5th - Master Spy Of Yorktown

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5th - Master Spy Of Yorktown

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was the Marquis de Lafayette from?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      America

  • 2. 
    What made it difficult for Lafayette and his troops in Virginia?
    • A. 

      The British were very good at hiding.

    • B. 

      Lafayette did not speak English well.

    • C. 

      The Virginians were not very helpful.

  • 3. 
    Why was Lafayette excited to be chosen to face the British raiders?
    • A. 

      He had always dreamed of commanding an American army.

    • B. 

      He wanted to revenge his being exiled from England.

    • C. 

      It meant that he would not be left behind to help Washington in Boston.

  • 4. 
    Why did Arnold think Armistead would remain loyal?
    • A. 

      Arnold knew that Armistead wanted to join the army and this was the only way he could.

    • B. 

      Arnold thought he would remain loyal because he wouldn't want his master to be disappointed in him.

    • C. 

      Arnold knew that Armistead wanted freedom from slavery.

  • 5. 
    After the surrender, why was Cornwallis surprised to see James Armistead at Lafayette's headquarters?
    • A. 

      Cornwallis was surprised because he thought James had left and sailed to England.

    • B. 

      Cornwallis was surprised because he suddenly realized that James had been a spy the whole time.

    • C. 

      Cornwallis was surprised because he thought James was only a waiter for his headquarters.

  • 6. 
    Why did James Armistead later change his name to James Lafayette?
    • A. 

      He was a free man and he wanted the name of the commander he so greatly respected.

    • B. 

      He wanted a different name so people wouldn't remember that he was a slave.

    • C. 

      He liked the sound of Lafayette as a new last name.

  • 7. 
    Why did Benedict Arnold never suspect that James Armistead was a spy?
    • A. 

      He never suspect he was a spy, because he didn't think James was smart enough to spy.

    • B. 

      He never suspected because James was just a friendly young African-American man who had come to volunteer in exchange for his freedom.

    • C. 

      Benedict Arnold was a traitor, and he was probably to lazy to think if James was spying.

  • 8. 
    How did Lafayette help outlaw slavery?
    • A. 

      He fought against slavery during the Civil War.

    • B. 

      He created many organizations that helped Blacks win their right to vote.

    • C. 

      He founded a society called "The Friends of the Blacks", and supported efforts to give equal rights to men of all races.

  • 9. 
    The cannons used for firing on Cornwallis and his troops were from
    • A. 

      Yorktown

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France

  • 10. 
    Who chose Lafayette to lead the force against the British raiders?
    • A. 

      General Washington

    • B. 

      Count Rochambeau

    • C. 

      Lord Cornwallis

  • 11. 
    James Armistead sent a petition to the General Assembly of Virginia. In this case, a petition is like
    • A. 

      A request

    • B. 

      An invitation

    • C. 

      An announcement

  • 12. 
    After the surrender, the two generals talked about the campaign. In this sentence, campaign means
    • A. 

      Election

    • B. 

      Battle

    • C. 

      Victory

  • 13. 
    The British chased the Virginia legislature across the state. The legislature is
    • A. 

      A group of farmers

    • B. 

      A group of lawmakers

    • C. 

      A group of soldiers

  • 14. 
    Armistead worked at the camp headquarters. Headquarters are the 
    • A. 

      Center of operations

    • B. 

      Front battle lines

    • C. 

      First-aid stations

  • 15. 
    A slave named Antigua was praised for his skill in procuring information about the enemy. To procure something means to 
    • A. 

      Lose it

    • B. 

      Help it

    • C. 

      Get it

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