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How Well Do You Know World War One?

Time for a history test.

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  1. 1. Which heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated in Sarajevo?

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    Franz Joseph
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    Franz Ferdinand
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    Maximilian
  2. 2. In which month of 1914 did the fighting on the western front begin?

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    June
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    July
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    August
  3. 3. Who was the Kaiser of Germany in 1914-18?

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    Wilhelm I
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    Wilhelm II
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    Friedrich Wilhelm II
  4. 4. Which of these countries was NOT a member of the Triple Entente in 1914?

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    France
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    France
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    Russia
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    Russia
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    Italy
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    Italy
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  5. 5. Which Belgian city was brutally sacked by German forces in August 1914?

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    Brussels
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    Louvain
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    Antwerp
  6. 6. Which English city was bombarded by the German navy in December 1914?

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    Scarborough
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    Southampton
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    Portsmouth
  7. 7. Which weapon was first used by the Germans at Ypres in 1915?

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    Poison gas
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    Tanks
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    Machine guns
  8. 8. Which German flying ace, credited with 80 aerial victories, became known as the ‘Red Baron’?

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    Hermann Goering
    Hermann Goering
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    Manfred Von Richtofen
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    Manfred Von Richtofen
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    Oswald Boelcke
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    Oswald Boelcke
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  9. 9. Which future Turkish leader made his name in the defence of Gallipoli in 1915?

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    Ali Bayar
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    Ismet Ataturk
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    Mustafa Kemal
  10. 10. Which 1916 battle saw almost 1 million casualties, split evenly between France and Germany?

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    Loos
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    Amiens
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    Verdun
  11. 11. Which 1916 naval battle saw the German and British fleets clash for the only time in WW1?

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    Dogger Bank
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    Copenhagen
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    Jutland
  12. 12. How many British casualties were there on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916?

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    60,000
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    100,000
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    160,000
  13. 13. Which British general was featured on the famous poster bearing the words “Your country needs you”?

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    Haig
    Haig
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    Rawlinson
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    Rawlinson
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    Kitchener
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    Kitchener
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  14. 14. Lloyd-George became the British Prime Minister in 1916; who was his predecessor?

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    Asquith
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    Baldwin
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    Balfour
  15. 15. Which famous telegram, intercepted by British intelligence, revealed a German attempt to incite a Mexican invasion of the USA?

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    Hindenburg telegram
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    Novikov telegram
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    Zimmerman telegram
  16. 16. Which of these future American Presidents served in the trenches in WW1?

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    Franklin Roosevelt
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    Franklin Roosevelt
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    Harry Truman
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    Harry Truman
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    Dwight Eisenhower
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    Dwight Eisenhower
  17. 17. Which of these future British Prime Ministers did NOT serve in the trenches in WW1?

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    Winston Churchill
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    Anthony Eden
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    Harold Wilson
  18. 18. Which item were British school children encouraged to collect, to help make explosives during WW1?

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    Unused fireworks
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    Unwanted vinyl
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    Horse chestnut conkers
  19. 19. In which 1917 battle were the Italians soundly defeated by Austria-Hungary?

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    Veneto
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    Treviso
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    Caporetto
  20. 20. Which city did British forces take from Ottoman Turkey in December 1917?

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    Mecca
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    Istanbul
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    Jerusalem
  21. 21. Which people suffered a genocide at the hands of the Turkish government during WW1, in which around 1 million civilians died in the process of forced deportation?

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    Jews
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    Armenians
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    Azeris
  22. 22. Which Russian leader was overthrown in November 1917?

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    Nicholas II
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    Nicholas II
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    Lenin
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    Lenin
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    Kerensky
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    Kerensky
  23. 23. Which harsh treaty did Germany impose upon Russia in 1918?

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    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
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    Treaty of Konigsberg
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    Treaty of Warsaw
  24. 24. What was Germany’s last ‘big push’ on the Western Front in 1918?

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    Hindenburg Offensive
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    Ludendorff Offensive
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    Falkenhayn Offensive
  25. 25. Which 1918 battle marked the beginning of the successful ‘One Hundred Days’ that took the western allies all the way to the borders of Germany?

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    Battle of Amiens
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    Battle of Passchendaele
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    Battle of Cambrai
  26. 26. On which precise day of 1918, fateful in German history, did the Kaiser abdicate?

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    9th November
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    11th November
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    13th November
  27. 27. Where was the armistice agreement signed on 11th November 1918?

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    Versailles
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    Reims
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    Compiegne
  28. 28. What is the most widely accepted estimate of the total military dead in WW1?

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    5 million
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    10 million
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    25 million
  29. 29. Which US President attended the Versailles peace conference?

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    Warren Harding
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    Warren Harding
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    Teddy Roosevelt
    Teddy Roosevelt
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    Woodrow Wilson
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    Woodrow Wilson
  30. 30. In which year was an unknown soldier buried with full military honours inside Westminster Abbey?

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    1919
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    1920
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    1921
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This post has been updated to clarify the mass killings described in question 21.

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