The New England Primer Quiz
True or False
T F 1. The New England Primer was the first Textbook Printed in America.
T F 2. The New England Primer was first printed in Boston in 1690.
T F 3. The New England Primer was used in all types of American schools for over 200 years.
T F 4. Many of the Founding Fathers and their Children learned to read from the Primer.
T F 5. The 1777 Edition of the Primer contains a Child's
Morning Prayer that begins as follows:
"Almighty God, the Maker of every Thing in Heaven and Earth,
The Darkness goes away, and the Day light comes at Thy Command..."
T F 6. The same prayer above, of the same edition, ends as
"Save me, O God, from Evil, all this day long, and let me love
and serve Thee forever, for the Sake of Jesus Christ, Thy Son."
T F 7. The 1777 Edition of the Primer contains a Lesson for
Children that includes the following advice:
"Pray to God, Love God, Fear God, Serve God, Take not God's name in vain,
Do not Swear, Do not Steal, Cheat not in your Play, Play not with bad boys."
T F 8. The Primer taught the Alphabet in several ways, one
of which was as follows:
A : In Adam's Fall We sinned all.
B: Heaven to find; The Bible Mind.
C: Christ Crucify'd For sinners dy'd.
D: The Deluge drown'd The Earth around.
E: Elijah hid By Ravens fed.
N: Noah did view The Old World & New
T F 9. Regarding men and women from the past, the Primer
taught the following:
Who was the first man? Adam
Who was the first woman? Eve
Who was the first murderer? Cain
Who was the first Martyr? Abel
Who was the first Translated? Enoch
Who built the Ark? Noah
Who killed Goliath? David
Who was in the whale's belly? Jonah
Who saves lost men? Jesus Christ
Who is Jesus Christ? The Son of God
Who was the Mother of Christ? Mary
T F 10. For 100 years after its introduction, the New England
Primer was the beginning textbook for
students; until 1900 it continued to be a principal text in all types of American schools: public,
private, semi-private, home, dame, parochial, etc. The Founders, as well as most other
Americans, learned to read from the New England Primer and the Bible.
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