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Battle of Salamis: Facts & Significance

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The Battle of Salamis:

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1. The Battle of Salamis occurred in:

2. The commander of the Greek fleet, Themistocles:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When was the Battle of Salamis fought, and what was its importance in world history? These are among the topics you will need to know to successfully answer the practice questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • What type of battle the Battle of Salamis was
  • When the Battle of Salamis occurred
  • What the commander of the Greek fleet did
  • The name of the leader of the Persian army
  • Why the Battle of Salamis is so important

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the events leading to and during the Battle of Salamis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the names of prominent Persian and Greek leaders who played roles in the Battle of Salamis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the aftermath of the battle

Additional Learning

Get more details about this famous conflict by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Battle of Salamis: Facts & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide a short overview of the Battle of Salamis
  • Give background information about the conflict between the Greeks and Persians that led to the battle
  • Inform the reader about the actions of the Greek commander that influenced the outcome of the battle
  • Describe how the battle was fought
  • Detail the far-reaching historical effects of the Battle of Salamis
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