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Causes of WWI

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Causes of WWI game quiz
"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  



1. A - Arms race on land and sea.

What was the name of the battleship the British built 1905-06, which the Germans subsequently copied?
    HMS Britannia
    HMS Fearnought
    HMS Dreadnought
    HMS Revenge


2. B - A few Balkan wars.

Which Balkan country gained the most land from the wars fought in 1912 and 1913?
    Greece
    Bulgaria
    Serbia
    Bosnia


3. 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


4. D - Defence alliances.

With which country were France and Britain in the Triple Entente?
    Russia
    The Netherlands
    Portugal
    Italy


5. E - Eagle on Bill's head.

Through which British monarch were many of the European royal families in the early twentieth century connected?
    Queen Victoria
    King William IV
    King Edward VII
    King George IV


6. 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


7. 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


8. 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


9. 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


10. 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
    The Entente


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Compiled Aug 02 12