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WW I Events and Figures

written by: finci
 
Test your knowledge on the first great conflict of the 20th century. These events and persons changed the course of history.

Question 1:


Which of these triggered World War I in 1914?
The assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo
The competition between two or more countries for military supremacy
Delays and misunderstandings in diplomatic communications
Fervent and uncompromising nationalism

Question 2:


Following the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, which army opened the Western Front by invading Belgium and Luxembourg?
Canadian army
French army
British army
German army

Question 3:


What was the name of the decisive conflict between the Russian Empire and the German Reich which opened the Eastern front on August 1914?
Battle of Tannenberg
Battle of the Vistula River
Battle of Grunwald
Battle of Lemberg

Question 4:


During World War I, Ottoman Empire joined Germany and Austria-Hungary on 20 May 1882 to form the Triple Alliance.
False
True

Question 5:


What is the other name of the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915, which resulted in a major victory of the Ottoman Empire against combined British and French forces?
Battle of Sarikamis.
Battle of Sari Bair
Battle of Megiddo
Battle of Gallipoli

Question 6:


Name the politician who served as President of United States during WW I.


Question 7:

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Which British campaign of World War I ended as a failure in 1917, despite the first successful use of tanks?
Battle of Le Cateau
Battle of Charleroi
Battle of Mons
Battle of Cambrai


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Question 8:

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Name the British commander-in-chief, who led his army to a major defeat, during the 1916 battle of Somme.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 9:

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In WW I, French Commanders Philippe Pétain and Robert Nivelle led their country through a decisive victory over German forces, in which battle?
Battle of Verdun
Battle of Mons
Siege of Liège
Battle of Ypres


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Question 10:


Austria was the first country to sign an armistice in 1918 which led to the end of the World War I .
False
True

 


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