General Education

World War I – What was the immediate cause of WWI

Watch the following video and then answer the questions listed below.

  • View this video in preparation for your video assignment this week.
    • CrashCourse. (2012, September 27). Archdukes, cynicism, and World War I: Crash course world history #36 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPZQ0LAlR4&feature=youtu.be

Crash Course Video: World War I

  1. What was the immediate cause of WWI?
  2. What was the Schlieffen Plan?
  3. What two things does John Geen blame the start of WWI on?
  4. How many miles did the trenches probably run?
  5. How many people were killed in the war? Wounded?
  6. What was WWI’s most efficient killer?
  7. What combination made the war so deadly?
  8. What two technologies were most dangerous?
  9. What two words described the trenches?
  10. Since pay was so bad, why did soldiers even continue to fight?
  11. Who did the Treaty of Versailles blame for the war?
  12. What did WWI do to Russia?
  13. What did Lenin and the Bolsheviks promise people in Russia?
  14. After the war, writers and artists transitioned from a style of romanticism to what style?

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