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World War 1 Quiz

"The war to end all wars" 15 Questions.

 
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1

What act was seen as the spark that triggered off WWI?

  • The German Navy overtook Britain's as the largest
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated
  • German newspapers ridiculed the British people

2

The Germans had a cunning plan to win a quick, decisive war in both the West and East. What was the plan called?

  • Schleiffen Plan
  • Heidelberg Plan B
  • Die Grossecunning Plan

3

Who was the German monarch who led his country into war?

  • Kaiser Otto V
  • Kaiser Ludwig III
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II

4

The Entente/Allied forces were lined up against the German Army and which others?

  • Russia/Sweden
  • Poland/Italy/Spain
  • Austia-Hungary/Ottoman Empire / Bulgaria

5

What was "no man's land"?

  • A special place for the ladies to socialise
  • The area of land between the frontline trenches
  • It was supposed to be "Normans Land", where the trenches were.

6

Which Belgian town became a focal point for both sides in the early years of the war?

  • Ypres
  • Frezenberg
  • St Julien

7

At around 5pm on 22nd April 1915, the Germans released what?

  • 2000 white doves
  • A pamphlet about the importance of "personal hygiene"
  • 168 tons of chlorine gas over a 4 mile front

8

On 1st July 1916, the British and French armies launched what battle?

  • The Battle of Saumer
  • The Battle of St Troiden Wood
  • The Battle of the Somme

9

The first day of the Somme offensive went down in history as.............

  • The most succesfull assault of the War
  • The bloodiest day in the history of the British Army
  • A huge anti-climax.

10

How many British soldiers died or were wounded at the Somme on that fateful first day of July 1916?

  • 11000 dead and 23000 wounded
  • 19000 dead and 38000 wounded
  • 21000 dead and 25000 wounded

11

The Battle of Jutland - 1916 - was what?

  • the first battle involving tanks
  • the largest sea battle of the War
  • the last time cavalry was used in battle.

12

1917 and the Entente make a substitution. Off comes tired and revolting Russia to be replaced by whom?

  • Luxembourg
  • Upper Silesia
  • the U.S.A.

13

By 1918 the combined British, French and US Armies pushed the Germans back. The end was inevitable and the Armistice was signed on what significant time and date?

  • Midday on June 21st 1918
  • 11AM on the 11th day of the 11th month 1918
  • 3PM on Boxing day, 1918

14

What did US Army Private Henry Gunther do just before 11AM on 11th November 1918?

  • Stood up in his trench at 10.59AM and duly became the last fatality of WW1
  • Wrote his classic poem, "This damn war, what was it for"
  • Put down his rifle and picked up his football.

15

What figure is placed on the total fatalities of World War 1?

  • Approx 7 million
  • Approx 11 million
  • Approx 27 million

 

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