State of Massachusetts: Facts & History


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The first English settlement in the Massachusetts region occurred when?

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1. Which nationality constituted a majority of immigrants in Boston during the mid 1800s?

2. The Battles of Lexington and Concorde and the Siege of Boston were pivotal events in which war?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Massachusetts has always been a major player in the development of the United States, and you can assess your understanding of the history of the state by using the worksheet and quiz together. Quiz questions include queries on population, economic development, and immigration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your familiarity with the history of Massachusetts by answering fact identification questions on the:

  • Current population of Massachusetts as compared to other states
  • Reason for growth of the economy in the 19th century
  • Century in which the English originally established a settlement in Massachusetts
  • Significance of Lexington and Concord
  • Large immigration to Boston during the 17th century

Skills Practiced

The worksheet/quiz pairing assist you in evaluating your application of these skills to the lesson:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the history of Massachusetts from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the economic development of Massachusetts in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Siege of Boston and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the current population of the state of Massachusetts

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of the Massachusetts area, you are invited to review the lesson entitled State of Massachusetts: Facts & History. Learning objectives found in the lesson include the following:

  • Understand the importance of Plymouth Rock to the development of Massachusetts
  • Identify the borders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Know the result of the interactions between the English colonists and the Native Americans living in the region
  • Learn the esteemed schools of higher education found in Massachusetts
  • Identify the professional sports teams based in Boston