Answers to the Quiz on World War I

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Digital History ID 3769
1. How many American men were drafted into the armed services in World War I?

c. 2.6 million.

2. Who was the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I?

a. General John Pershing

3. In World War I, also called the Great War, the Allies were chiefly France, Britain, Russia and the United States. Who were they fighting?

b. The Central Powers were chiefly Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey.

4. Economic and territorial rivalries underlay the Great War, but what was the incident that provoked the conflict?

b. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne On June 28, 1914, the heir apparent to the throne of Austria- Hungary, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, was assassinated at Sarajevo by a Serb. Rampant nationalism led to a series of declarations of war that soon involved every major power in Europe.

5. President Woodrow Wilson was re-elected in 1916 with the help of the slogan “He kept us out of war.” The next year, however, he led the United States into the war on the side of the Allies. Which of the following did NOT contribute to American involvement in the war?

d. all of the above

6. Why did Russia leave the war in 1917?

b. Because Czar Nicholas II abdicated, and by stages Russia went communist and signed a peace treaty with the Central Powers.

7. Who was France’s political leader during World War I was?

b. Premier Georges Clemenceau.

8. Who was Britain’s political leader?

c. David Lloyd-George.

9. 65 million men participated in World War I. How many died?

c. ten million Overall, 65 million men served in the armies. An estimated 10 million were killed and 20 million wounded.

10. What was the name of the treaty that officially ended the war?

c. The Treaty of Versailles

11. Which of the following was NOT a major change brought about by the Great War?

d. all of the above

12. Which of the following statements about Woodrow Wilson is FALSE?

b. The peace treaty ending the war reflected his goals The peace treaty did not conform to the 14 Points

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