U.S. Involvement In World War I : Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Spreading ideas, information, and beliefs to help or hurt a cause.

    • A.

      Advertisement

    • B.

      Propaganda

    • C.

      Paparazzi

    Correct Answer
    B. Propaganda
    Explanation
    Propaganda refers to the dissemination of ideas, information, and beliefs with the intention of influencing public opinion or promoting a particular cause. It can be used both to help or hurt a cause, depending on the motives behind it. Unlike advertisements, which typically aim to promote products or services, propaganda is more focused on shaping public perception and attitudes towards certain issues or ideologies. Paparazzi, on the other hand, refers to photographers who aggressively pursue and capture images of celebrities, which is unrelated to the concept of spreading ideas or beliefs.

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  • 2. 

    The United States was neutral at the beginning of World War I.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    At the beginning of World War I, the United States adopted a policy of neutrality. This means that the country did not take sides or become involved in the conflict. The US wanted to remain neutral in order to protect its own interests and avoid being drawn into the war. However, this neutrality was eventually abandoned, and the US entered the war on the side of the Allies in 1917.

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  • 3. 

    Germans used this new weapon to fight the British blockade.

    • A.

      U-boat (submarine)

    • B.

      Mustard gas

    • C.

      Trenches

    Correct Answer
    A. U-boat (submarine)
    Explanation
    During World War I, the British implemented a naval blockade to cut off Germany's access to vital supplies. In response, the Germans developed the U-boat, a new weapon that could operate underwater and attack enemy ships. U-boats were effective in disrupting the British blockade as they could sink merchant vessels without warning, leading to significant losses for the British. Therefore, the Germans used U-boats as a means to counter the British blockade during the war.

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  • 4. 

    This ship was sunken by Germans and killed 1200 people.

    • A.

      Britannic

    • B.

      Mauritania

    • C.

      Lusitania

    Correct Answer
    C. Lusitania
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lusitania. The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk by a German submarine during World War I. The sinking of the Lusitania resulted in the deaths of approximately 1,200 people, including both passengers and crew. The sinking of the Lusitania was a significant event in the war and played a role in the United States eventually entering the conflict.

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  • 5. 

    The Germans sent the Zimmerman telegram to this country in hopes of getting them to join their side in WWI.

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    B. Mexico
    Explanation
    During World War I, Germany sent the Zimmerman telegram to Mexico. The purpose of this telegram was to persuade Mexico to join Germany's side in the war. Germany hoped that by involving Mexico in the conflict, it would divert the attention and resources of the United States, who were supporting the Allied Powers. The Zimmerman telegram proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico, offering Mexico financial assistance and the promise of regaining lost territories from the United States. However, the telegram was intercepted and decoded by the British, which ultimately led to its exposure and contributed to the United States' decision to enter the war on the side of the Allies.

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  • 6. 

    This law stated that all men between a certain age had to register for the draft.

    • A.

      Selective Service Act

    • B.

      Civil Service Act

    • C.

      18th Amendment

    Correct Answer
    A. Selective Service Act
    Explanation
    The Selective Service Act is the correct answer because it was a law that required all men within a certain age range to register for the military draft. This act was passed in 1917 during World War I and was later used during subsequent wars such as World War II and the Vietnam War. It allowed the government to conscript men into military service if needed, ensuring that a sufficient number of troops were available for the armed forces. The Civil Service Act, on the other hand, established a system of hiring government employees based on merit rather than political affiliation, and the 18th Amendment prohibited the production, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following took over men's jobs while they fought in World War I?

    • A.

      Women

    • B.

      Mexican immigrants

    • C.

      African-Americans

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    During World War I, as men went off to fight in the war, women, Mexican immigrants, and African-Americans took over their jobs. With a significant number of men serving in the military, these groups filled the labor gap and contributed to the war effort by working in factories, farms, and other industries. This was a crucial period of societal change as it challenged traditional gender and racial norms, paving the way for greater opportunities and recognition for these groups in the future.

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  • 8. 

    People in the U.S. helped the war effort in which ways?

    • A.

      Bonds

    • B.

      Victory gardens

    • C.

      Sent letters and books to troops

    • D.

      Bought guns

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bonds
    B. Victory gardens
    C. Sent letters and books to troops
    Explanation
    During the war, people in the U.S. supported the war effort by purchasing bonds, which provided the government with funds to finance the war. They also contributed to the effort by planting victory gardens, which helped to increase food production and alleviate shortages. Additionally, they showed support for the troops by sending letters and books, providing them with emotional support and entertainment. Although buying guns could be a way to support the war effort, it is not explicitly mentioned in the given options.

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