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British Army during World War I: Quiz


Question 1: [109] Not until late 1917, with the introduction of the ________ and the S.E.5, were they able to compete successfully for control of the air.
Sopwith CamelSopwith PupSopwith SnipeSopwith 1½ Strutter

Question 2: [150] The battle of Passchendaele, which began on 31 July 1917, was one of the worst ordeals endured by British and ________ forces during the war, with the battlefield reduced to a quagmire.
Saint HelenaBritish EmpireDominionTurks and Caicos Islands

Question 3: [160] The main British attacks were the first, second and the ________.
Gallipoli CampaignThird Battle of KrithiaLanding at Suvla BayLanding at Cape Helles

Question 4: Another type of barrage was the ________ barrage, fired in response to a German counter attack.
Distress signalCQDMorse codeSOS

Question 5: Smeltzer, after serving in the Regular Army for 15 years, was commissioned as a ________ in 1915.
Ensign (rank)Lieutenant CommanderSecond LieutenantFirst Lieutenant

Question 6: Organised by the Military Council of the ________, the rising lasted from Easter Monday 24 April to 30 April 1916.
Clan na GaelIrish Republican BrotherhoodHindu–German ConspiracyJoseph McGarrity

Question 7: On the Macedonian front, General George Milne commanded the British Salonika Army,[45] and General Ian Hamilton commanded the ill-fated MEF during the ________.
Gallipoli CampaignMediterranean naval engagements during World War IWestern Front (World War I)Sinai and Palestine Campaign

Question 8: The regular Army was supported by the ________, and by reservists.
Territorial ForceCumberlandEssexWestmorland

Question 9: [147] At Thiepval the ________ seized the Schwaben Redoubt but was forced to withdraw because of lack of progress elsewhere.
Ireland and World War I16th (Irish) Division36th (Ulster) Division10th (Irish) Division

Question 10: Most pre-war officers came from families with military connections, the ________ or the peerage; a public school education was almost essential.
Upper classSerfdomGentryNobility


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