Facts About American Revolution: Quiz

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How much do you know about the American revolution? This quiz can help groom you for an exam. The American revolution was an ideological and political revolution that occurred in colonial North America between 1765 and 1783. The Americans finally gained their independence from the British, and a new America was born. If you need to know facts about the American revolution, this quiz will be informative.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these was NOT a reason Congress choose George Washington as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      Washington applied for the job.

    • B. 

      Washington was not from New England.

    • C. 

      Washington had experience in the army.

    • D. 

      Washington was the only candidate seriously considered for the job.

  • 2. 
    What was the main reason for the colonial opposition to the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      Taxes from the Stamp Act would put a large financial burden on the colonist.

    • B. 

      The Stamp Act was the first major tax imposed by Great Britain on the colonist.

    • C. 

      The Stamp Act emphasized that the colonies did not have a voice in parliament.

    • D. 

      Taxes collected under the Stamp Act would not provide any benefits for the colonist.

  • 3. 
    Which one of these statements was NOT one of the purposes of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      To identify actions of King George II that the colonist felt were unjust.

    • B. 

      To apply a philosophy of people's natural rights to the situation of the colonist.

    • C. 

      To outline details of a new system of government.

    • D. 

      To show official commitment to the revolutionary movement.

  • 4. 
    Which one of the following was the MOST important factor influencing the start of fighting in the Revolution?
    • A. 

      Tensions stirred up by radical colonist opposing British actions.

    • B. 

      British movement of troops into the major ports of New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.

    • C. 

      The Continental Congress' decision to declare independence from Great Britain.

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine's pamphlet, "Common Sense," saying the colonist should be free from the British.

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following is true about African American participation during the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      African Americans were not allowed to fight in the Continental Army because Southern leaders were afraid of slave revolts.

    • B. 

      British military leaders promised African American slaves their freedom if they ran away from their masters and fought for the King.

    • C. 

      All African Americans were slaves during this time period, so they could only fight if their owners sent them or they ran away.

    • D. 

      Most African Americans supported the British because they believed they could offer them a better life in the West Indies.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following contributed MOST the colonist victory in the War for Independence?
    • A. 

      Support for the war from the majority of Americans.

    • B. 

      Major American victories in battle at Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Valley Forge.

    • C. 

      Financial and military support for the Americans from France.

    • D. 

      Military superiority of the American troops.

  • 7. 
    Which of these statements is the best explanation of this description of governments from the Declaration of Independence: "deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"?
    • A. 

      The purpose of government is to pass laws and make sure people follow them.

    • B. 

      Government has authority over the people because the people agree to give authority to the government.

    • C. 

      People have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and property, and governments must protect those rights.

    • D. 

      The king of England was not just to the colonists, so he should not have power.

  • 8. 
    Which of the pairs of statements show an accurate cause and effect relationship?
    • A. 

      George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the army, so American troops drove the British from Lexington and Concord back to Boston.

    • B. 

      Five colonist were killed in the Boston Massacre, so the Sons of Liberty dumped British tea into the harbor in the Boston Tea Party.

    • C. 

      The Continental Congress voted to accept the Virginia Resolutions, so Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.

    • D. 

      The Continental Army showed its ability to win at the battle of Saratoga, so the French government signed a treaty of alliance with the colonists.

  • 9. 
    What was the Quartering Act of 1765?
    • A. 

      British troops were sent to America to protect the colonist after the French and Indian War, to pay for this deployment the colonist were required to provide shelter, food, and supplies for local troops.

    • B. 

      Each colonist was required to offer 1/4 or a quarter of their income to pay for local British troops.

    • C. 

      This law required colonist to pay a quarter for items that previously were less expensive.

    • D. 

      Colonists who were against British rule could be publicly beaten and quartered.

  • 10. 
    Who was Abigail Adams and what was her contribution to the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      She was the seamstress who created the American Flag.

    • B. 

      She was a journalists for a paper in Philadelphia and her articles convinced many people of the injustice of British rule.

    • C. 

      She was the wife of John Adams and she wrote him letters encouraging him to consider women's rights when drafted the Declaration of Independence.

    • D. 

      She was the wife of Samuel Adams and was a staunch supporter of local industry rather than importing British products.

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