American Revolution: How Much You Really Know? Trivia Quiz

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American Revolution: How Much You Really Know? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 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 the main cause of the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      Impressment of sailors

    • B. 

      No taxation without representation

    • C. 

      Dispute over boundaries

    • D. 

      Germany attacked Britain

  • 3. 
    Who rode to Lexington to warn the Patriots of the approaching British soldiers?
    • A. 

      Paul Revere and William Dawes

    • B. 

      Paul Revere and Nathaniel Greene

    • C. 

      Paul Revere and Samuel Adams

    • D. 

      Paul Revere and John Hancock

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    Who did the Second Continental Congress appoint as commander-in-chief?
    • A. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • B. 

      Paul Revere

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 6. 
    Who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Thomas Franklin

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 7. 
    Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 8. 
    When was the Declaration of Independence written?
    • A. 

      1763

    • B. 

      1773

    • C. 

      1776

    • D. 

      1783

  • 9. 
    Which of the flowing was not an inalienable right named by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Life

    • B. 

      Representation

    • C. 

      Liberty

    • D. 

      Pursuit of Happiness

  • 10. 
    Which fort was taken away from the British by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys?
    • A. 

      Fort William Henry

    • B. 

      Fort Edward

    • C. 

      Fort Saratoga

    • D. 

      Fort Ticonderoga

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Ticonderoga

    • C. 

      Trenton

    • D. 

      Yorktown

  • 12. 
    What battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Trenton

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Yorktown

    • D. 

      Lexington and Concord

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    After what Revolutionary War battle did General Cornwallis surrender to the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      Trenton

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Bunker Hill

    • D. 

      Yorktown

  • 15. 
    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