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World War I Quiz

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When studying causes of World War I, the one that most historians point to as the primary cause was the assassination in Sarajevo of what key political figure during a parade in 1914?
Lord Alfred Cumberland
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Minister Rachtan Porres
King Victor III

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What was the name of the anarchist terrorist organization that was responsible for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?
The Blazing Path
The Crimson Tide
The Silver Wind
The Black Hand

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Which of the following events in Russia was directly caused by the dreadful conditions brought on by the First World War?
The Election of Bretsk Leiret
The Civil Ends Comission
The Communist Revolution
The movement to make Nicholas II Tsar of Russia

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In America, World War One was the spark of much social and political change. For example, this war was the very first one that would be fought with which of the following acts of Congress in effect?
The Alien Act
The Selective Services Act
The Granted Citizenship Act
The Conscientious Objector Act

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Because of the brutal conditions this war imposed throughout most of Europe, many soldiers had to learn to live moderately. That being said, what was the daily ration of tea for British soldiers?
6 Pints
1 Gallon
3 Pints
5 Quarts

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Despite the fact that they weren't even legally granted American citizenship yet, about how many Native Americans served in the United States military during World War One?
5000
8,000
13,000
21,000

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The comically over-sized artillery gun known as Big Bertha that was used by the Germans in the First World War weighed approximately which of the following weights?
100 Tons
73 Tons
53 Tons
48 Tons

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Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, George V, King of England, and Wilhelm II, Kaiser of Germany were all of what relation to each other?
Brothers
Brothers-In-Law
First cousins
Second cousins

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For about how long was the United States fully involved in the war before it ended?
5 Months
18 Months
7 Months
13 Months

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Often considered the first battle of World War One, what is the name of the conflict between the Germans and the British and French throughout Belgium and France that would see the halting of the German Army and the beginning of trench warfare in 1914?
The 1st Battle of the Marne
The Battle of Verdun
The Battle of Ypres
The Battle of the Somme

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Encouraged by the madness of war, the Ottoman Empire genocidally murdered one and a half million people of what ethnic group at this time?
Albanians
Armenians
Russians
Jews

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At the close of the war, most of the blame was put onto Germany as the primary aggressors against the victors. Having said that, the heavy reparations that Germany had to pay equaled about how much gold?
23,000 Tons
34,000 Tons
71,000 Tons
96,000 Tons

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What future world leader made a public statement saying that, while he fought in World War 1, an enemy soldier could've easily shot him dead but didn't out of pity?
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Adolf Hitler
Winston Churchill
Joseph Stalin
Harry Truman

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Due to unsanitary doctoring processes and unsafe drinking water, what dreadful disease accounted for one third of the total deaths of soldiers during World War One?
Smallpox
Influenza
Cholera
Diphtheria

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What was the first European nation to implement Daylight Savings Time because they wanted to conserve power during the war?
Bulgaria
The United Kingdom
Germany
The Untied States of America

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The main German war stratagem was based off of a plan made years and years prior because of how much faith the Germans had that this war would someday happen. What man was this plan of attack named after?
Wilhelm II
Otto von Bismarck
Alfred von Schleiffen
Maxwell Rautskaff

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As the war was just getting started, what nation abandoned its previous alliance with Germany to join France, England, and Russia?
U.S.A.
Serbia
Norway
Italy

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On one Christmas Eve night, soldiers from both sides of the front lines threw aside their weapons and had a party as peaceful comrades under a truce. In what year of WWI did this Christmas Truce occur?
1914
1915
1916
1918

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Once the two clear factions formed and the sides of the war were drawn, what were the names of the two combating teams of nations?
The Allied Forces and the Axis Forces
The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente
The Grand Eastern Alliance and the Grand Western Alliance
The Marcien Alliance and the Faust Alliance

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The infamous Zimmerman Telegram was one of the primary reasons why Americans felt that they should enter this previously European war. The telegraph was received and given to the United States by what country, who was urged in the telegram to attack America?
Japan
Brazil
Mexico
Canada

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Because of anti-German sentiment in the United States home front, the hamburger sandwich was given what new name briefly in the U.S. until the war was over?
Freedom burger
Uncle Sam sandwich
American burger
Liberty sandwich

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The King and Queen of what nation actually joined the military during WWI with the King leading the army personally and the Queen working as a nurse?
Serbia
Germany
Belgium
Bulgaria

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What Nobel Prize recipient tried to donate their medal in order to aid their country's economy during the war, but was told to just keep it?
Marie Curie
Nils Gustaf Dalen
Victor Grignard
Paul Sabatier

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The last British soldier to have died in the First World War was buried out of respect near which of the following figures?
The prime Minister of England at the time of the war
The King of England at the time of the war
The English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, who was the soldier's favorite writer
The first British soldier to die in the war

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Germany's most decorated soldier and most famous pilot of the time, what was the true name of the Red Baron?
Klavier Hauser
Manfred von Richthofen
Klauss Reinhard
Richter Kleinhaut

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The First World War also saw the first major use of which of the following warfare strategies?
Guerrilla warfare
Civilian disregarding
Full naval combat
Trench warfare

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Tanks were one of the most radically powerful new weapons that first received time to shine in WWI. What was the reason that these monstrous metal machines received the odd title of "Tank"?
They were named after the man who invented them, Lucas Tanker
They were originally built to be disguised as water tanks
They were made using parts from chemical tanks
"Tank" is an abbreviation of the Russian word for "Moving Cannon"

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Speaking of destructive implements of war, the flamethrower scorched through enemy lines in a way that would have seemed like sorcery in a different age. What country was the first to issue flamethrowers for use in their military?
The U.K.
Germany
France
The U.S.A.

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More than one million of the casualties in World War One were amassed in a single battle. What battle was it where over one million men were killed or wounded?
The Battle of the Somme
The Battle of Verdun
The First Battle of the Marne
The Second Battle of the Marne

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After years of grueling and desperate combat, World War One would come to an end after Germany finally surrendered. What was the name of the treaty that ended the conflict?
Treaty of Greenville
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Verdun
Treaty of Versailles

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The Armistice to end the war was officially enacted on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of what year?
1916
1917
1918
1919

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Tanks that were issued in the First World War actually had a peculiar naming system. The model would be given a man's name if it were equipped with a canon, but what would it need to be equipped with in order to be given a woman's name?
A flame thrower
A machine gun
A grenade launcher
A canister gun

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By the war's close, around how many total soldiers from both sides had perished in the line of duty?
9 Million
12 Million
14 Million
17 Million

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The results of the war, having favored the Triple Entente over the Triple Alliance, left Germany as a nation quite defeated. With WWI ending, what German empire also came to an end?
The 1st Reich
The 2nd Reich
The 3rd Reich
The Weimar Republic

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