Tensions in Europe: Political, Social & Entangling Alliances


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Which ideology proclaimed war a legitimate and necessary part of a country's policy, and encouraged the build up of armies and navies?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a conflict that occurred during the early 20th century?

2. Why was the Austro-Hungarian Empire unstable prior to World War I?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The chaos and destruction wrought by the onslaught of WWI resulted from the tense social and political climate that existed in Europe prior to the war. This quiz and worksheet will help you learn and understand the details regarding the tenuous relationships between the countries that would ultimately fight in the Great War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools will test you on:

  • WWI alliances
  • Ideology of empire building
  • Earlier 20th-century conflicts
  • Policy promoting war and martial buildup

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you gauge your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast subjects from the lesson, such as Triple Alliance and Triple Entente
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as imperialism, nationalism, and militarism

Additional Learning

To get a better grasp on the details regarding this period in history, spend some time reviewing the lesson titled Tensions in Europe: Political, Social & Entangling Alliances. This lesson will help you pursue these objectives:

  • Identify the key alliances of WWI
  • Understand imperialist ideology
  • Discover the spark that started WWI
  • Know about previous hostilities prior to the war