Minutemen in the Revolutionary War: Definition & History


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1. What is a Minuteman?

2. What was the greatest success of the Minutemen during the American Revolutionary War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will help you determine just how much you know about the Minutemen and their role during the Revolutionary War. The multiple-choice questions cover key points such as the composition of a militia and usage of the 'Alarm and Muster' system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the following topics with the worksheet and quiz:

  • 'Alarm and Muster' system
  • Successes of the Minutemen
  • Role of Paul Revere

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the role of the Minutemen in the American Revolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Minutemen's information network
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Paul Revere's contribution to the Minutemen

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson entitled Minutemen in the Revolutionary War: Definition & History to further enhance your knowledge of this important historical topic. The material covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the role and characteristics of the Minutemen
  • Understand the pre-Revolution history of minutemen
  • Recognize the Minutemen's role in the American Revolution