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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

American Revolution


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  • 1. 
    What term best describes a colonist who supported American independence?
    • A. 

      Loyalist

    • B. 

      Colonist

    • C. 

      Patriot

    • D. 

      Whig

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was a main cause of the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Impressment of sailors

    • B. 

      No taxation without representation

    • C. 

      Dispute over boundaries

    • D. 

      Germany attacked Britain

  • 3. 
    Where did the first battle between the American minutemen and the British soldiers occur?
    • A. 

      Bunker Hill

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Yorktown

    • D. 

      Lexington and Concord

  • 4. 
    Who did the Second Continental Congress appoint as commander-in-chief?
    • A. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • B. 

      Paul Revere

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

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

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 6. 
    When was the Declaration of Independence written?
    • A. 

      1763

    • B. 

      1773

    • C. 

      1776

    • D. 

      1783

  • 7. 
    Where did George Washington and the Continental Army spend a difficult winter during the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Trenton

    • C. 

      Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Ticonderoga

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      They support colonial independence

    • B. 

      They support the King of England

    • C. 

      They support the Sons of lIberty

    • D. 

      They support the French

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      They wanted to remain loyal to England.

    • B. 

      They wanted to trade with the British only.

    • C. 

      They feared Democracy would lead to mob rule.

    • D. 

      They wanted independence from England

  • 10. 
    Which of the following events occurred as a result of the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      Lexington and Concord

    • B. 

      1st Continental Congress

    • C. 

      Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      Battle of Bunker Hill

  • 11. 
    Which statement best describes someone who is a loyalist?
    • A. 

      They support colonial independence

    • B. 

      They support the King of England

    • C. 

      They support the Sons of lIberty

    • D. 

      They support the French

  • 12. 
    Which statement best describes a patriot?
    • A. 

      They wanted to remain loyal to England.

    • B. 

      They wanted to trade with the British only.

    • C. 

      They feared Democracy would lead to mob rule.

    • D. 

      They wanted independence from England

  • 13. 
    Which of the following events occurred as a result of the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      Lexington and Concord

    • B. 

      1st Continental Congress

    • C. 

      Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      Battle of Bunker Hill

  • 14. 
    Royal Governors are:
    • A. 

      Appointed officials that answered only to Parliament and the King.

    • B. 

      Appointed officials that answered only to the colonies.

    • C. 

      Elected officials that answered only to Parliament and King.

    • D. 

      Elected officials that answered only to the colonies.

  • 15. 
    The Tea Act directly lead to this event:
    • A. 

      Britain decided they were going to ease up on the colonists and pay them for the colonists tea.

    • B. 

      "The Sons of Liberty" dressed up as Native Americans and dumped tea off of a ship.

    • C. 

      George Washington put a limit on what the country could take in for tea.

    • D. 

      Great Britain decided to get rid of the Proclamation Line of 1763 in return for the Act.

  • 16. 
    • 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.

  • 17. 
    • 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.

  • 18. 
    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.

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    The Boston Tea Party was most likely started becuase of what?
    • A. 

      American tea companys

    • B. 

      Tea Act of 1773

    • C. 

      The Brittish were wierd

    • D. 

      The Americans attacked a boat with tea on it

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Patriots were people who belived what?
    • A. 

      They should have won the Super Bowl

    • B. 

      Thjey should have ruled the world

    • C. 

      The Brittish had become tyrants

    • D. 

      They were rich

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Fighting on home ground

    • B. 

      Fighting for rights and freedom

    • C. 

      Good descions by generals

    • D. 

      French allience- loans, navy, troops

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Well trained army navys and well suppiled

    • B. 

      They had redcoats

    • C. 

      Strong central government

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Boston Tea Party did not anger Britain because the tea was so cheap it didn't matter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Who was the King of Great Britin that America wanted to be free of?
    • A. 

      King Alexander

    • B. 

      King George III

    • C. 

      King David

    • D. 

      King Joseph II

  • 26. 
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      King George III

    • D. 

      President Obama

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      A document that announced Britians Freedom from the U.S.

    • B. 

      A document that announed Paul Revere's famous ride

    • C. 

      A document that announced the colonies' freedom from England

    • D. 

      A document that announced the Tories' freedom from Jail

  • 28. 
    "We hold these truths to be self evident that all _______are created _______.
    • A. 

      People, equal

    • B. 

      Women, equal

    • C. 

      Patriots, equal

    • D. 

      Men, equal

  • 29. 
    "Among these rights are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of ___________.
    • A. 

      Living

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 30. 
    The Declaration of Independence was signed on Juy 4th of what year?
    • A. 

      2076

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      1876

    • D. 

      1776

  • 31. 
    Who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Thomas Franklin

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 32. 
    What battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Trenton

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Yorktown

    • D. 

      Lexington and Concord

  • 33. 
    Where did George Washington and the Continental Army spend a difficult winter during the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Trenton

    • C. 

      Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Ticonderoga

  • 34. 
    After what Revolutionary War battle did General Cornwallis surrender to the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      Trenton

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Bunker Hill

    • D. 

      Yorktown

  • 35. 
    What agreement ended the American War for Independence in 1783?
    • A. 

      Treaty of Yorktown

    • B. 

      Treaty of London

    • C. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • D. 

      Treaty of New York

  • 36. 
    The Declaration of Independence was signed before the Revolutionary War started.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    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.

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Loyalists

    • B. 

      Patriots

    • C. 

      Continental army

    • D. 

      Militia

  • 39. 
    The minutemen held Boston under a ____________ by surrounding the city and creating a military blockade.
    • A. 

      Despotism

    • B. 

      Siege

    • C. 

      Usuepations

  • 40. 
    Colonial militia who were ready in a minutes notice
    • A. 

      Minutemen

    • B. 

      Redcoats

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Militia

    • B. 

      Minute men

    • C. 

      Red coats

  • 42. 
    The battle of _____________ resluted in colonial retreat but was a moral victory for the colonists
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Bunker hill

    • C. 

      Brandy wine creek

  • 43. 
    Why did Paul Revere make his famous ride?
    • A. 

      To warn the patriots that the British were coming

    • B. 

      To warn the British that the patriots were coming

    • C. 

      To deliver guns to the rebels

    • D. 

      He really enjoyed riding his horse at night in the cool evening air

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      To insult the King and make him feel bad

    • B. 

      To explain why the colonies should separate from Britain

    • C. 

      To begin a boycott

    • D. 

      To say no one has more authority than God