World War I by PolinskyL

Champion(s):

WengerAS


Runner(s)-Up:

HegglandL


Quiz Description

Before it stood for (admittedly impressive) savings on mattresses, November 11th had something to do with World War I. Here are some questions about that conflict.

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Questions:

Many of the key protagonists of WWII played key roles in the Great War. For example, Winston Churchill was closely associated with an ill-fated battle against the Ottoman Empire that is generally referenced by what name?

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Gallipoli (campaign)

No LL or AF quiz is complete without a question about this man, who was one of the leading British advocates against the war and was imprisoned for six months in 1918 for his anti-war speeches.

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Bertrand Russell

The so-called Zimmermann Telegram was sent by Germany to what country, in order to entice it to enter the conflict? It did not have the desired effect, and in fact its interception and publication may have contributed to the United States' entry into the war.

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Mexico

What Royal Navy battleship, which entered service in 1906, is said by many to have kicked off a more intense naval arms race with Germany? Its name would spread to a whole class of battleships.

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HMS Dreadnought

What book, the first of Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy, devotes time to its narrator's time fighting in Belgium?

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The Fifth Business

King Ferdinand I was among those who chose to join the Central Powers. What country was Ferdinand I the King of?

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Bulgaria

A statue of what man, who died, in 1918, about 3 years into a 20-year prison sentence, was erected in 2014 in East Sarajevo?

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Gavrilo Princip

Depending on its configuration, the Mark I could be called either male or female. What was the Mark I?

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A Tank

General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck is said to have led the only part of the German war effort which successfully invaded British territory. His campaign ended when he and his forces surrendered in Abercorn on November 25, 1918. What theater did he fight in?

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East Africa (Will probably accept Africa)

The Battle of the Somme was one of the deadliest of all time (Wikipedia describes the result as "inconclusive", which I think means everyone lost.) This was partly due to French forces being pulled away to defend what small city in the Department of Meuse, which the German army attacked in early 1916 to draw the French into a battle on favorable terrain?

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Verdun

Henry Tandey, a British soldier, received a Distinguished Conduct Medal and a Victoria Cross for his service in the war. His biggest claim to fame, however, was for something he (supposedly - it's far from proven) had an opportunity to do, but didn't. What didn't he do? (Needless to say, never-been-in-my-kitchen type answers will not be accepted.)

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Shoot Adolf Hitler

What US ambassador, father of a future Secretary of the Treasury, was among the leading figures to bring the Armenian Genocide to public attention?

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Henry Morgenthau, Sr.