World History 2 190 - 11.6 Review Questions

Which two nations engaged in a naval arms race?
Germany and Great Britain
Great Britain and the United States
France and Germany
Germany and the United States
Where did Germany succeed in establishing most of its colonies?
Africa and the Pacific
Africa and Latin America
Africa and Asia
Asia and Latin America
On which commander did Germany rely for its naval-building program?
Alfred von Tirpitz
Otto von Bismarck
Count von Bulöw
Napoléon III
Why did Germany have fewer colonies than France and Britain in the early twentieth century?
It had industrialized and unified later than the other countries.
It had a moral hatred of colonies.
It had a succession of monarchs, each lasting fewer than five years.
It had little business or industry in the early twentieth century and no need for colonies.
Germany was able to unify as an empire at the end of which event?
the Franco-Prussian War
the Russo-Japanese War
the Austro-Prussian War
the First Moroccan Crisis
The Triple Entente consisted of which three countries?
Britain, France, and Russia
Germany, Italy, and Russia
Belgium, Britain, and France
Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Italy
Upon what was the Schlieffen Plan predicated?
Germany’s need to fight a two-front war
German troops being in short supply for the first three months of the war
an invasion of Germany by France at the outset of the war
the speedy mobilization of Russian troops
What helped cause the decline of the Ottoman Empire?
nationalism spurring revolts and loss of territory
financial trouble and increasing debt
warfare on its eastern front
factional politics within the Empire that caused turmoil among its top ministers
What did Germany think would happen when it approached Belgium en route to France?
that Germany would be allowed to pass through Belgium easily
that it would have to violently invade Belgium
that Britain would immediately enter the war
that Russia would immediately enter the war
Why did the United States initially stay neutral in the war?
The United States had historically stayed out of European affairs.
The United States did not want to fight either France or Germany, its long-standing allies.
The United States had agreed to follow Canada’s lead and stay out of the war.
The United States hoped the war would be quick and it could take over European colonies in the Caribbean when the war ended.
Why did Germany sink the RMS Lusitania?
because it carried ammunition bound for the British army
because it had a large number of British passengers
because it was transporting troops bound for Europe
because it was heavily armed and sailing through the war zone to France
What new type of military technology was introduced in World War I by the British?
Big Bertha
machine gun
Which battle was designed to annihilate as many French troops as possible?
the Battle of Verdun
the Battle of the Somme
the Battle of Vimy Ridge
the Battle of Tannenberg
Troops from which two countries sustained heavy casualties at Gallipoli?
Australia and New Zealand
France and Germany
Germany and Italy
Austria-Hungary and Canada
What group suffered genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks?
the Armenians
the Kurds
the Shiite Muslims
the Croatians
Who was deported from the United States to Lithuania because of opposition to the draft?
Emma Goldman
Käthe Kollwitz
Wilfred Owen
Eugene V. Debs
What was the “shell crisis” in Britain?
the political crisis over whether enough shells were being produced for the war effort
the public’s outrage over the closure of munitions factories
the problem of artillery shells that exploded during loading, causing the deaths of thousands of troops on the western front
the problems caused by Russia’s lack of military supplies for its armies
What was extended to women in several countries in the wake of the war as a reward for their war work?
the right to vote
the right to attend college
the right to become homeowners
the right to serve in combat
Who began the Easter Rising?
Irish Nationalists
Irish Unionists
British troops
Catholic clergy
How did the tsarist government react to the events of Bloody Sunday?
The tsar agreed to the creation of a legislature, the Duma, that included elected politicians.
The tsar began holding regular meetings with the workers in St. Petersburg.
The tsar began an oppressive crackdown and imposed martial law on the city.
The tsar declared war against Germany for the shootings of Russian people.
How did Lenin seize power in Russia?
the October Revolution
the 1905 Revolution
the assassination of the leader of the provisional government
a takeover of the Duma
What territory did Germany gain from the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk?
Poland and the Baltic states
Austria and Hungary
What disease was spreading around the world at the end of the war?
food poisoning
bubonic plague

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