The Peninsular War in Spain


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Why did Napoleon invade Portugal?

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1. Who commanded Britain's forces in Spain and Portugal for most of the Peninsular War?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the Spanish Peninsular War. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the events that led to the end of the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Napoleon's reasons for invading Portugal
  • Command of the British forces during the war
  • Causes for Napoleon's defeat

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Spanish Peninsular War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Napoleon's abdication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the commander of the British forces

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called, The Peninsular War in Spain. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine the events that led Napoleon to send soldiers into Portugal
  • Recognize the effect of Britain's entry into the conflict
  • Understand how the tide shifted in favor of the British
  • Identify the final events of the Spanish Peninsular War