Every Question Helps You Learn

Join Us
Leading Streak Today
Your Streak Today
Leading Streak Today
Your Streak Today
World War One: 1890-14 - The Events Of The Summer Of 1914
At the battle of Mons, British troops reported seeing an angel coming to their aid.

World War One: 1890-14 - The Events Of The Summer Of 1914

This World History quiz is called 'World War One: 1890-14 - The Events Of The Summer Of 1914' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at senior high school. Playing educational quizzes is one of the most efficienct ways to learn if you are in the 11th or 12th grade - aged 16 to 18.

It costs only $12.50 per month to play this quiz and over 3,500 others that help you with your school work. You can subscribe on the page at Join Us

The crisis which unfolded in the summer of 1914 proved to be the one set of events that lead to outright warfare involving all the main European powers. It started in a familiar cauldron of tension - namely the Balkans - and then drew in nations from all corners of the world.

Which European ruler saw himself as the protector of Slav states like Serbia?
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria
Kaiser William II of Germany
The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
The Balkans seethed with tension: there were internecine rivalries among the small states of South East Europe, many of whom looked to bigger powers for support if they got into difficulties
Which Austrian notable was visiting Bosnia in June 1914, only to lose his life at the hands of a Serb terrorist?
The Emperor Franz Josef
The Archduke Rudolf
The Archduke Karl
The Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The members of the Habsburg family saw themselves as fathers to the disparate races of the Empire. Regular visits were believed to enhance cohesion
The Germans employed cavalry to advance rapidly into France and Belgium - an elite force. What name was given to such troops?
The Western Allies also deployed cavalry for a short time at the beginning of the war
A small British expeditionary force crossed the Channel in early August 1914. Who was appointed to command them?
This was the army so derided by the Kaiser, who called them "a contemptible little army"
The French were keen to attack Germany in the west in order to liberate the occupied provinces of Alsace and Lorraine. What name was given to this 1914 attack which failed?
Plan 17
Plan 231
Plan 1871
Plan 12
The recovery of Alsace-Lorraine was a major French war aim
Meanwhile, in the late summer of 1914 Russian forces invaded East Prussia, only to be defeated at two major battles. Which of the following was one of these engagements?
Brest Litovsk
Russian forces mobilized quicker than the Germans had expected but they were no match for the Imperial German Army
French troops were rushed to the front line from Paris to engage the German advance to the River Aisne. All public transportation and military conveyances were fully stretched, so private measures were necessary. What unusual transport was used to get the troops to the front?
Hire cars
In a dire emergency special measures may be necessary. In the end sufficient troops did reach the Aisne, and the German advance was pushed back to the River Marne
At which battle in Belgium did some British troops report the sight of an angel, which guided them away from a superior German force?
All belligerent nations claimed that God was on their side, and they looked for signs that this might be so
What was the official reason for the British ultimatum to Germany to withdraw her troops from Belgium by the 4th of August 1914?
Britain had signed a separate military alliance with Belgium
Britain was one of several signatories to the Treaty of London of 1839, which guaranteed Belgian independence
British public opinion demanded action against a large bully attacking a small, weak power
Russia, already at war with Germany, requested help to relieve pressure on its Western border
Belgium attracted sympathy from many quarters. Britain had historically resisted one continental power dominating the channel ports, and thus threatening Britain's trade and security
German armies swept through Belgium and into Northern France according to a pre-arranged plan. Devised first in 1906, what was this plan called?
The Hindenburg Plan
The Moltke Plan
The Ludendorff Plan
The Schlieffen Plan
The plan was to avoid Bismarck's nightmare of a two-front war. Germany would move first to defeat France, then swing her forces over to the east to deal with Russia
Author:  Edward Towne

© Copyright 2016-2024 - Education Quizzes
Work Innovate Ltd - Design | Development | Marketing