World War I Knowledge Trivia: Practice Test! Quiz

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World War I Knowledge Trivia: Practice Test! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What were some examples of new technology during World War !?
    • A. 

      Submarine

    • B. 

      Flame thrower

    • C. 

      Barbed Wire

    • D. 

      Airplanes

    • E. 

      Poison Gas

    • F. 

      Tanks

    • G. 

      Machine Guns

  • 2. 
    Russia exited WWI early because there was a revolution.  The people forced the czar to
  • 3. 
    What was the Schlieffen Plan?
    • A. 

      A plan devised by the French to invade Germany.

    • B. 

      A plan to invade France through the Alsace and Lorraine regions.

    • C. 

      A plan to force Russia out of the war to weaken the Allies.

    • D. 

      A plan to invade Belgium in order to invade France.

  • 4. 
    How did the use of the airplane change over time?
    • A. 

      At first it was used for spying on enemy troops, then it was used to carry soldiers behind enemy lines.

    • B. 

      At first it was used to bomb zeppelins, then it was used to safeguard the movements of allied troops.

    • C. 

      First it was used to drop chlorine gas behind enemy lines, then it was used to bomb enemy troops.

    • D. 

      First it was used for observation, then it was used to drop bombs on enemy troops.

  • 5. 
    The _______________________________ was a message from Germany to Mexico trying to convince Mexico to attack the United States. 
  • 6. 
    Although African-Americans were allowed to fight with the French troops, US Army units in WWI were _______________________.
  • 7. 
    Most soldiers in WWi died from:
    • A. 

      Starvation

    • B. 

      Accidents

    • C. 

      Injuries

    • D. 

      Disease

    • E. 

      Boredom

  • 8. 
    What is a War Bond?
    • A. 

      An IOU: a way for the government to raise money to pay for the war, but those who buy them will get paid back.

    • B. 

      Another term for the draft, men promised to serve in the military for a certain number of years

    • C. 

      A race horse

  • 9. 
    Which countries were the biggest losers as far as men lost? 
    • A. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Italy

    • F. 

      Russia

    • G. 

      United States

  • 10. 
    What was the goal of Wilson's 14 Points?
  • 11. 
    Germany wanted to negotiate the end of the war with the US.  Why?
    • A. 

      We were part of the Central Powers.

    • B. 

      They liked Wilson's 14 Points and thought it should be the basis of the treaty.

    • C. 

      They didn't want to negotiate with Great Britain because of past conflicts.

    • D. 

      They did not want to negotiate with France due to past conflicts.

  • 12. 
    The US ratified the Treaty of Versailles. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    How did the Choctaw Indians help the Allied Cause?
    • A. 

      They fought more consecutive days than any other unit.

    • B. 

      Their language was used as a code that the Germans could not decipher.

    • C. 

      They won more Congressional Medals of Honor than any other group.

    • D. 

      They advertised War Bonds.

  • 14. 
    _______________ were discriminated against in the US during WWI.  Many changed thier last names, and some were arrested for simply speaking their own language. 
  • 15. 
    Which countries were part of the Central Powers?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Mexico

    • E. 

      United States

    • F. 

      France

    • G. 

      Great Britain

    • H. 

      Ottoman Empire

    • I. 

      Bulgaria

    • J. 

      Japan

  • 16. 
    Even though the Allied side lost more people, Germany had to give in because they had so many more troops.  Which of the following explains this?
    • A. 

      They had Great Britain on their side and all of their colonies.

    • B. 

      They had Switzerland on their side.

    • C. 

      They had China on their side, the most populous country in the world.

    • D. 

      They had the Ottoman Empire on their side, which included the Turkish and Arabian people.

  • 17. 
    Great Britain, even before the war began, had a huge navy.  Which of the following explains this?
    • A. 

      They are an island. They need to protect their borders!

    • B. 

      They confiscated them from the United States during the Revolutionary War.

    • C. 

      They had many colonies that spanned the world. They needed to get to them easily.

    • D. 

      With the frequency of crashes, they needed all of the ships they could get.

  • 18. 
    The Allied Powers had the best military.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip:
    • A. 

      Was the spark that caused WWI

    • B. 

      Was the spark that caused the US to enter on the side of the Allied Powers

    • C. 

      Caused an uproar around the world, increasing tensions in Europe

  • 20. 
    What was the British code name for a "land ship"?
  • 21. 
    A new form of warfare caused WWI to drag on.  This stalemate was caused by____________ ____________.
  • 22. 
    November 11, 1918 marks the end of WWI.  It was the day of the cease fire or the _________________.
  • 23. 
    The ____________ _______________ happened in the Ottoman Empire during WWI.  The Turks targeted a minority Christian group and Turky, to this day, refuse to admit that it happened.
  • 24. 
    The ______ ______________ killed between 50-100 million people during WWI.  While the virus was not caused by the war, the close quarters of the soldiers allowed it to spread quickly.