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Trivia Quiz - World War I Basics


Some general questions about World War I.

Quiz Number: 152
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Quiz Categories: World War I
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: charles
Average Score: 65.9 percent
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World War I Basics
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1. Which of the following is NOT another name for World War I?
  A.   The Great War
  B.   The War of the Nations
  C.   First World War
  D.   The War of Wars

2. One contributing factor to the causes of WWI was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of what country?
  A.   Austria
  B.   Germany
  C.   Serbia
  D.   Turkey

3. WWI started in what year?
  A.   1912
  B.   1913
  C.   1914
  D.   1915

4. World War I saw several new types of warfare being introduced. Which of the following was not one of them?
  A.   chemical warfare
  B.   trench warfare
  C.   guerrilla warfare
  D.   air warfare

5. The United States entered World War I in 1917 with which president declaring war on Germany?
  A.   Warren Harding
  B.   William H. Taft
  C.   Woodrow Wilson
  D.   Calvin Coolidge

6. The United States top military commander in World War I was:
  A.   George C. Marshall
  B.   Frederick Funston
  C.   George S. Patton
  D.   John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing

7. Much of World War I consisted of opposing armies facing each other, fortified into the ground and barely moving for long periods of time. This warfare was called:
  A.   trench warfare
  B.   gulley warfare
  C.   ground warfare
  D.   ditch warfare

8. What liner was sunk in 1915, with United States citizens aboard, effecting the United States' entry into the war?
  A.   RMS Lusitania
  B.   Titanic
  C.   Andrea Doria
  D.   Stockholm

9. The 1919 conference that worked towards a peace treaty was called:
  A.   The Paris Peace Conference
  B.   League of Nations Conference
  C.   World Peace Conference
  D.   The London Peace Conference

10. On June 28, 1919, this treaty officially ended World War I:
  A.   Great War Treaty
  B.   Treaty of Trent
  C.   Treaty of Versailles
  D.   Treaty of Paris


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