The Battle of the Bulge: Definition, Facts & Timeline


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Which of the following best describes the origin of the name 'Battle of the Bulge?'

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1. This man was the commander of all Allied forces in Europe from D-Day to the end of the war:

2. The German advance was slowed by elements of the 101st Airborne Division, who fiercely defended this town (though they were severely under-supplied):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Battle of the Bulge was the last major Nazi offensive of World War II, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You can expect questions on a consequence of the battle, as well as the origin of the battle's name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The origin of the name 'Battle of the Bulge'
  • The 101st Airborne Division's defense
  • Impact of the Battle of the Bulge
  • Commander of Allied forces in Europe from D-Day to the end of the war

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the Battle of the Bulge
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the German halt in advance during the Battle of the Bulge
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a major consequence of the Battle of the Bulge

Additional Learning

To learn more about this important World War II battle, review the following lesson titled The Battle of the Bulge: Definition, Facts & Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the timeline of the Battle of the Bulge
  • Learn the strategies of the battle
  • Identify Adolf Hitler's decision on a major German counteroffensive