Land Ordinance Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Land Ordinance Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

The Land Ordinance of 1785 was adopted by the United States Congress of the Confederation on May 20, 1785. This ordinance was created so that it can show which states are part of the union that fought for freedom from the British and gave settlers land to purchase. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Land Ordinance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was divided into townships?
    • A. 

      A. Northwest Territory

    • B. 

      B. The South

    • C. 

      C. The 13 colonies

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 2. 
    How many sections was each township divided into?
    • A. 

      A.30

    • B. 

      B.13

    • C. 

      C.36

    • D. 

      D.35

  • 3. 
    Who was offered land?
    • A. 

      A. Upper Class

    • B. 

      B. Slaves

    • C. 

      C. Every settler

    • D. 

      D. Only some settlers

  • 4. 
    How much land were they offered?
    • A. 

      A.600 acres

    • B. 

      B.540 acres

    • C. 

      C.604 acres

    • D. 

      D.640 acres

  • 5. 
    What was 1 section of land set aside for?
    • A. 

      A. Education

    • B. 

      B. Farming

    • C. 

      C. Slave work

    • D. 

      D. Housing