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Benjamin Banneker (Grade 5)

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Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker was brought to the American colonies as a slave from the village of Banaka in modern-day Liberia.
  1. True
  2. False
Benjamin Banneker is credited with building the first clock made entirely out of wood in the American colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
In the 1770s, Benjamin Banneker became friends with the mill owners the Ellicott brothers who belonged to what denomination?
  1. Baptist
  2. Quaker
  3. Catholic
  4. Anglican
Benjamin Banneker was loaned materials by George Ellicott so that he could study which field?
  1. Geology
  2. Medicine
  3. Astronomy
  4. Meteorology
After a year of study, Benjamin Banneker was able to correctly predict the date of the next solar eclipse.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1791, Benjamin Banneker was hired by Andrew Ellicott to help with the survey for the site of which town?
  1. Chicago
  2. New York
  3. Saint Louis
  4. Washington DC
Beginning in 1792, Benjamin Banneker began to publish his work on the movement of stars in what type of yearly publication?

In addition to astronomy Benjamin Banneker also recorded his observations on a variety of other topics such as the seventeen-year cicada.
  1. True
  2. False
Benjamin Banneker sent a letter to Thomas Jefferson calling out his hypocrisy in writing the Declaration of Independence and owning slaves.
  1. True
  2. False

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