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Causes of WWI
World War I
"Throughout my two years of GCSE History, our teacher taught me a short ABC (it only goes to G) poem of the causes of the First World War. This quiz is based on it."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A - Arms race on land and sea.
What was the name of the battleship the British built 1905-06, which the Germans subsequently copied?
B - A few Balkan wars.
Which Balkan country gained the most land from the wars fought in 1912 and 1913?
C - To keep hold of empires.
Why did Germany and Italy only have small empires at the turn of the century?
They kept on losing colonies in various wars
They had only just achieved unification
They weren't interested in overseas colonies
Their colonies were achieving independence one by one
D - Defence alliances.
With which country were France and Britain in the Triple Entente?
E - Eagle on Bill's head.
Through which British monarch were many of the European royal families in the early twentieth century connected?
King William IV
King Edward VII
King George IV
F - Schlieffen Plan.
Which of the following is NOT a reason for Germany's Schlieffen Plan failing in 1914?
Austria-Hungary didn't supply enough manpower
Belgium put up a fight
Slow movement of supplies
Russia mobilised more quickly than expected
G - Gavrilo and Black Hand.
What did Gavrilo Princip do in Sarajevo in 1914?
Visited the city on state business as heir to the Austrian throne
Attempted a coup to take over the Bosnian government
Assassinated the heir to the Austrian throne
Attempted to assassinate the heir to the Austrian throne
And that will lead us right to war.
Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 because Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. Britain had previously promised to safeguard Belgium's neutrality. Which treaty was she upholding?
1839 Treaty of London
1814 First Anglo-Dutch Treaty
1827 Treaty of London
1824 Second Anglo-Dutch Treaty
Which of the following is NOT commonly seen as a reason for the American entry into the First World War in 1917?
The sinking of HMS Lusitania in 1915
The huge British losses in the Battle of the Somme in 1916
The Zimmermann Telegram from Germany to Mexico
Germany's resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare
On which side did Italy fight in World War I?
The Central Powers
First on the side of Germany, but switched sides
Neither: it was neutral
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Compiled Aug 02 12