At the outbreak of World War One many Scottish men joined up, expecting the war to be over quickly. But the war lasted four years and there were huge casualties.
How many soldiers volunteered to join the British Army in the first three months of 1914?
When the war began in August 1914, how long did most people expect the war to last?
6 months at most
At least a year
3 or 4 years
How deep and how wide were trenches usually?
5ft deep 6ft wide
7ft deep 6ft wide
9ft deep 9ft wide
What did it mean to go 'over the top'?
'Over the top' meant soldiers slang for going to the toilet
'Over the top' meant getting your hair cut as you had lice
'Over the top' meant to leave the trench and attack the enemy through no mans land
How many bullets per minute could the machine gun fire?
200 bullets per minute
600 bullets per minute
800 bullets per minute
What was 'shell shock'?
'Shell shock' was the name of an alcoholic drink popular with soldiers
'Shell shock' was when some men suffer a form of nervous breakdown
'Shell shock' was the soldiers slang for the ration packs they received
What did soldiers do to limit the effect of artillery fire on their trenches?
Soldiers built trenches in zigzagged lines
Soldiers built trenches in long straight lines
Soldiers built trenches in circles
Overall what per cent of deaths on the battlefield during the First World War was caused by the use of artillery?
20 per cent
40 per cent
60 per cent
When was poison gas first used on the Western Front?
What was the name of the new German airships?