General Colin Powell: Biography & Accomplishments


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Colin Powell was born to parents residing in Harlem, New York City who had recently immigrated from _____.

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1. Colin Powell's first exposure to military life came from _____.

2. At George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Powell earned his Masters Degree in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly check your knowledge of facts about General Colin Powell with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will be asked about his early military life as well as his various positions held within presidential administrations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions found in this quiz/worksheet assessment will address:

  • Where Powell's parents immigrated from
  • How Powell was exposed to the military
  • What he earned his degree in
  • His military awards
  • To whom Powell addressed a speech that led to his resignation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how Powell was introduced to military life
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Powell's military decorations and college degree
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Powell's parents and a speech he made about Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Additional Learning

More details about this interesting figure can be found in the lesson titled General Colin Powell: Biography & Accomplishments. By referring to this lesson, you will learn:

  • Powell's roles in Vietnam and Korea
  • His service under President Ronald Reagan
  • His nomination under President George Bush
  • Well-known military operations he was involved in as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Powell's post-retirement activities