State of Pennsylvania: Facts, History & Information


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The government of colonial Pennsylvania was initially dominated by what religious group?

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1. Which of the following natural resources did NOT exist in abundance in Pennsylvania?

2. The Homestead Strike of 1892 pitted industrial workers against which company?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Its roots as a Quaker colony, its strategic location and its wealth of natural resources have all played a part in Pennsylvania's rich history and the state's key role in many of the major events, conflicts and eras that shaped the United States. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how Pennsylvania's unique combination of political traditions, cultural forces and economic opportunities have influenced more than 350 years of local, regional and national history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Pennsylvania's natural resources
  • The Homestead Strike
  • The state motto
  • The major Civil War battle that took place in Pennsylvania
  • The religious group that initially dominated the colonial Pennsylvanian government

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Pennsylvania to answer questions about key factors and events that influenced its history
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as Quaker and Homestead Strike
  • Making connections - examine how Pennsylvania's natural resources helped the state's industry thrive

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the history of Pennsylvania. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Pennsylvania's natural resources and advantages
  • Know the state's role in the American Revolution and the Civil War
  • Understand the state's relationship with Native Americans
  • Know Pennsylvania's role in the history of organized labor
  • Understand the roots of Pennsylvania's cultural diversity