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Viewing Guide – World War I – The War in Europe Previewing Questions – True or False (Extra Credit) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. T T T T T T T T T F F F F F F F F F 10. T F Communism was one of the leading causes of World War I. The United States was eager to support the war. The Allies and Central Powers were the two opposing forces in the war. World War I was the first war to use planes in warfare. The Germans introduced U-boats to sink opposing ships. Millions of men were drafted to fight in the war for the United States. African-Americans were not allowed to fight for the United States. The government had no financial problems when joining the war. The United States citizens’ support for the war was crucial to the economic mobilization to help war efforts. The United States joined with Germany to finally win the war. Post-Video Questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. T T T T T T T T T T F F F F F F F F F F Asian military alliances were responsible for the outbreak of World War I. Americans were universal in their desire to enter World War I. President Theodore Roosevelt signed the declaration of war against Germany. The sinking of the Titanic sealed the U.S. decision to enter World War I. The Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance combined to form the Central Powers. Over 65 million people fought in World War I. Battlefield trenches were choked with mire, rats and lice. German U-boats sunk many merchant ships destined for Great Britain. Women and African Americans did not participate in World War I. General John J. Pershing led the American-Expeditionary Force. 11. Describe the “Checks and Balances System” and its importance prior to the start of the war. 12. Name and describe two events that brought the United States into World War I. 13. Name and describe the impact of three new technologies of modern warfare used in World War I. 14. Identify three things American citizens did to support the war at home. 15. Describe trench warfare. How did trench warfare impact the progress of the war? 16. Identify the four underlying causes of World War I. Select one and explain, in detail, how it contributed to the start of World War I. 17. Explain why World War I was also known as the first “Modern War.” Do you agree with this name? Give evidence to support your response. 18. Evaluate the role of women and minorities in the war effort of World War I. How will their roles impact the future roles of women and minorities?