Famous & Important Women in the Revolutionary War


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Sybil Ludington is often referred to as the female ___ ?

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1. Which of the following women did NOT fight on the battlefield itself?

2. Which of the following women could be the source of the Molly Pitcher legend?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use the worksheet/quiz combo to introduce you to several women who participated in combat in the American Revolution. Their stories are discussed in detail in the accompanying lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz can be used to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Deeds of Deborah Sampson
  • Sybil Ludington's male counterpart
  • Accomplishments of Margaret Corbin
  • Women who did and did not actually fight in battle
  • Molly Pitcher

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet provide you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you're able to glean the most important information from the related lesson on women in the American Revolution
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the participation of women during America's War of Independence in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the importance and nature of the roles played by key women during the American Revolution.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the actions of certain women during the rebellion, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Famous & Important Women in the Revolutionary War. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Enumerate the most hazardous roles played by women during the Revolution
  • Explain how one woman used her laundry to contribute to the war effort
  • Discuss the tactics used by Emily Geiger used to avoid British punishment
  • Comment on the legend of Molly Pitcher and what that name came to signify
  • Identify Deborah Sampson's unique role in the war effort