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World War I (1914–1919)

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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 of Belgium?

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?

11. What 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

14. Which is generally not true of sea warfare during World War I?

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 lost power?

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?

48. Austria-Hungary made its armistice

49. Which is true of Kaiser Wilhelm II?

50. The formal peace treaty with Germany

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