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  • 1. 

    Historians argue that World War 1 erupted due to:

    • A.

      Rising economic tensions in Germany

    • B.

      The murder Austria's heir in Sarajevo

    • C.

      Imperalism

    • D.

      Formation of alliances

    • E.

      Revolutionaries in Russia

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The murder Austria's heir in Sarajevo
    C. Imperalism
    D. Formation of alliances
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the reason World War 1 erupted is the murder of Austria's heir in Sarajevo. This event, known as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was the immediate trigger for the war. It led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia, which then sparked a chain reaction of alliances and conflicts among other European powers. While rising economic tensions in Germany, imperialism, formation of alliances, and revolutionaries in Russia were all contributing factors to the war, the assassination of the heir in Sarajevo was the specific event that set off the conflict.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was not a catalyst of World War I?

    • A.

      Nationalism

    • B.

      Balkan War

    • C.

      The Hundred Years War

    • D.

      Franco-Prussian War

    • E.

      Germany's invasion of Belgium

    Correct Answer
    C. The Hundred Years War
    Explanation
    The Hundred Years War was not a catalyst of World War I. The Hundred Years War was a conflict between England and France that took place from 1337 to 1453, long before the outbreak of World War I in 1914. While it had significant impacts on the political and social landscape of Europe, it did not directly lead to the outbreak of World War I. The main catalysts of World War I were factors such as nationalism, the Balkan Wars, the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany's invasion of Belgium.

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  • 3. 

    Which countries were not in the Triple Entente in 1914?

    • A.

      United States of America

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      France

    • E.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. United States of America
    C. Italy
    E. Turkey
    Explanation
    The countries that were not part of the Triple Entente in 1914 were the United States of America, Italy, and Turkey. The Triple Entente was an alliance formed between Russia, France, and Britain in the early 20th century. These three countries aimed to counter the growing power of the Central Powers, which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and eventually the Ottoman Empire. The United States of America, Italy, and Turkey were not part of this alliance and had their own foreign policies and alliances during this time period.

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  • 4. 

    All of these were major battles of World War I, except:

    • A.

      Battle of the Somme

    • B.

      Battle of the Marne

    • C.

      Battle of Antietam

    • D.

      Battle of Gallipoli

    • E.

      Battle of Fromelles

    Correct Answer
    C. Battle of Antietam
    Explanation
    The Battle of Antietam was not a major battle of World War I. It was actually a significant battle of the American Civil War, fought in 1862. The other battles listed, including the Battle of the Somme, Battle of the Marne, Battle of Gallipoli, and Battle of Fromelles, were all major battles of World War I.

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  • 5. 

    What were some of the reasons Australian men and women volunteered for the war?

    • A.

      The excitement of adventure

    • B.

      Patriotism and duty

    • C.

      Conscription

    • D.

      To experience glory

    • E.

      To fight in Cairo, Egypt

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The excitement of adventure
    B. Patriotism and duty
    D. To experience glory
    Explanation
    During times of war, individuals may be motivated to volunteer for various reasons. Some may be attracted to the excitement and thrill of adventure that comes with joining the military. Others may feel a strong sense of patriotism and duty towards their country, feeling obligated to serve and protect it. Additionally, some individuals may be driven by a desire for personal glory, seeking recognition and honor through their participation in the war.

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  • 6. 

    In World War 1, women volunteered to serve as _______. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    nurses
    Explanation
    During World War 1, women played a significant role by volunteering to serve as nurses. They provided crucial medical care and support to wounded soldiers on the front lines. These brave women worked tirelessly in often challenging and dangerous conditions, demonstrating their dedication and compassion. Their contributions were vital in saving lives and alleviating suffering during the war.

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  • 7. 

    The conditions of their enlistment outlined that they must be no younger than ___ years of age and they were not allowed to be ______. 

    Correct Answer(s)
    22
    married
    Explanation
    The conditions of their enlistment stated that individuals must be at least 22 years old and they were prohibited from being married.

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  • 8. 

    Which country joined the war on the side of the Allied Powers in 1916?

    • A.

      Romania

    • B.

      Serbia

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    A. Romania
    Explanation
    Romania joined the war on the side of the Allied Powers in 1916.

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  • 9. 

    World War 1 is also known as:(select options)

    • A.

      The War of Empires

    • B.

      The Kaiser's War

    • C.

      The War to End all Wars

    • D.

      The War of Stalemate

    • E.

      The Great War

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The Kaiser's War
    C. The War to End all Wars
    E. The Great War
    Explanation
    World War 1 is known by multiple names, including "The Kaiser's War," "The War to End all Wars," and "The Great War." These names reflect different aspects and perspectives of the war. "The Kaiser's War" refers to the involvement of the German Kaiser and his role in starting the conflict. "The War to End all Wars" emphasizes the hope that this war would bring an end to all future wars. "The Great War" reflects the magnitude and global scale of the conflict.

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  • 10. 

    On what date did the United States join the conflict and declare war on Germany?

    • A.

      July 3, 1914

    • B.

      April 6, 1917

    • C.

      November 4, 1917

    • D.

      USA did not declare war on Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. April 6, 1917
    Explanation
    On April 6, 1917, the United States joined the conflict and declared war on Germany. This marked the entry of the United States into World War I, as they had previously remained neutral. The decision to declare war was influenced by several factors, including Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare and the interception of the Zimmermann Telegram. The United States' entry into the war had a significant impact on the outcome and helped to tip the balance in favor of the Allied Powers.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following military technologies/strategies were developed during World War 1?

    • A.

      Napalm

    • B.

      Poison Gas

    • C.

      Trench foot

    • D.

      Nuclear bombs

    • E.

      Tanks

    • F.

      Trench Warfare

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Poison Gas
    E. Tanks
    F. Trench Warfare
    Explanation
    During World War 1, poison gas, tanks, and trench warfare were developed as military technologies and strategies. Poison gas was used as a chemical weapon, causing severe injuries and casualties. Tanks were introduced as armored vehicles that could move across difficult terrains, providing protection and firepower. Trench warfare became a common strategy, with soldiers digging trenches for protection from enemy fire. These developments were significant in shaping the tactics and technologies used in modern warfare.

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  • 12. 

    The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps were redirected from England to Egypt to carry out the ___________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Gallipoli campaign
    Explanation
    The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were redirected from England to Egypt to carry out the Gallipoli campaign. The campaign took place during World War I and aimed to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey from the Ottoman Empire. The ANZAC troops, along with British and French forces, were tasked with securing control of the Dardanelles strait, a crucial sea route to Russia. However, the campaign ultimately resulted in heavy casualties and was considered a military failure for the Allies.

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  • 13. 

    The Gallipoli Campaign was hoped to counteract the ________ that had immobilised movement throughout Europe and the Middle East.

    Correct Answer(s)
    stalemate
    Explanation
    During World War I, the Gallipoli Campaign was launched by the Allies in an attempt to break the stalemate that had been established on the Western Front. The term "stalemate" refers to a situation where neither side is able to make any significant progress or gain an advantage over the other. By opening a new front in Gallipoli, the Allies hoped to divert the attention and resources of the Central Powers, thus breaking the stalemate and gaining a strategic advantage in the overall war effort.

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  • 14. 

    What was the area in between trenches called?

    • A.

      The Soldier's Zone

    • B.

      The Zone of the Dead

    • C.

      No Man's Land

    • D.

      No Tolerance Land

    Correct Answer
    C. No Man's Land
    Explanation
    No Man's Land refers to the area in between trenches during World War I where neither side had control. It was a dangerous and barren strip of land filled with shell holes, barbed wire, and unexploded bombs. Soldiers crossing this area were at high risk of being shot by enemy gunfire. The term "No Man's Land" signifies that this area belonged to no one and was a deadly and inhospitable space.

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  • 15. 

    The Armistice between Germany and France was signed on the 11th October 1918.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was signed on the 11th November 1918.

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  • 16. 

    The Eastern Front was: 

    • A.

      The battlegrounds where great battles were fought such as Fromelles and the Somme

    • B.

      The main line of combat between German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian forces

    • C.

      The meandering line of fortified trenches, stretching from the North Sea to the Swiss frontier with France

    • D.

      A narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara

    Correct Answer
    B. The main line of combat between German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian forces
    Explanation
    The Eastern Front refers to the main line of combat during World War I between German, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian forces. This front was a crucial battleground where significant battles, such as Fromelles and the Somme, were fought. It was a key theater of war, stretching across Eastern Europe and witnessing intense fighting and massive casualties. The Eastern Front played a significant role in shaping the outcome of the war and had a profound impact on the countries involved.

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  • 17. 

    The Armistice was agreed upon at 5am on the 11th of November 1918.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Armistice was agreed upon at 5am but was not to be enacted until 11am.

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  • 18. 

    The allies continued to fire on German targets until the last minute leading to 11am, even though they knew the Armistice had been agreed upon since 5am, because:

    • A.

      They hated the Huns

    • B.

      They wanted to avoid having to haul away their spare ammunition

    • C.

      Not all regiments had been notified of the impending ceasefire

    • D.

      They wished to ensure that, should the fighting resume, they would be in the most favourable position

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They wanted to avoid having to haul away their spare ammunition
    D. They wished to ensure that, should the fighting resume, they would be in the most favourable position
    Explanation
    The allies continued to fire on German targets until the last minute leading to 11am because they wanted to avoid having to haul away their spare ammunition and they wished to ensure that, should the fighting resume, they would be in the most favorable position. This means that they did not want to waste their ammunition and wanted to maintain a strong position in case the ceasefire was broken and fighting resumed.

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  • 19. 

    The Armistice was a temporary and formal agreement, which preluded which famous peace treaty?

    • A.

      Treaty of Paris

    • B.

      United Nations Charter

    • C.

      Treaty of Versailles

    • D.

      Anglo-Soviet Treaty

    Correct Answer
    C. Treaty of Versailles
    Explanation
    The Armistice was a temporary and formal agreement that ended World War I. It was signed on November 11, 1918, and marked a ceasefire between the Allied powers and Germany. The Armistice paved the way for the subsequent peace negotiations that led to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. This treaty officially ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied powers and imposed severe penalties and reparations on Germany. The Treaty of Versailles is considered one of the most important peace treaties in history and had far-reaching consequences for the post-war world.

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