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  • 1. 

    What was the impact of Archduke Ferdinand assassination?

    • A.

      He began the German invasion of Poland

    • B.

      His death began WWI

    • C.

      People were upset by his death

    • D.

      The US went to war in 1914 as a result of his death

    Correct Answer
    B. His death began WWI
    Explanation
    The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was a significant event that triggered the start of World War I. His death served as a catalyst for a series of political and military actions that eventually led to a global conflict. The assassination created tensions between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, which escalated into a chain reaction of alliances and declarations of war among various European powers. The assassination was seen as a direct attack on the Austro-Hungarian Empire and ultimately set in motion the events that would plunge the world into the devastating war.

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  • 2. 

    Germany started WWI by assassinating Archduke Ferdinand.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Germany did not start World War I by assassinating Archduke Ferdinand. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was the trigger for the war, but it was carried out by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip, not by Germany. Germany's involvement in the war began when they declared war on Russia and France in 1914, after Austria-Hungary (Germany's ally) declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination.

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  • 3. 

    What holiday was first celebrated on November 11th?

    • A.

      Armistice Day

    • B.

      Truce Day

    • C.

      Memorial Day

    • D.

      Bastille Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Armistice Day
    Explanation
    Armistice Day is the correct answer because it was first celebrated on November 11th. Armistice Day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany, which ended World War I on November 11, 1918. It was initially a day to honor the veterans of World War I and later expanded to honor all veterans. In 1954, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in the United States to honor all military veterans.

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  • 4. 

    The US sent troops into Europe as early as 1915 to fight in the war.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the US did not send troops into Europe as early as 1915 to fight in the war. The United States entered World War I in 1917, after remaining neutral for the first few years of the conflict. It was not until 1917 that the US declared war on Germany and began sending troops to Europe to support the Allied forces. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    France, Great Britian, and the US were allies during WWI.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During World War I, France, Great Britain, and the United States formed an alliance known as the Allies. This alliance was formed to counter the Central Powers, which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. The three countries worked together in various military operations, shared intelligence, and provided support to each other during the war. Therefore, the statement that France, Great Britain, and the US were allies during WWI is true.

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  • 6. 

    Trenches were dug in Europe and the war was fought in this method.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During World War I, trenches were indeed dug in Europe and this method of warfare was widely employed. Trenches provided soldiers with protection from enemy fire and served as defensive positions. They were an integral part of the war strategy, with opposing sides digging complex networks of trenches that stretched for miles. These trenches became a grim and challenging environment for soldiers, as they were subjected to constant artillery bombardment, disease, and difficult living conditions. The use of trenches was a defining characteristic of the war and had a significant impact on its outcome.

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  • 7. 

    Which technology was not used during WWI?

    • A.

      Submarines

    • B.

      Tanks

    • C.

      Atomic bomb

    • D.

      Airplanes

    Correct Answer
    C. Atomic bomb
    Explanation
    During WWI, the atomic bomb was not used as a technology. The atomic bomb was developed and used during World War II, specifically during the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. However, during WWI, other technologies such as submarines, tanks, and airplanes were utilized for military purposes.

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  • 8. 

    This nation took most of the blame for WWI.

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany
    Explanation
    Germany is the correct answer because it was widely blamed for starting World War I. The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, held Germany responsible for the war and imposed harsh penalties and reparations on the country. Germany's aggressive actions, such as the invasion of Belgium and unrestricted submarine warfare, were seen as major catalysts for the conflict. Additionally, Germany's militaristic and expansionist policies, as well as its alliance system, contributed to the tensions that eventually led to the outbreak of the war.

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  • 9. 

    President Wilson was able to get the Treaty of Versailles approved by Congress.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    President Wilson was not able to get the Treaty of Versailles approved by Congress. Despite his efforts to promote the treaty and establish the League of Nations, there was significant opposition from senators who were concerned about the potential loss of American sovereignty and involvement in international conflicts. The Senate ultimately rejected the treaty, and the United States did not join the League of Nations.

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  • 10. 

    What was the main reason why the US entered WWI? 

    • A.

      Unrestricted Submarine warfare by Germany

    • B.

      Zimmermann Telegram

    • C.

      Both a and b

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a and b
    Explanation
    The main reason why the US entered WWI was both unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany and the Zimmermann Telegram. Unrestricted submarine warfare refers to Germany's policy of sinking any ship, including neutral ones, without warning. This policy greatly angered the US, leading them to join the war. The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret message sent by Germany to Mexico, proposing an alliance against the US. When this telegram was intercepted and decoded by the British, it further fueled anti-German sentiment in the US and played a significant role in their decision to enter the war.

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  • 11. 

    The Christmas Truce was an act by soldiers who were ready to surrender and stop fighting WWI.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The Christmas Truce was not an act by soldiers who were ready to surrender and stop fighting WWI. Instead, it was a spontaneous ceasefire that occurred during Christmas in 1914, where soldiers from both sides temporarily stopped fighting, exchanged gifts, and even played football in some instances. The truce was a brief moment of humanity and camaraderie amidst the brutalities of war, but it did not signify a surrender or a permanent end to the fighting.

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  • 12. 

    Trench warfare was effective to fight the war- meaning that the war would end quickly and not be a stalemate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that trench warfare was effective in quickly ending the war and preventing it from becoming a stalemate. However, this is not true. Trench warfare was a military strategy used during World War I, characterized by soldiers digging trenches to protect themselves from enemy fire. It resulted in a stalemate on the Western Front, with neither side gaining significant ground for years. The war only ended after other factors, such as the entry of the United States and the collapse of the Central Powers, contributed to the eventual victory of the Allies.

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  • 13. 

    Which way did Americans support the war effort?

    • A.

      Posters

    • B.

      Grow Victory gardens

    • C.

      Purchase Liberty Bonds for the war

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    During World War II, Americans supported the war effort in various ways. Posters were used to encourage patriotism, boost morale, and promote the purchase of war bonds. Victory gardens were also popular, as they allowed citizens to grow their own food and conserve resources for the troops. Additionally, purchasing Liberty Bonds was a way for Americans to financially contribute to the war effort. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all these methods were used to support the war.

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