John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War


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1. Which of the following is true of John Paul Jones in 1778?

2. How did the privateers contribute to the U.S. winning the Revolutionary War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

John Paul Jones was is a key figure from American history, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of him. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the life and career of John Paul Jones, as well as major battles of the Revolutionary War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Events in October 1781
  • Purpose of a privateer
  • Role of foreign navies
  • Key focus of the Continental Navy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding John Paul Jones' legacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about naval strategies

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson called John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key statistics of the Continental Navy
  • Know essential biographical details of John Paul Jones
  • Understand foreign intervention during the Revolutionary War