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Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to which throne?
Austria-Hungary - The Archduke and his wife were killed while visiting Sarajevo.
Who shot Archduke Ferdinand?
a. Phillip Tankosic
b. Gavrilo Princip
c. Gabrielle Dragutin
d. Marcus Danilo
Gavrilo Princip - Gavrilo Philip was one of six Bosnian Serb assassins.
What was the date when Germany declared war on France in WWI?
a. July 22, 1914
b. August 20, 1911
c. July 3, 1909
d. August 3, 1914
August 3, 1914 - Germany also declared war on Belgium on this date.
On the first of August, which nation announced its position of
Italy - At the beginning of the war, the United States also stayed neutral.
Which country owned the Lusitania?
England - The RMS Lusitania was sunk on the 7th of May 1915.
Which country received the Zimmermann telegram?
Mexico - This secret telegram was sent by the German Foreign Minister.
Which leader abdicated on March 15th, 1917?
a. King Albert
b. King Peter I
c. King George V
d. Tsar Nicolas II
Tsar Nicolas II - Tsar Nicolas II was the last Tsar of Russia.
Who was the US President when America declared war on Germany?
a. William Taft
b. Woodrow Wilson
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. William McKinley
Woodrow Wilson - Woodrow Wilson took office in 1913.
In what year did the United States join WWI?
1917 - President Wilson asked Congress to declare war on the 2nd of April 1917.
The Battle of Passchendaele began on the 31st of July 1917.
Where is Passchendaele?
Belgium - This battle is sometimes referred to as the Third Battle of Ypres.
How many air combat victories are credited to the Red Baron?
80 - The Red Baron's real name was Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen.
What is Britain's highest award for gallantry?
a. Distinguished Cross
b. Military Medal
c. The Victoria Cross
d. Distinguished Service Medal
The Victoria Cross - This medal is given to a person for an outstanding act of courage in the presence
of an enemy.
Where was the Treaty of Versailles signed?
Paris - The treaty was between Germany and the Allied Powers.
In what year was the Treaty of Versailles signed?
1919 - The signing took place on the 28th of June 1919.
Which leader fled Germany in 1918?
a. Wilhelm II
b. Prince Frederick
c. Erich Georg
d. Paul von Hindenburg
Wilhelm II - Wilhelm II lived out the remainder of his life in Doorn.
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