World War II British Evacuations: Information, Facts & Statistics


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Sir John Anderson was the head of which scheme that planned the first evacuation of British citizens?

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1. How many people were evacuated in the first round of evacuations in 1939? (Not including the chaperones)

2. Which ship was torpedoed on September 17, 1940, ending the British plans for overseas evacuations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the British evacuations that took place during World War II. Answer questions on important topics like Sir John Anderson's role in the evacuations and the number of people evacuated in the first round.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Multiple-choice questions will cover the following:

  • A ship that was hit by a torpedo on September 17, 1940
  • Weapon that caused more evacuations in 1944
  • Mass evacuations from 57 days of German bombing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on British evacuations in World War II
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about the ship hit by a torpedo that stopped evacuations
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the evacuations from 57 straight days of bombing from the Germans and their weapons that forced evacuations in 1944

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson called World War II British Evacuations: Information, Facts & Statistics. You'll be covering the following areas:

  • Brief overview of World War II
  • Operation Pied Piper
  • German propaganda during the war
  • Details about the evacuations including art that was removed