Iran Hostage Crisis: Summary, Timeline & Facts


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Which natural resource was produced by Iran and served as a foundation for the close relationship between the United States and Iran dating to the 1950s?

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1. Which example below illustrates a reason why Iranians were upset with the Shah?

2. The U.S. Embassy in _______ was stormed on November 4, 1979, and more than 60 people were taken hostage.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Iran Hostage Crisis lasted 444 long days, and this quiz and corresponding worksheet ask you about key details surrounding this time in history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test you on:

  • Iran's natural resource that created a relationship with the United States
  • Conflict between the Iranians and the Shah
  • Storming of the U.S. Embassy on November 4, 1979
  • Television show that was formed because of the crisis

Skills Practiced

You'll have the chance to practice important skills, like:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the beginning of the Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about relations between the Iranians and the Shah
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the day the hostages were released and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to study more about this crisis, you can check out the lesson titled The Iran Hostage Crisis: Summary, Timeline & Facts. Objectives you'll learn about include:

  • Relations between the Shah and the United States
  • Ayatollah's view of the United States
  • Election of Ronald Reagan as President of the United States