50 Questions on World War I

  1. What was the immediate cause of World War I?
    • Assassination
  2. Which countries made up the Triple Entente?
    • France, Russia, Britain
  3. Who were the Central Powers?
    • Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire
  4. What event marked the beginning of World War I?
    • Archduke’s assassination
  5. What was the key feature of trench warfare in WWI?
    • Stalemate
  6. Which battle is known for the first large-scale use of poison gas?
    • Ypres
  7. What is the significance of the Zimmerman Telegram in WWI?
    • U.S. entry
  8. Which ocean liner was famously sunk by a German U-boat in 1915?
    • Lusitania
  9. What was the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare?
    • Sink all ships
  10. Which weapon introduced in WWI changed the nature of warfare?
    • Machine gun
  11. What treaty ended World War I?
    • Treaty of Versailles
  12. What was the League of Nations?
    • Peace organization
  13. Which country had the highest number of casualties in WWI?
    • Russia
  14. Who were the Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference?
    • U.S., Britain, France, Italy
  15. Which country experienced a revolution in 1917 during WWI?
    • Russia
  16. What was the “War to End All Wars”?
    • WWI
  17. Which famous pilot was a flying ace in WWI?
    • Red Baron
  18. What new country emerged from the Austro-Hungarian Empire after WWI?
    • Austria
  19. What was the primary goal of Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points?
    • Peace and diplomacy
  20. What was the official date of the armistice that ended WWI?
    • November 11, 1918
  21. Which battle is known for the use of tanks for the first time in history?
    • Battle of Cambrai
  22. What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between Germany and Russia?
    • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  23. What was the nickname for American soldiers in WWI?
    • Doughboys
  24. Which country was blamed for starting WWI by the Treaty of Versailles?
    • Germany
  25. What was the primary motivation for imperialism and nationalism leading to WWI?
    • Rivalry
  26. What was the “Black Hand” in relation to WWI?
    • Secret society
  27. What event in 1917 helped shift the balance of power in favor of the Allies?
    • Russian Revolution
  28. Who was the leader of Germany during WWI?
    • Kaiser Wilhelm II
  29. What was the result of the Balkan Wars on the eve of WWI?
    • Balkan instability
  30. What was the purpose of the Schlieffen Plan?
    • Quick victory
  31. What is the other name for World War I?
    • The Great War
  32. What was the role of women during WWI?
    • War effort support
  33. Which country withdrew from the war due to a civil war in 1917?
    • Russia
  34. What was the primary role of propaganda during WWI?
    • Influence public opinion
  35. What were the “Lost Generation” writers in the aftermath of WWI?
    • Disillusioned authors
  36. What did the Treaty of Tordesillas do during WWI?
    • Redrew colonial boundaries
  37. What was the purpose of the Paris Peace Conference after WWI?
    • Settle peace terms
  38. Which country saw the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914?
    • Serbia
  39. What was the impact of the Treaty of Tordesillas on Germany?
    • Harsh penalties
  40. Who was the British nurse known for her work on the front lines of WWI?
    • Florence Nightingale
  41. What was the Lusitania’s connection to WWI?
    • Sinking catalyst
  42. What was the role of the War Guilt Clause in the Treaty of Versailles?
    • Blamed Germany
  43. What were the “Fourteen Points” proposed by Woodrow Wilson?
    • Peace Principles
  44. What was the role of the Ottoman Empire in WWI?
    • Central Powers member
  45. What battle is often associated with the term “No Man’s Land”?
    • Battle of the Somme
  46. What was the significance of the Battle of Jutland during WWI?
    • Naval battle
  47. What term describes the intense pride and loyalty to one’s nation before WWI?
    • Nationalism
  48. Which country remained neutral throughout WWI?
    • Switzerland
  49. What was the impact of the Russian Revolution on WWI?
    • Russian withdrawal
  50. What was the name of the treaty that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers after WWI?
    • Treaty of Berlin

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