U.S.S. Maine: Definition, Facts & Explosion

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What was the primary reason the U.S.S. Maine was sent to Havana, Cuba?

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1. Who was the captain of the U.S.S. Maine when it relocated to Havana Harbor?

2. What was the immediate consequence of the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The USS Maine played an important role in American naval history, and this pair of study aids will help you test your knowledge of the ship's importance and historical role. The quiz will ask questions about historical events involving the Maine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Maine's movement in Cuba
  • Captain during its relocation
  • Effects of the Maine's destruction
  • Historical figures and events affected by the Maine

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ascertain if you've retained key objectives from the related U.S. history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the historical events catalyzed by the Maine's destruction
  • Knowledge application - utilize the information you've studied to answer questions about historical figures affiliated with the USS Maine

Additional Learning

To find out more information about the USS Maine and its role in history, review the corresponding lesson titled USS Maine: Definition, Facts & Explosion. This lesson will go over the following key topics:

  • Historical information about the U.S. navy and naval warfare
  • Role of the USS Maine in the Spanish-American War
  • Important political and military leaders affected by the Maine's explosion
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