10 most difficult World War I riddlesHistory quiz
Which battle involved the first successful use of tanks?
Battle of Cambrai
Battle of Kursk
Battle of Somme
Batlle of Jutland
The battle incorporated many of the newer tactics of 1918, in particular tanks. The attack was an overwhelming success with light casualties in an extremely short amount of time.
What was the name of the first semi-automatic pistol?
None of the above is a semi-automatic pistol
The Borchardt C-93 semi-automatic pistol was designed by Hugo Borchardt in 1893 based upon the Maxim toggle-bolt design.. With about 1,100 manufactured by Loewe and nearly 2,000 more produced by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, the Borchardt C-93 was the first mass-produced semi-automatic pistol.
What was the first mass production tank developed by Germany?
The A7V was a tank introduced by Germany in 1918, during World War I. They were used in action from March to October 1918, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in combat.
What was the name of the Red Baron's plane?
Fokker Dr. I
Junkers J. I
Hansa Brandenburg B. I.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the "Red Baron", was a German fighter pilot during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. The Fokker Dr I it became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
What was the maximum effective range of the Paris Gun?
The Paris Gun was a German long-range siege gun used to bombard Paris during World War I. The gun was capable of firing a 94 kilogram (210 lb) shell to a maximum altitude of 40 kilometers (25 miles, 131,000 ft). It was the first time for human-made object to reach stratosphere.
Which country developed numerous substitutes for food products during World War I?
Since 1914, the Allied naval blockade of Germany throttled maritime commerce with Germany, forcing Germany to develop substitutes for products (Ersatz) such as tea composed of ground raspberry leaves or catnip, and coffee substitute using roasted acorns. This process was not limited to food, numerous chemical substitutes such as synthetic rubber were also developed at the time.
The famous WW I German long-range siege gun was used to bombard only one city. Which one?
The Paris Gun was the name given to a type of German long-range siege gun, several of which were used to bombard Paris during World War I. They were in service from March to August 1918. When the guns were first employed, Parisians believed they had been bombed by a high-altitude Zeppelin, as the sound of neither an aeroplane nor a gun could be heard.
The Battle of the Somme was the biggest battle of the First World War. How many casualties were there?
around 250 000
around 500 000
around 1 000 000
around 5 000 000
The Battle of the Somme was fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. More than three million men fought in this battle and one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
What was the name of a ship sunk by Germans in 1915 which led US to join the First World War?
The Imperial German Embassy in U.S. decided to warn passengers not to sail aboard Lusitania. It placed a warning, advertisement in 50 American newspapers, just next to an advertisement for the Lusitania's return voyage.
What was the biggest amphibious operations of World War I?
The jutland battle
Battle of Gallipoli
Battle of Marne
Battle of Verdun
The first large scale amphibious operations, ones that were to heavily influence theorists in the decades to come, were conducted as part of the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915 against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. the purpose of the battle was to capture the capital of the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Istanbul). Although the naval attack was repelled and the land campaign failed, the campaign was the first modern amphibious landing, and featured air support, specialized landing craft and a naval bombardment.