Conscientious Objector: Definition & Status


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What is a conscientious objector?

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1. Who was Desmond T. Doss?

2. Who are the three people a soldier needs to meet with when applying for status as a conscientious objector?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To obtain status as a Conscientious Objector, you must follow a strict procedure that has developed over the years. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of this procedure, the history, and specifics of Conscientious Objectors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions pertaining to:

  • What military duties a Conscientious Objector could perform
  • The procedure and requirements for obtaining this status
  • An explanation of a Conscientious Objector
  • Desmond T. Doss

Skills Practiced

As you take this quiz, you will have opportunities to practice numerous skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Conscientious Objectors
  • Making connections - use understanding of Conscientious Objectors to determine what roles they could have in WWII
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Desmond T. Doss
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about obtaining status as a Conscientious Objector

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this status by reviewing the related lesson, Conscientious Objector: Definition & Status. This lesson will focus on these objectives:

  • Define Conscientious Objector
  • Learn about the role of Gillette v. United States in the procedure for obtaining Conscientious Objector status
  • Identify Desmond T. Doss
  • Address Conscientious Objector statistics dating from WWI to the War on Terrorism