GED Social Studies : Effects of World War I

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Effects Of World War I

The peace treaty that ended World War One is called __________

Possible Answers:

The Treaty of Versailles.

The Berlin Conference.

The Treaty of Yalta.

The Treaty of Potsdam.

The Treaty of Paris.

Correct answer:

The Treaty of Versailles.

Explanation:

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 between Germany and the Allied powers. It represents the end of World War One. Aside from ending World War One, it is notable for creating the circumstances that led to World War Two; by imposing punishments and blame that were too stringent on Germany, The Treaty of Versailles created the conditions that led to the rise of Nazism in Germany.

Example Question #2 : Effects Of World War I

Which of these Presidents has received a Nobel Peace Prize?

Possible Answers:

John F. Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln

Woodrow Wilson

Bill Clinton

Ronald Reagan

Correct answer:

Woodrow Wilson

Explanation:

The Nobel Peace Prize was first given out in 1901, so Abraham Lincoln is immediately disqualified, regardless of his wonderful accomplishments. The correct answer is that Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, for his work in founding the League of Nations in the years immediately after World War One.

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