A quiz on the United States’ in­volve­ment in World War I


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 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

This quiz, from the Ash­brook Cen­ter at Ash­land Univer­sity in Ohio, pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for you to test your knowl­edge of the his­tory and back­ground of the United States’ role in the “Great War.” It was pre­pared for In­sid­eSources.com by Jen­nifer Keene, a his­tory pro­fes­sor at Chap­man Univer­sity and the pres­i­dent of the So­ci­ety of Mil­i­tary His­tory.

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