The Right to Bear Arms: Definition, Amendment & Debate


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The Right to Bear Arms speaks of which Amendment?

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1. Sir William Blackstone taught which ideas?

2. The side of the issue that believe every citizen is granted the Right to Bear Arms also argues that

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The right to bear arms is a polarizing issue in America and the corresponding lesson goes in to detail regarding this particular right granted by the Constitution. The quiz and worksheet will ask students several questions regarding what the right to bear arms is, what it does, and who has influenced it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who take this quiz/worksheet can expect questions on:

  • The Constitution and its Amendments
  • Sir William Blackstone
  • What supporters of the right to bear arms believe
  • The definition of militia
  • What individuals opposed to the idea of owning firearms think

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet will help students improve the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read the accompanying lesson on the right to bear arms and pull the most information out
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe key terms and people including Sir William Blackstone and what amendment allows individuals to own firearms
  • Information recall - access knowledge about what individuals on each side of the debate believe about the right to bear arms
  • Knowledge application - answer questions about the militia and who qualifies with the knowledge you have gained

Additional Learning

For more information, sneak a peek at the related lesson plan called The Right to Bear Arms: Definition, Amendment & Debate. It will help students meet the following goals and objectives:

  • Understand the debate
  • Define militia and who makes up the modern day militia
  • Learn about the weapons being debated