KS3 History Quiz - The First World War 06 (Questions)

This KS3 History quiz will test your knowledge of the First World War. At the outbreak of the First World War, the German army executed a modified version of the Schlieffen Plan, designed to quickly attack France through Belgium before turning southwards to encircle the French army on the German border. Things didn't go to plan for the German army. They were slowed down, but not stopped in the Battle of Mons, by the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The Germans were finally stopped at the first battle of the Marne and trench warfare began.

At the start of the war, the British Prime Minister was Herbert Asquith. He believed that the way the war was conducted should be left in the hands of the army generals. After several failed campaigns and huge loss of life, Asquith resigned and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George took over.

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Lloyd George was much more active in the direction that the war took. He organised supply ships into convoys so that more food and other supplies could reach the UK from the USA. He also believed that an attack on the Germans in Belgium could lead to the collapse of the German army and he managed to persuade the war council to authorise the Battle of Passchendaele.

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1. Who became British Prime Minister in 1916 and changed the course of the war?
[ ] Andrew Bonar Law
[ ] David Lloyd George
[ ] Henry Campbell-Bannerman
[ ] Herbert Asquith
2. Lloyd George used what idea to get food into Britain?
[ ] Conscripts
[ ] Convoys
[ ] Envoys
[ ] Reconnaissance
3. Why was Germany suffering food shortages by 1918?
[ ] A farmers' strike
[ ] All the farmers had been killed in the war
[ ] Allied blockade of German ports
[ ] Heavy winter snowfalls
4. Who was British Commander-in-Chief on the Western Front?
[ ] Earl Haig
[ ] Earl Kitchener
[ ] Earl Mountbatten
[ ] Earl Thompson
5. War destroyed what system in Germany and Russia?
[ ] Education system
[ ] Healthcare system
[ ] System of monarchy
[ ] Transport system
6. Who took power in Russia in 1917?
[ ] Lenin
[ ] Molotov
[ ] Stalin
[ ] Tolstoy
7. Lloyd George introduced what, to deal with food shortages?
[ ] Allotments
[ ] Cookery classes
[ ] Mini-supermarkets
[ ] Rationing
8. 1917 saw a large-scale mutiny by which army?
[ ] Belgian
[ ] French
[ ] German
[ ] Italian
9. Soldiers' mental illness caused by war was called what?
[ ] Combat confusion
[ ] Fight fright
[ ] Shell shock
[ ] Trench terror
10. The final ceasefire in 1918 was called what?
[ ] Aramis
[ ] Armament
[ ] Armistead
[ ] Armistice
KS3 History Quiz - The First World War 06 (Answers)
1. Who became British Prime Minister in 1916 and changed the course of the war?
[ ] Andrew Bonar Law
[x] David Lloyd George
[ ] Henry Campbell-Bannerman
[ ] Herbert Asquith
He was thought of as the man who won the war
2. Lloyd George used what idea to get food into Britain?
[ ] Conscripts
[x] Convoys
[ ] Envoys
[ ] Reconnaissance
Ships were protected by armed naval escorts
3. Why was Germany suffering food shortages by 1918?
[ ] A farmers' strike
[ ] All the farmers had been killed in the war
[x] Allied blockade of German ports
[ ] Heavy winter snowfalls
After the Battle of Jutland, the German navy stayed in port for most of the time so supply ships could not get past the British navy
4. Who was British Commander-in-Chief on the Western Front?
[x] Earl Haig
[ ] Earl Kitchener
[ ] Earl Mountbatten
[ ] Earl Thompson
He didn't have a good reputation as a military commander
5. War destroyed what system in Germany and Russia?
[ ] Education system
[ ] Healthcare system
[x] System of monarchy
[ ] Transport system
The Russian Revolution in 1917 overthrew the monarchy and put the Communist Party in control for just over 70 years
6. Who took power in Russia in 1917?
[x] Lenin
[ ] Molotov
[ ] Stalin
[ ] Tolstoy
He died in 1924 and the brutal Stalin took over
7. Lloyd George introduced what, to deal with food shortages?
[ ] Allotments
[ ] Cookery classes
[ ] Mini-supermarkets
[x] Rationing
Food and other commodities were rationed again in the Second World War
8. 1917 saw a large-scale mutiny by which army?
[ ] Belgian
[x] French
[ ] German
[ ] Italian
Many of the men had simply had enough!
9. Soldiers' mental illness caused by war was called what?
[ ] Combat confusion
[ ] Fight fright
[x] Shell shock
[ ] Trench terror
Doctors did not understand that it was caused by stress. They believed it was caused by the explosions of the artillery shells damaging the brains of soldiers
10. The final ceasefire in 1918 was called what?
[ ] Aramis
[ ] Armament
[ ] Armistead
[x] Armistice
We still have Armistice Sunday or Remembrance Sunday each November