World War 1 Quiz Part 2

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 was a political result of Britain’s invasion of Gallipoli?
Winston Churchill was elected prime minister
A major shakeup in the leadership of the Royal Navy ensued
Australia and New Zealand refused any further participation in the war
The Royal Air Force was formally established
2. What was the initial purpose of Britain’s invasion of Mesopotamia?
To open shipping routes on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
To liberate Kuwait
To capture Tehran
To seize oil fields along the Persian Gulf
3. Which best describes the outcome of Townshend’s campaign in Mesopotamia?
Ten thousand British troops were surrendered after a failed march on Baghdad
Townshend’s army took 100,000 Turkish prisoners of war in a single day
Constantinople was cut off from the Turkish mainland
The Ottoman Empire lost control of the entire region
4. How is the western front in World War I best characterised?
A mostly inactive front, along which both sides took a primarily defensive stance, resulting in relatively few casualties
The first war front in history dominated by air power
A stagnant war fought from trenches, with neither side gaining or losing much ground in spite of huge casualties
One of the most dynamic front lines of the twentieth century
5. Italy’s action in the war was primarily against?
6. A war of attrition is defined as:
A war that is ended by a single crushing strike
A war in which victory is determined not by which side seizes the most territory but by which side loses the most men
A war that is won by cutting off the enemy’s supply line
A war in which both sides periodically exchange prisoners and then continue fighting
7. Which battle lasted for ten months, the longest of the war?
Battle of Verdun
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Passchendaele
Battle of Messines Ridge
8. Which country joined the war on the side of the Allied Powers in 1916?
9. What major change in German policy contributed to the United States entering the war?
An anti-British propaganda campaign in the American media, paid for by the German embassy
An end to diplomatic relations with the United States
Economic sanctions against the United States
The declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare
10. The Zimmermann telegram urged which country to attack the United States?
11. What country first intercepted the Zimmermann telegram?
Great Britain
12. What was the name of the first U.S. civilian ship to be sunk by a German submarine?
13. On what date did the United States declare war on Germany?
November 4, 1917
April 6, 1917
December 7, 1914
January 29, 1918
14. Who was the commander of U.S. forces in Europe?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Theodore Roosevelt
Eddie Rickenbacker
John J. Pershing
15. What did Germany do in 1917 to hasten Russia’s exit from the war?
Revealed that the tsar’s German-born wife was spying for the kaiser
Helped Russian revolutionaries in exile to get back to Russia
Bombed food warehouses in major Russian cities
Hired mercenaries to assassinate the tsar
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