Battle Of New Orleans

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  • 1. 
    The British attacked New Orleans ______ .
    • A. 

      Through Lake Borgne, using a bayou to enter below New Orleans.

    • B. 

      By sailing the whole fleet up the Mississippi .

    • C. 

      Using Lake Pontchartrain and through Bayou St. John .

    • D. 

      Marching overland, going through Baton Rouge and attacking New Orleans from the north.


  • 2. 
    What was the main reason the British tried to bribe Jean Lafitte and his Baratarians to help them ?
    • A. 

      To start an uprising among the French Creole population in New Orleans .

    • B. 

      To guide them through Barataria Bay to New Orleans .

    • C. 

      To provide the British with slaves.

    • D. 

      To attack American shipping.


  • 3. 
    The British considered Napoleon's sale of Louisiana to the Americans as fraudulent because ______ .
    • A. 

      The British did not recognize the U.S. as a country.

    • B. 

      It was not approved by the British Parliament .

    • C. 

      The Mississippi was discovered by an English explorer .

    • D. 

      The British considered Napoleon an usurper .


  • 4. 
    The artillery duel between when the British tried to blast the Americans out of their position took place on _____ .
    • A. 

      Jan 1 , 1815

    • B. 

      Dec 28, 1814

    • C. 

      Jan 8, 1815

    • D. 

      Dec 23, 1814.


  • 5. 
    Which item did Jean Lafitte supply that proved critical to the Battle of New Orleans ?
    • A. 

      Flints

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Maps

    • D. 

      Gold


  • 6. 
    Pakenham sent a letter to Jackson deploring the American practice of _______ , considered as not abiding by the 'rules' of warfare as conducted in Europe .
    • A. 

      Taking scalps

    • B. 

      Poisoning wells

    • C. 

      Offering money to desert

    • D. 

      Killing sentries at night


  • 7. 
    On the main battle of Jan 8, 1815, the British had _____ killed and the Americans ______ killed .
    • A. 

      1,287 147

    • B. 

      5,121 225

    • C. 

      877 63

    • D. 

      291 13


  • 8. 
    The British were able to send much more men and material to the North American theater of war after April, 1814 because _______ .
    • A. 

      Napoleon abdicated

    • B. 

      Great victories in Canada

    • C. 

      Spain entered the war on the British side

    • D. 

      Washington was burned


  • 9. 
    After Pakenham was killed on the battlefield, his body was  ______ .
    • A. 

      Never found

    • B. 

      Buried at sea

    • C. 

      Shipped to England in a cask of rum

    • D. 

      Buried in New Orleans


  • 10. 
    At the time of the battle, the population of New Orleans was about ______ .
    • A. 

      100, 000

    • B. 

      350,000

    • C. 

      12,000

    • D. 

      25,000


  • 11. 
    Jan 8, the day of the main battle of New Orleans, was a popular public holiday in America until _____ .
    • A. 

      The Mexican War

    • B. 

      WWI when it was made illegal as to not to anger the British

    • C. 

      The death of Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      The Civil War


  • 12. 
    Before the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson had been fighting ________ .
    • A. 

      The Creeks in Alabama

    • B. 

      The Seminoles in Florida

    • C. 

      The Spanish in Texas

    • D. 

      The Baratarians in Louisiana


  • 13. 
    The Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812,was signed the same day as ______ .
    • A. 

      The Battle of the Gunboats Dec 14, 1814

    • B. 

      The day of the night attack Dec 23, 1814

    • C. 

      The day of the Grand Reconnaissance Dec 28, 1814

    • D. 

      The day of the main battle, Jan 8, 1815

    • E. 

      The day of the artillery duel, Jan 1, 1815


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