The Great War: Beginning And Middle

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  • 1. 
    What is the policy of glorifying power and keeping an army prepared for war?
    • A. 

      Militarism

    • B. 

      Alliance System

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

  • 2. 
    What caused the United States to enter the Great War?
    • A. 

      The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      Unrestricted submarine warfare

    • C. 

      The British invaded Boston

    • D. 

      Mexico invaded the U.S.

  • 3. 
    What region was referred to as the "powder keg" of Europe?
    • A. 

      The Middle-East

    • B. 

      The Balkan Peninsula

    • C. 

      Alsace-Lorraine

    • D. 

      Austria-Hungary

  • 4. 
    Who led Germany during the last decade of the 1800s and most of World War I?
    • A. 

      Otto von Bismark

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • C. 

      Kaiser Wilhelm II

    • D. 

      George Clemenceau

  • 5. 
    Which statement summarizes the Schlieffen Plan that Germany created to prepare for a two-front war?
    • A. 

      Attack France first, then Russia.

    • B. 

      Attack Russia first, then France.

    • C. 

      Send half of the army to France and half to Russia.

    • D. 

      Ally with Russia to fight France.

  • 6. 
    Why were Germany and Austria-Hungary known as Central Powers?
    • A. 

      Because the war was fought on two fronts

    • B. 

      Because of their combined armies

    • C. 

      Because of their alliance in the war

    • D. 

      Because of their location in the heart of Europe

  • 7. 
    Which nation's actions caused the United States to fight in World War I?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Austria-Hungary

  • 8. 
    What did the war become once the participating countries began devoting all of their resources to the war effort?
    • A. 

      Industrial war

    • B. 

      Total war

    • C. 

      Closet war

    • D. 

      Regional war

  • 9. 
    Why did Bismark seek alliances that later became the Triple Alliance?
    • A. 

      To isolate France

    • B. 

      To take over Europe

    • C. 

      To strengthen Germany's army

    • D. 

      To improve industrialism

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a goal of the Allies' Gallipoli campaign?
    • A. 

      To gain access to Africa

    • B. 

      To capture Sarajevo

    • C. 

      To destroy Germany's U-boat fleet

    • D. 

      To broaden the war and try to attack from a different location

  • 11. 
    What did the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare refer to?
    • A. 

      Germany's policy to sink any ship in British waters without warning

    • B. 

      Britain's policy to sink any ship in German waters without warning

    • C. 

      The U.S. Navy's warning of the type of warfare the Central Powers could expect

    • D. 

      Germany's decision to focus its resources on the waters surrounding Europe

  • 12. 
    What is the most probable link between militarism and imperialism?
    • A. 

      As a country gains colonies, its military grows to protect them.

    • B. 

      As a country's military expands, the country wants colonies to recruit troops.

    • C. 

      As a country's colonies grow, the military stages training exercises there.

    • D. 

      As the military expands, a country seeks colonies to prevent coups at home.

  • 13. 
    What event in Sarajevo ignited the Great War?
    • A. 

      An ultimatum presented to Serbia in response to royal assassinations

    • B. 

      The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie

    • C. 

      Austria's rejection of Serbia's offer and declaration of war on Serbia

    • D. 

      Russia's mobilization of troops along the Austrian border

  • 14. 
    What was significant in the Allied victory at the First Battle of the Marne?
    • A. 

      It prompted Great Britain to enter the war.

    • B. 

      It allowed Russia to conquer Germany.

    • C. 

      It resulted in Germany's having to fight on two fronts, because they didn’t defeat France immediately.

    • D. 

      It stopped Germany from a planned invasion of Great Britain.

  • 15. 
    What was trench warfare intended to accomplish?
    • A. 

      To protect soldiers from enemy gun fire on the front lines

    • B. 

      To trap enemy soldiers in mud pits on the front linesto force enemy soldiers to pass through a "no man's land"

    • C. 

      To force enemy soldiers to pass through a "no man's land"

    • D. 

      To promote a quick ending to the war

  • 16. 
    What gamble did Germany make before the United States entered the war?
    • A. 

      That a defeat of Russia would lead to a German victory in the war

    • B. 

      That the Gallipoli campaign would weaken the forces on the Western Front

    • C. 

      That unrestricted submarine warfare would defeat the United States

    • D. 

      That their blockade would defeat Britain before U.S. troops arrived

  • 17. 
    In 1917, Germany returned to its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, hoping to
    • A. 

      Bring the United States into the war.

    • B. 

      Force Russia to withdraw from the war.

    • C. 

      Keep trade ships from reaching Great Britain.

    • D. 

      Destroy the British ships blockading German ports.

  • 18. 
    World War I was a "total war" in the sense that
    • A. 

      It brought great suffering to civilians.

    • B. 

      Nations from all over the world were involved.

    • C. 

      The nations involved devoted all their resources to it.

    • D. 

      New technologies played a large part in the war.

  • 19. 
    The purpose of propaganda during World War I was to
    • A. 

      Censor the press.

    • B. 

      Inform the public.

    • C. 

      Expose antiwar activity.

    • D. 

      Influence public opinion.

  • 20. 
    The Zimmermann Telegram exposed the German plan to
    • A. 

      Secretly invite Mexico to invade the U.S. to regain territory lost in the Mexican-American War.

    • B. 

      Make a truce with Russia.

    • C. 

      Sink passenger ships without warning.

    • D. 

      Plant German spies in the United States.

  • 21. 
    Which country did NOT belong to the Triple Entente?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Great Britain

    • D. 

      France

  • 22. 
    Which country did NOT belong to the Triple Alliance?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 23. 
    The battles of the Marne, the Somme, and Verdun were fought in ___________.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Serbia

  • 24. 
    Which nation's heir to the throne was assassinated in 1914 by a Serbian nationalist?
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Serbia

  • 25. 
    Which nation was unified by Otto von Bismarck and later ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm II?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • C. 

      Serbia

    • D. 

      Russia

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