Mustard Gas in WWI: Effects and History


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What is mustard gas?

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1. What were the physical effects of World War I mustard gas?

2. Mustard gas was first discovered and recorded when?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How was mustard gas developed, and how was it used in combat during World War I? You will be quizzed on what the substance is, its effects on the body and who used it during the war.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Defining mustard gas
  • Describing how mustard gas affects the human body
  • Identifying the year mustard gas was discovered
  • Naming the country that first used the gas in war and the location where it was first used

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing the effects of mustard gas
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding the creation and use of mustard gas
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about how and by whom mustard gas was used during World War I

Additional Learning

To learn more about mustard gas, review the accompanying lesson called Mustard Gas in WWI: Effects and History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Early experiments with mustard gas
  • German use of mustard gas against Allied soldiers in WWI
  • Problems with using mustard gas on the battlefield
  • Injuries incurred by exposure to mustard gas