World War I Quiz (How Much Do You Know?)

  • What battle's first day was the deadliest event in the history of the British Army?

    Battle of the Somme
    • Gallipoli Campaign
    • Battle of the Somme
    • Second Battle of Ypres
    • First Battle of the Marne
  • Who was assassinated on June 28, 1914, sparking the conflict?

    • Grigori Rasputin

      Grigori Rasputin

    • Gavrilo Princip

      Gavrilo Princip

    • Tsar Nicholas II

      Tsar Nicholas II

    • Franz Ferdinand

      Franz Ferdinand

  • Which Russian dynasty was overthrown, and most of their main members executed, shortly before the end of the war?

    Nicholas II
    • Godunov
    • Romanov
    • Rurik
    • Holstein-Gottorp
  • True or false: the United States entered World War I in 1915 after the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat, killing 1,198 people (including 128 Americans)?

    RMS Lusitania
    • True
    • False
  • Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when World War I began?

    • David Lloyd George

      David Lloyd George

    • Winston Churchill

      Winston Churchill

    • H. H. Asquith

      H. H. Asquith

    • Stanley Baldwin

      Stanley Baldwin

  • Why did Allied forces land at Gallipoli, on April 25, 1916, beginning the land phase of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign?

    First Battle of the Marne
    • To force the Ottoman Sultan to abdicate because of his alliance with Germany
    • To prevent a Turkish invasion of Crimea
    • Because the Germans were planning to seize the Dardanelles Straits
    • To force the Ottomans out of the war by seizing the strategically important Dardanelles Straits
  • What was the first Western Front military action of the war?

    Wilhelm II
    • Germany invaded Luxembourg
    • France invaded Germany
    • Germany invaded Belgium
    • Britain invaded Germany
  • Which country declared war on Germany in April 1917, its leader declaring "the world must be made safe for democracy"?

    • Australia


    • United States

      United States

    • China


    • Russia


  • Who is this man, who commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end of the war?

    Douglas Haig
    • Lord Louis Mountbatten
    • Earl Strathern
    • Bernard Montgomery
    • Douglas Haig
  • How many people are estimated to have died in World War I?

    Battle of Jutland
    • 15 million
    • 20 million
    • 40 million
    • 70 million