Ellis Island Medal of Honor: Definition & Recipients


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1. Which organization gives out the Ellis Island Medal of Honor?

2. What are the criteria to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You've probably heard of Ellis Island and its significance to the American experience. But you may not be familiar with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. This assessment contains questions that will help you review key facts about the Medal of Honor, its history and its recipients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz to find out what you know about subjects such as:

  • The history of Ellis Island
  • Who awards the Medal of Honor
  • Criteria for the Medal of Honor
  • The history of the award
  • Notable recipients

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the questions to make sure that you can accurately remember the history of Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you understand the reasons why the Medal of Honor is awarded
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor to identify some of the notable recipients of the award

Additional Learning

You can go over more information on this subject by reading the associated lesson called Ellis Island Medal of Honor: Definition & Recipients. This lesson contains facts about:

  • Purpose of Ellis Island
  • The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations
  • The history of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • Famous recipients