100+ World War 1 Trivia Questions and Answers

History classes and random facts about World Wars and political tension can be a great way to test your general knowledge. So we’ve put together a World War 1 Trivia challenge for all trivia buffs who want to see how well they know the most important battles of time.

World War 1 Trivia

The great war that opened the century is filled with interesting stories from different perspectives. But the historical events of the conflicts between United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, and the other biggest powers of that time is a good idea for a good trivia challenge.

Did you know these fun facts?

  • The first blood bank was established on the frontlines in 1917 because of the World War.
  • Severe facial wounds during the war led to the founding of reconstruction surgery.
  • Tanks were classified by gender- male tanks had cannons while female tanks carried heavy machine guns.

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World War 1 Trivia Questions and Answers

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Whose assassination played a big roled in the start of World War 1?▶ Archduke Franz Ferdinand
What empire was the Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo who killed Franz Ferdinand part of?▶ Austro-Hungarian Empire
Whose sovereignty did Great Britain fight for in World War 1?▶ Belgians
Who invented the first elective machine guns in 1884?▶ Hiram Maxim
What was Winston Churchill doing during the first outbreak of the 1914 war?▶ He was the First Lord of the Admiralty
What was the first country to use chemical weapon attacks in the first world war?▶ France
What were the complex geo-political alliances between Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire called?▶ The Central Powers
What were the spiked helmets used by Germany officials called?▶ Pickelhaube
What was the pre-war German plans influenced by Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen called?▶ Schlieffen Plan
What was the tactic used in World War 1 where military groups built trenches to hide in and build bases?▶ Trench Warfare
How old were the average soldiers enlisting in World War 1?▶ 24-25 Years Old
What World War 1 book shares German officer Ernst Jünger’s experiences?▶ “Storm of Steel”
How many years were between the first and second world war?▶ 21 Years
What date did the United States join World War 1?▶ April 6, 1917
What poison gas was most used in chemical warfare in World War 1?▶ Mustard gas
Which World War II fascist dictator from Italy  forged the paramilitary fascist movement in 1919?▶ Benito Mussolini
Who was the United States’ leading fighter pilot of WWI with 26 victories?▶ Eddie Rickenbacker
World War I flying ace Manfred von Richthofen is known by what nickname?▶ The Red Baron
Which countries made up the Triple Entente?▶ France, Russia, and the United Kingdom
What was the name of the Serbian nationalist who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand?▶ Gavrilo Princip
In what year did World War 1 begin?▶ 1914
What was the name of the treaty that ended World War 1?▶ Treaty of Versailles
What was the name of the German submarine that sank the Lusitania?▶ U-20
Which country withdrew from World War 1 in 1917?▶ Russia
What was the name of the battle that was one of the bloodiest of World War 1?▶ Battle of the Somme
Who was the leader of Germany during World War 1?▶ Kaiser Wilhelm II
What was the name of the British passenger liner that was sunk by a German U-boat?▶ Lusitania
Which country entered World War 1 on the side of the Allies in 1915?▶ Italy
Which country declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914?▶ United Kingdom
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between Russia and Germany?▶ Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
What was the name of the ship that sank the German cruiser Emden?▶ HMAS Sydney
What was the name of the British general who led the Palestine campaign?▶ Edmund Allenby
What was the name of the battle in which the Ottoman Empire was defeated?▶ Battle of Megiddo
Which country entered World War 1 on the side of the Central Powers in 1914?▶ Ottoman Empire
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between Bulgaria and the Allies?▶ Treaty of Neuilly
Which country did Germany invade in August 1914, which helped spark the war?▶ Belgium
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between Austria-Hungary and the Allies?▶ Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
What was the name of the British general who led the Battle of Jutland?▶ John Jellicoe
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of tanks?▶ Battle of the Somme
What was the name of the British nurse who helped wounded soldiers in World War 1?▶ Florence Nightingale
What was the name of the German general who was known as the Desert Fox?▶ Erwin Rommel
Which country was neutral during World War 1?▶ Switzerland
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of poison gas?▶ Second Battle of Ypres
What was the name of the British poet who wrote “Dulce et Decorum Est”?▶ Wilfred Owen
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of flamethrowers?▶ Battle of Hooge
Which country did the Ottoman Empire declare war on in November 1914?▶ Russia
What was the name of the German ace pilot who was known as the Red Baron?▶ Manfred von Richthofen
Which country declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917?▶ United States
What was the name of the battle in which the German navy was defeated?▶ Battle of Jutland
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of aircraft in warfare?▶ Battle of Mons
What was the name of the French fighter pilot who was known as the Flying Ace?▶ René Fonck
Which country declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914?▶ Austria-Hungary
What was the name of the British field marshal who led the Battle of the Somme?▶ Douglas Haig
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of synchronized machine guns?▶ Battle of Neuve Chapelle
What was the name of the British general who led the Gallipoli campaign?▶ Ian Hamilton
Which country declared war on Germany on August 10, 1914?▶ France
What was the name of the battle in which the Ottoman Empire was defeated in the Middle East?▶ Battle of Beersheba
What was the name of the battle in which the Russian army was defeated?▶ Battle of Tannenberg
Which country did Italy declare war on in 1915?▶ Austria-Hungary
What was the name of the German submarine that sank the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania?▶ U-20
Which battle was the largest naval battle of World War 1?▶ Battle of Jutland
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between Germany and Russia?▶ Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Which country declared war on Germany on August 12, 1914?▶ United Kingdom
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of the tank in warfare?▶ Battle of Flers-Courcelette
What was the name of the American Expeditionary Force’s commanding general during World War 1?▶ John J. Pershing
Which country was created as a result of the Treaty of Versailles?▶ Yugoslavia
Which country did Germany invade in May 1940?▶ Netherlands
What was the name of the British battlecruiser that exploded at the Battle of Jutland?▶ HMS Queen Mary
Which country declared war on Germany on August 23, 1914?▶ Japan
What was the name of the battle in which the British forces defeated the Ottoman Empire in Mesopotamia?▶ Battle of Kut
What was the name of the British codebreakers who deciphered German codes during World War 1?▶ Room 40
What was the name of the German general who led the Spring Offensive in 1918?▶ Erich Ludendorff
Which country declared war on Austria-Hungary on August 6, 1914?▶ Russia
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies?▶ Treaty of Sèvres
What was the name of the British propaganda campaign during World War 1?▶ Lord Kitchener Wants You
Which country did Germany invade in September 1914?▶ Luxembourg
What was the name of the battle that saw the first use of the Zeppelin airship in warfare?▶ Battle of Liege
Which country declared war on Germany on August 3, 1914?▶ France
What was the name of the British tank that saw action for the first time in the Battle of the Somme?▶ Mark I
What was the name of the German dirigible that bombed London during World War 1?▶ Zeppelin LZ 38
Which country declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914?▶ Belgium
What was the name of the British nurse who became famous for her work in the front lines during World War 1?▶ Edith Cavell
What was the name of the Austrian Archduke whose assassination sparked the outbreak of World War 1?▶ Franz Ferdinand
What was the name of the battle in which the Germans launched a major offensive against the French in 1918?▶ Second Battle of the Marne
Which country declared war on Germany on August 6, 1914?▶ Russia
What was the name of the battle in which the Italians defeated the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918?▶ Battle of Vittorio Veneto
What was the name of the British nurse who was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during World War 1?▶ Edith Cavell
What was the name of the British military commander who was killed in action during the Gallipoli campaign?▶ Charles Hamilton
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between the Central Powers and Romania?▶ Treaty of Bucharest
What was the name of the British flying ace who was known as the “Bantam Battler”?▶ Albert Ball
Which country declared war on Germany on August 10, 1914?▶ France
What was the name of the battle in which the British and French forces defeated the Ottoman Empire in Palestine?▶ Battle of Jerusalem
What was the name of the British ship that was sunk by a German mine in 1915, leading to the loss of over 1,000 lives?▶ HMS Lusitania
What was the name of the battle in which the British and French forces launched a major offensive against the Ottoman Empire in Mesopotamia?▶ Battle of Ctesiphon
What was the name of the treaty that ended the war between the Central Powers and Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro?▶ Treaty of Bukhara
Which country declared war on Germany on August 12, 1914?▶ United Kingdom
What was the name of the British nurse who was executed by the Germans for helping Allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium?▶ Edith Cavell

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