The Schlieffen Plan in WW1: Definition & Summary


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The Schlieffen Plan was drafted in which year?

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1. The Schlieffen Plan determined that to secure a German victory in Europe, _____ must be the nation that is knocked out of the war first before it has a chance to mobilize and attack, leaving Germany free to focus on the forces of _____.

2. German forces demanded safe passage through which neutral country to attack France?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can get an idea of how much you know about the Schlieffen Plan in World War I by answering these multiple-choice questions. Make sure you understand topics like the year when the plan was drafted and the nations involved in the plan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these points:

  • Neutral country the Germans wanted to use for an attack
  • Group of nations Germany was a part of during the war
  • The way German Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg referred to the Treaty of London

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Schlieffen Plan, including the neutral country the Germans wanted to use for an attack during World War I
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the year when the Schlieffen Plan was drafted and the group of countries who were allied with Germany
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the countries who were a part of the Schlieffen Plan

Additional Learning

You can find out more about the war in the lesson named The Schlieffen Plan in WW1: Definition & Summary. These topics will be discussed:

  • Field Marshal Count Alfred von Schlieffen
  • The first step in his plan to dominate Europe
  • Alliances of these nations before war broke out
  • Role of Helmuth von Moltke to carry out the Schlieffen Plan