Why Are Barns Painted Red? - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why do American farmers today paint their barns red?

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1. Who were the first Americans to start painting their barns red?

2. What material gave the paint made by colonial farmers its distinctive red color?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help gauge your knowledge of barns and why they are red. For the quiz, you need to know about the first people to paint barns red and why it is done by American farmers today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested over the following topics:

  • A material that gave the paint by colonial farmers its red color
  • Not an ingredient used to create paint by the colonial farmers
  • Why rust was added to the paint mixture
  • History of barns being painted red
  • Why American farmers paint barns red today

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the history of barns being painted red
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the material that gave paint its color and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about colonial farmers

Additional Learning

See what other topics you can learn about using the lesson named, Why Are Barns Painted Red? Use this lesson to cover the following supplementary topics:

  • Red paint ingredients
  • History of barns
  • The benefits of painting barns red for farmers today