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Quiz about Bostons Freedom Trail
Quiz about Bostons Freedom Trail

Boston's Freedom Trail Trivia Quiz


Many of Boston's most popular attractions lie along the Freedom Trail. These wondrous sites all played integral roles during the American Revolution in the late 18th Century and other subsequent eras of U.S. history. Test your knowledge on some of them!

A multiple-choice quiz by CAGuy0206. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
CAGuy0206
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,811
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
Question 1 of 10
1. One popular site on the Freedom Trail is Copp's Hill Burying Ground. It is known as Boston's second oldest buying ground and thus many famous people are interned there. Which of these famous figures is buried at Copp's Hill Burying Ground? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Another famous cemetery on the Freedom Trail is King's Chapel Burying Ground. In what year was the cemetery founded? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One notable site on the Freedom Trail is the Boston Latin School. On January 8, 2002 which American politician visited the school? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. There are a few churches on the Freedom Trail so we will stop off at the Park Street Church. What nickname did one area of the church receive? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Readers will love our next Freedom Trail destination: the Old Corner Bookstore. The bookstore was formerly the home of someone named Anne Hutchinson. She was expelled from Massachusetts in 1638 for what crime? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A very noticeable site on the Freedom Trail is a ship: the U.S.S. Constitution. During the War of 1812, the ship defeated five British warships. Which of these is NOT the name of one of the warships it defeated? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. One of the first Freedom Trail locales is at the State House. Despite its being built in 1795, it's known as the "New State House". The entrance to the State House is named after General Joseph Hooker. General Hooker is most remembered as losing a battle to Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Which battle did he lose? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. An unconventional spot on the Freedom Trail is Faneuil Hall. It's unusual as most of the site is a market containing shops, restaurants and other tourist type destinations. However, on the west side of Faneuil Hall sits a statue of which Revolutionary War hero? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. One of the most famous sites on the Freedom Trail is the Old North Church. This church is mentioned in Longfellow's famous poem "Paul Revere's Ride" and is associated with the famous line, "One if by land, and two if by sea" (this signaled the lighting of two lanterns. One lantern meant the British Army was approaching by land while two meant they were coming by sea). As two lanterns were lit, it signified that the British Army was coming via which river? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The last destination on the Freedom Trail is the Bunker Hill Monument. In front of this obelisk is a statue of which person? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. One popular site on the Freedom Trail is Copp's Hill Burying Ground. It is known as Boston's second oldest buying ground and thus many famous people are interned there. Which of these famous figures is buried at Copp's Hill Burying Ground?

Answer: Edmund Hartt

Most the people buried at Copp's are merchants, artisans, and free African Americans. Other famous people who are interned in the cemetery are the Mathers and Prince Hall. In 1775, the British utilized the site where Copp's now stands to train their cannons on Charlestown. Copp's Hill Burying Ground is a short distance away from the Old North Church.
2. Another famous cemetery on the Freedom Trail is King's Chapel Burying Ground. In what year was the cemetery founded?

Answer: 1630

Situated adjacent to King's Chapel, King's Chapel Burying Ground is Boston's oldest cemetery and was founded in 1630, at least a century prior to huge American Revolution events like the Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre. The first internment there was of Isaac Johnson, who owned the land where the cemetery is located.

A few people buried at King's Chapel Burying Ground are John Winthrop, John Oxenbridge and Mary Chilton.
3. One notable site on the Freedom Trail is the Boston Latin School. On January 8, 2002 which American politician visited the school?

Answer: George W. Bush

The Boston Latin School opened in 1635 and, when it opened, Puritans demanded a special emphasis on education for their children. The school still operates in the 21st century and mandates its students to complete four years of Latin as a requirement towards graduation.

The Boston Latin School feels that the classics are at the foundation of an educated mind. Right after George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law on January 8, 2002 he paid a visit to this prestigious educational institution.
4. There are a few churches on the Freedom Trail so we will stop off at the Park Street Church. What nickname did one area of the church receive?

Answer: Brimstone Corner

The Park Street Church, built in 1809, is a unique Freedom Trail site as it is primarily known for being an influential place during the War of 1812 rather than the American Revolution. The church members stored gunpowder in the basement during this conflict and this area would be known as Brimstone Corner.

The initial charter of the church was organized by many members from the Old South Meeting House that preferred a place which promoted orthodox Trinitarian theology.
5. Readers will love our next Freedom Trail destination: the Old Corner Bookstore. The bookstore was formerly the home of someone named Anne Hutchinson. She was expelled from Massachusetts in 1638 for what crime?

Answer: Heresy

The Old Corner Bookstore, built in 1718, was the headquarters of the famed publisher Ticknor and Fields. Notable writers who they published include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and more. Prior to the bookstore opening, Anne Hutchinson, a Puritan spiritual adviser, owned a home where it presently stands but was expelled from Massachusetts for heresy.
6. A very noticeable site on the Freedom Trail is a ship: the U.S.S. Constitution. During the War of 1812, the ship defeated five British warships. Which of these is NOT the name of one of the warships it defeated?

Answer: Kent

The U.S.S. Constitution played an important role in the War of 1812 so it's only fitting that it be on the Freedom Trail. One of the ship's biggest successes was when it overpowered five British warships: Guerriere, Pictou, Levant, Java and Cyane. It is primarily known as "Old Ironsides" and received its name of the U.S.S. Constitution in 1925.
7. One of the first Freedom Trail locales is at the State House. Despite its being built in 1795, it's known as the "New State House". The entrance to the State House is named after General Joseph Hooker. General Hooker is most remembered as losing a battle to Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Which battle did he lose?

Answer: Battle of Chancellorsville

The gorgeous State House on Beacon Hill offers plenty for tourists and you first access it through the General Hooker entrance. Inside is the Governor's office, the state legislature, various plaques and artistic paintings (it's also where I received my brochure for the Freedom Trail!). Charles Bulfinch designed the State House and erected it in 1795 on land previously owned by the Hancock family. General Hooker was well decorated during the American Civil War but is mostly defined by a tragic loss to General Robert E. Lee and the Confederates at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.
8. An unconventional spot on the Freedom Trail is Faneuil Hall. It's unusual as most of the site is a market containing shops, restaurants and other tourist type destinations. However, on the west side of Faneuil Hall sits a statue of which Revolutionary War hero?

Answer: Samuel Adams

Famed businessman Peter Faneuil designed this site bearing his name. The first floor has always been a marketplace whereas the second one contained a room where people made fiery orations, battle plans were ironed out and other important aspects of the American Revolution were planned.

The Marquis de Lafayette called the second floor a "Cradle of American Liberty". On the west side is a statue of Samuel Adams, who is viewed as the "Father of the Revolution".
9. One of the most famous sites on the Freedom Trail is the Old North Church. This church is mentioned in Longfellow's famous poem "Paul Revere's Ride" and is associated with the famous line, "One if by land, and two if by sea" (this signaled the lighting of two lanterns. One lantern meant the British Army was approaching by land while two meant they were coming by sea). As two lanterns were lit, it signified that the British Army was coming via which river?

Answer: Charles River

The Old North Church is in Boston's North End neighborhood and is most famous for alerting the revolutionaries about the British Army's presence. On April 18, 1775 they lit two lanterns to inform the people that the British were invading, utilizing the Charles River. Paul Revere suggested that they hang the two lanterns. Paul Revere's famous ride occurred before the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
10. The last destination on the Freedom Trail is the Bunker Hill Monument. In front of this obelisk is a statue of which person?

Answer: William Prescott

The Bunker Hill Monument is a beauty so it's only fitting that this be the concluding locale on the esteemed Freedom Trail. The Battle of Bunker Hill was a major duel during the American Revolution. William Prescott, who grew up in Groton, Massachusetts, was a hero at the Battle of Bunker Hill, hence his statue being in front of the towering structure.

The monument was built from 1825 until 1843 and underwent key renovations in 2007.
Source: Author CAGuy0206

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