World War I: Causes, Characteristics & Effects


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1. Which president was instrumental in the formation of the League of Nations?

2. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, who led the socialist government that replaced the Russian Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

World War I was one of the most important and devastating events of the 20th century, with an impact that was felt long after the war was over. This quiz/worksheet combo will go over the countries on different sides of the war and the war's immediate effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Characteristics of the war
  • Formation of the League of Nations
  • Leader of the Russian Revolution
  • Countries comprising the Triple Alliance
  • Key aspects of the war

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the causes, effects, and characteristics of World War I
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you accurately comprehend the different sides of the war, the reasons for the war, and the immediate aftermath of the war
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer questions identifying relevant figures in relation to the war, how the war was fought, and what resulted from it

Additional Learning

To learn more about World War I, review the corresponding lesson called War War I: Causes, Characteristics & Effects. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Causes of the war
  • The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente
  • Characteristics of the war
  • The effects of the war