The American Expeditionary Force in World War I


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Who was in charge of the American Expeditionary Force?

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1. Why did Pershing want to make sure his soldiers were trained before they left for Europe?

2. Who were the Harlem Hellfighters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I. You'll be quizzed on its commander and his policies as well as the makeup of the AEF and its role in allied strategy and tactics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The commander of U.S. troops in Europe during World War I
  • Why Pershing insisted on stateside training prior to deployment
  • African-American units in the AEF
  • Why the AEF did not serve under foreign command
  • The use of foreign weapons by the AEF

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the discussion of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the AEF in World War I
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the AEF in World War I

Additional Learning

To learn more about the U.S. role during the conflict, review the accompanying lesson about the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discover the reasoning behind the nature of General Pershing's insistence on stateside training and his reluctance to use American troops as replacements
  • Investigate the supporting and leading roles of the AEF in World War I
  • Learn about how the duties of African-American soldiers differed in U.S. and foreign units
  • Explain why the AEF didn't supply all of its own materiel