Benjamin Banneker: Biography, Facts & Inventions


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What type of school did Benjamin Banneker attend as a boy?

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1. What kind of social movement did Benjamin Banneker support?

2. Benjamin Banneker wrote and published a scholarly paper. What was the topic of this dissertation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Benjamin Banneker was an African American scientist, writer, farmer, and astronomer who lived during the 18th Century, known for his publications of an almanac and various inventions. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the different facts of his life and accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Type of school Banneker attended as a child
  • Kind of social movement that Banneker supported
  • Topic of his scholarly dissertation
  • Material Banneker's clock was made of
  • U.S. Office that he wanted to be created

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Benjamin Banneker
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Banneker's Almanac and various inventions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specifics of Banneker's life and works

To learn more about a famous 18th Century renaissance man, review the corresponding lesson on Benjamin Banneker. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses Benjamin Banneker's early life
  • Examines the different aspects of his professional career
  • Discusses his publications of the almanac
  • Explores Banneker's invention of the clock