Do You Know These World War I Slang Terms?

The folks who fought in World War I had a language that was all their own! Do you think you can decipher 10 World War I slang terms with ease? Take this quiz and find out!
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What did the term "Archie" refer to?
German anti-aircraft fire
French forces
Poor arch support in military boots
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What was a "basket case?"
Anyone who lost their mind during the war.
A very badly injured solider.
Someone bad under pressure.
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"Blighty" was an old military nickname for what country?
Belgium
Britain
France
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What was a "blimp?"
An airship
An overweight person
A radar blip
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What was a "booby-trap?"
A man with with trench foot.
A prank gone wrong.
A well disguised explosive devise.
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If you had "cooties" during World War I, then you probably had...
A crush on a field nurse.
A bad case of lice.
The flu.
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What was a "crump-hole?"
A hole you slept in at night
A crater left behind from artillery shell
A bunker where the boys played cards
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What did it mean to "have the dingbats?"
Be crazy or nervous
To have a sour stomach
To feel butterflys
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Question 9/10

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To take a "dekko" was to what...
Take a ration
Take a look
Take a knee
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Question 10/10

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What does the term "napoo" mean?
I have to go to the bathroom.
Finished or dead.
Idiot or moron.
Result
You may know a bit about the history of World War I, but you're not well versed on the slang words these brave soldiers once invented. Deep in the trenches, these words found life. Better luck next time!

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You're a World War I wonder! Not only do you know the history of this devastating war, but you've learned many of the slang words that were slung deep in the trenches during this iconic era in time. Well done!

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You're a World War I hero! Few individuals outside of those who served, ever understood the slang or the history of this war like you do. You know that these words are as meaningful as the events themselves. Go ahead and brag a little, you've earned it!

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1
What did the term "Archie" refer to?
German anti-aircraft fire
French forces
Poor arch support in military boots
2
What was a "basket case?"
Anyone who lost their mind during the war.
A very badly injured solider.
Someone bad under pressure.
3
"Blighty" was an old military nickname for what country?
Belgium
Britain
France
4
What was a "blimp?"
An airship
An overweight person
A radar blip
5
What was a "booby-trap?"
A man with with trench foot.
A prank gone wrong.
A well disguised explosive devise.
6
If you had "cooties" during World War I, then you probably had...
A crush on a field nurse.
A bad case of lice.
The flu.
7
What was a "crump-hole?"
A hole you slept in at night
A crater left behind from artillery shell
A bunker where the boys played cards
8
What did it mean to "have the dingbats?"
Be crazy or nervous
To have a sour stomach
To feel butterflys
9
To take a "dekko" was to what...
Take a ration
Take a look
Take a knee
10
What does the term "napoo" mean?
I have to go to the bathroom.
Finished or dead.
Idiot or moron.