Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War


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Archduke Franz Ferdinand was _____.

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1. How did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand affect World War One?

2. How is Imperialism different from Nationalism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of the events that led to the start of the 'war to end all wars'. You'll need to know the names of specific figures and the meaning of terms used to describe events of this time in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Assassination marking the beginning of events that led to World War I
  • The definition of imperialism
  • What the acronym MAIN stands for

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the causes of World War I
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of imperialism and nationalism as catalysts leading to World War I
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the acronym MAIN

Additional Learning

To learn more about this major event in world history, review the accompanying lesson called Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War . This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Supply an acronym which describes the main causes of World War I
  • Discuss the military buildup of Germany prior to World War I
  • Identify which countries were allies and the importance of alliances during this time
  • Define nationalism and imperialism
  • Note how the assassination of a major figure led to World War I