Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Description & History


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What is the nickname often given to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?

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1. How did the founders of the memorial decide on a design?

2. There are three types of footnotes that can be added to one's name on the Vietnam Memorial wall. Which of these has never been used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You will be evaluated on the nickname given to the memorial and the city the memorial is located in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will help measure what you know about:

  • Location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • How the memorial's design was determined
  • The nickname for the memorial
  • The statue that is paired with the memorial
  • Meaning of crosses next to names

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the meaning of crosses next to names on the memorial
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the memorial's design was determined
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Additional Learning

For further information on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take a look at the lesson called Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Description & History. This lesson examines these objectives in detail:

  • Explore general information about the Vietnam War
  • Recall the person who led the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
  • Review who Maya Ying Lin is and her role in the memorial
  • Learn about when construction began for the memorial
  • Identify specific characteristics of the memorial, such as how tall it is and how many names are on it