George Dewey: Definition & Quotes


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What famous Union admiral did Dewey serve with in the American Civil War?

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1. What primary role did Dewey serve in Washington, D.C.?

2. Where was Dewey's fleet based before he was ordered to attack the Spanish fleet in the Philippines?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although he was widely celebrated for his role in the Spanish-American War, George Dewey devoted his entire life to the U.S. Navy. This quiz and lesson highlight some of Dewey's roles and achievements during his nearly six decades of naval service.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on George Dewey, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Influences on Dewey's career
  • Administrative roles
  • Facts about Dewey's leadership in the Battle of Manila Bay
  • Honors and rank

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the life and career of George Dewey
  • Interpreting information - ensure you can read an overview on Dewey's life and understand the main factors that shaped his career and reputation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe some of the high points of Dewey's naval career

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical figure, read the lesson, George Dewey: Definition & Quotes. The following goals are part of the lesson:

  • List some of the positions Dewey held during his career
  • Explain Dewey's contribution to the modernization of the Navy's fleet
  • Describe Dewey's experience during the Spanish-American War
  • Understand Dewey's ideal of a naval officer