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Social Studies 11 Block C
World War One Questions
Chapter 2
World War One: Recruitment
1. Why did Canada go to war?
2. Which group of Canadians were in favour of going to war?
3. How many men volunteered for war, and who was turned away or discouraged from
enlisting and why?
4. Name the reasons men would volunteer for war?
5. What is the CEF, and how did it contribute to Canada’s growing sense of national
6. In what ways did Canadians experience WWI propaganda?
7. What were the goals of propaganda in WWI?
8. What was and is a major problem with propaganda?
9. How did WWI propaganda distort the truth?
10. Define imperialism
11. Define militarism
12. Define Slavic
13. Define alliance
14. What was the Triple Alliance
15. What was the Triple Entente
16. What was the Black Hand
17. Define nationalism
World War One: Trench Warfare and New Weaponry
18. What was the The Schlieffen Plan?
19. Why did The Schlieffen Plan fail and what was the result of it failing?
20. What is No Man’ Land?
21. Describe life in the trenches
22. What is a war of attrition?
23. How did the Machine Gun change the way war was fought? Did military leaders adapt to
the new threat?
24. What new weapon could breach enemy trenches?
25. Explain the use of Poison gas in WWI
26. What is the silent enemy? How was it primarily used by Germany?
27. What were the two areal weapons of WWI? What were they used for?
World War One: Major Battles
28. Describe the Battle of Ypres. Why is it significant? (why is it remembered in history)
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Social Studies 11 Block C
29. Describe the Battle of Somme. Why is it significant? (why is it remembered in history)
30. Describe the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Why is it significant? (why is it remembered in
31. Describe the Battle of Passchedaele. Why is it significant? (why is it remembered in
32. What is the 100 days campaign? (1)
The Home Front: World War One
33. What was the War Measures Act of 1914? What powers did it give the government?
34. What is an internment camp?
35. Which immigrant groups were persecuted in Canada, and how were they persecuted?
36. What was the wartime economy like? Who benefited from war? How?
37. What is Honour Rationing?
38. What are Victory Bonds?
39. What taxes were introduced during WWI?
40. Describe the Halifax Explosion
41. Why were women encouraged to work during WWI? What types of jobs did they
42. Did women serve on the front lines? If so, what did they do
43. What was the main argument to support women’s suffrage? Who was excluded?
44. Why did the government support women’s suffrage in WWI?
45. Did Aboriginals support the war effort? How?
46. Define profiteering
47. What is Habeas Corpus?
48. What is an Enemy alien?
World War One: Conscription
49. What is the 1917 Military Service Act? And, at First, who could be exempted from the
Military Service Act?
50. What is a Conscientious Objector?
51. Why did Farmers/ workers oppose conscription?
52. Why did Quebec oppose conscription in 1917?
53. What 3 major groups supported conscription and why?
54. Why was the 1917 election called the Khaki Election?
55. What is the Military Voters Act of 1917?
56. What is the Wartimes Elections Act of 1917?
57. How did Borden win the 1917 election?
58. Explain the Quebec Conscription Riots of 1917 and why they happened?
World War One: End of the War
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Social Studies 11 Block C
59. What was the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918?
60. What was the Paris Peace Conference of 1918?
61. How did Prime Minister promote Canadian autonomy at the Paris Peace Conference?
62. What was the Treaty of Versailles?
63. Describe the terms for Germany laid out in the Treaty of Versailles
64. What is the League of Nations?
65. What were the limitations of the League of Nations?
66. How did the Treaty of Versailles affect Germany, how was Germany treated?
67. What was the War Guilt Clause?
68. Explain how the Treaty of Versailles created hostility in Germany