World War One Trivia Questions IIPrintable History Trivia Questions
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A famous saying associated with the First World War on its outbreak was - "It'll be over by…"?
Christmas - The First World War began on July 28th, 1914.
Against which nation did the British send a force to protect the Suez Canal in 1914?
d. South Africa
Turkey - The Suez Canal was an extremely important supply route for the British Empire.
Around the waters of which nation did the Battle of Jutland occur?
Denmark - Fought on May 31st and June 1st, 1916, the Battle of Jutland was fought between the British and German Navies.
During which year did the Germans launch the "Spring Offensive"?
1918 - The Spring Offensive was a series of German attacks along the Western Front.
How many men did the German Army loose at the Battle of Amiens?
30,000 - The Battle of Amiens was the opening phase of the Allied offensive that eventually led to the end of the First World War.
In what year was the British nurse Edith Cavell executed?
1915 - Cavell was executed by a German firing squad at the age of 49 on October 12th, 1915.
Queen Wilhelmina was the Queen of which country during the First World War?
Netherlands - Wilhelmina reigned for nearly 58 years from November 23rd, 1890 until September 4th 1948.
The 45-mile supply run known as the "Voie Sacree" was established to supply which French location?
Verdun - Running from Bar-le-Duc to Verdun, Voie Sacree translates to Sacred Way.
What was the first name of wartime US President Mr. Wilson?
Woodrow - Woodrow was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
Which country made the first declaration of War during World War 1?
Austria-Hungary - The declaration of war was made on July 28th, 1914. The Netherlands declared neutrality on the same day.
Which pandemic disease caused massive loss of life, particularly in soldiers, during the First World War?
b. German Measles
d. Spanish Flu
Spanish Flu - The Spanish influenza epidemic killed at least 20 million people worldwide.
Who was the British Foreign Secretary at the outbreak of the war?
a. Peter Hitchens
b. Nigel Marsh
c. Winston Churchill
d. Edward Grey
Edward Grey - Edward Grey served as Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916.
What was the first name of the British Battle of Jutland commander Mr. Jellicoe?
John - Jellicoe commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.
Fought from February 21st to December 18th, 1916, the "Battle of Verdun" occurred in which country?
France - Lasting for 303 days, The Battle of Verdun was one of the most costly battles in human history.
In which year did the Russians launch the Brusilov Offensive?
1916 - The Brusilov Offensive took place in what is today the Ukraine.
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