World War 1 Test
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By 1915, all of the following were Allied countries EXCEPT:
All of the following were Central Power countries EXCEPT:
The total years of WW1 are:
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot in August by a Serbian nationalist living in Bosnia. However, Austria blamed government of
When the war began Germany declared war on both ___ and ___, so they were fighting a war in both the east and the west.
With the failure of the Schlieffen Plan, the Germans and the French encountered a bloody ___, which meant that neither side could gain the advantage in the war.
When soldiers "held the fighting lines", this meant that they were fighting from a particular location that kept them hidden from the enemy. These locations were muddy, rat-infested, and carried diseases. These "locations" are commonly referred to as
The little-known story of both Allied and German soldiers putting down their guns and sharing each other's company in harmony is referred to as the "___ truce"
While the US remained neutral during the early years of the war, Americans at home organized movements to both support and oppose the war in Europe. These movements were called the ___ and ___ movements.
peace and preparedness
Before the US entered the war, most Americans felt personally connected to war overseas because:
most were immigrants and had family ties to europe
all of the following are reasons the US entered war EXCEPT
the use of restritced submarine warfare
the germans used their U-Boats as a way to
break the stalemate at sea, prevent munitions (supplies) from reaching the allies, to set up a naval blockade
america enters the war in ___ of ___
the ___ was passed in may of 1917 and authorized a draft of young men for military service
selective service act
members of the ___ voluntarily enlisted in the armed forces or served in the National Gaurd, and they were also nicknamed the ___
american expeditionary force, doughboys
when americans went to fight in europe, they did so under the command of ___
general John J. Pershing
the ___ refers to the final allied assault on the germans. The americans helped the allies push back the germans to the point where they almost surrendered!
In 1918, this is the name for the day in which both sides agreed to a cease-fire, meaning they would stop the war.
used for scouting out the area/enemy's location
used for the protection of transporting troops overseas; very successful
used to blow up the tunnels of enemy trenches
heavier shelling; more dependent on the accuracy of the shooter
battalions of men carrying 60 pounds of high-explosive eqipment
its rapid fire can kill men quickly
started as a method of scouting, but moved to carrying guns and bombs to attack the enemy
primary use to choke and suffocate the enemy
attached to the U-Boats to sink sailing vessels
bullet-proof; invented by the allies to allow troops to cross "no mans land" without casualties
spark of war
assasination of archduke franz ferdinand
long term causes
militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism
wilsons justification for entering ww1
make the world safe for democracy
attack france first and get paris, then other countries
3 main ideas of 14 points
self determination, conduct of their actions, league of nations
which famous dog takes on the infamous red baron in a dog fight over the rhine river
what can you tell me about the red baron
he killed many people, he was an ace