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  1. Particularly associated with WWI, which man's name (first and last) were slang for a common soldier in the British Army?
  2. In May 1915, the sinking of which ship (with the death of 128 U.S. citizens) helped shift public opinion in America against Germany?
  3. The trigger for World War One was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria; in which European city was he assassinated?

  4. Which French general was the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War?
  5. What was 'Little Willie'? And do you know what 'Big Bertha' and a 'Jack Johnson' were? (THREE DIFFERENT ANSWERS)
  6. Name the British nurse that saved soldiers from all sides, but was executed by the Germans in 1915 after helping 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium?
  7. How was the German fighter pilot ace Manfred von Richthofen better known?
  8. Who composed the British patriotic First World War song Keep the Home-Fires Burning?
  9. In which year did the U.S. declare war on Germany?
  10. Who was British Prime Minister at the start of the First World War? And who was Prime Minister in 1918 when the war ended?
  11. Which senior British Army officer was killed when HMS Hampshire sank west of the Orkney Islands in 1916?
  12. The Gallipoli peninsula is in which modern day country? And the Gallipoli Campaign was also known by which other name?


  1. Tommy Atkins
  2. RMS Lusitania
  3. Sarajevo
  4. Ferdinand Foch
  5. A tank (first prototype tank in WWI). A super-heavy howitzer. And a 'Jack Johnson' was a heavy German 15-cm artillery shell.
  6. Edith Cavell
  7. The Red Baron
  8. Ivor Novello
  9. 1917 (6 April)
  10. Herbert Asquith (start). David Lloyd George (end).
  11. Field Marshal Kitchener
  12. Turkey. The Dardanelles Campaign.

Quiz Questions

  1. Which general led the American Army on the western front?
  2. The Mill on the Meuse was the nickname given to which battle that started on 21 February 1916?
  3. Whose image is featured on the iconic British WWI 'Join Your Country's Army!' poster?

  4. WWI poster
    Question 3 - WW1 poster and quiz question.

  5. Which battle that took place from July to November 1917 was also known as the Third Battle of Ypres?
  6. Who was the British commander during the Battle of the Somme?
  7. Who was American president during the whole four years of the war?
  8. Where did a large-scale clash between the British and German fleets take place in May, 1916?
  9. The so-called Zimmermann Telegram sent by Germany proposes that which country sides with Germany in the event of war between Germany and America?
  10. Which German defensive position was built in 1916–1917 on the Western Front, from Arras to Laffaux?
  11. Which letter goes before ship to describe an heavily armed merchant ship with hidden weapons designed to lure German submarines into making surface attacks?
  12. Which country supplied most of the combatants against the Germans at Vimy Ridge?
  13. By what name is Dutch exotic dancer Margaretha Zelle better known by?
  14. What is the name of the British grenade introduced in 1915 which became the dominant British grenade for the rest of the war?
  15. First World War poetry described the horror of the trenches and the futility of war. Who wrote the following World War One poems: (a)The Soldier, (b)In Flanders Fields, (c)My Boy Jack, (d)Dulce et Decorum Est, and (e)Dreamers


  1. John Pershing
  2. The Battle of Verdun
  3. Field Marshal Lord Kitchener
  4. Battle of Passchendaele
  5. Field Marshal Douglas Haig
  6. Woodrow Wilson
  7. Jutland
  8. Mexico
  9. The Hindenburg Line
  10. Q-ship
  11. Canada
  12. Mata Hari
  13. Mills bomb (officially known as 'No. 5')
  14. (a)Rupert Brooke, (b)John McRae, (c)Rudyard Kipling, (d)Wilfred Owen, and (e)Siegfried Sassoon

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