Plymouth Rock: History & Overview


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True or False: Plymouth Rock is where it is generally regarded that Columbus landed.

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1. What year is the first recorded reference to Plymouth Rock?

2. Who identified the rock we regard as 'Plymouth Rock' as the one that the Pilgrims actually stepped on?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the history of Plymouth Rock. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Plymouth Rock's role in American history and the rock's current location.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The ship and passengers associated with Plymouth Rock
  • First recorded reference to Plymouth Rock
  • The man credited with identifying the rock
  • Current location of Plymouth Rock
  • Estimated weight of the original Plymouth Rock

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 Plymouth Rock
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the settlers of the Plymouth Colony
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Pilgrim Memorial State Park and the Mayflower Pilgrims
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rock's physical attributes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this piece of American history, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Plymouth Rock. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the background associated with Plymouth Rock
  • Understand the history and historical significance of the rock
  • Know the physical details of Plymouth Rock
  • Recognize the current status and location of the rock