SAT II World History : France and Britain in World War I

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : France And Britain In World War I

The Schlieffen Plan was Germany's __________.

Possible Answers:

plan to fight the First World War on two fronts

plan to invade Belgium and Denmark

attempt to get Mexico to declare war on the United States

attempt to get China to declare war on Russia

plan to blockade the British isles

Correct answer:

plan to fight the First World War on two fronts

Explanation:

The Schlieffen Plan began life as an experiment within the German military command at how the Germany army might effectively fight a simultaneous war against Russia in the East and France in the West. Following the outbreak of the First World War, the plan was implemented in part.

Example Question #2 : France And Britain In World War I

Who represented Great Britain at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919?

Possible Answers:

Neville Chamberlain

Clement Attlee

David Lloyd George

Robert Peel

Winston Churchill

Correct answer:

David Lloyd George

Explanation:

David Lloyd George assumed leadership of the British government in 1915 and ruled as Prime Minister until 1922. As such, he was the British representative at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 where the victorious Allied powers discussed how to reorder Europe and the world in the wake of the First World War.

Example Question #3 : France And Britain In World War I

Which action directly caused Britain to enter World War One? 

Possible Answers:

German invasion of Belgium

French invasion of Germany

German annexation of Czechoslovakia

German invasion of Poland

Russian invasion of Austria-Hungary

Correct answer:

German invasion of Belgium

Explanation:

Although signed into an alliance with France and Russia, Britain originally wanted to remain primarily neutral in the First World War. Certainly, Britain did not want to fully commit its forces to the conflict. However, Britain was sworn to defend Belgian sovereignty. Once Germany invaded Belgium, Britain was forced into the war on the side of France and Russia against the Germans. 

Example Question #4 : France And Britain In World War I

David Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau were ________.

Possible Answers:

convicted communists in the United States and France during the early years of the Cold War

two leaders of the Easter Rebellion in 1917 

executed for treason and cowardice, respectively, during the First World War

NONE of these answers

political leaders in Britain and France at the end of the First World War 

Correct answer:

political leaders in Britain and France at the end of the First World War 

Explanation:

David Lloyd George was the Prime Minister of England from 1916-1922. Georges Clemenceau was Prime Minister of France from 1917 to 1920. Both men were influential in reordering Europe after World War One at the Paris Peace Conference. 

Example Question #1 : France And Britain In World War I

Britain entered World War One in response to German violation of which country's neutrality? 

Possible Answers:

Belgium

Spain

Holland

Switzerland

France

Correct answer:

Belgium

Explanation:

World War One began on the Western Front with a massive German troop movement through Belgium and into North-Eastern France. In response to German troops moving through Belgium and occupying the nation, Britain declared war (it had promised to protect Belgian neutrality and was allied with the French). The French and the British stalled the German offensive at the Battle of the Marne, and the mobile period of the First World War ended, to be was replaced with years of brutal trench warfare. 

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