There have been several anniversaries of wars lately, and 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.
With the 2011 death of the last Great War veteran, this chapter of American life moved from memory to history, like all major events do.
Two-time trivia champ Josh Gerber is being challenged by Dana Rutheimer, who is currently switching careers to be an interior decorator.
1. What was the name of the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand?
2. Who was the U.S. President during World War I?
3. When did the United States enter the war?
4. Which WWI battle had the British introducing tanks for the first time?
5. Who is Manfred von Richthofen better known as?
6. What type of bird was used in trenches to detect gas?
7. Which was first: the Battle of Ypres or Verdun?
8. What was a German submarine known as?
9. The Battle of Gallipoli took place in what former empire?
10. What is Nov. 11, 1918 known as?
1. No idea.
2. Pretty sure it was Woodrow Wilson.
4. No idea.
5. Isn't this the Red Baron?
7. No idea, but how about Verdun?
8. Pretty sure they're U-boats.
10. Victory in Europe Day
1. I don't know this even though I was reading about it just the other day in the newspaper.
2. President Wilson
4. I'm embarrassed to admit my knowledge of WWI is not great, so I don't know the answer.
5. Is this the Red Baron? The name is familiar.
6. A canary. I read about this in the book "Birdsong."
7. Guessing here. Ypres?
8. U-boats. Or was that just in World War II?
9. I want to say the Ottoman because I don't think Austro-Hungarian is right.
10. Armistice Day
Head2Head Trivia has a new champion. Despite her admission that she was "embarrassed" by her lack of knowledge, Dana knew enough about World War I to defeat the former trivia champ. She'll be back next week to face a new challenger and a new topic.
1. Gavrilo Princip
2. Woodrow Wilson
3. April 1917
4. Battle of the Somme
5. The Red Baron
7. The Battle of Ypres
10. Armistice Day
This is the car in which Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death, on display at the Museum of Military History in Vienna, Austria. The event led to the outbreak of World War I.×
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