World War I - Trench Warfare

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World War I - Trench Warfare.

1. In what war was trench warfare the primary method of fighting?
a. World War II
b. Civil War
c. Revolutionary War
d. World War I
e. Vietnam War

2. Which of the following describes the 'sapping' method of building a trench?
a. Building a trench by digging straight into the ground
b. Building a new trench by extending one end of an existing trench
c. Building a trench by making a tunnel first
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

3. What was the land between two enemy trenches called?
a. Danger region
b. Kill zone
c. No man's land
d. Death valley
e. Fighting area

4. Around how deep was the typical trench?
a. 2 feet
b. 4 feet
c. 6 feet
d. 12 feet
e. 30 feet

5. True or False: Trenches were generally dug in a long straight line.

6. When not fighting, what would soldiers do in the trenches?
a. Repair the trenches
b. Guard duty
c. Move supplies
d. Clean their weapons
e. All of the above

7. What animal pest that lived in the trenches caused the disease Trench Fever?
a. Lice
b. Frogs
c. Rats
d. Snakes
e. Cats

8. What disease did many soldiers get from the constant moisture in the trenches?
a. Trench cough
b. Trench Flu
c. Trench Foot
d. Trench eye
e. Trench Fever

9. What were 'duckboards' in the trenches?
a. Boards used to block enemy gunfire and hand grenades
b. Wooden boards meant to keep the soldier's feet above the water
c. Wooden boards used to cover the top of the trenches when it rained
d. Boards used to roast duck for dinner
e. All of the above

10. True or False: General living conditions in the trenches were dirty, full of pests, and dangerous.

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