The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI


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Why did Gavrilo Princip assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand, ultimately causing World War I?

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1. Why was the Triple Entente formed in 1907?

2. Why was the July Crisis of 1914 unlikely to yield a diplomatic result that would avoid the need for World War I?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The tense atmosphere existing in Europe before the beginning of World War I was a result of the strained relationships between different European nations. These tools will help you understand and recall the facts on the various causes of this tension and the ultimate result that would occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • A major cause of World War I
  • Triple Entente
  • Gavrilo Princip
  • Diplomatic crisis after Ferdinand's death

Skills Practiced

These resources will let you assess your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about World War I
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main phrases related to pre-World War I Europe, including the terrorist group that Gavrilo Princip belonged to and the crisis following Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the pre-war tensions in Europe

Additional Learning

To fully comprehend the material, be sure to review the lesson, The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI. This lesson will explore these objectives:

  • Understand the impact of a unified Germany
  • Discover the affect of the assassination of the archduke
  • Distinguish the allied nations on each side
  • Identify Gavrilo Princip's role in sparking World War I