Peter Minuit in Manhattan: Biography & Facts


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What is a guilder?

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1. Who was Peter Minuit?

2. Who was the previous owner of Manhattan that sold the island to the New Netherland colony?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on Peter Minuit in Manhattan. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include how Native American culture interpreted the exchange of trade goods and the definition of a guilder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Previous owner(s) of Manhattan
  • Minuit's notable achievements
  • Definition of a guilder

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 Peter Minuit in Manhattan
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Peter Minuit's accomplishments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the need to understand the price of 60 guilders through historical context

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Peter Minuit in Manhattan: Biography & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify basic biographical details of Peter Minuit
  • Understand the issues surrounding the payment for Manhattan
  • Recognize how Native Americans viewed land ownership and trade