Major Battles of the Spanish-American War


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Who were the Buffalo Soldiers?

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1. The Battle of San Juan Hill featured a charge led by which future president?

2. How many Americans were killed or wounded at the Battle of Manila Bay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Three major battles had a significant effect on the outcome of the Spanish-American War of 1898. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of these battles. The quiz questions will test you on the Buffalo Soldiers and how timber played a role in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The future president who led the charge at the Battle of San Juan Hill
  • Number of Americans killed or wounded at the Battle of Manila Bay
  • Spanish possessions attacked by the Americans

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson regarding the major battles of the Spanish-American War
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of timber in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Buffalo Soldiers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of Americans who were killed or wounded in the Battle of Manila Bay

Additional Learning

To learn more about battles that occurred during the Spanish-American War, review the accompanying lesson, Major Battles of the Spanish-American War. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the location of the USS Maine
  • Learn about the Rough Riders
  • Understand the significance of the outcome of the war