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101 World War I Trivia Questions To Leave You Shell-Shocked!

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July 19, 2022

World War I was one of the most defining moments of humanity. Millions of people gave their lives for their countries in a war over a century old. Not everyone knows that British intelligence used to recruit pigeons as spies or that German and French soldiers would give each other Christmas gifts! For such a crazy war, it’s no wonder many crazy things happened!

Demonstrate your knowledge of the war that was supposed to end all wars with our 101 World War I trivia questions and answers. Is your friend a history buff? Do they like to brag about knowing things nobody else knows? Send them to the front lines and make them prove themselves with our fun and tricky questions. Will you force your opponents to surrender, or will you find yourself in no man’s land? Come find out, private!

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1. Mehmed V was the leader of which country during the war?

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2. With which side was Bavaria allied during the war?

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3. What was the name of the first prototype tank created in World War I?

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4. In which country did The Battle of Passchendaele take place?

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5. During World War I, how did nurse Edith Cavell die?

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6. In what year was the Sykes-Picot agreement made?

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1. To which country did the Kaiser flee after abdicating in November 1918?

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2. In 1917, Arthur Balfour held which cabinet position in Britain?

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3. The country known as Mesopotamia during the war is known as what today?

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4. Soldiers of which two nations wore Brodie helmets?

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5. How many kills was The Red Baron credited with during the war?

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6. How many volunteers did the British Army have by the end of 1915?

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1. Which of these animals played a key role in World War I?

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2. ANZAC troops came from which continent?

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3. Gotha Bombers were powered by which engine manufacturer?

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4. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Germany and which nation?

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5. What did the US originally call the war?

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6. What was a pith helmet designed to protect the wearer from?

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1. Caporetto was a battle in which country in Europe in World War I?

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2. The Siege of Antwerp took place in which country?

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3. In which area of conflict did Manfred von Richtofen excel?

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4. Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with which other nation?

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5. Turkey entered the war in which year?

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6. In 1917 the Germans introduced which gas to the war?

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1. Germany, Austria and Turkey were called what?

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2. Which World War I poet was killed at dawn on April 1, 1918?

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3. In which month of 1914 did World War I begin?

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4. The sinking of which British ship was a major push factor for the US entering the war?

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5. The Treaty of Versailles limited the German army to how many men?

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6. March Revolution 1917 took place where?

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1. In which century was World War I?

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2. In what month of 1918 did World War 1 end?

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3. Who became French Prime Minister in 1918?

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4. Kaiser William II of Germany abdicated in what year?

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5. How was Margarefe Zelle better known during the war?

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6. Tanks were first used at which Battle in World War 1?

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1. In which city was Archduke Franz Ferdinand murdered?

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2. How many causalities occurred at The First Battle of the Marne?

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3. What type of warfare in World War I was described as 'Dog fights'?

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4. How was the German fighter Manfred von Richtofen better known?

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5. In what month of 1914 did Britain declare War on Germany?

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6. Kitchener was killed when which Ship was sunk by a German mine in 1916?

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1. April 25th 1915, British troops first landed where?

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2. Which was the only major sea battle of World War I?

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3. Which of the following was NOT a state of Germany during the war?

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4. Gavrilo Princip was a member of which nationalist group?

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5. For how many days did World War 1 last?

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6. Who replaced Nivelle as French commander in chief in 1917?

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1. Battle of the Marne ended the success of which plan by Germany?

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2. What 'Offensive' did the German Army launch in 1918?

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3. Sholto Douglas was senior military leader for who in World War I?

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4. Who was the commander of the British Fleet at the Battle of Jutland?

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5. Which of these were NOT a type of a dog in World War I?

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6. Which of these was prime minister of France during the war?

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1. What was World War I commonly called before World War II?

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2. In what year did World War 1 end?

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3. Who was nicknamed 'Mad Jack' for his courageous feats during the war?

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4. Who was the British king during World War I?

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5. Which of the following was a popular type of plane during the war?

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6. In what year did the Hundred Days Offensive take place?

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1. In what year did the Battle of Mons take place?

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2. Who was the American general in charge of US troops in Europe?

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3. In which year did World War I start?

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4. In what year did German Zeppelins first bomb England?

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5. In 1915, Italy declared war on Germany and who?

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6. In what year was the Lusitania sunk by German U-Boats?

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1. Ferdinand I was the King of which Country during World War 1?

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2. The German ship Lutzow was sunk in which battle?

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3. Which of these was an archduke whose assassination precipitated the war?

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4. In what year of the war was the RAF founded?

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5. During which year did the Germans launch the 'Spring Offensive'?

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6. Tommy' was the nickname of which country's troops in World War I?

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1. Which flu caused about 1/3 of military deaths during the war?

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2. ANZAC were the forces from Australia and where?

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3. Your country needs you' was a slogan from which country during World War I?

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4. The 'Flying Elephant' was a proposed what, to be used by the British?

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5. What did the Allies begin on 18th July 1918?

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6. Which World War I poet wrote the poem 'Anthem For Doomed Youth'?

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1. What name was given to those to refused to fight? 'Conscientious…'?

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2. The Dreadnought was a type of what in World War I?

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3. In what year did Russia and Germany sign the Treat of Brest-Litovsk?

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4. In what year was Edith Cavell executed?

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5. In which year did World War I begin?

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6. Which was the first country to use gas against enemy troops?

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1. On which date in 1914 did the war officially start?

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2. The Battle at Vimy Ridge was fought between Germany and who?

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3. How old was Gavrilo Princip when he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

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4. Which of these countries remained neutral during World War I?

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5. Who was Kaiser of Germany at the outbreak of the First World War?

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6. Other than Belgium, which country did Germany invade on 4th August 1914?

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1. In which year did the Battle of Verdun take place?

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2. In which year did the USA enter the war?

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3. Who joined Dual Alliance to make the Triple Alliance?

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4. Edmund Allenby led the third and final attempt to take which city in 1917?

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5. At which Battle dud the British forces first use Gas?

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6. Gustav Krupp named his 48-ton howitzer after his wife. What was its name?

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1. Fritz Haber was a pioneer of which type of warfare?

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2. What was one of the nicknames of the US's 369th Infantry Regiment?

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3. April 6th 1917, USA declared war on who?

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4. The First Battle of Ypres occurred in which year?

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5. Where were German Zeppelins found?

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