Quiz: American Revolution Pretest!

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Quiz: American Revolution Pretest!

The Great American Revolution; everything you have ever known about this so far will be tested here in this quiz. It's a pretest though. Anyway, let's get started!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was NOT completing for the land in North America in the 1700's?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 2. 
    What was the most valuable trade item in the Ohio River Valley in the mid 1700's?
    • A. 

      Peace pipes

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Furs

    • D. 

      Feathery jewelry

  • 3. 
    Who did NOT support the French in the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      Hurons

    • B. 

      Algonquins

    • C. 

      Iroquois

  • 4. 
    How old was George Washington when he first volunteered for military service?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      19

    • D. 

      21

  • 5. 
    What modern-day city is at the fork of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers?
    • A. 

      Pittsburgh

    • B. 

      Philadelphia

    • C. 

      Allentown

    • D. 

      Harrisburg

    • E. 

      Gettysburg

  • 6. 
    The English colonies sent representatives to discuss defense plans in this city  (the current capital of New York state)
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Trenton

    • D. 

      Albany

    • E. 

      Buffalo

  • 7. 
    What nickname was given to the head general for the British during the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      Fat Cat

    • B. 

      Bulldog

    • C. 

      Poodle

    • D. 

      Pit Bull

    • E. 

      Scaredy Cat

  • 8. 
    Which of these did NOT happen under the leadership of William Pitt?
    • A. 

      Best generals were sent to North America

    • B. 

      George Washington was captured and released

    • C. 

      Taxes were raised

    • D. 

      More supplies sent

  • 9. 
    What was an important outpost for the French near Nova Scotia?
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Montreal

    • C. 

      St. Louis

    • D. 

      Louisbourg

  • 10. 
    Who won the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      The French

    • B. 

      The Indians

    • C. 

      The British

    • D. 

      The Americans

  • 11. 
    Who was a Native American leader who led attacks against the British near Detroit?
    • A. 

      Pontiac

    • B. 

      Cadillac

    • C. 

      Chevrolet

    • D. 

      Buick

    • E. 

      Flint

  • 12. 
    Which mountains were the English colonists forbidden to cross for their own safety (in 1763)?
    • A. 

      Rocky Mountains

    • B. 

      Appalachian Mountains

    • C. 

      Green Mountains

    • D. 

      The White Cliffs of Dover

  • 13. 
    Which of the following were NOT taxed under the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      Wills

    • B. 

      Diplomas

    • C. 

      Stamps

    • D. 

      Playing cards

    • E. 

      Dice

  • 14. 
    Which word means to take away a law?
    • A. 

      Articulate

    • B. 

      Modify

    • C. 

      Ratify

    • D. 

      Repeal

  • 15. 
    No __________________ without representation was the slogan for the colonists in the English colonies after the Stamp Act was issued.
  • 16. 
    Which were powerful search warrants for the British called?
    • A. 

      Townshend Acts

    • B. 

      Writs of assistance

    • C. 

      Nonimportation agreements

    • D. 

      Committees of correspondence

  • 17. 
    Which were leaders in protesting against the British policies?
    • A. 

      Sons of Liberty

    • B. 

      Daughters of Liberty

    • C. 

      Committees of correspondence

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    How many people died during the Boston Massacre?
    • A. 

      5 citizens

    • B. 

      5 soldiers

    • C. 

      5 African Americans

    • D. 

      No one died

  • 19. 
    Who did John Adams defend at the trial after the Boston Massacre?
    • A. 

      Colonists

    • B. 

      Soldiers

    • C. 

      Tax collectors

    • D. 

      The governor

  • 20. 
    Under the Tea Act, the overall price of tea...
    • A. 

      Went up

    • B. 

      Went down

    • C. 

      Stayed exactly the same

  • 21. 
    What costumes were used during the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      Clowns

    • B. 

      Horses

    • C. 

      Lions

    • D. 

      Native Americans

    • E. 

      Red coats

  • 22. 
    Which was NOT one of the Intolerable Acts?
    • A. 

      Closed the port of Boston

    • B. 

      Forced trials to be held in England

    • C. 

      Soldiers stayed in your house

    • D. 

      The guilty had to sign the Olive Branch Petition

    • E. 

      One town meeting per year

  • 23. 
    What was the nickname of the Colonial militia?
    • A. 

      Second hand men

    • B. 

      Split second men

    • C. 

      Minute men

    • D. 

      Minute Maid men

    • E. 

      Minute Rice men

  • 24. 
    Who was involved in the Midnight Ride?
    • A. 

      Paul Revere

    • B. 

      William Dawes

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 25. 
    The Shot heard round the World occurred at which two towns?
    • A. 

      Lexington & Concord

    • B. 

      Boston and New York City

    • C. 

      Philadelphia and Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Yorktown and Charleston