French Invasion of Russia in 1812: Advance, Retreat & Battles


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Why was Napoleon so annoyed with Russia's Tsar Alexander I?

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1. How did the Russian army manage to slow down the French advance?

2. What was the outcome of the Battle of Borodino on September 7, 1812?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on France's invasion of Russia in 1812. Some of the details that you will need to know include key battles and the number of soldiers left in Napoleon's army after their retreat.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will require you to know about the following topics:

  • Napoleon's conflict with Tsar Alexander I
  • The Battle of Borodino
  • Impact of the Battle of Leipzig
  • The Russian strategy and Napoleon's plans

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on France's invasion of Russia in 1812
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the casualties in Napoleon's forces
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Russia's strategy
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding Napoleon's relationship with Alexander I and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events that caused Napoleon's downfall, read or watch the associated lesson. This video-lecture, called French Invasion of Russia in 1812: Advance, Retreat & Battles, covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the conflict between Napoleon and the Russian tsar
  • Know Napoleon's military plan for the invasion
  • Understand the conditions faced by Napoleon's forces
  • Identify the major battles in the war
  • Recognize the events that led to Russia's victory