Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo


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How did the French army react to Napoleon's return to France?

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1. While preparing to write an essay, Caroline made a list of statements about the Seventh Coalition. She made a mistake. Review Caroline's list and indicate which statement she should not include in her essay.

2. Napoleon's strategic plan to defeat his enemies involved _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will check your knowledge of Napoleon and his failure at the Battle of Waterloo. In order to pass the quiz, you should be familiar with topics like how the French army reacted to Napoleon's return and members of the Seventh Coalition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment resources to gauge your understanding of:

  • Napoleon's plan to defeat the enemy forces
  • Members of the Seventh Coalition
  • Significance of June 18, 1815

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related European history lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how the French army reacted to Napoleon's return from exile and how the Seventh Coalition reacted
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Battle of Waterloo and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more, view the related lesson titled Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo. It covers these objectives:

  • Explore why Napoleon returned from exile along with the response from the French army and the Seventh Coalition
  • Understand how Napoleon planned to defeat the troops led by Sir Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, and General Gebhard von Bulcher
  • Recognize the significance of Napoleon's decision to delay the start of the fighting at Waterloo
  • Discover how the reinforcement of Prussian troops helped British forces defeat Napoleon