American Revolution Quiz: Trivia Test!

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American Revolution Quiz: Trivia Test!

The American Revolution was a war that saw the United States gain freedom from the British settlers who had colonized them for years. After the war ended is when the declaration of independence was written down. Do you know what led to America winning the war and what happened next in detail? This quiz will help polish your understanding. Do give it a try and take a walk through history!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Events of the American Revolution
    • 1776—Washington and his troops flee New York.
    • 1777—Americans win the battle at Saratoga.
    • 1780—The British capture Charleston.
    • 1781--???
    • 1783—Americans and the British sign the Treaty of Paris 
    Which of the following events complete the timeline?
    • A. 

      British surrender at Yorktown

    • B. 

      Americans hold Stamp Act Congress

    • C. 

      British occupy Fort Ticonderoga

    • D. 

      Americans issue the Declaration of Independence

  • 2. 
    Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. Which statement best summarizes the ideas expressed above by Benjamin Franklin?
    • A. 

      The government must inform the people of its laws.

    • B. 

      The government can make treaties with other nations.

    • C. 

      Citizens can impeach government officials.

    • D. 

      Citizens must be allowed to discuss ideas with one another.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following did NOT impact the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      The French Revolution

    • B. 

      The Enlightenment

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Excessive British control over the colonies

  • 4. 
    The Proclamation of 1763 was one _________ of the ___________.
    • A. 

      Result; American Revolution

    • B. 

      Cause; American Revolution

    • C. 

      Result; French & Indian War

    • D. 

      Cause: French & Indian War

  • 5. 
    American colonists protested against acts such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and the Townshend Acts. They did so because they believed the acts directly violated their
    • A. 

      Right to a free education

    • B. 

      Religious freedom

    • C. 

      Right to bear arms

    • D. 

      Economic rights

  • 6. 
    The unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness acknowledge the importance of the
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Military

    • C. 

      Ruler

    • D. 

      Individual

  • 7. 
    The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, _______.
    • A. 

      1778

    • B. 

      1760

    • C. 

      1776

    • D. 

      1780

  • 8. 
    The most important result of the Battle of Saratoga was that---
    • A. 

      American leaders were forced to surrender and were arrested for treason

    • B. 

      Spain entered the war and provided supplies to Great Britain

    • C. 

      Britain released captured American sailors and returned American merchant ships

    • D. 

      France officially recognized and formed an alliance with the U.S. government

  • 9. 
    Immigrated to North America Became a Revolutionary writer and philosopher Wrote the influential pamphlet “Common Sense” Wrote a series of essays titled Crisis Supported the French Revolution Which prominent Revolution figure is described above?
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Patrick Henry

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 10. 
    One goal of the Declaration of Independence was to
    • A. 

      Establish a new monarchy for the independent states.

    • B. 

      Convince the British Parliament to prevent the start of war.

    • C. 

      Explain why the colonists felt the need to be free from British rule.

    • D. 

      Outline an economic system to raise money for the revolution.

  • 11. 
    These famous words - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ..." are part of:
    • A. 

      The U.S. Constitution

    • B. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      The Olive Branch Petition

    • D. 

      The Declaration of Independence

  • 12. 
    The people who opposed the Revolution were called:
    • A. 

      Loyalists

    • B. 

      Whigs

    • C. 

      Republicans

    • D. 

      Patriots

  • 13. 
    To win the Revolution, America needed the help of the
    • A. 

      The Hessians

    • B. 

      The Indians

    • C. 

      The French

    • D. 

      The Spanish

  • 14. 
    A famous Revolution War pamphlet that was read aloud at Valley Forge began:
    • A. 

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    • B. 

      These are the times that try men's souls.

    • C. 

      The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.

  • 15. 
    The Declaration refers to the King of Britain several times, but not by name. Who was then the King of Britain?
    • A. 

      James I

    • B. 

      John II

    • C. 

      George III

    • D. 

      William IV

  • 16. 
    What was the name of the local political group that organized the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      The Sons of the Pioneers

    • B. 

      The Sons of Liberty

    • C. 

      The Sons of the American Revolution

    • D. 

      The Sons of Anarchy

  • 17. 
    Abigail Adams is perhaps the most recognizable woman of the Revolutionary Era, but others contributed to the patriot cause. One of Abigail's closest friends and correspondents was also a playwright and one of the earliest historians of the American Revolution. Who was she?
    • A. 

      Crispus Attucks

    • B. 

      Solama Haym

    • C. 

      Mercy Otis Warren

    • D. 

      Samantha Henry

  • 18. 
    Why did the Articles of Confederation not work for America's new government?
    • A. 

      It did not give the state governemtns enough power.

    • B. 

      It did not give the individual citizen enough power.

    • C. 

      It did not give enough powers to the national government.

    • D. 

      It allowed for another tyrant like the king to tax them.

  • 19. 
    This political agitator led the Boston Tea Party and attended the First Continental Congress as a delegate from Massachusetts.
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Samuel Adams

    • C. 

      James Armistead

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 20. 
    Which of the following was NOT one of the provisions of the Treaty of Paris?
    • A. 

      American independence was guaranteed.

    • B. 

      The U.S. was given the territory west of the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

    • C. 

      Loyalists properties would be compensated for or returned.

  • 21. 
    Who is considered the first casualty of the American Revolution? He was shot and killed at the Boston Massacre.
    • A. 

      James Armistead

    • B. 

      Haym Soloman

    • C. 

      Crispus Attucks

    • D. 

      Wentworth Cheswell

  • 22. 
    One significant individual during the American Revolution did the following: 1) sent cattle to feed Washington's Army 2) helped defeat the British at the key battles of New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola 3) cut off British access to the Mississippi River Who is he?
    • A. 

      Felipe de Chavez

    • B. 

      Bernardo de Galvez

    • C. 

      Crispus Attucks

    • D. 

      Pedro Almodovar

  • 23. 
    When he learned of the struggle of the Americans in their endeavor to secure their independence he resolved to come to the colonies to aid them in their efforts as a volunteer. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      The Marquis de Lafayette

  • 24. 
    Who said the following: "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 25. 
    He/she was a Polish-born Jewish immigrant to America who played an important role in financing the Revolution. Who is he or she?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Wentworth Cheswell

    • C. 

      Mercy Otis Warren

    • D. 

      Haym Salomon

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