Mason-Dixon Line: Definition & History


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What city did William Penn establish that sparked the dispute with Cecilius Calvert?

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1. The Mason-Dixon line divides all or part of which three states?

2. How long after the dispute between Penn and Calvert began did Mason and Dixon arrive in America to create the boundary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the details that you will be assessed on while using this quiz/worksheet combo include major figures in the Mason-Dixon line's creation and its purpose. Each question will present you with a multiple-choice list of potential answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be able to test your knowledge of the following while using these assessment tools:

  • William Penn's role in the events preceding the Mason-Dixon line
  • The states the Mason-Dixon line separates
  • How the Missouri Compromise of 1820 defined the line
  • The years of surveying required to establish the Mason-Dixon line

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Mason-Dixon line in history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of the dispute leading to the line's creation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as the Missouri Compromise of 1820
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the states associated with the Mason-Dixon line

Additional Learning

For further details about this famous boundary, review the accompanying lesson called Mason-Dixon Line: Definition & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the Mason-Dixon line
  • Understand the events that led to the marker's creation
  • Recognize the central figures in the dispute
  • Understand the symbolism of the Mason-Dixon line