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The First World War

The First World War became known as the "Great War" or the "War to end all wars." Test your knowledge of this terrible conflict by identifying the answer for each clue given.
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First submittedJanuary 24, 2014
Last updatedJune 10, 2016
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The city in which the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.
Sarajevo
The assassin, Gavrilo Princip was an operative for a nationalist group known as the________ ______
Black Hand
The German Kaiser who issued a "blank cheque" promise to Austria-Hungary in 1914.
Wilhelm II
Prior to the outbreak of the war France, Britain and Russia had formed an alliance known as the__________ __________
Triple Entente
Germany's war plan in 1914 calling for a rapid victory in the west before aiming its forces at Russia was known as the ____________________ Plan
Schlieffen
Britain entered the war after Germany violated the neutrality of what nation?
Belgium
Germany's initial advance westward to defeat France was stopped in September 1914 at a battle named after this river.
Marne
The area between the trenches on the western front became known by the three word phrase.
No Man's Land
The name of the first poison gas used by the Germans in an attempt to break the trench stalemate.
chlorine
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This Anglo-French offensive from July to November 1916 created over 1,000,000 casualites on both sides.
Somme
This 1916 confrontation was the largest naval battle of the First World War.
Jutland
In 1917 Germany adopted a policy in the Atlantic of "unrestricted _______________ warfare".
submarine
In 1915 French, British, Australian and New Zealand forces attempted to gain a toe-hold in the Dardanelles at the Battle of ___________.
Gallipoli
In 1915 this nation joined the war on the Allied side after receiving promises of territorial gain specified in the Treaty of London.
Italy
What nation ceded large tracts of land to Germany in 1918 by the terms of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk?
Russia
The United States entered the war in 1917 after it was made aware of the contents of the Zimmermann Telegram in which Germany attempted to bring what nations into the war on Germany's side?
Mexico
In April 1917 troops from what nation seized the strategic Vimy Ridge from German control.
Canada
The armistice bringing an end to the war against Germany was signed in a railway carriage on what month and date in 1918
November 11
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level 76
Jan 25, 2014
"Wilhelm", not "Willhelm".
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level 61
Feb 12, 2014
Corrected!
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level 42
Feb 28, 2014
Could you accept "11 November" as well as "November 11"?
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level 61
Mar 4, 2014
Done!