World War I Quiz

Try to name these people, places and things from the first World War.
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Last updated: November 13, 2020
First submittedMay 17, 2013
Times taken60,445
Average score57.7%
Rating4.55
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Name for Germany and its allies
The Central Powers
Major allies of Germany
Austria-Hungary
Ottoman Empire
Bulgaria
Archduke whose assassination
started the conflict
Franz Ferdinand
City in which the above
took place
Sarajevo
What officially ended the War
against Germany
Treaty of Versailles
Deadly battles on
the Western Front in 1916
Battle of Verdun
Battle of the Somme
Proposal for Mexico to
invade the U.S.
Zimmermann Telegram
Yellow-brown chemical weapon
Mustard Gas
Area between the trenches
No Man's Land
Name for November 11, 1918
Armistice Day
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Answer
Pandemic that started in 1918
Spanish Flu
Widespread medical condition
caused by damp feet
Trench Foot
Prime Ministers of the U.K.
H. H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
Kaiser of Germany
Wilhelm II
Tsar of Russia
Nicholas II
President of the U.S.
Woodrow Wilson
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clemenceau
Another name for WWI
The Great War
Yet another name for WWI
The War to
End All Wars
Unofficial ceasefire in late 1914
Christmas Truce
German airships which
bombed the U.K.
Zeppelins
Turkish peninsula and site of a
bloody battle with ANZAC troops
Gallipoli
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Level 83
Jun 6, 2013
Kept putting in Clemenceau and wondering why the name didn't work. Realized it was president and not prime minister. Sometimes it helps to read the question. Great quiz!
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Level 83
Jul 19, 2013
I was also thinking of Clemenceau though I couldn't remember his name exactly, in spite of doing a research project on him in 9th grade. Still, got most of these right. The taunt on the front page was wrong!
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Level 83
Jul 16, 2016
Happy to report 3 years later I did much much better. Only missed trench foot for a score of 25/26.
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2016
and a few months later easily got them all. Hooray for learning.
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Level 59
Aug 7, 2016
Yes, the question about France should be about Clemenceau as PM because he was really the one in control of France during the later stages of the war. I have not made an extensive study of the presidency vs. the prime minister under the French 3rd Republic, or whether the presidency became more powerful under De Gaulle and the French 5th Republic, but I DO know that in WWI, it was the Tiger of France who was calling the shots when the last shots were fired.
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Level 80
Nov 11, 2016
President certainly became more powerful in the 5th republic, but I don't know how it worked in the 3rd.
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2016
They both show up on my World Leaders of the World Wars quiz.
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2018
Yep, i’d never heard of Poincare but just thought Clemenceau ran France during WW1
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Level ∞
Nov 13, 2020
This has been changed. I didn't realize that the Prime Minister was the most important official in France back then.
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Level 62
Nov 11, 2021
Not to pile on--okay, I'm piling on--but in all of the photos of the Allied leaders at Versailles it was Clemenceau, not Poincare, I the picture. See, e.g., https://www.loc.gov/item/2016646069/.
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Level 49
Jul 19, 2013
Safe to say I know a lot less about ww1 than ww2.
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Level 37
Jun 17, 2021
Everyone does.
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Level 70
Nov 11, 2021
I actually find WW1 more interesting personally. I'm not sure I know more about WW1 than WW2, but if I could be an expert on just one of them I'd choose WW1.
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Level 47
Jul 19, 2013
The only reason I got Verdun was a George Carlin skit.
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Level 54
Jul 19, 2013
How many of us came here because of the provocative remark on the front page, and got most of them right?
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2013
Me. 23.
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Level 62
Jan 27, 2017
Me too. Turns out I actually know quite a lot about WW1. :)
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Level 70
Nov 11, 2021
Same. Funny that Quizmaster hasn't changed the front page blurb in all these years even though there are a lot of quiztakers getting high scores :)
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Level 52
Jul 19, 2013
too easy
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Level 18
Jul 23, 2013
Whoo I need to brush up on this. Good thing WW1 is our Academic Decathlon topic.
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2013
Argghh!! This is, like, the second time I've tried to put "Armistace Day" in!!
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2016
Same!
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2020
yeah, i wrote armstice
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Level 77
Aug 30, 2014
Only scored 14, but this quiz was a good learning experience. Thanks.
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Level 77
Jan 25, 2017
Scored 17 this time. I'm a slow learner, but at least I didn't lose any ground.
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Level 47
Jan 15, 2016
What about Princip, the man who shot Franz Ferdinand. Or Franz Josef the emperor of the Austria-Hungary Empire.
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Level 47
Nov 11, 2016
:( typed Versaille instead of Versailles... oh well, good quiz
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Level 75
Nov 11, 2016
I wonder why there is no Serbia in this quiz?
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Level 44
Nov 11, 2016
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Level 75
Nov 11, 2016
Nego kako.
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Level 84
Nov 16, 2020
I am sad with the fact that this quizes are so western oriented. There was war on Balkans and Eastern front also. By the way, breakthrough of Balkan front was a seal to Allied victory in WW1.
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Level 58
Nov 11, 2021
Why no Italy? Why no Japan? Why no lots of other things to do with the war? It's a short quiz, you can't cover everything (although the quiz probably is too west-centric)
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Level 57
Nov 11, 2021
Because this isnt WWII

Also Italy and Japan weren't really relevant. If the Italians and Austrians fought twelve battles at the same location we can safely leave them out

source: https://www.jetpunk.com/interesting-facts/147 fact by me

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Level 43
Nov 11, 2021
Both Italy and Japan were combatants in the First World War, they didn't just fight in the Second. Both Italy and Japan felt snubbed by the Western Allies, despite being on the winning wide, and this led to a sense of resentment that fed into the political mix on the 1920s and 1930s in their respective countries. Both countries were part of the war, and one of them could easily have had a question about them as much as Serbia deserves.
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Level 24
Nov 11, 2021
Izgubili 27% stanovnistva a nas nema.
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Level 65
Aug 11, 2017
Could you loosen the spelling a bit for Zeppelin? I remembered it as "zepplin" and had to root around for it.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2019
Got them all with 2:51 remaining at 2:32:39 PM on February 2, 2019, with one pause of about fifteen to twenty seconds as I sat to try and remember France's president's name; it soon came back to me.
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Level 56
Sep 7, 2020
Kept writing Tripoli wondering why it wouldn't work ...smh
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2020
I hate how Western focuses this quiz is. Not many about the Eastern Front at all. Focus on Germany, France, UK and of course USA as always.
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2020
yeah, no mention of galicia or the eastern front at all.
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2020
man i would've gotten armistice if i had put the i in there.
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Level 56
Nov 11, 2021
Well the front page taunt wasn't exactly right, I do know quite a bit about WW1, but I definitely need to sharpen up. Only got 17.
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Level 59
Nov 11, 2021
agreed, would be good to review a bit
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Level 59
Nov 11, 2021
Did okay, got 16
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2021
I mixed up Ardennes and Verdun and wrote Ardun 🤦🏽‍♂️
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Level 77
Nov 11, 2021
Though I understand the audience aren't necessarily British/French, I feel like the leaders of both should be more well-known considering how those two countries (and their empires) were the main opponents to the Central Powers.
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2021
Thanks for featuring this on Armistice Day. We observed a minute's silence at work today, online (working at home because Covid).
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Level 53
Nov 11, 2021
William for Wilhelm?
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Level 24
Nov 11, 2021
I had to google how to spell versailles and remembrance
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Level 55
Nov 11, 2021
No ypres?