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1.
  Weapons used in Trench Warfare    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some of the usual and not so usual weapons used by the soldiers in the Great War.
Difficult, 10 Qns, beterave, Jul 10 10
Difficult
beterave
446 plays
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  Weapons of the Great War   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There were many innovations in weaponry during World War 1 but some of the weapons used were restyled old favourites. You might know more about them all than you think! Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, BettyBlue, Aug 30 17
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BettyBlue
Aug 30 17
8168 plays
3.
  The Great War: 25 Questions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Do you know your stuff, or are you just a con? Are you brave enough to attempt my quiz? Go for it!
Average, 25 Qns, bryenjarrett, Jul 24 18
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bryenjarrett
Jul 24 18
8935 plays
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  World War I: How and Why It Happened   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about how and why World War I started. It also includes questions about the different kinds of warfare and battles.
Average, 10 Qns, Disney101, Oct 10 12
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Disney101
7501 plays
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  The Battle of the Somme   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz deals with the Battle of the Somme in some detail, although anybody with a broader knowledge of the First World War should be able to approach it with some confidence.
Difficult, 25 Qns, Richie15, Dec 05 10
Difficult
Richie15
3337 plays
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  Questions on World War One   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World War One contained many devastating battles and many horrendous inventions. It also produced many heroes, poets, artists and legends. See how much you remember from history class.
Tough, 10 Qns, TemplarLLM, Sep 16 11
Tough
TemplarLLM
7406 plays
7.
  Average World War I Quiz - 15 Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Questions about "the war to end all wars."
Average, 15 Qns, angels2002, May 24 13
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angels2002
8206 plays
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  The Armenian Holocaust   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Using the screen provided by the First World War, the government of the Ottoman Empire embarked on genocide against its Armenian population in 1915. About 1.5 million Armenians were murdered.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 04 15
Average
bloomsby gold member
3599 plays
9.
  Causes of WWI   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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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.
Average, 10 Qns, teri50, Aug 02 12
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teri50
4704 plays
10.
  All Quiet on the Western Front . . .   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
. . . but that did not mean other parts of the world were quiet as well! How much do you know of the rest of WWI?
Tough, 15 Qns, ArleneRimmer, Sep 17 11
Tough
ArleneRimmer
2519 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of the ultra long range gun that was developed by the Germans and was used in WW1?

From Quiz "The Great War"




11.
  The Great War-WWI    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
WWI often seems forgotten as we are continually bombarded with information about WWII.
Average, 10 Qns, charlemagne, Jul 03 15
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charlemagne
9414 plays
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  World War One Acrostic   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My thanks to ensiform for the idea of an Acrostic quiz. The initial letters of the answers to questions 2 through 10 spell the answer to question 1. All questions relate to the First World War.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, May 23 22
Average
spanishliz editor
May 23 22
6005 plays
13.
  World War I (1914-18)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a very nice quiz on the mechanics of the war. I hope you like this quiz and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Corycool, Dec 02 13
Average
Corycool
7295 plays
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  The Great War (1914-1918)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the very first quiz I ever wrote, but it has been revised many times since. These are some tough questions about World War One. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Nov 06 23
Tough
LeoDaVinci editor
Nov 06 23
5345 plays
15.
  Events of World War I    
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 10 Qns
World War I (The Great War) was the first 20th century conflict which involved many nations of the globe. This quiz is about some of the incidents during the War.
Average, 10 Qns, DoveHouse, Jan 08 15
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DoveHouse gold member
776 plays
16.
  The Battle of Beersheba   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Please join me as I put the spotlight on the background, the course and the aftermath of a classic and crucial yet little-known battle of the Great War - the battle of Beersheba.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Nov 28 09
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gentlegiant17
770 plays
17.
  August 1914   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the first month of the "war to end all wars?" If you've ever read Barbara Tuchman's classic, "The Guns of August," you'll find this easy!
Tough, 10 Qns, BigMoStl, Dec 05 10
Tough
BigMoStl
1620 plays
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  World War I - Participants    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of the participants of the First World War.
Average, 15 Qns, JCWs, Feb 09 16
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JCWs
5190 plays
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  Giving Peace a Chance   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Great War went on for a lot longer than anybody originally expected, but there were several attempts made over the four years of the war to restore peace in Europe. This quiz is about some of those initiatives.
Tough, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Jul 10 19
Tough
guitargoddess gold member
Jul 10 19
1161 plays
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  World War I Dates   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about about famous dates in (or related to) World War I.
Average, 10 Qns, Kaye19, Apr 04 14
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Kaye19 gold member
884 plays
21.
  World War I Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I often feel this war goes unnoticed compared to World War II, so hopefully this can help teach people more about what happened during World War I.
Average, 10 Qns, Teej417, Dec 19 10
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Teej417
4306 plays
22.
  Outbreak!: The Origins of World War I   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World War One changed the face of Europe, but this war did not just "occur." The various financial, strategic, and political alliances between all parties involved came together in a war that was thought "eventual." What do you know about these causes?
Tough, 10 Qns, GWU_Boy, Aug 02 14
Tough
GWU_Boy
1533 plays
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  World War I   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It is a hundred years this year since the close of World War I, so I decided to mark the occasion with this quiz. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Aug 01 18
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Serenesh gold member
Aug 01 18
408 plays
24.
  World War Havoc    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz and I hope you enjoy and take something away from it!
Average, 10 Qns, choconette, Sep 10 11
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choconette
1784 plays
25.
  HERoes of WW1: Inspirational Women    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come learn a little more about some fascinating women who were key parts in the epic struggle in World War I. They are truly HERoes.
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Aug 05 22
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stephgm67 gold member
Aug 05 22
188 plays
26.
  A to J - General Quiz on WWI - #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
General quiz on an A to Z of World war one, you will have to answer the missing word. For example: What A consisted of: Britain, France, Russia and America. And the answer would be 'Allies'.
Average, 10 Qns, J349, Jun 07 12
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J349
608 plays
27.
  Unusual Facts from WWI    
Multiple Choice
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Here are some unusual and interesting facts to come out of WWI
Tough, 10 Qns, zambesi, Dec 28 15
Tough
zambesi
485 plays
28.
  The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anybody ready for a little brainteaser? If so, try this little quiz on the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand! A little piece of abstract history!
Average, 10 Qns, JQA1848, Sep 25 12
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JQA1848
3316 plays
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  Soldiers like Others ... 3   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The German soldier endured the same hardships that his adversaries endured. He certainly was no superman. He was simply a soldier like other soldiers on the Western Front.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Jun 07 18
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beterave
Jun 07 18
1604 plays
30.
  The History of World War I    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
In this quiz I've tried to focus on the entire history (important operations) of the Great War. Hope you thoroughly enjoy the quiz!
Very Difficult, 25 Qns, swashbuckler, Jan 26 10
Very Difficult
swashbuckler
2751 plays
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  World War I Trivia - Mainly American    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Researching material for a written article, produced "nuggets" of information not commonly known. Take the quiz and see if you do!
Average, 15 Qns, knowledgequest, Nov 13 18
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knowledgequest
Nov 13 18
326 plays
32.
  Royalty of The Great War   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You can't make any of this up! Here's a quiz about aristocrats who directly affected the War, and whom the War affected directly.
Tough, 10 Qns, SonnyLinks, Jul 02 11
Tough
SonnyLinks
724 plays
33.
  Tough World War I Trivia    
Multiple Choice
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General WWI trivia with some emphasis on the Western Front.
Tough, 10 Qns, JosephK, Aug 15 05
Tough
JosephK
3718 plays
34.
  WW1: Trench Life    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a great quiz about the First World War and life in the trenches. It doesn't matter if you are a genius on the subject or haven't got a clue. Just try it and above all have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, princesslia11, Mar 06 10
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princesslia11
978 plays
35.
  The War to End All Wars    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
As the name suggest, this a quiz on the First World War.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Rossell, Jul 18 11
Difficult
Rossell
2736 plays
36.
  World War 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more trivia facts relating to the Great War.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Groundskeeper-Willy, Feb 15 21
Very Difficult
Groundskeeper-Willy
Feb 15 21
5169 plays
37.
  Dark Cloud Over the World    
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WWI is one of my favorite history topics. Try your hand at this quiz and see how you do!
Average, 10 Qns, Dreessen, Aug 11 14
Average
Dreessen gold member
582 plays
38.
  10 Questions: World War One Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part 1 of quiz on World War One.
Tough, 10 Qns, deadmeat, Nov 29 10
Tough
deadmeat
3841 plays
39.
  WWI: A 20th Century Tragedy    
Multiple Choice
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"To man's blind indifference to his fellow man And a whole generation that was butchered and damned." Eric Bogle, from his famous anti-war song 'The Green Fields of France'.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Fiachra, Jun 03 03
Difficult
Fiachra
2251 plays
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  Gas!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Gas was introduced as a weapon on the Western Front. This quiz is about its use and effects.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Jan 02 11
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beterave
1121 plays
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  Key Players of World War I    
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This quiz details the countries involved in World War I, including their entry.
Tough, 10 Qns, redsoxfan325, Dec 31 11
Tough
redsoxfan325
1147 plays
42.
  Minor Powers of World War 1    
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The two sides in the Great war were the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey) and the Entente Powers (Britain, France, Russia and later the USA). But whose side were these smaller countries on, if any?
Tough, 10 Qns, brickie, Apr 09 06
Tough
brickie
1255 plays
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  Soldiers like other Soldiers    
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. The equipment and weapons of soldiers have not really changed that much. Not really. The Poilus of the French army were no exception.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Jul 19 15
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beterave
809 plays
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  Soldiers like other Soldiers ... 2    
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They were called Tommy Atkins or just plain Tommies. This quiz is about soldiers from Britain and its Commonwealth and Empire who served on the Western Front during WWI.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Jan 17 09
Average
beterave
1017 plays
45.
  Scuppering at Scapa   popular trivia quiz  
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In 1919 the German fleet was sunk at Scapa Flow by the Germans themselves. Test your knowledge of this incident.
Tough, 10 Qns, blakey, Jan 03 08
Tough
blakey
975 plays
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  Trench Life: WWI    
Multiple Choice
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What was it like living in the trenches during WWI? Here is a quiz about trench life.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Sep 25 22
Average
beterave
Sep 25 22
1159 plays
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  WWI Stuff    
Multiple Choice
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This is a quiz on World War I with something for everyone who knows a little bit about the subject.
Average, 10 Qns, Agnus, Nov 07 18
Average
Agnus
Nov 07 18
610 plays
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  Forgotten Soldiers ...The Austro-Hungarians    
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With so much emphasis placed on the Western Front, we sometimes overlook the fact that the Eastern Front was also a theatre of warfare. this quiz is about the Austro-Hungarian soldier.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Dec 11 08
Tough
beterave
556 plays
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  Battles of World War One    
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A few simple questions on some of the key battles of "The Great War".
Average, 10 Qns, andy4226uk, Nov 07 10
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andy4226uk
1464 plays
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  The Russian Soldier: 1914-17    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Russian soldier had more obstacles to overcome than any other soldier during the Great War. This quiz is about the Tsar's soldiers.
Difficult, 15 Qns, beterave, May 27 09
Difficult
beterave
751 plays
51.
  Naval Actions of World War I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World War I saw more naval actions than Jutland. Some are here. There are also some other questions about the naval war.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cidron, Jul 15 11
Tough
Cidron
423 plays
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  Weapons of World War I    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz on some of the weapons used in the first great war. Source: First World War.com and personal knowledge.
Tough, 15 Qns, LtGreene, Feb 01 23
Tough
LtGreene
Feb 01 23
1770 plays
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  Tanks of the Great War    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Great War (1914-1918) and its prolonged trench warfare lead to many interesting military developments. Among these was the invention of the combat tank.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rstrong1234, Sep 05 15
Tough
Rstrong1234
232 plays
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  The Poilu: 1914-18    
Multiple Choice
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The French soldier served with distinction on the Western Front despite enormous hardships. He was a soldier like other soldiers.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, May 25 09
Tough
beterave
512 plays
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  1914-1918    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixture of questions from various fronts in WWI.
Average, 10 Qns, Leopold III, Oct 16 17
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Leopold III
Oct 16 17
1963 plays
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  World War One Quiz for Experts    
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A miscellany of questions on the First World War.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rhapsitasm, Apr 13 20
Tough
Rhapsitasm
Apr 13 20
254 plays
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  The High Seas Fleet (1907-1918)    
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Throughout World War I, the British Navy was denied superiority of the Atlantic by the German warships of the High Seas Fleet. This quiz deals with leaders, battles, and ships of the Fleet before it ceased to exist in 1918.
Tough, 10 Qns, MastahCheef117, Jun 14 12
Tough
MastahCheef117
286 plays
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  The Great War Quiz Challenge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An exciting quiz that tests your knowledge on an array of fascinating WWI facts!
Difficult, 10 Qns, SonnyLinks, Jun 21 11
Difficult
SonnyLinks
734 plays
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  Military History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short quiz dealing mainly with the minutia of soldiering in the trenches.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Groundskeeper-Willy, Feb 14 02
Difficult
Groundskeeper-Willy
3154 plays
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  Test yourself! World War One Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my quiz on the First World War. I hope you learn something new.
Average, 10 Qns, kirstymd, Feb 20 10
Average
kirstymd
1434 plays
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  Tommy Atkins: 1914-18    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These lads were the best of their generation. They were soldiers on the Western Front.
Difficult, 10 Qns, beterave, May 30 09
Difficult
beterave
535 plays
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  Grenades!    
Multiple Choice
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Grenades came into their own during WWI. This quiz looks at some of the types used during the Great War.
Difficult, 10 Qns, beterave, Jan 26 09
Difficult
beterave
469 plays
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  British Mk V tank    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short quiz on one of the most revolutionary war vehicles ever created, the British Mk V tank. The tank was in service in Europe from 1916-1918.
Difficult, 10 Qns, DelGriffith, Jun 23 12
Difficult
DelGriffith
964 plays

World War I Trivia Questions

1. Which German military leader was nicknamed "The Last Hussar"?

From Quiz
World War One

Answer: August von Mackensen

August Mackensen, was a German field marshal. He commanded with extreme success during the First World War and introduced stormtrooper tactics that was used during the Kaiserschlacht (Spring Offensive, 21 March-18 July 1918) for the first major breakthrough on the Western Front.

2. This camp was built in Massachusetts to train soldiers for combat in World War I? Name it.

From Quiz World War I Trivia - Mainly American

Answer: Devens

Completed in only two months time, Devens was more than just a camp of pitched tents. In addition to barracks, dining halls, a post office, recreation centers, and a fire house, a fully functional hospital was on-site to support the men's medical needs.

3. The assassination of which person triggered the beginning of the First World War?

From Quiz World War I

Answer: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The Archduke was born third in the line of succession to the throne of the Austro Hungarian Empire. However, the Emperor's son Prince Rudolph took his own life in a suicide pact with his mistress, and soon afterwards Franz Ferdinand's own father died and this left him as the heir to the throne. However, it was not to be because Bosnian Serb Nationalists set up a plan to assassinate him. On the morning of June 28th 1914 he and his wife Sophie were on a visit to Sarajevo. A grenade was thrown into the car but it just rolled off, the couple continued and had a meal, but on the way back 18 year old Gavrilo Princip who had been with the Nationalist who threw the grenade shot them both point blank from a 1.5m distance.

4. At the beginning of the war, the British tanks were grouped into what type of category?

From Quiz Unusual Facts from WWI

Answer: genders

They were grouped as "genders" and this was determined on the armament they carried. The male tanks had Naval 6 pounder cannons attached and the female tanks normally carried two machine guns.

5. What battle delayed the German advance long enough to throw the tight timetable of the Schlieffen Plan for conquering France out significantly?

From Quiz Dark Cloud Over the World

Answer: Li├Ęge

The Belgians held up the German advance with their ring of forts and slowed them down just long enough for the Allies to eventually stop them at the Marne. The German plan was based on several assumptions which turned out to be false. One of the most important of these was the belief that there would be little resistance from Belgium.

6. This warship was the first "dreadnought"-class warship in the German fleet and the response to HMS Dreadnought herself. At Jutland, she rammed a British destroyer in the night action, which heavily damaged both ships.

From Quiz The High Seas Fleet (1907-1918)

Answer: SMS Nassau

Nassau was quickly made obsolete upon the creation of the superdreadnought several years after her conception. Following the war, she was given to Japan as a gift. The Japanese, finding no use in an outdated dreadnought, sold her to British scrappers.

7. What A____ was signed in November 1918 and signalled the end of the war?

From Quiz A to J - General Quiz on WWI - #1

Answer: Armistice

The Armistice came into effect at 11 o'clock on the 11th day and 11th month of the year - November. The Germans who negotiated the armistice were politicians, and the most senior army officer was a major-general. None of the senior of commanders negotiated directly or publicly and this set the stage for the 'stab-in-the-back' legend, despite the fact that Hindenburg was issuing order by phone to the German team.

8. Europe had been in a state of tension and unrest for several years prior to the commencement of WWI, but which event sparked hostilities?

From Quiz Events of World War I

Answer: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo

In actual fact, all of the above events were causes leading up to the outbreak of WWI, but it was the actual shooting of Franz Ferdinand (heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne) and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, by Gavrilo Princip, who was part of a group believing that Serbia had a right to annexe other Balkan states on the grounds of ethnicity. Serbia had become larger after the Balkan Wars and was still looking to increase its lands, at the expense of Bulgaria and the Turkish Empire.

9. The dire consequences of the Great War forced this monarch to abdicate in 1918 and live in exile in the Netherlands.

From Quiz Royalty of The Great War

Answer: Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany

As millions of German casualties piled up on the war fronts, the British blockade caused hundreds of thousands of starvation deaths at home. Ideas of pacifism and revolution swept through the civilian population and the military. The Kaiser was forced to abdicate after his army refused to defend him any longer, and Germany became a democracy for a time.

10. Where was the highest concentration of German sunken warship tonnage from WWI?

From Quiz Naval Actions of World War I

Answer: Scapa Flow

Rather than hand over the fleet to the British, the Germans scuttled their remaining ships in Scapa Flow - a decision that was immensely popular with the German public.

11. Along with The Black Hand society, assassin Gavrilo Princip belonged to this pro-Serb organization:

From Quiz The Great War

Answer: Young Bosnia

Young Bosnia was the Bosnian version of 'National Defense', a precursor to the more aggressive Black Hand society.

12. While in the trenches, what did the word 'rest' really mean?

From Quiz Trench Life: WWI

Answer: a work detail

Soldiers who were at rest were not on sentry duty. There was always something that needed doing. That included filling sand bags, repairing the trench, or digging a shelter. Men at rest were on a work detail.

13. During WWI, what was a 'minenwerfer'?

From Quiz Weapons used in Trench Warfare

Answer: a mortar

Minenwerfer were short range mortars used by the Germans in order to clear targets that heavy artillery could not hit accurately.

14. On average, how long were soldiers supposed to spend in front line trenches?

From Quiz WW1: Trench Life

Answer: 4 days

Soldiers were supposed to spend four days in front line trenches, four days in support trenches, eight days in reserve trenches and two weeks resting.

15. How many armies did Germany have on the Western Front in August 1914?

From Quiz August 1914

Answer: 7

Germany based seven armies on the border with France and Belgium, totalling 1,360,000 men. The First Army, under General von Kluck, would have to march the hardest and longest of all the armies once the war began.

16. Consider the following statements on the Middle Eastern front in 1917. Which one is FALSE?

From Quiz The Battle of Beersheba

Answer: Turkish forces capture the Suez Canal (April)

The stalemate on the Western front moved Allied forces to re-shape its strategies on other fronts. Thus, 1917 saw a turning point on the Middle Eastern front. The fall of Baghdad was a major blow to the Turks who together with the Germans established a new force, the Yildirim ('Lightning' in Turkish) Army commanded by Erich von Falkenhayn ("the Blood-Miller of Verdun"), whose purpose was to re-capture Baghdad and stabilize the region. But, they had double trouble to deal with. Losses caused by the Arab Revolt led by Lawrence of Arabia, and even more importantly the shift of the Palestine front from Allied defence to Allied attack (two Turkish offensives on the Suez Canal in 1915-1916 failed miserably). Allied forces, possibly inspired by Lord Kitchener's saying "Are you defending the Canal or is the Canal defending you?", changed their strategy and started to apply offensive pressure on Turkish strongholds north of the Canal.

17. When they were available, what was the standard rifle used by the Russian soldier in WWI?

From Quiz The Russian Soldier: 1914-17

Answer: the Mosin-Nagant

The Tsar's soldiers used the 1891 Mosin-Nagant rifle. The five shot, bolt action 7.62X54mm Mosin was a sturdy weapon that saw service beyond the Second World War.

18. While not engaged with the Germans, what was the biggest problem the BEF faced in Flanders?

From Quiz Tommy Atkins: 1914-18

Answer: flooding

Without doubt, flooding was the biggest problem. You could not dig more than three feet in some places without striking water. This made life in the trenches miserable.

19. Why was there great reluctance to use the Foreign Legion troops in France in 1914?

From Quiz The Poilu: 1914-18

Answer: it contained too many Germans

The Legion Etrangere contained a large number of German nationals. This was a cause for concern when France went to war with Germany. This problem was solved by posting the Germans to Syria and various outposts in North Africa. Nonetheless, many still insisted their allegiance was to the Legion and still saw service on the Western Front.

20. What rifle was the Austro-Hungarian soldier armed with at the beginning of the war?

From Quiz Forgotten Soldiers ...The Austro-Hungarians

Answer: the Maennlicher rifle

The Austro-Hungarian soldier was armed with the M95 8mm Maennlicher rifle. It was was a straight pull bolt action rifle and was a reliable and durable weapon.

21. Grenades are dangerous weapons. So much so, that handling them was considered a specialism in the British army in World War I. The British soldier who handled them was given a specific designation. What was it?

From Quiz Grenades!

Answer: bomber

The soldier who carried the grenades, primed them and armed them was called a bomber. He wore a specialist patch that he earned after attending a course on grenades.

22. The German army first employed gas at Second Ypres. What kind of gas was used?

From Quiz Gas!

Answer: chlorine gas

The German army used chlorine gas at Second Ypres. The first to feel the effects of the weapon were the 45th Algerian Infantry Division who fled and left a huge gap in the line. However, the Germans failed to fully take advantage of this opportunity.

23. Every German soldier carried this booklet regardless of his rank or military specialism. What was this small booklet called?

From Quiz Soldiers like Others ... 3

Answer: his pay book

His pay book was his most valuable document in his possession. It identified him by name, service number, date of birth and regiment. Most importantly,it had to be presented upon demand to rear echelon security. Your pay book was valid ID. The soldier also needed it in order to be paid.

24. What was the standard rifle used by Tommy Atkins?

From Quiz Soldiers like other Soldiers ... 2

Answer: the Lee Enfield rifle

Tommy Atkins used the SMLE rifle, better known as the Short Magazine Lee Enfield. The .303 10 shot Lee Enfield saw service beyond WWII. It was an extremely durable and reliable rifle.

25. In the beginning of the Great War, the Poilu was armed with the rifle he lovingly called l'Belle. It was better known as the what?

From Quiz Soldiers like other Soldiers

Answer: Lebel rifle

The French infantryman used the 8mm Lebel rifle. When first produced in 1886, it was considered one of the finest infantry weapons available. However,it was unsuitable for trench warfare because reloading was too slow.

26. There were two alliances created before the outbreak of war. The Triple Alliance was an alliance between which three nations?

From Quiz Key Players of World War I

Answer: Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Italy

Upon the outbreak of war Italy remained neutral, despite its alliance, and in 1915 joined the war against the Central Powers.

27. A - Arms race on land and sea. What was the name of the battleship the British built 1905-06, which the Germans subsequently copied?

From Quiz Causes of WWI

Answer: HMS Dreadnought

The arms naval race was principally between Britain and Germany. The land race, however, was between all the key European powers: Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and the Ottoman Empire. Each power wanted to have the biggest and most skilled army.

28. Which weapon, first used in the 17th century, was still in use in World War 1?

From Quiz Weapons of the Great War

Answer: bayonet

Originally developed in Bayonne in France in the early 17th century, the bayonet was used throughout the Great War by all sides. It was issued in World War 2 and continues to be used.

29. In which region of France is the Somme battlefield located?

From Quiz The Battle of the Somme

Answer: Picardy

Though Flanders is perhaps a more evocative name when recalling the trench warfare of the Great War, the river Somme flows through the heart of Picardy, between Flanders and Paris. The surprisingly compact battlefield is in the north of the region and consists of a gently rolling upland plain used mainly for agricultural purposes.

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