Boston Massacre Visual Text Comparison (Practice 1) /100 The Bloody Massacre (1770)



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The Bloody Massacre (1770)
1. All of the following are depicted in The Bloody Massacre EXCEPT… (R1 Detail)

a. Puffs of smoke from weapons that have been discharged

b. American colonists bleeding profusely

c. An officer with a sword commanding his troops to fire

d. American colonists armed with weapons
2. The Bloody Massacre was “engraved, printed, and sold” by… (R1 Detail)

a. The King

b. Sam Maverick

c. John Clark

d. Paul Revere
3. As used in the introduction above the engraving, the word “perpetrated” most clearly means…

(R4 Meaning of Words)

a. committed

b. stopped

c. continued

d. halted
4. Which detail(s) support the inference that the British Regulars (British Troops) initiated the massacre?

(R1 Inference)

5. What is the primary purpose of the Revere’s Bloody Massacre? (R6 Viewpoint & Purpose)



The Boston Massacre (1857) by John Bufford


  1. All of the following are depicted in “The Boston Massacre” EXCEPT… (R1 Detail)

    1. A snow covered street

    2. A British regular laying on the ground

    3. An African American colonist being shot

    4. Multiple American colonists bleeding profusely




  1. In 2-3 well-developed sentences, summarize what is taking place in “The Boston Massacre” engraving by John Buford. (R2 Main Idea)


  1. Which detail(s) support the inference that the American colonists initiated the massacre?

(R1 Inference)

  1. What is the primary purpose of Bufford’s The Boston Massacre? (R6 Viewpoint & Purpose)




  1. Which depiction of “The Boston Massacre” do you believe most accurately represents the events that unfolded on King Street in Boston on March 5, 1770? Provide at least two pieces of textual support from the Revere &/or Bufford engraving to support your response. (R9 Compare & Contrast) & (W9 Textual Support)


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