What is a Drawbridge? - Lesson for Kids


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What is a drawbridge?

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1. Which type of drawbridge uses joined wooden planks that are raised and lowered?

2. What type of drawbridge can be lifted vertically but cannot handle the weight of heavy trucks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet set to make sure you know the history of drawbridges. You will be tested on the designs and uses of this type of bridge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to find out what you know about:

  • The different types of drawbridges
  • Advantages of a drawbridge
  • What a drawbridge is

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to examine information about the purpose of drawbridges in a different way
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain what a drawbridge is
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about what the advantages of a drawbridge are
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the different types of drawbridges and their design, like the kind that rotates

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about this type of bridge, read or watch the lesson titled What is a Drawbridge? - Lesson for Kids. It will explain:

  • Historical uses of drawbridges
  • Bascule bridges
  • Planks
  • Famous examples of drawbridges