War Of 1812 - Battle Of Baltimore

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Quiz for use in Advanced ESOL class on the unit of study of The War of 1812, specifically The Battle of Baltimore.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was President during the time of The Battle of Baltimore?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      James Monroe

    • D. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • E. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 2. 
    Use the following passage to answer questions 4 and 5:At Fort McHenry, some 1,000 soldiers under the command of Major George Armistead awaited the British naval bombardment. Their defense was augmented by the sinking of a line of American merchant ships at the adjacent entrance to Baltimore Harbor in order to further thwart the passage of British ships.What does the word augmented mean?
    • A. 

      To become larger; make stronger

    • B. 

      To be damaged; destroyed

    • C. 

      To engage

    • D. 

      To slow down

    • E. 

      To force to leave

  • 3. 
    From that same passage, what does the word thwart mean? At Fort McHenry, some 1,000 soldiers under the command of Major George Armistead awaited the British naval bombardment. Their defense was augmented by the sinking of a line of American merchant ships at the adjacent entrance to Baltimore Harbor in order to further thwart the passage of British ships.
    • A. 

      To offer assistance to

    • B. 

      To occupy

    • C. 

      To misuse

    • D. 

      To throw away

    • E. 

      To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

  • 4. 
    The War of 1812 was fought in four areas.  Which one was NOT a "battleground"?
    • A. 

      The Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      The East Coast of the United States

    • C. 

      The Northwest Territories

    • D. 

      The Gulf Coast

    • E. 

      The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

  • 5. 
    Who was commander of the American forces during The Battle of Baltimore?
    • A. 

      General Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Major George Armistead

    • C. 

      General Robert Ross

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 6. 
    Use the following passage to answer the question:The attack began on September 13 as the British fleet of some nineteen ships began pounding the fort with Congreve rockets and mortar shells.  After an initial exchange of fire, the British fleet withdrew to just beyond the range of Fort McHenry’s cannons and continued to bombard the American redoubts for the next 25 hours. Although 1,500 to 1,800 cannonballs were launched at the fort, damage was light.After reading this passage, which side seemed to have the upper-hand?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      The United States

  • 7. 
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key, now our national Anthem, was written as a poem and was originally titled:
    • A. 

      The Battle of Baltimore

    • B. 

      The Defense of Ft. McHenry

    • C. 

      The Dawn's Early Light

    • D. 

      America the Beautiful

    • E. 

      My Night with the British

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