Robinson Ush2 H World War 1 Test

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World War I Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The sympathy of a majority of Americans for the Allies and against the Germans was strengthened by
    • A. 

      Germany's unwillingness to trade with America

    • B. 

      German's involvement in overseas imperialism

    • C. 

      German invasion of neutral Belgium

    • D. 

      German use of poison gas

  • 2. 
    Wilson's most effective slogan in the 1916 campaign was
    • A. 

      The full dinner pail

    • B. 

      Free/unlimited coinage of silver in the ration of 16:1

    • C. 

      A war to make the world safe for democracy

    • D. 

      He kept us out of war

  • 3. 
    The immediate cause of American entry into WW1 was
    • A. 

      Germany's support for a Mexican Invasion

    • B. 

      Germany's resumption of unrestricted Sub warfare

    • C. 

      Germany's defeat of France

    • D. 

      Desire of American munitions makers

  • 4. 
    Wilson aroused the somewhat divided American population by
    • A. 

      Seizing means of communication and demanding unity

    • B. 

      Declaring the Germans to be immoral huns

    • C. 

      Proclaiming an ideological war to end all war

    • D. 

      Proclaiming the war as a religious crusade

  • 5. 
    The "Fourteenth point" of Wilson's declaration of war aims called for
    • A. 

      The establishment of a parliamentary democracies through Europe

    • B. 

      Guarantees of human rights of minorities

    • C. 

      An international organization to guarantee collective security

    • D. 

      Freedom of travel w/o restrictions

  • 6. 
    The purpose of the Committee on Public Information was
    • A. 

      To develop info on American industrial production

    • B. 

      To create public support for the war effort

    • C. 

      To develop counter intelligence info on German spies

    • D. 

      To recruit volunteers for the armed forces

  • 7. 
    Two laws aimed at ensuring loyalty and suppressing dissent were
    • A. 

      The War Mobilization and National defense acts

    • B. 

      The Selective Service and Public Info acts

    • C. 

      The 18th amendment and Anti-German Act

    • D. 

      The Espionage and Sedition Acts

  • 8. 
    The primary victims of the prowar propaganda campaign were
    • A. 

      German Americans/Socialists

    • B. 

      Russian Americans and commies

    • C. 

      Mexican Americans and immigrants

    • D. 

      Blacks and feminists

  • 9. 
    Among the political change the war helped to bring were
    • A. 

      Amendment granting women the right to vote

    • B. 

      Laws granting labor unions the right to strike

    • C. 

      Amendment giving blacks the right to vote

    • D. 

      Amendment prohibiting child labor

  • 10. 
    During WW1 Black troops were mainly in
    • A. 

      Segregated non-combat support units

    • B. 

      Navy/Coastguard

    • C. 

      Dangerous trenches in the northern front

    • D. 

      In Northern cities where they did not threaten segregation

  • 11. 
    WW1, unlike the Civil War
    • A. 

      Had men and women be drafted

    • B. 

      It was not possible to purchase a draft exemption

    • C. 

      Draftees were guaranteed not to be in the front line

    • D. 

      Draftees received the same training as regular troops

  • 12. 
    When choosing peace delegates, Wilson mistakenly
    • A. 

      Chose people with no plan

    • B. 

      Did not choose Republicans

    • C. 

      Didn't consult with other Allies

    • D. 

      Became involved in the peace process

  • 13. 
    Japan and Euro countries weakened Wilson by
    • A. 

      Refusing to support the League of nations

    • B. 

      Denounced Republicans who criticized Wilson

    • C. 

      Rejecting U.S intervention of Euro affairs

    • D. 

      Forcing him to abandon his ideas of self-determination and punishment of the Germans

  • 14. 
    Wilson bore responsibility for the U.S not joining the League of Nations because
    • A. 

      He withdrew support for the league

    • B. 

      He ordered Democrats to defeat the Pro-league treaty

    • C. 

      He failed to take the case for the League to the public

    • D. 

      He demanded Americans pay too much for the League

  • 15. 
    One of the major reasons for the war in 1914 was
    • A. 

      Britain and Frances fear of Russia

    • B. 

      The fear of communist revolutions in Europe

    • C. 

      The break-up of the Austria-Hungarian Empire

    • D. 

      A tangle of secret alliances that caused a local problem to escalate into a major war

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was not a major goal of Wilson's during the Peace Conference
    • A. 

      Enormous reparations for Germany

    • B. 

      National self-determination for European ethnic and nationalist groups

    • C. 

      League of Nations

    • D. 

      Disarmament and free trade

  • 17. 
    The German policy most responsible for U.S intervention was
    • A. 

      Support for Mexico w/ arms and money

    • B. 

      The renewal of unrestricted submarine warfare

    • C. 

      Sinking of the Lusitania

    • D. 

      War time goals like increasing European territory

  • 18. 
    Why were European alliances good and bad
    • A. 

      It could keep peace or start a major war

    • B. 

      It could bring the U.S to war

    • C. 

      It could make more produce or kill crops

    • D. 

      It could appoint and remove monarchs

  • 19. 
    In the beginning of WW1, U.S policy was to be
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      War mongering

    • C. 

      Duplicitous

    • D. 

      War ready

  • 20. 
    The greatest barrier to true U.S neutrality was
    • A. 

      Economic ties to the Allies

    • B. 

      U.S citizens undivided support of England

    • C. 

      A total commitment to the Central Powers

    • D. 

      A desire by U.S arms manufacturers to go to war

  • 21. 
    The German use of _________ offended Americans
    • A. 

      Submarines

    • B. 

      Trenches

    • C. 

      Poison gas

    • D. 

      Machine guns

  • 22. 
    Which of the following was not an immediate response of Wilson's to the Lusitania and sussex incidents
    • A. 

      Threatening to break off diplomatic ties w/ Germany

    • B. 

      Going to Congress to ask for a declaration of war

    • C. 

      Getting a pledge from Germany to visit/warn vessels before attacking

    • D. 

      Increasing financial assistance to the Allies

  • 23. 
    The Zimmerman note was a message to
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 24. 
    In asking for a declaration of war against Germany, Wilson listed reasons including making the world safe for
    • A. 

      Free trade

    • B. 

      Shipping

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      America

  • 25. 
    The War Industry board had authority of all the following except
    • A. 

      Nationalizing the railroads

    • B. 

      Turning industrial plants to wartime needs

    • C. 

      Making war materials

    • D. 

      Purchasing supplies for the U.S/Allies

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