How do the events of World War I still affect us today? Take our quiz.

Though now a century past, World War I helped shape much of the world as we know it today. The Great War tore down empires and forged new nations. It transformed the battlefield by rendering old tactics obsolete and introducing new technology. And it introduced cultural icons and everyday items that are still recognized now. How much do you know about the lasting legacy of World War I? Take our quiz and find out.

By , Staff writer

1. What event triggered the start of World War I?

The assassination by Serbian nationalists of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the crown of Austria-Hungary, was World War I’s initial spark. The archduke’s death triggered war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, and Europe’s major powers lined up on opposite sides, dragging the entire continent into the conflict.

The assassination by Serbian nationalists of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the crown of Austria-Hungary, was World War I’s initial spark. The archduke’s death triggered war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, and Europe’s major powers lined up on opposite sides, dragging the entire continent into the conflict.

The assassination by Serbian nationalists of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the crown of Austria-Hungary, was World War I’s initial spark. The archduke’s death triggered war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, and Europe’s major powers lined up on opposite sides, dragging the entire continent into the conflict.

The assassination by Serbian nationalists of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the crown of Austria-Hungary, was World War I’s initial spark. The archduke’s death triggered war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, and Europe’s major powers lined up on opposite sides, dragging the entire continent into the conflict.

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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

 

Germany’s invasion of Belgium

 

The Russian Revolution

 

The sinking of the Lusitania

 
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