What Is a Veteran? - Definition & Importance


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Generally, we refer to veterans as those with _______ in a specific career or job, and those in the military.

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1. Military veterans are generally those who served in the Army, Navy, _______, Coast Guard, or _______ _______.

2. Military veterans are those who served their country. There are also subsets of such veterans, such as those who saw active fighting against an enemy, known as _________ veterans.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo will measure your understanding of veterans. Practice questions will assess your understanding of the holiday that honors American veterans and veterans that served during a conflict.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz provides you with practice questions regarding:

  • Veterans who witnessed active fighting against enemies
  • The general definition of a veteran
  • A holiday that honors American veterans
  • The different military branches
  • Veterans who served during a conflict

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on veterans
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different military branches
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about veterans who witnessed active fighting against enemies

Additional Learning

For more understanding of military veterans, review the lesson titled What Is a Veteran? - Definition & Importance. Through this lesson, you will:

  • Recall what a veteran is
  • Review the different classifications of military veterans
  • Learn about the importance of veterans
  • Examine the different holidays that occur in America that honor veterans