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1. Which country
made the first declaration of war?
2. In what city was
Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated?
3. At the beginning
of World War I, Bosnia-Herzegovina was part of
4. To which other
prominent leader was Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany related?
5. Germany’s attack
upon which country directly provoked Britain to go to war?
6. Germany’s plan
for fighting France and Russia was called
7. What key fortress
was the scene of the heaviest fighting during the German invasion
8. Which Russian
general lost the Battle of the Masurian Lakes?
9. Which early battle
marked the first major German defeat?
10. Which best describes
Austria-Hungary’s progress early in the war?
event prompted the Ottoman Empire to enter the war?
12. The commander
of the German East Asia Squadron was
13. The Battle of
the Falkland Islands resulted in
is generally not true of sea warfare during World
15. Why did Britain
need control of the Dardanelles?
16. Which was a political
result of Britain’s invasion of Gallipoli?
17. What was the
initial purpose of Britain’s invasion of Mesopotamia?
18. Which best describes
the outcome of Townshend’s campaign in Mesopotamia?
19. How is the western
front in World War I best characterized?
20. Italy’s action
in the war was primarily against
21. A war of attrition
is defined as
22. Which battle
lasted for ten months, the longest of the war?
23. Which country
joined the war on the side of the Allied Powers in 1916?
24. What major change
in German policy contributed to the United States entering the war?
25. The Zimmermann
telegram urged which country to attack the United States?
26. What country
first intercepted the Zimmermann telegram?
27. What was the
name of the first U.S. civilian ship to be sunk by a German submarine?
28. On what date
did the United States declare war on Germany?
29. Who was the commander
of U.S. forces in Europe?
30. Following the
declaration of war, U.S. forces
31. What did Germany
do in 1917 to
hasten Russia’s exit from the war?
32. Which of the
following best describes Lenin’s role in the February Revolution?
33. Who ordered the
Russian offensive on July 1, 1917?
34. What was Lenin’s
first decree after the Bolshevik Revolution?
35. Which best describes
the outcome of Russia’s peace negotiations?
36. How did Russia’s
withdrawal affect the Allied forces?
37. In 1918,
the city of Paris suffered repeated attacks from German
38. After declaring
war, the United States was
39. Which of the
following was a point of contention between the United States and
the French and British?
40. What pandemic
disease threatened soldiers and civilians on all sides during the
late stages of the war?
41. Which battle
was the first major victory for American troops?
42. What country
was the first of the Central Powers to surrender?
43. Who assumed power
in Germany and led negotiations with the Allies after Wilhelm II
44. Over which border
region did fighting break out between Poland and Ukraine at the
end of the war?
45. Which new country
was created as a “south Slavic state”?
46. What immediate
condition was required of the Ottoman Empire in order to make peace?
47. Where was the
initial armistice with Germany negotiated?
made its armistice
49. Which is true
of Kaiser Wilhelm II?
50. The formal peace
treaty with Germany
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