgium

    • D. 

      The GBH of Belgium

  • 8. 
    Which plan would see Germany invade France through Belgium in order to avoid a long term two front war?
    • A. 

      Moltke Plan

    • B. 

      Big stick policy

    • C. 

      Plan 17

    • D. 

      Schlieffen Plan

  • 9. 
    In 1871 France was decisively beaten by Prussia in a war that led to the creation of Germany. Germany took the area of Alsace-Lorraine and forced the French to pay, known as an indemnity. It was said that 'Europe had lost a mistress and gained a ____________'
    • A. 

      Baker

    • B. 

      Professor

    • C. 

      Master

    • D. 

      Pussycat

  • 10. 
    The Dual Alliance was between Franz Josef and Wilhelm. Which two countries did they rule?
    • A. 

      Germany and Russia

    • B. 

      Britain and France

    • C. 

      Austria Hungary and Germany

    • D. 

      Italy and Japan

  • 11. 
    Britain created a new type of battleship in the naval race that made all others obsolete. What was it called?
    • A. 

      Dreadnought

    • B. 

      Fearnone

    • C. 

      Notscared

    • D. 

      Noterror

  • 12. 
    Russia allied with Britain and France, forming the Triple ____________
    • A. 

      Agreement

    • B. 

      Alliance

    • C. 

      Friendship

    • D. 

      Entente

  • 13. 
    In a 1908 interview with a British newspaper Kaiser Wilhelm II described himself as a "friend of England." Which newspaper?
    • A. 

      The Times

    • B. 

      The Daily Telegraph

    • C. 

      The Guardian

    • D. 

      The Sun

  • 14. 
    In his free time the Kaiser would draw blueprints of battleships and dreamed of a large navy. Under their Admiral Alfred Von Tirpitz Germany's parliament passed how many separate Naval Bills between 1898 to 1912?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      50

  • 15. 
    The British navy had followed the _______ Power Standard, meaning the navy had to be twice the size of its nearest competitors.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 16. 
    German overseas territories did not include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Cairo

    • B. 

      Tanganyika

    • C. 

      Namibia

    • D. 

      The Carolines

  • 17. 
    Britain's King George V had a dragon in national colours tattooed onto his body
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Kaiser Wilhelm II and Bethmann-Hollweg offered Austria a 'blank ________' of support when they decided to declare war on Serbia.
    • A. 

      Loan

    • B. 

      Payment

    • C. 

      Credit card

    • D. 

      Cheque

  • 19. 
    Germany was seen as a 'land rat' and Britain a '_________ rat'.
    • A. 

      Cloud

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Space

  • 20. 
    What was the French Plan in the event of a German invasion?
    • A. 

      Plan 15

    • B. 

      Plan 16

    • C. 

      Plan 17

    • D. 

      Plan 18

  • 21. 
    Just one month into the war in 1914 German Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg wrote up the ____________ Programme.
    • A. 

      September

    • B. 

      October

    • C. 

      November

    • D. 

      December

  • 22. 
    Aggressive and bitter. He had an English doctor who he thought caused his lifelong withered left arm which was about six inches shorter than the right one. (He tried to hide this by holding gloves or a sword in photographs). His mother was born in Buckingham Palace and he was a grandson of Queen Victoria. He only wore English underwear, drew blueprints for battleships, and was fond of chopping down trees. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Prince Charles

    • B. 

      Franz Josef

    • C. 

      George V

    • D. 

      Wilhelm I

  • 23. 
    On 8th December 1912 a German Imperial War Council took place. Which historian believes this was when the Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to deliberately engineer a European war.
    • A. 

      Fritz Fischer

    • B. 

      Gary Sheffield

    • C. 

      Richard Holmes

    • D. 

      James Joll

  • 24. 
    Which country had the largest Empire in the world before the outbreak of war?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Britain

  • 25. 
    On 31st July 1914 Russia mobilised its army following a series of written _____________ between Nicholas and Wilhelm.
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