William Penn: History, Facts & Biography


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What was William Penn's background?

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1. Who were the Quakers?

2. Where did the Quakers settle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo traces Penn's life, and helps you understand how his leadership became an inspiration for the statesmen who would eventually meet in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Penn's familial background and legacy
  • Characteristics of the Quakers
  • Penn's policies toward Native Americans

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of William Penn and his accomplishments
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain William Penn's legacy

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled William Penn: History, Facts & Biography. The following objectives are addressed in the lesson:

  • Understand key facts about William Penn's life
  • Explain how Penn's Quaker beliefs shaped the Pennsylvania Colony
  • Know Penn's approach to dealings with Native Americans
  • Understand how the Pennsylvania Colony was a model of democracy