Benjamin Banneker: Quotes & Contributions


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What was Banneker's point in bringing up the recent American Revolution in his letter to Thomas Jefferson?

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1. What did Thomas Jefferson think of Banneker's almanac? How do you know?

2. Which of the following did Banneker not do in his life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions on Benjamin Banneker require you to know about his almanacs, among aspects of his life. You can take the quiz before or after studying the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Banneker mentioning the American Revolution in his letter to Jefferson
  • Thomas Jefferson's thoughts about Banneker's almanac
  • Several of Banneker's accomplishments
  • How he received freedom
  • Information included in Banneker's almanacs

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Benjamin Banneker, like what his almanacs contained and what Thomas Jefferson thought about them
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Benjamin Banneker's accomplishments and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Benjamin Banneker received freedom

Additional Learning

Explore more about this notable figure by reviewing the related lesson titled Benjamin Banneker: Quotes & Contributions. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • A list of titles held by Benjamin Banneker
  • His accurate prediction of eclipses
  • Famous quotes by Banneker
  • His lineage