Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins


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1. Why did the Battle of Bunker Hill occur?

2. Why did Thomas Gage's plan to destroy the weapons that the Massachusetts militia was stockpiling in Concord fail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and corresponding quiz allow you to gauge your understanding of the role the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill in the start of the American Revolution. To pass the quiz, you should be familiar with the actions of the Second Continental Congress and the American acquisition of Fort Ticonderoga.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the quiz and worksheet to check your knowledge of:

  • British reasons for advancing into Concord
  • Events of the battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Actions of the Second Continental Congress
  • American forces capturing Fort Ticonderoga
  • The cause of the Battle of Bunker Hill

Skills Practiced

Practice these following skills when you complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding the reasons the British advanced upon Concord and Lexington
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the British goals during Battle of Bunker Hill and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about these events by reading through the lesson called Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins. It covers these objectives:

  • Discover how intelligence networks influenced the British
  • Identify the role of Benedict Arnold in Fort Ticonderoga
  • Understand the actions of the Second Continental Congress
  • Explore how the Battle of Bunker Hill related to the siege of Boston
  • Recognize the role of General Thomas Gage in each battle