Bombing of Nagasaki: Facts & Aftermath


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What event made many residents of Nagasaki vulnerable to the bombing?

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1. What did the bombings of Hiroshima and later Nagasaki prompt the Japanese Imperial Government to do?

2. What geographic feature saved many residents of Nagasaki from the bombing and its blast?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On Aug. 9, 1945, three days after Hiroshima was destroyed in the first atomic bomb attack in history, the United States dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki—killing thousands more and obliterating much of the city. This quiz /worksheet combo focuses on the details of that mission and tests your understanding of the devastation and death that occurred.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Casualties at Nagasaki
  • Social effects of the bombing
  • Geographical features of Nagasaki
  • Result of the attack
  • Nagasaki's failure to warn its citizens

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the bombing of Nagasaki
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Nagasaki and the damage that occurred as a result of the attack
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Bombing of Nagasaki: Facts & Aftermath. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of this event
  • Know the scope of the destruction that occurred
  • Describe the long-term effects of the attack
  • Explain how Nagasaki was selected as a target
  • Understand the decision to bomb Nagasaki