The Battle of Bunker Hill: Definition, Summary & Facts


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Why did colonial troops occupy Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill, north of Boston, in June 1775?

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1. Why did the British authorities decide to send troops across Boston Harbor to dislodge the American troops on Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill?

2. This man was technically the commander of American troops at Bunker Hill, though his command was sporadic and disorganized:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the impact and legacy of the battle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Commander of American troops at Bunker Hill
  • Outcome of the Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Why the British wanted to dislodge colonial troops from the area

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the outcome of the battle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why colonial troops had gathered at Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The Battle of Bunker Hill: Definition, Summary & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify precipitating events that led to the conflict
  • Recognize the geography of Boston and the positioning of British and colonial troops
  • Understand key aspects of the battle itself
  • Know the aftermath and legacy of the Battle of Bunker Hill