Audie Murphy: Biography, Movies & Awards


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Why is Audie Murphy significant to military history?

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1. How did Audie Murphy's early life help prepare him for the military?

2. Audie Murphy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on the French-Swiss border. Why were his actions so important to the US military efforts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will ask you five questions about Audie Murphy's military career. You'll need to recognize Murphy's contributions to the military and answer questions about the awards and honors he earned during his lifetime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to:

  • Describe Audie Murphy's significance to military history
  • Determine how his early life helped him prepare for a career in the military
  • Recognize why Murphy's actions on the French-Swiss border were important to the US military
  • Know the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Choose Murphy's last award

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of Murphy's military career
  • Making connections - connect why Murphy's early life prepared him for the military

Additional Learning

To learn more about this distinguished war veteran, review the related lesson called Audie Murphy: Biography, Movies & Awards. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Name Murphy's 1949 book
  • Learn how many honors he earned
  • Describe Murphy's life outside of the military