Bjhb History Final 2014

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

Causes of the American Revolution to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were so many colonists in North America angered by the passage of the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      The act tripled the taxes the colonists previously had to pay.

    • B. 

      The American colonists felt they were being taxed without representation in Parliament.

    • C. 

      British citizens were not required to pay taxes.

    • D. 

      The money raised from the taxes were to be used to protect Native American land.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following happened before the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      The British passed a tax on tea.

    • B. 

      The First Continental Congress met.

    • C. 

      Colonists organized militias.

    • D. 

      The British passed the Intolerable Acts.

  • 3. 
    British troops fought with colonists at Lexington and Concord after
    • A. 

      Attacking a French fort.

    • B. 

      Learning of the Boston Massacre.

    • C. 

      Getting Native Americans to attack colonists.

    • D. 

      Marching to capture colonial weapons and ammunition.

  • 4. 
    Thomas Paine's  Common Sense persuaded many colonists to
    • A. 

      Fear independence.

    • B. 

      Support independence.

    • C. 

      Remain loyal to the king.

    • D. 

      Be aware of their responsibilities to Great Britain.

  • 5. 
    Who was the chief author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Hancock

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of the Battle of Saratoga?
    • A. 

      The British no longer threatened New England.

    • B. 

      American moral was increased.

    • C. 

      Washington retreated into Pennsylvania.

    • D. 

      France decided to help the Patriots.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is in correct sequential order?
    • A. 

      The Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Battles at Lexington and Concord

    • B. 

      The Battle of Trenton, the Battle of Long Island, the Battles at Lexington and Concord

    • C. 

      The Stamp Act, the Battle of Yorktown, the Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      The Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Saratoga, the Boston Massacre

  • 8. 
    Which battle was the last major battle of the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Bunker Hill

    • B. 

      Yorktown

    • C. 

      Cowpens

    • D. 

      Trenton

  • 9. 
    The "Supreme Law of the Land" is the 
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Constitution

  • 10. 
    The 1st Amendment to the Constitution protects the freedoms of 
    • A. 

      Religion, speech, and property ownership

    • B. 

      Speech, property ownership, and the press

    • C. 

      Religion, speech, and the press

    • D. 

      The press, petition, and employment

  • 11. 
    The _____________________________ were essays written to explain and defend the Constitution.
    • A. 

      The Federalist Papers

    • B. 

      The Federalist Essays

    • C. 

      The Constitution Papers

    • D. 

      The Constitution Essays

  • 12. 
    A __________________________ was a volunteer who was ready to fight at a minutes notice.
    • A. 

      Patriot

    • B. 

      Loyalist

    • C. 

      Minuteman

    • D. 

      Tory

  • 13. 
    The ____________________________ was America's first constitution.
    • A. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      The Constitution

    • D. 

      The Articles of Confederation

  • 14. 
    An army of citizens who serve as soldiers is called a ____________________.
    • A. 

      Regiment

    • B. 

      Calvary

    • C. 

      Militia

    • D. 

      Platoon

  • 15. 
    A __________ means refusing to buy or use certain goods or services.
    • A. 

      Boycott

    • B. 

      Petition

    • C. 

      Strike

    • D. 

      Riot

  • 16. 
    A (n) __________ occurs when an army surrounds and blockades an enemy position in an attempt to capture it.
    • A. 

      Hit and run

    • B. 

      Siege

    • C. 

      Retreat

    • D. 

      Ambush

  • 17. 
    American colonists who favored war with Britain were known as __________.
    • A. 

      Patriots

    • B. 

      Loyalists

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Tories

  • 18. 
    Rights that belong to all people from birth are __________.
    • A. 

      Civil rights

    • B. 

      Natural rights

    • C. 

      Voting rights

    • D. 

      Legal rights

  • 19. 
    Guerrilla warfare uses __________ tactics.
    • A. 

      Ambush

    • B. 

      Siege

    • C. 

      Hit and run

    • D. 

      Blockading

  • 20. 
    Colonists who still felt a bond with Britain and were not yet ready to make the break with Britain were called __________.
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      Patriots

    • C. 

      Loyalists

    • D. 

      Minutemen

  • 21. 
    Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Hancock

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 22. 
    What African American was the first to die at the Boston Massacre?
    • A. 

      Peter Salem

    • B. 

      Crispus Attacks

    • C. 

      James Armistead

    • D. 

      James Forten

  • 23. 
    Who organized the Boston Sons of Liberty?
    • A. 

      Paul Revere

    • B. 

      Richard Dawes

    • C. 

      Samuel Adams

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 24. 
    Who proposed the Great Compromise?
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Edmund Randolph

    • C. 

      William Paterson

    • D. 

      Roger Sherman

  • 25. 
    Who was the commander of the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      Anthony Wayne

    • D. 

      Ethan Allen