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World War I Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following would be considered causes of World War I (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Militarism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Imperialism

  • 2. 
    It is the belief that your country is superior to other countries, examples could be extreme patriotism, flag waving, or a sense that your country does no wrong.
    • A. 

      Imperialism

    • B. 

      Alliance System

    • C. 

      Nationalism

    • D. 

      Militarism

  • 3. 
    A situation that exists in which a country spends much of its national budget or expends a huge amount of resources building up their military.
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Alliance System

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Militarism

  • 4. 
    The assassination of Austrian-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie was the REAL cause of World War I, meaning that there were NO other causes. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black Hand, a splinter group fighting for Serbian independence.  Which of the following descriptions would best characterize the Black Hand.  It was a ___________ group.
    • A. 

      Militarist

    • B. 

      Imperialist

    • C. 

      Nationalist

    • D. 

      Terrorist

  • 6. 
    When Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Serbia turned to whom for military support through an alliance.
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 7. 
    Which of the following timelines is the correct timeline for depicting direct American involvement (the sending of troops) in World War I?
    • A. 

      Sept 1915 - November 1918

    • B. 

      April 1917 - November 1918

    • C. 

      August 1914 - November 1918

    • D. 

      World War I is being fought today

  • 8. 
    During the early part of World War I, the United States held on tightly to the concept of neutrality.  Define neutrality
    • A. 

      The concept of not allowing your country to get caught up in the foreign affairs of other countries.

    • B. 

      Sending troops to fight in the war on both sides, that way neither country is offended

    • C. 

      Simply ignoring war and its problems

  • 9. 
    Which of the following list of events best portrays American involvement in the war?
    • A. 

      1914 war starts > 1915 Lusitania is sunk > 1916 Sussex is sunk > 1917 Arabic is sunk > 1917 United States declares war

    • B. 

      1914 war starts > 1915 Lusitania is sunk > 1915 Arabic is sunk > 1916 Sussex is sunk > 1917 United States declares war

    • C. 

      1915 war starts > 1915 Lusitania is sunk > 1915 Arabic is sunk > 1916 Sussex is sunk > 1917 United States declares war

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a major reason that the United States involved itself in World War I (which would have had a big impact on the United States or which affected the United States directly)
    • A. 

      The downfall of the Russian government and Russia's subsequent withdrawal from the war

    • B. 

      The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    • C. 

      The German invasion of Belgium and France

    • D. 

      The German practice of unrestricted submarine warfare on the open seas

  • 11. 
    President Wilson was very keen on keeping the United States out of World War I, he had successfully done so for 2 1/2 years fo the war.  When the United States finally joined the war, how did President Wilson present American involvement to the American people.
    • A. 

      He claimed that the United States had to join the war because Mexico was ready and willing to invade the United States on Germany's behalf.

    • B. 

      He claimed that the United States had to join the war because wealthy American industrialists were losing profits to unrestricted submarine warfare being waged by the Germans

    • C. 

      He claimed that the United States had to join the war effort in order to make the world safe for democracy

    • D. 

      He claimed that America had the most superior military in the world and it was time to unleash some Uncle Sam fury on the Germans

  • 12. 
    What was the Zimmerman Note?
    • A. 

      A secret correspondence between Mexico and Germany, in which Germany was trying to persuade Mexico to wage war against the US in order for Germany to manage a peace agreement in Europe, then Germany would help Mexico regain lost territory in the American southwest

    • B. 

      A secret correspondence between Mexico and Germany claiming that the United States was going to take control of Mexico by invading it and that the Mexicans could rely on Germany to help Mexico in a war against the US

    • C. 

      A note that was intercepted by British intelligence claiming that Germany was going to invade the United States and was enlisting the help of Mexico in making that a reality

  • 13. 
    When the United States joined the war efforts it's military was actually pretty weak.  One of the first things that the United States had to do was build up an army.  This was accomplished by ______
    • A. 

      Relying soley on volunteers to fulfill their patriotic duty of serving their country

    • B. 

      Forcing all men between the ages of 18 and 30 to enlist in the military and take up arms against Germany

    • C. 

      Asking individual states to provide their own armies in America's defense

    • D. 

      Relying on volunteers to fulfill their patriotic duty and by instituting a draft in which men of service age were drafted into the military

  • 14. 
    Paying for a war is rather expensive (don't we know it!).  During World War I America defrayed the costs of the war by instituting __________
    • A. 

      A progressive income tax

    • B. 

      A war profits tax

    • C. 

      An excise tax on luxury goods

    • D. 

      Selling government war bonds

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Because many Americans are descendents of German ancestry it was difficult for the US government to convince America to fight against "Germans".  Instead propagandists had to make the enemy something else, something less than human.  So, during World War I we fought the ______
    • A. 

      Nazis

    • B. 

      Huns

    • C. 

      Aliens

  • 16. 
    In June 1917, Congress passed the Espionage and Sedition Act, which basically took away certain rights of American citizens.  You couldn't criticize the government, you couldn't write ill things towards the American war effort, etc.  The punishments were pretty severe, you could be fined up to ___________ and sentenced up to _________ in jail for saying anything considered disloyal, profane or abusive about the government or the war effort.
    • A. 

      $1000 / 10 years

    • B. 

      $10,000 / 10 years

    • C. 

      $10,000 / 20 years

    • D. 

      $100,000 / 20 years

  • 17. 
    In the Supreme Court case of Schenck v. The United States (1919) Charles Schenck was accused of violating the Espionage and Sedition Act.  Schenck claimed in pamphlets that he distributed that the government was violating the _____ Amendment by forcing Americans to submit to the draft, what he claimed was nothing more than slavery.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Tenth

    • C. 

      Thirteenth

    • D. 

      Eighteenth

  • 18. 
    Schenck claimed that his _____ Amendment rights were being violated because the government was taking away his right to protest the governments involvement in the war.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Tenth

    • C. 

      Thirteenth

    • D. 

      Eighteenth

  • 19. 
    In the Supreme Court's ruling against Charles Schenck, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared: "When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its efforts that their utterance will not be.....protected by any constitutional right."  This is known as the _________ clause.
    • A. 

      Free Speech

    • B. 

      Clear and Present Danger

    • C. 

      Insubordinate Act

  • 20. 
    The war was ended by which of the following documents:
    • A. 

      Wilson's 14 Point Plan

    • B. 

      The Geneva Peace Accords

    • C. 

      The Treaty of Versaille

    • D. 

      The League of Nations

  • 21. 
    Wilson's plan for peace, known as the 14 Point Plan, included which of the following ideas
    • A. 

      Issues that Wilson believed had to be addressed to prevent future wars

    • B. 

      Boundary changes that allowed former colonial territories a chance at freedom and autonomy

    • C. 

      A series of steps in which Germany should be forced to pay for war damages caused by German aggression during World War I

    • D. 

      A creation of a world court, called The League of Nations, which would provide a forum for nations to discuss and settle their issues without having to go to war

  • 22. 
    Match the respective countries with their leaders:
    • A. 

      US - Wilson / GB - Clemenceau / Russia - Orlando / Fr - Lloyd George

    • B. 

      US - Lloyd George / GB - Wilson / Fr - Clemenceau / It - Orlando

    • C. 

      US - Wilson / GB - Lloyd George / Fr - Orlando / It - Clemenceau

    • D. 

      US - Wilson / GB - Lloyd George / Fr - Clemenceau / It - Orlando

  • 23. 
    Which of the following provisions were established by the Treaty of Versailles: (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Germany had to pay war reparations, amounting to approximately $33 billion, for damages it had caused during the war

    • B. 

      Germany was NOT allowed to maintain an army

    • C. 

      The Germans had to sign the "war guilt" clause, a clause in the treaty in which Germany had to assume full responsibility for the war and all the damages it had created

    • D. 

      The Treaty established the United States as the leading government institution in the world

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cause of World War I?
    • A. 

      American Isolationism

    • B. 

      Imperialist competition

    • C. 

      The building up of Europe's armies

    • D. 

      European nationalism

  • 25. 
    What was the cause of widespread starvation in Germany during World War I?
    • A. 

      A severe drought

    • B. 

      The loss of value for German currency

    • C. 

      The British naval blockade of German

    • D. 

      The Allied bombing of German farms

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