World War 1 Quiz

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Are you ready to check your knowledge with this World War 1 quiz? World War 1 is one of the most important historical events that happened from 1914 to 1918. There are many things about World War 1 that you still need to know even if you have studied so much of it. This test will help you learn more about world war 1. Try to answer all these questions correctly. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The main reasons for the first World War were

    • A.

      Murder of Berlin

    • B.

      Murder of Austria's heir in Sarajevo

    • C.

      Territorial rivalry

    • D.

      Religion spreading

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Murder of Austria's heir in Sarajevo
    C. Territorial rivalry
    Explanation
    The murder of Austria's heir in Sarajevo and territorial rivalry were the main reasons for World War I. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo sparked a chain of events that led to the war. This event heightened tensions between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, eventually leading to the declaration of war. Additionally, territorial rivalry among European powers, particularly the competition for colonies and resources, further escalated tensions and contributed to the outbreak of the war.

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  • 2. 

    This was not a cause of WWI.

    • A.

      Nationalism

    • B.

      Balkan war

    • C.

      Hundred Year war

    • D.

      Franco-Prussian war

    Correct Answer
    C. Hundred Year war
    Explanation
    The Hundred Year War was not a cause of WWI because it was a conflict between England and France that took place from 1337 to 1453, long before the outbreak of World War I in 1914. WWI was primarily caused by factors such as nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and a complex web of alliances among European powers. The Hundred Year War, although significant in European history, did not directly contribute to the causes or events leading up to WWI.

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  • 3. 

    What was the another name given to World War 1?

    • A.

      The Great War

    • B.

      The Epic War

    • C.

      The Long War

    • D.

      The Dark War

    Correct Answer
    A. The Great War
    Explanation
    World War 1 is commonly referred to as "The Great War" because it was the first global conflict involving numerous countries and had a massive impact on the world. The name "The Great War" reflects the scale and significance of the conflict, as it resulted in millions of casualties and reshaped the geopolitical landscape.

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  • 4. 

    Select the countries that were not in the Triple Entente in the year 1914.

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Belgium

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. USA
    C. Italy
    D. Belgium
    Explanation
    In 1914, the Triple Entente was an alliance between France, Russia, and the United Kingdom. The countries that were not part of this alliance were the USA, Italy, and Belgium. These countries had their own separate alliances or remained neutral during this time period.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these was not a major battle of WWI?

    • A.

      Battle of Gallipoli

    • B.

      Battle of the Marne

    • C.

      Battle of Antietam

    • D.

      Battle of the Somme

    Correct Answer
    C. Battle of Antietam
    Explanation
    The Battle of Antietam was not a major battle of WWI because it actually took place during the American Civil War, not World War I. The battle occurred on September 17, 1862, in Maryland, USA, and was a significant turning point in the Civil War. It was fought between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, led by General Robert E. Lee, and the Union Army of the Potomac, led by General George McClellan. The battle resulted in heavy casualties on both sides and ended in a tactical draw, but it gave the Union a strategic advantage and boosted their morale.

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  • 6. 

    The Battle of Verdun began in

    • A.

      1914

    • B.

      1915

    • C.

      1916

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    C. 1916
    Explanation
    The Battle of Verdun was one of the deadliest and longest battles in human history and was fought between the French and German armies from February 21st, 1916 until December 18th, 1916, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides.

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  • 7. 

    What holiday inspired an unofficial ceasefire for two days between British and German troops in 1914?

    • A.

      Christmas

    • B.

      New Year

    • C.

      Easter

    • D.

      The King's birthday

    Correct Answer
    A. Christmas
    Explanation
    The Christmas Truce was a wave of widespread unofficial ceasefires between British and German troops that was held from December 24th and December 26th, 1914. The men met in no-man's land, played football (soccer), exchanged small gifts, sang carols, and put up Christmas trees. On the 26th of December, the fighting resumed.

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  • 8. 

    What nation was the first to declare war and kick off the First World War?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Austria-Hungary

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Britain

    Correct Answer
    B. Austria-Hungary
    Explanation
    Austria-Hungary is the correct answer because it was the country that made the first declaration of war. This refers to the outbreak of World War I, where Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This event ultimately led to a series of declarations of war from various countries and the escalation of the conflict into a global war.

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  • 9. 

    What German attack ultimately led Britain to join the war?

    • A.

      The attack on France

    • B.

      The attack on Luxembourg

    • C.

      The attack on Belgium

    • D.

      The attack on the USA

    Correct Answer
    C. The attack on Belgium
    Explanation
    The attack on Belgium provoked Britain to go to war because Belgium was a neutral country and its invasion violated international agreements. Britain had previously guaranteed the neutrality of Belgium, so when Germany attacked Belgium, it was seen as a direct threat to British security. This violation of Belgium's neutrality and the potential danger it posed to Britain's own security interests compelled Britain to declare war on Germany.

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  • 10. 

    What nation sided with the Allied Powers in 1916?

    • A.

      Romania

    • B.

      Serbia

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    A. Romania
    Explanation
    Romania joined the war in 1916, taking the side of the Allied Powers. This decision was influenced by Romania's territorial aspirations and its desire to regain territories that were under the control of Austria-Hungary. Additionally, Romania had signed a secret treaty with the Allies in 1916, which promised territorial gains and military support. By joining the war, Romania aimed to secure its borders and gain international recognition.

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Andrea Glass |MA (Medieval History) |
History
Andrea is an accomplished historian with a Master's degree in medieval history from the University of Leicester. Her expertise, cultivated over a decade of academic research and paper writing, spans various historical topics. Her passion for history fuels her commitment to sharing knowledge through diverse mediums, enriching understanding and fostering appreciation for the past. Andrea's meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of historical subjects also extends to her role in reviewing historical quizzes, ensuring accuracy, relevance, and educational value for students and enthusiasts alike.

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