The Continental Congress: Definition & Purpose


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The most conservative proposal before the First Continental Congress in 1774 was the:

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1. In May 1775, shortly after it convened, the Second Continental Congress:

2. The First Continental Congress included how many members representing how many colonies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will show your understanding of the Continental Congress. You will be tested on items such as conservative proposals and the number of members in the congress.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The most conservative proposal before the First Continental Congress
  • Second Continental Congress
  • First member of the Continental Congress to say colonies should be independent states

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the First Continental Congress
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Second Continental Congress
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding colonies becoming states and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the Continental Congress worked, look at the lesson titled The Continental Congress: Definition & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia
  • Explore the influence of Patrick Henry
  • Explain the Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • Interpret the meaning of the Declaration of Independence