The XYZ Affair Lesson for Kids - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why were the French agents in the XYZ Affair called X, Y, and Z?

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1. During the XYZ Affair, American diplomats were supposed to meet with which French foreign minister?

2. Which war ended before the XYZ Affair and was the reason why America was in financial trouble?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States has never been to war with France, but it almost was. This assessment will test your knowledge of the United States' quasi-war with France and the XYZ Affair.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you will be tested on your knowledge about:

  • Why the French agents went by X, Y and Z
  • What a diplomat is
  • Who the American diplomats were supposed to meet with
  • The war that caused the U.S. to be in financial trouble during the affair
  • Naval responses to the XYZ affair

Skills Practiced

This short quiz/worksheet will also have you practice your skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related American history lesson about the U.S. and France
  • Information recall - remember the facts you learned about the XYZ Affair
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the military response to the affair

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding of the quiz questions, complete the lesson The XYZ Affair Lesson for Kids. In this lesson, you will learn about:

  • How France helped the U.S. before the affair
  • Why the U.S. couldn't help France
  • The peoples' response to the XYZ Affair