WW1 Quiz
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    1. Which idea was included in the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles to show the intent of the Allies to punish the Central Powers for their role in World War I?

    answer choices

    All nations shall maintain open covenants of peace.

    Freedom of the seas will be maintained.

    Germany will accept full responsibility for causing the war.

    Territorial settlements shall be made along clearly recognizable lines of nationality.

  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q.

    2. The Treaty of Versailles angered many Germans after World War I because the treaty

    answer choices

    divided Germany into Communist and non-Communist zones

    made Germany restore its emperor

    required all German-speaking Europeans to return to Germany

    forced Germany to pay large war reparations

  • Question 3
    180 seconds
    Q.

    3. Which statement explains the decline in unemployment rates in Britain between 1914 and 1918?

    answer choices

    World War I generated jobs at home in England and in the military.

    Many new jobs were available in Britain’s African colonies.

    Assembly-line production of consumer goods required more workers.

    The British were buying huge amounts of war materials from the United States.

  • Question 4
    45 seconds
    Q.

    "Bombardment, barrage, curtain-fire, mines, gas, tanks, machine-guns, hand-grenades — words, words, but they hold the horror of the world.”

    — Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front


    4. This quotation best describes the effects of the

    answer choices

    technological developments used during World War I

    formation of alliances in World War II

    tension between the superpowers during the Cold War

    protests against reforms during the Indian independence movement

  • Question 5
    300 seconds
    Q.

    5. The technology developed during World War I resulted in

    answer choices

    smaller nations becoming part of larger empires after the war

    a smaller number of refugees during the war

    increased military casualties in battles fought during the war

    a slowdown in transportation improvements after the war

  • Question 6
    180 seconds
    Q.

    6. During World War I, developments in military technology led to

    answer choices

    an early victory by the Allied powers

    the establishment of industrial capitalism

    the use of poisonous gas and submarine attacks

    an increase in ethnic tension in western Europe

  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Base your answer to the following question on the passage below and on your knowledge of social studies.


    ... A weary, exhausted, nerve-racked group of men it was indeed that, about noon November 1, assembled in a gully north of Sommerance [France] to rest and dig in for the night. The artillery was still firing furiously, but the enemy's barrage [bombardment] had ceased very suddenly about 10:00 a.m. and now only occasional shells from long-range rifles would explode in the

    vicinity. The weather was gloomy and the moist air chilled one to the bones. Yet it was with that meticulous [methodical] care that is characteristic of worn-out men, that we prepared our foxholes, carrying boards and iron sheeting from abandoned machine-gunners' dugouts in order to make our "houses" as comfortable as possible, even though only for one night....

    Source: William L. Langer, Gas and Flame in World War I, Knopf/Borzoi


    7. Which means of warfare is described in this passage?

    answer choices

    guerilla

    nuclear

    biological

    trench

  • Question 8
    180 seconds
    Q.

    8. The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente contributed to the start of World War I by

    answer choices

    failing to include Germany and France as members

    threatening countries in the Western Hemisphere

    allowing Japanese aggression in Korea

     increasing tensions between European countries

  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Base your answer to the following question on the passage below and on your knowledge of social studies.


    Observation of a Soldier in World War I

    Private Archie Surfleet, February 8th, 1918 – We have been in camp near the wood at Écurie for some days now and a more miserable existence it would be hard to imagine. There is nothing but unrest and uncertainty and everyone here is absolutely fed up to the teeth.

    - Malcolm Brown, Tommy Goes to War


    9. Which hypothesis can best be supported by this passage?

    answer choices

    Allied forces were on the verge of winning the war.

    Technology had created a military stalemate.

    Revolution in Russia hastened the end of the war.

    Conditions contributed to low troop morale

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q.

    10. What was a major cause of World War I?

    answer choices

    rebellions in colonial lands in Africa and Asia

    expansion of communism into western Europe

    militarism in the nations of Europe

    inability of the League of Nations to keep the peace

  • Question 11
    180 seconds
    Q.

    "Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy Form Triple Alliance"

    "Serbian Nationalism Grows in Balkans"

    "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated in Bosnia"


    11. The events in these headlines contributed most directly to the

    answer choices

    beginning of World War I

    outbreak of the Cold War

    development of communist rule in Europe

    strengthening of European monarchies

  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q.

    12. Which event sparked the outbreak of World War I?

    answer choices

    attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan

    Germany's invasion of Poland

    Bolshevik coup d'état in Russia

    assassination of the Austrian Archduke

  • Question 13
    180 seconds
    Q.

    13. Which region was described as “the powder keg of Europe” prior to World War I?

    answer choices

    Iberian Peninsula

    British Isles

    Balkan Peninsula

    Scandinavia

  • Question 14
    180 seconds
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    14. The term militarism can best be defined as

    answer choices

    loyalty to a nation or ethnic group

    buildup of armaments in preparation for war

    avoidance of military involvement in civil wars

    control of territories for economic and political gain

  • Question 15
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    15. What was the immediate cause of World War I in Europe?

    answer choices

    start of the civil war in Russia

    sinking of the British liner, Lusitania

    assassination of the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

    attack on Poland by the German army

  • Question 16
    120 seconds
    Q.

    16. Growing nationalism and militarism in Europe and the creation of secret alliances were

    answer choices

    reasons for the rise of democracy

    causes of World War I

    requirements for economic development

    reasons for the collapse of communism

  • Question 17
    180 seconds
    Q.

    17. The countries shown in dark gray on this map can best be described as

    answer choices

    Triple Alliance members before World War I

    European countries formed immediately after World War I

    Axis powers during World War II

    Common Market members after World War II

  • Question 18
    300 seconds
    Q.

    18. Which factor was the most significant force in causing the changes between 1914 and 1919 as shown on the two maps?

    answer choices

    worldwide depression

    treaties signed at the end of World War I

    rise of Mussolini

    dissatisfaction of the German people

  • Question 19
    180 seconds
    Q.

    19. Which nation lost the most territory as a result of World War I?

    answer choices

    Belgium

    France

    Austria-Hungary

    Germany

  • Question 20
    180 seconds
    Q.

    “The Allied . . . governments . . . affirm, and Germany accepts, the responsibility . . . for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied . . . governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed on them by the aggression of Germany. . . .”


    20. This passage is taken from which historical document?

    answer choices

    United Nations Charter

    Treaty of Portsmouth

    Atlantic Charter

    Treaty of Versailles

  • Question 21
    180 seconds
    Q.

    21. What was a direct result of World War I?

    answer choices

    Nicholas II was named czar of Russia.

    Germany lost its colonies in Africa and Asia.

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a terrorist.

    The Ottoman Empire expanded.

  • Question 22
    180 seconds
    Q.

    22. Which statement explains the decline in unemployment rates in Britain between 1914 and 1918?

    answer choices

    World War I generated jobs at home in England and in the military.

    Many new jobs were available in Britain’s African colonies.

    Assembly-line production of consumer goods required more workers.

    The British were buying huge amounts of war materials from the United States.

  • Question 23
    180 seconds
    Q.

    “Hague Peace Conference Fails to Bring About Arms Reduction” — 1907

    “German Gunboat Threatens French Holdings in Morocco” — 1911

    “German and British Naval Buildup Increases Tension” — 1912


    23. Which cause of World War I can best be supported using all of these headlines as evidence?

    answer choices

    militarism

    alliances

    terrorism

    ultimatums

  • Question 24
    300 seconds
    Q.

    24. Which heading best completes the partial outline below?


    I. ________________________

    • “Blood and Iron”
    • Austro-Prussian War
    • Franco-Prussian War
    • Kaiser Wilhelm I
    answer choices

    Congress of Vienna

    Scramble for Africa

    Age of Absolutism

    Unification of Germany

  • Question 25
    300 seconds
    Q.

    25. Which technological innovation of World War I is most closely associated with this German notice?

    answer choices

    Tanks

    Airplanes

    Submarines

    Machine guns

  • Question 26
    180 seconds
    Q.

    26. Which factor provided the motivation for the changes that took place between 1858 and 1870 as indicated on these maps?

    answer choices

    exploration

    appeasement

    religion

    nationalism

  • Question 27
    300 seconds
    Q.

    27. Which pair of individuals played a direct role in the changes that took place between Map A and Map B?

    answer choices

    Otto Von Bismarck and Wilhelm II

    Klemens von Metternich and Victor Emmanuel III

    Camillo di Cavour and Guiseppe Mazzini

    Alexander II and Frederick the Great

  • Question 28
    300 seconds
    Q.

    28. This 1912 cartoon depicts

    answer choices

    efforts to contain the Boxer Rebellion

    tensions in pre–World War I Europe

    reactions to the Bolshevik Revolution

    responses to the rise of the Weimar Republic

  • Question 29
    180 seconds
    Q.

    29. The establishment of the independent countries of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Yugoslavia was the result of

    answer choices

    the Franco-Prussian War

    the Berlin Conference

    World War I

    the Munich Pact

  • Question 30
    180 seconds
    Q.

    30. Which term is defined as payment for war damages?

    answer choices

    mandate

    armistice

    reparation

    militarism

  • Question 31
    180 seconds
    Q.

    31. This cartoon refers to events immediately after which war?

    answer choices

    Franco-Prussian

    Russo-Japanese

    World War I

    World War II

  • Question 32
    180 seconds
    Q.

    32. Which statement regarding World War I is an opinion rather than a fact?

    answer choices

    European countries increased the production of weapons during the war.

    The governments of most countries stated that the period of conflict would be short.

    Propaganda posters were used to gain support for the war.

    Citizens of the Allied nations showed more patriotism than those of the Central Powers.

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