The Great War and Modern Memory Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Troglodyte World.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Fussell refer to as the master of spiritual irony?
(a) George Sherston.
(b) Sir Douglas Haig.
(c) General Sir George Plumer.
(d) Thomas Hardy.

2. What country's submarines were active in the Atlantic and ultimately brought America into World War I?
(a) Britian.
(b) Germany.
(c) Scotland.
(d) France.

3. In his writing, Hardy captures the fact he could hear _____ across the Channel?
(a) Airplanes.
(b) Bombs.
(c) Gunfire.
(d) Explosions.

4. What trench was the shallowest and used to advance a position?
(a) Firing trench.
(b) No answers are correct.
(c) Sap.
(d) Communication trench.

5. About how far from the enemy were the first line of troops stationed in the trenches?
(a) Two hundred yards.
(b) Two hundred fifty yards.
(c) Fifty yards.
(d) One hundred fifty yards.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of World War I, what was the British's biggest problem?

2. How were the German trenches in contrast to the British trenches?

3. What did George Sherston refer to his good luck piece as?

4. How many men were killed on one day in the 1916 battle between the Germans and the British?

5. What are along the Somme today where the fierce battles were fought?

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