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The Mexican–American War – AMERICAN STUDIES: Quiz-Part 6

Hi. In this 6th quiz in in my American Studies USA series, we cover the often forgotten US war – the Mexican–American War, how the war began, the key players and events on both sides – United States and Mexico.

Enjoy this quiz on American Studies; and do leave your score, up-vote and comments, afterwards. Thanks.

To complete any of my earlier five American Studies quizzes – click on any of the following links below! 

1. American Studies, USA: (Part 1) – “In God We Trust”

2. American Studies, USA: (Part 2) – “In Search of America”

3. American Studies, USA: (Part 3) – “Living in America”

4. American Studies, USA: (Part 4) – “Born in the USA”

5. American Studies, USA (Part 5) – “How Manifest Destiny led to the Mexican–American War.”

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  • Question of

    Which year did the Mexican – American War break out in the 19th century?

    • 1845
    • 1846
    • 1847
    • 1848
  • Question of

    Who was the US President at the start of the Mexican – American War?

    • President Abraham Lincoln
    • President James Polk
    • President James Monroe
    • President Zachary Taylor
  • Question of

    Which country’s army started the Mexican–American War by firing the first shot at another nation’s troops during a skirmish near the Rio Grande; thereby leading to the war?

    • America
    • England
    • Mexico
    • Spain
  • Question of

    Which one of the following famous Americans did not serve with the U.S. armed forces in Mexico during the Mexican-American War?

    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Robert E. Lee
    • Ulysses S. Grant
    • Zachary Taylor
  • Question of

    Which one of the following famous Americans did not serve with the U.S. armed forces in Mexico during the Mexican-American War?

    • Franklin Pierce
    • George Pickett
    • Henry Clay
    • Stonewall Jackson
  • Question of

    Which one of the following famous Americans did not serve with the U.S. armed forces in Mexico during the Mexican-American War?

    • Andrew Jackson
    • George McClellan
    • George Meade
    • Winfield Scott
  • Question of

    The US army’s first ever major amphibious attack took place during the Mexican-American War when General Winfield Scott invaded a Mexican city from the sea. Which Mexican city was invaded ?

    • Buena Vista
    • Guadalupe Hidalgo
    • Mexico City
    • Veracruz
  • Question of

    Which year did the Mexican–American War end; with the US winning the war decisively?

    • 1847
    • 1848
    • 1849
    • 1850
  • Question of

    Roughly how many American troops took part (and fought) in the Mexican-American War?

    • 19,000 American troops
    • 59,000 American troops
    • 39,000 American troops
    • 79,000 American troops
  • Question of

    How many American troops died during the Mexican-American War?

    • About 4,200 American troops died
    • About 9,200 American troops died
    • About 13,200 American troops died
    • About 18,200 American troops died
  • Question of

    How many Mexican troops and civilians died during the Mexican-American War?

    • About 5,000 Mexican troops and civilians died
    • About 10,000 Mexican troops and civilians died
    • About 15,000 Mexican troops and civilians died
    • About 25,000 Mexican troops and civilians died
  • Question of

    What did the vast majority of American troops who died during the Mexican-American War, die from?

    • Battle-related injuries and gunshot wounds from the Mexican troops.
    • Exposure to extreme weather, wild animals and elements.
    • Sickness and diseases such as dysentery, yellow fever, malaria and smallpox.
    • Severe hunger, thirst, starvation and lack of provisions.

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