Quiz: Only If You Lived During The American Revolution!

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

The American Revolution was the period in which America got its independence from Britain; the fighting lasted for 8 straight years. Just how much do you know about the events that led to this great revolution and what happened to ensure victory? Give the quiz a try and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The American Revolution was also called the
    • A. 

      War of Independence

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      War of the States

  • 2. 
    The Patriots were those who wanted to
    • A. 

      Fight the colonists

    • B. 

      Be free of British rule

    • C. 

      Return to England

  • 3. 
    During the time of the American Revolution, why was it better to travel by water?
    • A. 

      The roads at the time were narrow and rough.

    • B. 

      The ships were a cheaper way to travel.

    • C. 

      You wouldn't be caught by the enemy if you traveled by water.

  • 4. 
    What kinds of businesses were there in the New England colonies?
    • A. 

      There were businesses like tobacco farming and indigo dyeing.

    • B. 

      There were businesses like shipbuilding, fishing, whaling, and shipping goods.

    • C. 

      There were businesses like crops. Growing fruits, vegetables, and wheat.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      They were known for their shipbuilding and whaling skills.

    • B. 

      They were known for their ability to grow just tobacco.

    • C. 

      They were known for their good soil and ability to grow fruit, vegetables, and grains.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      They made a living by growing tobacco, rice, and indigo plants.

    • B. 

      They made a living by growing fruits, vegetables, and grains.

    • C. 

      They made a living by building ships and whaling.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The British helped to feed the early colonists when they arrived in the British Colonies.

    • B. 

      The British helped protect the colonists from Native American enemies and kept other countries like France and Spain from invading.

    • C. 

      The British allowed the colonists to choose where they would like to live.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The Patriots threw the tea into the harbor because they were upset that they were not allowed to buy any other types of tea.

    • B. 

      The Patriots threw the tea into the harbor because the British wouldn't let them out of the harbor.

    • C. 

      The Patriots threw the tea into the harbor because the British had refused to drop the taxes on tea.

  • 9. 
    Loyalists were also known as
    • A. 

      Patriots

    • B. 

      Tories

    • C. 

      Hessians

  • 10. 
    Why did many slaves join the British side?
    • A. 

      The British offered to pay them to fight.

    • B. 

      The British promised to give them land.

    • C. 

      The British gave them freedom for helping.

  • 11. 
    The American Revolution was a struggle between the American colonies and England. Another word for revolution is
    • A. 

      Obstacle

    • B. 

      Rebellion

    • C. 

      Principle

  • 12. 
    The colonists believed that taxation without representation was tyranny. Tyranny means.
    • A. 

      Unfair government rule

    • B. 

      A small colony

    • C. 

      Paying too much for something.

  • 13. 
    Men who wanted independence went to fight with the Continental Army or their local militia. A militia is
    • A. 

      A team of strong athletes

    • B. 

      A troop of professional soldiers

    • C. 

      A group of citizen soldiers

  • 14. 
    The passage mentions the Continental Congress. What is a congress?
    • A. 

      The Patriots who fought at Lexington

    • B. 

      A large group of English loyalists

    • C. 

      An assembly of people who make laws.

  • 15. 
    The Treaty of Paris really ended the American Revolution. A treaty is
    • A. 

      A vacation during war time

    • B. 

      An agreement for peace

    • C. 

      A place used as an escape