Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War


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Which US President was a major leader of coalition forces during the Gulf War?

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1. Which Middle Eastern nation did Saddam Hussein invade in August 1990, effectively starting the Gulf War?

2. What was the code name for the coalition build up in Saudi Arabia in late 1990?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What started the Gulf War, who was involved and what were the results? These are among the topics addressed in the questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Which U.S. President led the coalition forces in the Gulf War
  • Country invaded by Iraq that began the Gulf War
  • Code name used to describe forces built up in Saudi Arabia in late 1990
  • The result and consequences of the Gulf War
  • Aerial attacks against Iraq at the beginning of the war

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding events prior to, during and after the Gulf War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various operation code names used during the Gulf War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the impact and aftermath of the Gulf War

Additional Learning

To learn more about this part of U.S. history, review the accompanying lesson called Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War . This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe Saddam Hussein's rise to power in Iraq
  • Discuss Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
  • Relate the reaction of the U.N. and the subsequent formation of the coalition forces in response to the invasion
  • Name each operation of the war
  • Detail how the coalition forces overcame the Iraqi army and ended the war
  • Indicate the historical importance of the Gulf War