Philadelphia: History & Facts - Quiz & Worksheet


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In what century was Philadelphia and the colony of Pennsylvania founded?

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1. For how long did Philadelphia serve as the capital of the USA?

2. Which statement about Philadelphia is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several reasons why the city of Philadelphia holds a prominent place in American history, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the events that led to its fame.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Founding of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia's time as America's capital city
  • Facts about Philadelphia
  • Current population of Philadelphia
  • City's famous historical sites

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of Philadelphia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the famous sites within the city
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the city's founding and current population

Additional Learning

To learn more about this important American city, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Philadelphia. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the individuals and reasons involved in the city's founding
  • Recognize the famous landmarks and historic sites of Philadelphia
  • Review the Continental Congress and its achievements
  • Understand Philadelphia's role in the Revolutionary War
  • Understand the city's growth over the last two hundred years