The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere

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The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere Quizzes & Trivia

The poem takes us through the midnight ride of Paul Revere, he was sent forth to right to Concord to warn patriots that the British troops were coming to arrest them. What more do you recall about this captivating poem and the significant lanterns used? Give the quiz a try and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the patriots actually made it to Concord the night of the alarm?
    • A. 

      Paul Revere

    • B. 

      William Dawes

    • C. 

      Samuel Prescott

  • 2. 
    Why had the colonists been collecting guns and ammunition for a while?
    • A. 

      They didn't want anyone to get hurt?

    • B. 

      They wanted to be ready to fight.

    • C. 

      They knew that weapons were scarce.

  • 3. 
    In the poem, why does the Somerset look bigger than it really is?
    • A. 

      It's the biggest warship the British have.

    • B. 

      The ship's reflection is magnified in the water.

    • C. 

      The ship looks bigger than it really is because of his imagination.

  • 4. 
    In the poem, what does the friend see from the church tower?
    • A. 

      He sees a bridge of boats and he also sees Paul Revere waiting and watching for a sign.

    • B. 

      He sees the British marching towards Boston.

    • C. 

      From the church tower, he sees the minuteman getting ready to fight.

  • 5. 
    What did the lanterns communicate to the patriots?
    • A. 

      The lanterns communicate when the British were leaving.

    • B. 

      The lanterns communicate whether they had enough ammunition to fight the British.

    • C. 

      The lanterns communicate whether the British were marching out of Boston by land or rowing across the Charles River by sea

  • 6. 
    On the night of April 18, why did 700 British soldiers leave Boston for Concord?
    • A. 

      They wanted to surprise the town and take the ammunition that was stored there.

    • B. 

      They wanted to capture the leaders of the "Sons of Liberty".

    • C. 

      They wanted to burn down the town and take all patriots as prisoners.

  • 7. 
    What kinds of revolutionary activities had Paul Revere been involved in before the war broke out?
    • A. 

      He had helped with the Boston Tea Party, spied on British Troops, and carried news to the Continental Congress by horseback several times

    • B. 

      He had helped write the Declaration of Independence and was an ambassador to England.

    • C. 

      He wrote news in a pamphlet, voiced his opinion during the Continental Congress, and was a "Sons of Liberty" member.

  • 8. 
    Why did Revere ask a friend to hang lanterns as signals in the church tower?
    • A. 

      He thought that two people hanging the lanterns and giving the signal would be safer.

    • B. 

      He asked a friend to hang the lanterns because he was afraid to do it.

    • C. 

      He was worried that he might not get out of Boston safely to spread the alarm.

  • 9. 
    Which of these is an example of a contrast?
    • A. 

      The lanterns told how the British were going to move.

    • B. 

      Some people wanted independence, but others wanted British rule.

    • C. 

      Only one patriot made it to Concord.

  • 10. 
    This selection is written in the
    • A. 

      First-person

    • B. 

      Second-person

    • C. 

      Third-person

  • 11. 
    In the line, "The muster of men at the barrack door," what is a barrack?
    • A. 

      A village shop in Lexington

    • B. 

      A farmhouse in the countryside

    • C. 

      A building in which soldiers live

  • 12. 
    In the poem, the pigeons are startled from their perch on the sombre rafters . What does sombre mean?
    • A. 

      Dark

    • B. 

      Steep

    • C. 

      Old

  • 13. 
    It is so quiet in the churchyard that the wind is like a sentinel's tread. Sentinel is another word for
    • A. 

      Horse

    • B. 

      Guard

    • C. 

      Child

  • 14. 
    In the poem, Paul Revere is described as impetuous. What does impetuous mean?
    • A. 

      Quick to act

    • B. 

      Happy to be somewhere

    • C. 

      Angry at the government

  • 15. 
    Revere had spied on British troop movements around Boston. In this sentence, a troop is
    • A. 

      A team of detectives

    • B. 

      A family of royalty

    • C. 

      A group of soldiers