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Historic Battles of World War One Quiz

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What battle fought in the North Sea was the largest naval engagement of World War One?
The Battle of Jutland
The Battle of Lowrens
The Battle of Macintosh Bay
The Battle of El Amiens

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During the Battle of Jutland, the forces of the United Kingdom primarily engaged the Germans to keep them from reaching what ocean?
The Indian Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
The Arctic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean

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What battle is considered to be the first engagement of the British Expeditionary Forces during World War One?
The Rodsdam Offensive
The Gallipoli Campaign
The Battle of Mons
The Battle of the Somme

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What is the collective name given to the first battles of World War One along the French and Belgian borders which forced the Allied forces to fall back to the Marne?
The Battle of the Frontiers
The Battle of Fog Flats
The Battles of the First Day
The Battle of the Fallen Lines

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The Battle of Ypres was an attempt to break the stalemate of trench warfare as both armies charged in what direction to try and flank their opponents?
West
East
South
North

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The Battle of Tannenberg was a crucial early battle of World War Two because it saw Germany effectively crush the 2nd Army of what other country?
France
Russia
Serbia
Italy

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The Battle of Tannenberg resulted in the suicide of what commanding officer of Russia's 2nd Army?
Yellen Ostanov
Oskar Hesekaiah
Alexander Samsonov
Levrey Andropov

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The ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign of the United Kingdom was the brainchild of what man who would become the leader of Britain throughout the Second World War?
Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Bernard Montgomery
Alan Shaw-Piers

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During the Gallipoli Campaign, the forces of the United Kingdom and their supporting allies were defeated by the armies of what other country?
Morocco
India
Egypt
The Ottoman Empire

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One of the deadliest battles in human history occurred during 1916 and resulted in over one-million casualties. What was the name of this battle?
The Battle of the Dire
The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Verdun

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What vicious battle in September 1914 saw the beginning of trench warfare?
The Battle of Passa Dolces
The First Battle of Bull Run
The First Battle of the Marne
The Battle of Bastogne

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The First Battle of the Marne was crucial for the Entente because it foiled what strategy which the Germans were following to try and capture Belgium and France?
The Schlieffen Plan
The Golden Plan
The Hindenburg Plan
The Krupke Plan

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The Battle of the Aisne early on into World War One takes its name from what geographical feature?
The Aisne Cliffs
The Aisne Mountain
The Aisne River
The Aisne Meadow

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The Battle of Caporetto was a major collapse for what country's forces as they were forced to hastily retreat across the Piave River?
France
Italy
Spain
Austria

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The Battle of Caporetto proved the effectiveness of what new type of German soldiers who were trained to infiltrate and clear out trenches at incredible personal risk?
Grenadiers
Diggers
Stormtroopers
Tank busters

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What battle of World War One saw the first deployment of army tanks?
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive
The Battle of Cumbal
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Aviens

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The Battle of the Yser was a critical victory for what country's armies who managed to maintain a portion of their homeland against Germany's invasion?
Belgium
Italy
Portugal
Algeria

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The Battle of the Yser made a hero out of what King of Belgium who led his troops into battle?
King Albert I
King Leopold IV
King Howard I
King Franklin II

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What 1915 World War One battle happened simultaneously with the Second Battle of Ypres and forced the German troops to abandon Ypres in order to reinforce their defensive lines?
The Second Battle of the Marne
The Second Battle of Artois
The Battle of Paris
The Battle of Owser

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The Battle of Vittorio-Veneto saw Italy's armed forces decisively end the military campaign of what Central Power?
Bulgaria
Germany
Austria-Hungary
The Ottoman Empire

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What 1917 battle that is often called the Third Battle of Ypres is known for the deep mud across its entire battlefield in Belgium?
The Battle of Brussels-Baden
The Battle of the Kollier
The Battle of Aldonnes-Vrais
The Battle of Passchendaele

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The Second Battle of Aisne caused what World War One military disturbance to unfold?
The Zimmerman Disclosure of 1914
The French Army Mutiny of 1917
The Final Push of Munich
The British Arms Revolution

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What battle in a German forest proved to be the deadliest engagement the American forces would suffer during World War One?
The Battle of the Tellier Range
The Gunsveldt Operation
The Black Forest Charge
The Argonne Offensive

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What was the name of the American army who fought World War One including at the Argonne Offensive?
The American Expeditionary Forces
The American Allied Army
The American Foreign Legion
The American Liberation Corps

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What World War One battle is widely considered to be the last major German offensive of the conflict's Western Front?
Historic Battles of World War One Quiz
The Battle of Faller's Ferry
The Battle of the Bulge
The Third Battle of the Yser
The Second Battle of the Marne

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The First Battle of Cambrai saw the Allies use tanks to try and strike at the supply lines of what infamous German defensive position?
The Hindenburg Line
The Fish Hook
The Maginot Line
The Berlin Wall

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Multiple Allied battles were fought to try and weaken the Hindenburg Line. What man was this defensive fortification named for?
Lowen Hinder Bergen
Paul von Hindenburg
Isaiah der Hindenburg
Hinder Burgess

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The Battle of Cambrai saw Canadian forces break through a German line using tanks at their forefront. In those days, the armed forces of Canada battled as a part of what other country's army?
Serbia
France
The United Kingdom
The United States of America

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The Battle of Amiens began what final military operation where the Allied Forces would put an end to Germany's military resistance?
The Reichstadt March
The Siege of Berlin
The Hundred Days Offensive
The Final Month

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What General of Germany's Infantry and de facto leader of the country's military dictatorship described the Battle of Amiens as "The black day of the German Army"?
Erich Ludendorff
Heinrich Himmler
Kleine Earhart
Simon Geldstadt

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