World War IOtherwise known as “The Great War” and the First World War, World War I was fought by 70 million combatants mainly in Europe, but also in Africa, the Middle East, China, the Pacific Islands and off the coasts of North and South America.  World War I led to the demise of the German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian and Ottoman Empires.  It also led to the founding of the League of Nations (the precursor to the United Nations) to prevent such massive conflagrations in the future, though the seeds of World War II were ultimately sown in the denouement of World War I.  Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some of the core facts about World War I.       

Thanks to Learning Life intern Ian Ball for helping to research and draft this quiz.  

1. When did World War I begin and end?


2. World War I was sparked by the assassination of:


3. All the following countries were members of the Allied Powers, except:


4. The United States entered World War I in:


5. World War I’s total death toll, civilian and military, was approximately: