Test your knowl­edge of Amer­ica’s role in World War I

Albany Times Union - - PERSPECTIVE - By Jen­nifer Keene

Sun­day marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I, when Ger­many signed an ar­mistice agree­ment with the Al­lied pow­ers that ended the fight­ing. Test your knowl­edge of the his­tory and back­ground of the United States’ role in the “Great War” with the fol­low­ing quiz.

1. Who was the com­man­der of the Amer­i­can Ex­pe­di­tionary Forces?

A. John J. Per­sh­ing

B. Dou­glas Haig

C. Dou­glas Macarthur

D. Dwight Eisen­hower

2. World War I be­gan in Au­gust 1914; when did the United States en­ter the war?

A. April 6, 1915

B. April 6, 1916

C. April 6, 1917

D. April 6, 1918

3. Which WWI bat­tle lasted 47 days and is one of the most lethal in Amer­i­can mil­i­tary his­tory?

A. The Somme

B. Ver­dun

C. Meuse-ar­gonne

D. Bel­leau-wood

4. How many lan­guages were spo­ken in the wartime Amer­i­can army?

A. 9

B. 37

C. 23

D. 46

5. What was the aim of Pres­i­dent Woodrow Wil­son’s 14 Points?

A. To en­act Pro­hi­bi­tion

B. To build a new in­ter­na­tional or­der

C. To strengthen the mil­i­tary D. To reg­u­late U.S. cor­po­ra­tions

6. What were the names of the two lion cub mas­cots adopted by Amer­i­can fighter pi­lots in France’s Lafayette Es­cadrille unit?

A. Mo and Larry

B. Adam and Eve

C. Whiskey and Soda

D. Gin and Tonic

7. Who played Alvin York, World War I’s most cel­e­brated hero, in the 1941 biopic “Sergeant York”?

A. Clark Gable

B. Jimmy Ste­wart

C. Gary Cooper

D. Char­lie Chap­lin

8. What or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded by World War I vet­er­ans in 1919?

A. The Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars

B. The Amer­i­can Le­gion

C. The Grand Army of the Repub­lic

D. The Amer­i­can Pro­tec­tive League

9. What per­cent­age of African-amer­i­can sol­diers dur­ing World War I served in seg­re­gated non-com­bat­ant units?

A. 50 per­cent

B. 39 per­cent

C. 75 per­cent

D. 89 per­cent

10. What in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion was formed af­ter World War I to re­solve in­ter­na­tional dis­putes?

A. United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice

B. League of Na­tions

C. Amnesty In­ter­na­tional D. North At­lantic Treaty Or­ga­ni­za­tion

AN­SWERS: 1-A, 2-C, 3-C, 4-D, 5-B, 6-C, 7-C, 8-B, 9-D, 10-B

As­so­ci­ated Press

Amer­i­can World War I sol­diers wave af­ter the Nov. 11, 1918 Ar­mistice was signed in France. Hun­dreds of troops died on the fi­nal morn­ing of World War I — even af­ter an ar­mistice was reached and be­fore it came into force.

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