The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence


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How did the first Great Awakening help pave the way for the American Revolution?

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1. Which of the following is correct about George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards?

2. Which of the following is FALSE about both Puritanism and the Awakening?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of religious revival and the first Great Awakening. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the causes and effects of the first Great Awakening.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • George Whitefield
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Puritanism
  • The Enlightenment

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 religious revival and the first Great Awakening
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the key figures associated with the Great Awakening
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Great Awakening's influence on the American Revolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the era and basic facts of the first Great Awakening
  • Understand the role of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield
  • Recognize the legacy of the first Great Awakening