WWI A-Z

For each letter in the alphabet, guess these answers related to the First World War.
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Last updated: October 15, 2019
First submittedApril 8, 2014
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Letter
Clue
Answer
A
This empire ceased to exist after the war
Austria-Hungary
B
Communist sect that took over Russia in 1917
Bolsheviks
C
Germany and its partners
Central Powers
D
Nearly 1000 French and British soldiers were executed for this crime
Desertion
E
Alliance between the United Kingdom, Russia, and France
Triple Entente
F
His assassination began the war
Franz Ferdinand
G
Failed ANZAC invasion site in Turkey
Gallipoli
H
German field marshal who later became President of Germany
Paul von Hindenburg
I
A global outbreak of this virus started in 1917 in a hospital in France
Influenza
J
1916 naval battle off the coast of Denmark
Battle of Jutland
K
Title of the German emperor
Kaiser
L
English colonel who helped to foment the Arab Revolt
T. E. Lawrence
M
The "miraculous" French victory at this river halted the German advance in 1914
Marne
N
Last czar of Russia
Nicholas II
O
Germany's Middle Eastern ally
Ottoman Empire
P
Top U.S. commander, known as "Black Jack"
Jack Pershing
Q
Japan seized this Chinese city from Germany
Qingdao
R
The Red Baron's real last name
von Richthofen
S
River that was the site of a major British offensive in 1916
Somme
T
Fortification dug in the ground on the front line
Trench
U
Term for a German submarine
U-boat
V
French city nicknamed the "meatgrinder"
Verdun
W
U.S. President during the war
Woodrow Wilson
X
France's pre-war plan to fight off German invasion - it failed disastrously
Plan XVII
Y
Belgian city near where five bloody battles were fought
Ypres
Z
Type of German blimp used to bomb London
Zeppelin
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Level 71
Oct 14, 2019
Battle of Cer - The Serbian victory over Austria-Hungary is the first battle of theWWI and the first Allied victory over the Central Powers. Fun fact.
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Level 74
Oct 14, 2019
Spelling in clue of L - "Revolut" = Revolt? Revolution?
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Level ∞
Oct 14, 2019
Fixed
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Level 64
Oct 14, 2019
Emperor is spelled incorrectly for K.
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2019
Never heard of Pershing before.
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Level 85
Oct 15, 2019
Pershing has been used frequently as the nomiker for military equipment - missiles, tanks, rifles. I think that must be where I pulled that bit of knowledge from. My American History classes always started to peter out at the turn of the 20th century, so we never really learned much detail about WWI. I know a lot about WWII, though, because it's been so much more omnipresent in popular culture.
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2019
What's crazy is how over 100,000 U.S. soldiers died, mostly in a few months in 1918. General Pershing seemingly didn't learn anything from mistakes made by other countries earlier in the war, and committed his soldiers to foolhardy over-the-top style charges.
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Level 64
Dec 18, 2019
Pershing is one of only two people to be given the U.S. army's highest possible rank, "General of the Armies" (sometimes called "six-star general to indicate its superiority over the five-star general rank, which was held by Eisenhower, among a few others). Pershing is the only person to be awarded the rank while living. The only other person to be awarded General of the Armies was George Washington, and that was a posthumous designation.
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Level 72
Dec 18, 2019
When Washington was alive he never was anything higher than a lieutenant general (three-star). He got a fourth, fifth, and sixth star a hundred and twenty years after he died.
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Level 78
Dec 18, 2019
That one was easy for me since he was born in my home state of Missouri and we had to study his life in history class.
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2019
Look at a picture of him someday. He has the straighest back posture in history. He exemplifies the saying about where West Point men keep the broom.
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2019
Corrections: 'Alliance the' to 'Alliance between the', and 'emporer' to 'emperor'
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2019
Fixed
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Level 56
Oct 15, 2019
Zeppelins relied on internal frameworks to hold multiple individual gas cells and to maintain their aerodynamic shape. Blimps have only one large gas bag, no framework and rely on internal gas pressure to maintain their shape. Both are "dirigibles" but otherwise the terms are not interchangeable.
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Level 64
Dec 18, 2019
This is good to know. I had always wondered about this.
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Level 68
Oct 15, 2019
Good quiz. Could do with another 30 seconds for me. Ohh and a little more leeway on the spelling of the "Z" answer.
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Level 55
Oct 21, 2019
I filled in 'von Richtenstein' and it got accepted as a good answer.
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Level 73
Dec 18, 2019
Then the country between Austria and Switzerland ought to be accepted as 'Lichthofen'.
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Level 76
Dec 18, 2019
hmm... i wonder what happened to Plans I to XVI ...
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2019
LXIX
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Level 69
Dec 18, 2019
CDXX
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2019
At least von Schlieffen had the decency to die in 'XIII before his meat grinder plans were implemented.
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2019
I'm not sure that "Failed ANZAC invasion site in Turkey" is a correct description, as Gallipoli was a British and French invasion site as well (there were, in fact, more British and French troops there than ANZAC troops). The whole operation was a failure, not just the ANZAC part of it.
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2019
Churchill deserves more blame than the Australian and New Zealand soldiers that's for certain.
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Level 40
Dec 18, 2019
Everyone with at least a mild education in the First World War would know that Franz Ferdinand's death merely was the final straw that pushed Austro-Hungary over the edge, making them declare war on Serbia. It would have happened without the assassination, albeit differently.
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Level ∞
Dec 18, 2019
Who knows what would have happened if the assassination had never happened? I think there's a very good chance that war would not have occurred.
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Level 39
Dec 18, 2019
Got most of these right because of Battlefield 1 campaign and maps lmao
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Level 78
Dec 18, 2019
Thank you, Royal Guardsmen for giving me the Red Baron answer. (from Snoopy vs. the Red Baron) My favorite RG song is still Snoopy's Christmas, though. It's one of the Christmas songs I listen to each year.
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Level 55
Dec 31, 2019
zeplin as type-in for zeppelin?
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Level 66
Mar 26, 2020
Might allow Ieper for Ypres. But reason for this comment is to say that Zeppelins were not blimps. Zeppelins were rigid, blimps are not.
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Level 55
Jul 25, 2020
Another quiz , by I guess an American , your answer for L is not only wrong but YET again it's only time in quiz you used English not British . AND QUESTION YOU SHOULDN'T . was America still England's in 1917 . as Americans tend to say . So Think about that fact that english civil war had deciding battle at Gettysburg ???? Are you understanding the irony