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World War 1 Quiz Part 1

Test your World War One knowledge. Find out how much you know about the start of the war and the way it was fought.
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Last updated: April 28, 2023
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1. Which country made the first declaration of war?
Germany
Serbia
Russia
Austria-Hungary
2. In what city was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated?
Zagreb
Sarajevo
Belgrade
Vienna
3. At the beginning of World War I, Bosnia-Herzegovina was part of?
Austria-Hungary
Yugoslavia
Serbia
Croatia
4. To which other prominent leader was Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany related?
Woodrow Wilson of the United States
Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary
Nicholas II of Russia
Winston Churchill of Britain
5. Germany’s attack upon which country directly provoked Britain to go to war?
Russia
France
Holland
Belgium
6. Germany’s plan for fighting France and Russia was called?
The Hindenburg Plan
Operation Barbarossa
The Schlieffen Plan
Sturm und Drang
7. What key fortress was the scene of the heaviest fighting during the German invasion of Belgium?
Liege
Fort Heineken
The Hague
Maginot
8. Which Russian general lost the Battle of the Masurian Lakes?
Kornilov
Rennenkampf
Kerensky
Samsonov
9. Which early battle marked the first major German defeat?
Tannenberg
Mons
Masurian Lakes
The Marne
10. Which best describes Austria-Hungary’s progress early in the war?
Defeat by Russia; defeat by Serbia
Victory over Russia; defeat by Serbia
Defeat by Russia; victory over Serbia
Victory over Russia; victory over Serbia
11. What event prompted the Ottoman Empire to enter the war?
A British attack on the Dardanelles
A Russian attack on Austria
A British attack on Gallipoli
A German attack on Russia
12. The commander of the German East Asia Squadron was:
Otto von Bismarck
Maximilian von Spee
Alfred von Tirpitz
Erich Ludendorff
13. The Battle of the Falkland Islands resulted in:
Victory for Turkey
Victory for Germany
Victory for Argentina
Victory for Britain
14. Which is generally not true of sea warfare during World War I?
Convoys eventually proved to be the most effective defense against submarines
Submarines and mines were a cheap and effective way to threaten battleships
The British navy dominated the world’s oceans through its aggressive use of submarine warfare
Great sea battles between surface ships were relatively rare during the war
15. Why did Britain need control of the Dardanelles?
To gain access to the Persian Gulf
To open shipping routes with Russia
To cut off German naval bases in the Black Sea
To prevent Russian ships from entering the Baltic Sea
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