Origins Of World War Two - Fq1 - Quiz One

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NCEA Origins of WW2 factual recall quiz


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  • 1. 
    When was the First World War fought?
    • A. 

      1939-45

    • B. 

      1870-71

    • C. 

      1914-18

    • D. 

      1914-17

  • 2. 
    Identify three countries that fought on the side of the Central Powers during World War One?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Austro-Hungarian Empire

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Turkey

  • 3. 
    When Germany defeated Russia in 1917 what name was given to the harsh treaty Germany signed with Communist Russia?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Hamburg

    • B. 

      Treaty of St Germain

    • C. 

      Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    • D. 

      Treaty of Versailles

  • 4. 
    In January 1918 Woodrow Wilson announced his 14 point peace plan.  Which of these principles was not included in his proposal
    • A. 

      National self-determination

    • B. 

      The crippling of the German economy

    • C. 

      Collective security

    • D. 

      Open diplomacy

  • 5. 
    On November 11th 1918, Gemany surrendered to the Allied forces.  By what other name is this agreement commonly known as?
    • A. 

      Armistice

    • B. 

      Arms rally

    • C. 

      Ceasefire

    • D. 

      Victory parade

  • 6. 
    Two day before the end of the First World War a new German democratic government was established.  What is the name commonly given to this new government?
    • A. 

      DDR

    • B. 

      Velvet Republic

    • C. 

      Welmar Republic

    • D. 

      Weimar Republic

  • 7. 
    When the Armistice was signed between the Allied powers and Germany, many German people felt that they had been betrayed by the new German government.  By what name was the new government often described?
    • A. 

      October Criminals

    • B. 

      November Criminals

    • C. 

      December Criminals

    • D. 

      January Criminals

  • 8. 
    After the Central Powers surrender a popular myth spread throughout Germany that she had been betrayed by her new democratic government.  What was the name of the myth?
    • A. 

      "Tricked into surrender"

    • B. 

      "Poisoned in their sleep"

    • C. 

      "Stabbed in the back"

    • D. 

      "Bowled a googly"

  • 9. 
    Identify three nations who were not invited to the Paris Peace Conference in 1918?
    • A. 

      Turkey

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 10. 
    Why was Russia not invited to the conference when she had fought on the side of the allies against Germany?
    • A. 

      She was invited but Russia was too busy dealing with a Civil War

    • B. 

      Russia was accidentally left off the guest list

    • C. 

      Fear of communism and allied support for forces fighting against the new Communist government in the Russian Civil War

    • D. 

      False - Russia did in fact attend the conference

  • 11. 
    During the First World War, one country in particular made huge loans to allied countries making her the world's largest creditor at the end of the war.  Name the country.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      Great Britain

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 12. 
    Approximately how many people were killed in the First World War?
    • A. 

      100 million

    • B. 

      13 million

    • C. 

      28 million

    • D. 

      500,000

  • 13. 
    Which of these was not a popular headline in the British and French press at the end of the First World War?
    • A. 

      Hang the Kaiser

    • B. 

      Give Germany a fair deal

    • C. 

      Make Germany Pay

    • D. 

      Squeeze the German lemon 'till the pips squeak

  • 14. 
    At Versailles the German army was limited to ...
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      200,000

    • C. 

      1 million

    • D. 

      2 million

  • 15. 
    Which two leaders were under the most domestic pressure to impose harsh terms on Germany?
    • A. 

      Georges Clemenceau

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      Lloyd George

    • D. 

      Vittorio Orlando

  • 16. 
    The German airforce, the Luftwaffe, was limited to how many planes?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      100

  • 17. 
    What percentage of German territory was lost?
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      13%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      2%

  • 18. 
    Which territory on the French/German border was given to France?
    • A. 

      Normandy

    • B. 

      The Ruhr

    • C. 

      Alsace-Lorraine

    • D. 

      Rhineland

  • 19. 
    Alsace Lorraine had been seized by Germany in which previous war?
    • A. 

      1415 Battle of Agincourt

    • B. 

      1939-45 Second World War

    • C. 

      1914-18 First World War

    • D. 

      1870-71 Franco-Prussian War

  • 20. 
    Which important German industrial area was placed under the trusteeship of the League of Nations?
    • A. 

      Normandy

    • B. 

      Eupen Malmedy

    • C. 

      Saar

    • D. 

      Brittany

  • 21. 
    Which area was demilitarised?
    • A. 

      Northen Schleswig

    • B. 

      Rhineland

    • C. 

      Polish Corridor

    • D. 

      Posnen

  • 22. 
    What happend to the German speaking Sudatens?
    • A. 

      They were included in the new state of Poland

    • B. 

      They were included in the new German state

    • C. 

      They were included in the new state of Czechoslavakia

    • D. 

      They were included in the new Hungary

  • 23. 
    What happend to the port city of Danzig?
    • A. 

      Given to Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Made into free city under League of Nations

    • C. 

      Part of new Poland

    • D. 

      Part of Denmark

  • 24. 
    What is the name commonly given to the new strip of land given to Poland which gave her access to the sea (at the expense of Germany)
    • A. 

      Polish Tunnel

    • B. 

      Polish Passage

    • C. 

      Polish Corridor

    • D. 

      Polish Handshake

  • 25. 
    What was the other name given to article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles?
    • A. 

      The Self Determination Clause

    • B. 

      The War Guilt Clause

    • C. 

      The Collective Security Clause

  • 26. 
    The Treaty of Versailles ruled that that German colonies that had been part of her empire were to be handed over to the League of Nations.  What happend to Western Samoa?
    • A. 

      It was allowed a plebiscite (vote) to determine its future

    • B. 

      Placed under trusteeship of League of Nations supervised by New Zealand

    • C. 

      It was granted independence

  • 27. 
    Correctly identify four new nation states created at the Treaty of Versailles.
    • A. 

      Czechoslavakia

    • B. 

      Yugoslavia

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Poland

    • E. 

      Austria

  • 28. 
    Under the terms of the treaty what was forbidden to take place between Austria and Germany?
    • A. 

      Secret deals

    • B. 

      Anschluss

    • C. 

      A friendly football match

    • D. 

      War

  • 29. 
    What did the German people often call the terms of the treaty?
    • A. 

      Deutschland uber alles

    • B. 

      Danzig

    • C. 

      Diktat

    • D. 

      Dietmar Hamman

  • 30. 
    Which country that was a member of the Big Four refused to sign the terms of the treaty and retreated into isolation.
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Italy