Famous Battles of the First World War


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In which battle was the British Mark I combat tank first used?

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1. The Battle of Verdun was significant because...

2. Your father is telling you stories about how his great-grandfather took part in the Battle of the Marne. He claims that it was one of the most important battles of the war. Why does he believe it to be one of the most important battles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There were many famous battles that occurred during World War I that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn more about. You will need to know specific WWI battle details in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on these aspects of World War I:

  • The battle in the Flanders region of Belgium
  • First use of the British Mark I combat tank in WWI
  • The German assault and capture of Fort Douaumont
  • Suicide of Russian General Alexander Samsonov
  • The German advance through France

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Fort Douaumont
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Famous Battles of WWI lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the events of WWI battles to identify the battle by description

Additional Learning

Learn more about World War I by reviewing the associated lesson titled Famous Battles of the First World War: Lesson & Quiz. These objectives will be covered by this lesson:

  • Understand what led to the suicide of General Alexander Samsonov
  • Identify the events of particular battles and discover their impact on the war itself
  • Know the casualty count following the seizure of Fort Donaumont by the Germans
  • Discover the immense importance of the Battle of Marne