WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit


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Why was the sinking of the RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915 by a German U-boat a significant step towards American entry into World War I?

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1. If Mexico had accepted Germany's offer, the Zimmerman Telegram of 1917 would most resemble which of the following treaties?

2. Which of the following profiles is most likely that of a Bolshevik supporter in Russia in 1917?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The U.S. entered World War I about the same time Russia was withdrawing, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this process. You'll be assessed on your understanding of major events from the war and their impact on both nations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The German actions that brought the U.S. into the war
  • Russian reasons for leaving the war
  • Major events, figures, and communications of World War I

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding World War I
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Russian and U.S. involvement in World War I

Additional Learning

To learn more about World War I, review the accompanying lesson titled WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the major powers of World War I
  • Understand why the U.S. entered the war
  • Understand why Russia withdrew from the war
  • Know important events and figures