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Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the United States in World War I



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Jennifer Keene

November 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allied powers that ended the fighting.

The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the history and background of the United States’ role in the “Great War.”

Many citizens have a limited understanding of American history and our unique form of constitutional government.

Without this knowledge, how can we expect them to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship?


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ANSWERS: 1-A, 2-C, 3-C, 4-D, 5-B, 6-C, 7-C, 8-B, 9-D, 10-B


About the Writer

Jennifer Keene is a history professor at Chapman University, president of the Society of Military History, and curator of the forthcoming Ashbrook Center book compilation “World War I and the Roaring Twenties: Core Documents.” She wrote this for