The Armistice Day Quiz

Today is Veterans Day, which gives us all a good opportunity to thank the troops who have served our country. The holiday was formerly known as Armistice Day, though, and it celebrated the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. How much do you know about that armistice and the holiday it inspired? Let's find out.

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The armistice took effect in what year?
1917
1918
1919
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While the armistice ended the war’s fighting, what treaty officially ended the state of war between the Allies and Germany in June 1919?
Treaty of Ghent
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Paris
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What time of day did the armistice take effect?
11:00 a.m.
Midnight
8:30 a.m.
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German Kaiser Wilhelm II announced his abdication two days before the armistice was signed. In what country did he spend the rest of his life?
Germany
Poland
The Netherlands
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In some other countries Armistice Day is celebrated as Remembrance Day, but it’s often also known by what floral moniker?
Lily Day
Rose Day
Poppy Day
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What eventually became of the rail carriage in which the armistice was signed?
The Nazis blew it up.
The Nazis forced France to sign a World War II occupation armistice in it.
The Nazis used it for scrap.
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What Allied leader was the principal signatory for their side at the signing of the armistice?
Ferdinand Foch
David Lloyd George
Woodrow Wilson
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In what year did the United States change the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day?
1945
1954
1983
9 of 10
The two sides signed the armistice in the forest near what French city?
Nantes
Paris
Compiègne
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Italians have celebrated Armistice Day on November 4 because that’s the day the Armistice of Villa Giusti went into effect. This armistice ended World War I hostilities between Italy and what country?
France
Germany
Austria-Hungary