Alcatraz Lesson for Kids: History & Facts


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Which of the following was Alcatraz Island NOT used for?

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1. How many successful prison escapes occurred at Alcatraz Island?

2. Which of the following famous inmates earned the nickname 'Birdman?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alcatraz was once a prison, and this quiz will determine how well you know the history of Alcatraz Island. Quiz questions will ask you about specific details concerning what Alcatraz has been used for, famous prisoners, and what the prison is used for today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz about Alcatraz will check what you know about:

  • What Alcatraz Island has been used for in the past
  • Successful prison escapes from Alcatraz
  • The 'Birdman' of Alcatraz
  • Why Alcatraz prison closed
  • Present-day uses for Alcatraz Island

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure that you can read information about the 'Birdman' of Alcatraz and understand it correctly
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the history of Alcatraz Island
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the number of successful prison escapes from Alcatraz

Additional Learning

Discover more facts about this topic by going over the related lesson, Alcatraz Lesson for Kids: History & Facts. You can find all of the quiz answers in the lesson, plus you can learn more about the following:

  • Alcatraz's military history
  • Al Capone and 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • Island tourism