John Witherspoon's Role in the Revolutionary War


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Which denomination did John Witherspoon belong to?

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1. John Witherspoon served as president of which school?

2. Which is most true of Scottish Common Sense Realism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although John Witherspoon may be one of the lesser known Founding Fathers, his influence was nonetheless significant. This assessment will gauge your retention of notable facts about John Witherspoon, including his religious affiliation, his presidential tenure at a prestigious school, his alignment with Scottish Common Sense Realism and the delivery of one of his key sermons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge about the life and legacy of John Witherspoon, including:

  • His religious background
  • The school for which he served as president
  • Main theme of Scottish Common Sense Realism that Witherspoon ascribed to
  • The year he delivered the sermon The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Witherspoon's role in the Revolutionary war
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Scottish Common Sense Realism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Witherspoon's religious background

Additional Learning

Refer to the accompanying lesson titled John Witherspoon's Role in the Revolutionary War to learn more about his impact as a Founding Father. In this lesson, you'll learn about:

  • His influence on shaping the nation's character and morality
  • Where Witherspoon studied divinity
  • His method of blending Christian doctrine with patriotic politics