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Quiz: How well do you know World War One?

Armistice Day will be marked tomorrow, 100 years on from the cessation of hostilities.

TOMORROW MARKS THE 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, bringing the fighting of World War One to an end after four long years. 

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, hostilities ceased as Germany agreed to sign the Armistice.

Events will take place throughout Europe – including Ireland – tomorrow to mark the anniversary and, with that in mind, here’s a quiz testing your knowledge of the conflict.

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand precipitated the war, but was the name of the Bosnian Serb gang who killed him?
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Black Hand
Red Claw

Serb Alliance
Bosnian Brotherhood
There is a lack of consensus on how many Irish people died during the war, but how many does the National War Memorial at Islandbridge say died?
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Who was the British Prime Minister at the outbreak of war?
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David Lloyd George
Herbert Asquith

Arthur Balfour
William Gladstone
Italy joined the war in April 1915... but supported which side?
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The Allies
The Central Powers
The Battle of the Somme lasted for 140 days in 1916, but how many soldiers were wounded or killed in the fighting?
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One million
Two million
Irish Jesuit Francis Browne took a number of photos that would become well known during the war, but what other event did he capture with his camera?
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles
The 1916 Rising

The Russian Revolution
The sailing of the Titanic
Winston Churchill was demoted from his position after the Allies' defeat in Gallipoli. But what title had he held before that?
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Admiral of the Fleet
First Lord of the Admiralty

Rear Admiral
Which poet - whose work concerning the war would go on to be famous - died just a few days before the Armistice was signed?
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Edmund Blunden
Siegfried Sassoon

Ivor Gurney
Wilfred Owen
The Russian Revolution of 1917 overthrew the Tsar and ended the nation's involvement in the war. What was the Tsar's name?
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Nicolas II
Alexander III

Ivan VI
Paul I
The fighting stopped after Armistice Day but when did the Treaty of Versailles officially "end the war"?
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25 December 1918
14 February 1919

28 June 1919
11 November 1919
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