When did WW1 start and end?
Poppies are a symbol of war, and of remembering the dead. This tradition started in World War 1, but why?
The officers of which army wore helmets like this?
As well as a massive war, there was also a pandemic from 1918-1920. What was the disease called?
No side in WW1 bothered to make helmets for their soldiers until 1915, because they all thought the war would be over soon and it would cost too much – even though tonnes of soldiers were dying of head injuries. Before 1915, what did soldiers wear on their heads?
How many Indians fought for Britain during World War 1? (Remember – India was part of the British Empire back then)
Why are tanks called tanks?
In 1917, the British set off the biggest explosion of the war in a secret network of tunnels underneath the German lines. The explosion was so big, you could hear it in London – but how many people died in the explosion?
Poisonous chlorine gas was first used in WW1 as a weapon. Before soldiers were given gas masks, what were they told to do to protect themselves from gas attacks?
World War 1 is most famous for what kind of warfare?
What was Big Bertha?
The Ottoman Empire was a big player in WW1, but it fell apart after it lost the war. The Ottoman Empire was mostly in which modern day country?
8 million horses died in World War 1. True or false?
The total number of people that died in WW1 – on both sides and both civilians and soldiers – was a gigantic 40 million. Nowadays, most historians view it as…what?
Oh dear. Have another go? History is important!
Pretty good! You can do better though – try another history quiz?
You know your stuff! Well done! Can you beat this score on another history quiz?
Amazing! Knowing your history is more important than ever – so well done!