Blitzkrieg During WWII: Definition, Facts & Warfare Strategy


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Blitzkrieg is a word that means ___

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1. Which country successfully used the strategy of blitzkrieg in World War II?

2. The first part of a blitzkrieg involved ___

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Blitzkrieg was a World War II battle tactic used by the Germans based on speed and surprise. The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you more about the specific characteristics of blitzkrieg warfare and quiz you on its effectiveness and outcome for the Germans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What the term blitzkrieg translates to
  • Which country used blitzkrieg as a war tactic
  • The first part of blitzkrieg and what it involved
  • Why it was such an effective tactic
  • How long it took Germany to overtake Western Europe in WWII

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about World War II German warfare in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on blitzkrieg
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the overall effectiveness of blitzkrieg as a battle tactic

Additional Learning

To learn more about German World War II battle tactics, review the corresponding lesson on blitzkrieg. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what blitzkrieg was
  • Examines its purpose in battle
  • Understands the strategy of how it was carried out in the war
  • Identifies the effectiveness and outcome of blitzkrieg