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The First World War 01
In 1914 Russia was not part of the Triple Alliance. The photo shows the flag of Russia.

The First World War 01

Test your knowledge of World War I in this KS3 quiz. Studying history is difficult because it can be tricky to find accurate primary sources that are not biased. Even with modern history, like the causes of the First World War, historians can disagree. Events had been building for about 30 years before war broke out. In 1871, the states of Germany defeated France in the Franco-Prussian war. The German states united after that to form an empire with a greater ability to develop a strong military force. During the first few years of the twentieth century, an increase in German military strength and their foreign policy worried several nations, including Great Britain, France and Russia.

The balance of power in Europe had become less stable. Two key alliances had been formed - one between Germany, Austria and Italy and another between Great Britain, France and Russia.

The countries had other alliances too, so when a Serbian assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, they wanted justice. They issued several demands to Serbia. Serbia, supported by Russia, only partially accepted Austro-Hungarian demands, so Austria-Hungary broke diplomatic relations with Serbia. When a group of Serbian reserve soldiers crossed into Austro-Hungarian territory, shots were fired and war was declared on Serbia.

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1.
The war took place between which years?
1912-1917
1913-1919
1914-1918
1914-1920
When it started in 1914, many people in Great Britain were sure that it would be over by Christmas
2.
Which Archduke was assassinated in June 1914?
Franz Ferdinand
Fritz Ferdinand
Gerhard Ferdinand
Jurgen Ferdinand
In Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia
3.
Franz Ferdinand was heir to the throne of which country?
Austria-Hungary
Germany
Luxembourg
Poland
His wife was assassinated alongside him
4.
A month later Austria-Hungary declared war on which country?
Bulgaria
Montenegro
Romania
Serbia
There had been many years of discontent between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian empire
5.
Why was war declared on Serbia?
A Serbian had carried out the assassinations
Serbia had broken a peace treaty
Serbia had recently invaded Austria
Serbia had stolen lands from Austria
Serbia refused to allow Austria in to find the assassin
6.
The murderer, Gavrilo Princip, belonged to which political group?
Balkan Boys Massive
Black Hand
Red Foot Gang
Serbian Liberation Front
The Black Hand was a secret military society
7.
Which word means countries agreeing to help each other?
Alienation
Alliance
Benefaction
Dalliance
Especially at times of war
8.
In 1914 which country was not part of the Triple Alliance?
Austria
Germany
Italy
Russia
Russia was allied with Great Britain and France plus several other countries
9.
What is another word for an alliance?
Ensconce
Entente
Entr'acte
Matante
The alliance between Russia, Great Britain and France was called the Triple Entente
10.
In July 1914 which country prepared its army to help defend Serbia?
Albania
Britain
France
Russia
Russia and Serbia were allies
Author:  Jan Crompton

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