Video Boston Massacre


1) Where is the old statehouse located?

a) Philadelphia

b) Boston

c) New York


2) In what year did the Boston Massacre take place?

a) 1770

b) 1771

c) 1771


3) How many colonists died from the Boston Massacre?

a) 7

b) 6

c) 5


4) In what month did the Boston Massacre occur?

a) March

b) April

c) May


5) Who made the engraving on which our knowledge of the Boston Massacre is based?

a) John Adams

b) Ben Franklin

c) Paul Revere


6) Did the shooting take place during the day, or night?

a) Day

b) Night


7) Why is Crispus Attucks still remembered today?

a) 1st one to die at British hands

b) He was a slave who defended his master

c) He switched sides from the British


8) How many were wounded at the shooting?

a) 5

b) 6

c) 7


9) How was the weather on the night of the Massacre?

a) Freezing

b) Warm

c) Hailing


10) How many citizens were in the mob?

a) 50-100

b) 100-200

c) 200-300


11) Why did Montgomery fire his gun?

a) He was struck with a stick by a patriot

b) He was ordered to fire by Capt. Preston

c) He fired back at a patriot who fired at him


12) What did Capt. Preston claim about the incident?

a) He claimed that they had every right to fire

b) He claimed it was a mistake

c) He claimed that the patriots fired first


13) According to eyewitness testimony, was Cpt. Preston standing in front of or back of his soldiers?

a) In front

b) In back


14) What did the acoustic experiment find about Prestons order to fire?

a) The soldiers did hear his order

b) The soldiers could not have heard his order

c) The soldiers ignored his order to cease fire


15) Who made the scale drawing of where the victims fell?

a) Paul Revere

b) John Adams

c) Ben Franklin


16) Is the star marking the spot of the massacre placed correctly?

a) Yes

b) No


17) How many shots were fired by the soldiers?

a) 5

b) 6

c) 7


18) How many wounds did Crispus Attucks sustain?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3


19) How many inches spread separated Attucks wounds?

a) 8

b) 10

c) 12


20) At a result of the investigation, was Attucks struck by one or two weapons?

a) One

b) Two


21) Samuel Grey was shot where?

a) His forehead

b) His chest

c) His stomach


22) The Boston Massacre was a

a) massacre

b) riot

c) murder


23) Was Capt. Preston convicted of murder?

a) Yes

b) No


24) The jury on Prestons trial was mostly

a) Patriots

b) Loyalists