Triple Alliance and Triple Entente in Europe on the Eve of World War I


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Why was the outbreak of World War I in 1914 foreseeable?

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1. Which of the following countries was NOT a member of the Triple Alliance?

2. Why did Italy make a secret alliance with France in 1902?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Various nations had formed alliances prior to World War I, and the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you identify each one as well as the opposing sides. Other information will include details on Europe and the circumstances that helped lead to the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The Triple Alliance members
  • Early 20th-century Europe
  • The nations of the Triple Entente
  • Individual alliances between nations
  • Characteristics of the Triple Entente

Skills Practiced

These tools will assess your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Europe before WWI
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Triple Alliance and Triple Entente
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the associated lesson titled Triple Alliance and Triple Entente in Europe on the Eve of World War I. These objectives will be the covered in the lesson:

  • Understand the role moral obligation played in certain alliances
  • Know the members of the Triple Alliance
  • Understand the political climate of early 20th-century Europe
  • Identify the nations composing the Triple Entente