Quiz: Do You Know What Started These Wars?
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Do You Know What Started These Wars?
By: John Miller
Image: unknown US military photographer. The original uploader was Binksternet at English Wikipedia., 14 April 2008 (original upload date)

About This Quiz

Sometimes, all it takes is a single bullet to trigger a hailstorm of lead that costs millions of lives. That’s one of the lessons of 20th-century politics and diplomacy, and it’s a reason that history teachers push their students to learn from the past. In this bombed-out quiz, do you think you know the causes of history’s biggest wars?

Often, wars begin as a matter of necessity, as humans with differing priorities and needs fail to communicate or negotiate to find common ground. That was definitely a fact that contributed to the beginning of the largest and deadliest war in history. Do you know the other complex variables that made the Second World War nearly unavoidable?

In other situations, nations spend years girding themselves for battles that politicians are sure will add to their national pride, prestige and wealth, conveniently forgetting about the misery that surely follows every blast of gunfire. Just ask anyone who witnessed the horrors of World War I.

Every war, from the Korean War to the Gulf War, to the American Revolution and the American Civil War, all had different underlying causes. Cast aside peace negotiations and dive into the maelstrom of this war causes quiz now!

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Which of the following events contributed to the start of World War I?
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What event contributed to the start of the American Revolution?
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What kicked off the events of World War II?
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What contributed to the start of the War in Afghanistan?
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Which of the following events contributed to the start of World War II?
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What event contributed to the start of War of 1812?
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What was a contributing factor to the American Civil War?
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What contributed to the start of the Vietnam War?
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What option was a reason World War II began?
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What event contributed to the start of the Vietnam War?
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Which of the following events contributed to the start of the Gulf War?
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What was a contributing factor to World War II?
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What was a contributing factor to the American Revolution?
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Which of these led to the start of World War II?
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Do you remember how the Vietnam War started?
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What event contributed to the start of World War I?
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What was a contributing factor to the Mexican-American War?
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Which of the following events contributed to the start of World War I?
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Which of these led to the start of Thirty Years' War?
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Do you remember why the American Revolution was started?
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What event contributed to the start of World War I?
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What led to the French and Indian War?
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Which of these led to the start of the Crimean War?
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