Britain's Declaration of War on Germany


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What did the British think of the French declaration of war on Germany?

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1. Britain guaranteed the neutrality of what country?

2. What did King Albert I of Belgium do during World War I?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The British were reluctant to enter World War I, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of why they did. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of important events, strategies and figures of the conflict.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • France's declaration of war on Germany
  • The role of Belgium in the war
  • King Albert I's leadership
  • Germany's invasion of Belgium

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Britain's declaration of war against Germany
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding World War I events and strategies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Britain, Belgium and Germany in World War I

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson about Britain declaring war on Germany. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why Britain hesitated to join World War I, and why they finally did
  • Learn about the politics and alliances of the war
  • Examine Germany's plans and strategies
  • Explain the Belgian response to the German invasion