The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects


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Which two Ottoman territories were invaded by Russia that prompted the Crimean war?

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1. Russian aggression towards the Ottoman Empire was meant to _____.

2. _____ was a British who became famous during the Crimean War.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet measure your understanding of the conflict between Russia and the Ottoman Empire and reasons why other nations joined the Crimean War. You'll also need to know names of particular individuals, cities, and territories to score well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Ottoman territories
  • Reasons behind Russian aggression
  • France's agenda
  • Russian cities where heavy fighting occurred
  • British war-hero

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the reasons for Russia's offensive strategies against the Ottoman Empire
  • Information recall - access your knowledge to answer questions about the names of the Ottoman territories invaded by Russia and the name of the evacuated Russian city
  • Knowledge application - answer questions about Britain and France's role in the war with the information you have gained

Additional Learning

If you are interested in uncovering more details about this war, take a look at our video lesson titled The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects. You will come away with a better understanding of:

  • Features of the Congress of Vienna
  • Pressures on the Ottoman Empire over the Holy Land
  • Russia's invasion and Ottoman declaration of war
  • Allied military decisions
  • Signing of the Treaty of Paris in March of 1856
  • Effects of the Crimean War