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American Revolution Test

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to test the knowledge you have on the American Revolution.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are Patriots otherwise known as?
    • A. 

      Redcoats

    • B. 

      Tories

    • C. 

      Whigs

    • D. 

      Lobster-backs

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a strength the British did not have at the start of the American War?
    • A. 

      Well-supplied

    • B. 

      Well led

    • C. 

      Well fed

    • D. 

      Experienced

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Who was the first person to be killed in the Boston Massacre?
    • A. 

      Patrick Henry

    • B. 

      Crispus Attucks

    • C. 

      Baron von Steuben

    • D. 

      Marquis de Lafayette

  • 5. 
    Which battle marked the turning point of the War in the American's favor?
    • A. 

      Battle at Saratoga

    • B. 

      Battle of Bunker Hill

    • C. 

      Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Battle for New York

  • 6. 
    How many troops did George Washington have at the Battle if Yorktown
    • A. 

      8000

    • B. 

      8845

    • C. 

      7800

    • D. 

      9000

  • 7. 
    Who wrote "The Crisis"?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 8. 
    Who went on horse-back warning the Americans that the British were coming to Lexington and Concord?
    • A. 

      Paul Revere

    • B. 

      Sam Adams

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 9. 
    Which part (cause) of the American Revolution closed the Boston Harbor?
    • A. 

      Tea Act

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Intolerable Acts/ Coercive Acts

    • D. 

      Townshend Acts

  • 10. 
    The Treaty of Paris was delayed because of __________________'s stubbornness.
  • 11. 
    Refer to passage 1.Explain the passage in your own words in a language a 5th grader would understand.
  • 12. 
    Refer to passage 2.Explain the passage in your own words in a language that a 3rd grader would understand.
  • 13. 
    Refer to passage 3.Explain the passage in your own words in a language that a 7th grader would understand.
  • 14. 
    Could the American Revolution been stopped? Explain.
  • 15. 
    Write the following events, with each event on a new line from earliest to latest.Stamp ActLexington & ConcordTreaty of ParisDeclaration of Independence signedCommon Sense was publishedFrench and Indian WarSiege of BostonBoston MassacreCoercive ActsBattle of Saratoga