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Weapons of World War I

written by: finci
 
World War I was a clash of 20th century technology with 19th century tactics. Many new weapons were introduced and deployed for the first time. Find out if you are familiar with them.

Question 1:


The French were first to use chemical weapons, during the World War I.
True
False

Question 2:


Which submarine was used by the Germans on May 7,1915, during the attack on one of the most impressive luxury ships ever built, the ocean liner RMS Lusitania?
U - 15
U - 88
U - 20
U - 21

Question 3:

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This machine gun was the standard issue machine gun for the British Army in World War One.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 4:


The main use of this air craft was in reconnaissance over the North Sea and the Baltic during World War I.
Zeppelins
Strategic bombers
Spy balloons
Fighter planes

Question 5:

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Name the first tank, used in World War I to break the domination of trenches and machine guns over the battlefields of the Western Front.
Renault FT-17
Mark I
A7V
Schneider CA1


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Question 6:


This chemical weapon was first used during World War I in the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22, 1915, when the Germans attacked French, Canadian and Algerian troops.
Tear gas
Phosgene
Mustard gas
Chlorine

Question 7:

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This British World War I single-seat fighter aircraft was famous for its manoeuvrability and aerial superiority.
Albatros
Fokker Dr.I
Sopwith Camel 2F1
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5


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Question 8:


The first effective depth charge, developed in 1916, was a 300-pound (140 kg) barrel-like casing, containing high explosive.
True
False

Question 9:


This type of fencing wire, constructed with sharp edges or points, arranged at intervals along the strand, was a major feature of trench warfare of the Western Front during World War I .  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:

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What automobile brand became the first armored fighting vehicle during World War I?
Ford
Winton
Cadillac
Rolls-Royce


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