The Start Of World War I

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The Start Of World War I - Quiz

A series of practice questions to prepare you for the midterm and for future examinations regarding the topic. The quiz covers all information up until America's entry into the war.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What year did World War I break out in Europe? 
    • A. 

      1918

    • B. 

      1912

    • C. 

      1914

    • D. 

      1917

  • 2. 
    The assassination of Archduke _____________ sparked the war. 
  • 3. 
    Upon the outbreak of World War I, America...
    • A. 

      Joined the side of the Central Powers

    • B. 

      Joined the side of the Allied Powers

    • C. 

      Remained Neutral

    • D. 

      Joined the side of the Axis Powers

  • 4. 
    To finance the war, the government sold...
    • A. 

      Victory Gardens

    • B. 

      Liberty Bonds

    • C. 

      Propaganda

    • D. 

      Socks

  • 5. 
    Which act drafted men for the U.S. Army?
    • A. 

      The Dawes Act

    • B. 

      The Lend-Lease Bill

    • C. 

      The 18th Amendment

    • D. 

      The Selective Service Act

  • 6. 
    The space between trenches was referred to as...
    • A. 

      The Stalemate

    • B. 

      No Man's Land

    • C. 

      Western Front

    • D. 

      The Swiss Border

  • 7. 
    The Allied powers were...
    • A. 

      Germany, Russia, Japan, Italy

    • B. 

      Belgium, Austria-Hungary, Lithuania

    • C. 

      Russia, Great Britain, France

    • D. 

      Rumania, St. Petersburg, Belgium

  • 8. 
    The Central powers were...
    • A. 

      Great Britain, France, Russia

    • B. 

      Serbia, Austria-Hungary, Germany

    • C. 

      Switzerland, Luxemburg, Prussia

    • D. 

      Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire

  • 9. 
    The first 'M' in M.A.N.I.A. stands for...
    • A. 

      Manchuria

    • B. 

      Militarism

    • C. 

      Mercantilism

    • D. 

      Macroeconomics

  • 10. 
    The man who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand was from...
    • A. 

      Serbia

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Bulgaria

    • D. 

      Austria-Hungary

  • 11. 
    The first 'A' in M.A.N.I.A. stands for...
    • A. 

      Attack

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Austria

    • D. 

      Alliances

  • 12. 
    Germany's reissuing of unrestricted submarine warfare led to... 
    • A. 

      America declaring war on Germany

    • B. 

      Russia signing a treaty with the Ottoman Empire

    • C. 

      The Central Powers surrendering

    • D. 

      The Allied powers invasion of Russia

  • 13. 
    Germany sank the...
    • A. 

      Lusitania

    • B. 

      Brittanic

    • C. 

      Titanic

    • D. 

      Olympic

  • 14. 
    Nationalism is 
    • A. 

      Ethnic groups want independence from ruling nations

    • B. 

      When a country builds up a strong military force

    • C. 

      An alliance with another nation

    • D. 

      Colonization of overseas land

  • 15. 
    The ______________________________ ensured food would be conserved for the army. 
  • 16. 
    Anti-German hysteria in America was a result of... 
    • A. 

      Germany building a strong navy

    • B. 

      America's entry into the war

    • C. 

      Victory Gardens

    • D. 

      The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT a reason for America's entry into World War I
    • A. 

      The Russian Revolution

    • B. 

      The Zimmermann Telegram

    • C. 

      Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare

    • D. 

      Britain's 1914 Naval Blockade of Germany

  • 18. 
    Why were some Americans against the war?
    • A. 

      It allowed Germany full access to American harbors

    • B. 

      Communism would replace democracy around the world

    • C. 

      It restricted civil liberties

    • D. 

      It put the country in extreme debt

  • 19. 
      The cartoon on the left is an example of....
    • A. 

      Militarism

    • B. 

      Propoganda

    • C. 

      Nativism

    • D. 

      Un-patriotism

  • 20. 
    Imperialism can be best defined as...
    • A. 

      When a stronger nation controls a weaker nation economically, militarily, socially, or politically.

    • B. 

      When ethnic groups wanted independence from ruling empires.

    • C. 

      A build up of a nation's armed forces.

    • D. 

      An agreement between to or more nations to help eachother during a conflict or to accomplish a goal.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was President during World War I
    • A. 

      William McKinley

    • B. 

      William Taft

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

  • 22. 
    The Zimmermann Telegram was one of the MANY reasons that...
    • A. 

      War broke out in Europe

    • B. 

      China was divided into Spheres of economic Influence

    • C. 

      Mexico went to war with Europe

    • D. 

      America declared war on Germany

  • 23. 
    Britain's naval blockade of Germany results in
    • A. 

      Anti-German feelings increasing within the U.S.

    • B. 

      President Wilson declaring war on Germany

    • C. 

      The Central Powers becoming unable to get the supplies they need

    • D. 

      The United States joining forces with Germany

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was MOST responsible for turning American public opinion against Germany?
    • A. 

      Germany's war efforts against the Russians

    • B. 

      German U-Boat Activities

    • C. 

      Germany's actions in the Pacific

    • D. 

      The British naval blockade of Lithuania

  • 25. 
    President Wilson's statement, "The world must be made safe for democracy," was made to justify his decision to
    • A. 

      Ask Congress to declare war against Germany

    • B. 

      Support monopolies over the oil industry

    • C. 

      End U.S. imperialism in China

    • D. 

      Run for re-election

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