Quiz: Causes Ans Early Wwi

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Quiz: Causes Ans Early Wwi

World War I, better known at the time as “The Great War” was a global war that originated in Europe and lasted from 28th of July 1914 to 11th of November 1918. What started it? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did England enter WWI
    • A. 

      Russia attacked the Ottoman Empire

    • B. 

      Austria-Hungry attacked France

    • C. 

      Germany attacked Belgium to get to France

    • D. 

      Belgium attacked Germany

    • E. 

      Germany attacked Serbia

  • 2. 
    During which years did World War One take place?
    • A. 

      1914-1919

    • B. 

      1913-1915

    • C. 

      1914-1918

    • D. 

      1910-1914

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are NOT causes of World War One?
    • A. 

      German Militarisation

    • B. 

      Famine in India

    • C. 

      The assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    • D. 

      Serbian Nationalism and Extremism

  • 4. 
    What event ignited the Balkan "powder keg" in 1914?
    • A. 

      The assassination of Ferdinand

    • B. 

      Coronation of Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg

    • C. 

      Abdication of Emperor Francis Joseph

    • D. 

      Execution of Tsar Nicholas II

  • 5. 
    Germany's initial offensive was stopped on the outskirts of Paris at the Battle of
    • A. 

      Marne

    • B. 

      Ypres

    • C. 

      Somme

    • D. 

      Verdun

  • 6. 
    The Germans' prewar plan indicated that they
    • A. 

      Expected a long bloody war

    • B. 

      Were surprised by war with Russia

    • C. 

      Were relying heavily on Italy and the Ottoman Empire

    • D. 

      Expected a war on two fronts

  • 7. 
    What was the main cause of the  Balkan Wars?
    • A. 

      Lack of industrialization

    • B. 

      Nationalism of the peoples of the area

    • C. 

      Russian expansion into the Austro-Hungarian Empire

    • D. 

      Greek independence

  • 8. 
    The Triple Entente, on the eve of war, included all of the following states except
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Austria-Hungary

  • 9. 
    Austria-Hungary deliberately chose war in July 1914
    • A. 

      To stem the tide of hostile nationalism within their borders

    • B. 

      To annex Serbia

    • C. 

      Against the desires of their German allies

    • D. 

      Because they believed Russia would not intervene

  • 10. 
    Prewar tensions were generated by all of the following except
    • A. 

      The alliance system of international relations

    • B. 

      Conflict among the leaders of the European banking community

    • C. 

      Imperial rivalries in Africa and Asia

    • D. 

      Nationalsim

  • 11. 
    The Schlieffen Plan called for Germany to knock out
    • A. 

      England by marching through France

    • B. 

      Russia by marching through Poland

    • C. 

      France by marching through Belgium

    • D. 

      Belgium by marching through France

  • 12. 
    The most unsettled and potentially explosive area of Europe prior to World War I was
    • A. 

      The Baltic States

    • B. 

      The Balkans

    • C. 

      The British Isles

    • D. 

      Strait of Gibralter

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