The Persian Gulf War: Timeline, Summary & Facts


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Who was the president of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War?

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1. What prompted Iraq to invade Kuwait?

2. What was the first reaction by the US to the Iraq invasion of Kuwait?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As far as the quiz/worksheet's inquiries are concerned, you will answer questions about Iraq's president at the time, Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the United States' initial reaction, the length of the ground invasion, and the United States' military leader.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To particularize, you are going to answer questions regarding:

  • Which individual was in charge of Iraq during the war
  • Iraq's rationale for invading Kuwait
  • The way in which the United States responded to Iraq's aggression toward Kuwait
  • The duration of the Persian Gulf War
  • The leader of the United States' military efforts during the war

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the circumstances surrounding the Persian Gulf War
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about modern warfare in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the events and key players of the Persian Gulf War

Additional Learning

Study our lesson, The Persian Gulf War: Timeline, Summary & Facts, to discover what else you can learn about this war. This lesson will go into greater detail on the following:

  • Iraq versus Iran
  • The Global Coalition
  • Events the war set into motion
  • The relationship between countries in the Middle East