Quiz On Beginning Of The Year Review

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Quiz on beginning of the year review


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  • 1. 
    In the Revolutionary War the colonists were vastly out-numbered and fought against the strongest military in the world. How did they win against such odds?
  • 2. 
    Based on the primary documents which were presented in class, explain how Americans experienced or did not experience a new freedom? Identify two examples, and explain their experiences.
  • 3. 
    Who said "Give me liberty or give me death!"?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Ethan Allen

    • D. 

      Patrick Henry

  • 4. 
    At the second Continental Congress, who was chosen to lead the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      John Adam

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Patrick Henry

  • 5. 
    What happened at the Battle of Bunker Hill?
    • A. 

      The Massachusetts militia lost to the British Army and retreated

    • B. 

      The people of Boston joined together to beat back the British

    • C. 

      The British sneaked behind Colonial lines and destroyed their gun power supply

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Who wrote "Common Sense?"
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 7. 
    "Common Sense" tried to persuade colonists to
    • A. 

      Fight the British for their liberty and freedom

    • B. 

      Elect George Washington as President

    • C. 

      Join into Native American Alliances to win the war

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What was the purpose of the Olive Branch Petition sent by the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      To make peace with Great Britain and avoid all out war

    • B. 

      To humble ask for independence

    • C. 

      To inform Britain they would declare war if things did not change

    • D. 

      To request money so that olive trees could be purchased in Georgia

  • 9. 
    Who drafted the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 10. 
    What is the main purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      To inform Britain the colonies were unhappy

    • B. 

      To organize a colonial government

    • C. 

      To create the Continental Army

    • D. 

      To inform Britain why the colonies wanted independence

  • 11. 
    What debate delayed the approveal of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      How many people should sign the Declaration

    • B. 

      If the colonists should blame the king for slavery

    • C. 

      Who should sign the Declaration first

    • D. 

      How to send the message to King George III without someone getting killed

  • 12. 
    What day is celebrated today commemorating the day the Declaration was approved?
    • A. 

      Constitution Day

    • B. 

      Fourth of July

    • C. 

      Signing Day

    • D. 

      Memorial Day

  • 13. 
     At the first Continental Congress, the Colonies decided to unite and form one country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Why did the Proclamation of 1763 anger the colonists?
    • A. 

      It kept them from land they wanted to farm on

    • B. 

      It slowed land speculation

    • C. 

      They saw it as tyranny

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Why did the colonists object to all these acts?
    • A. 

      They did not think they should pay taxes

    • B. 

      They were taxes without being represented

    • C. 

      They had no money to give

    • D. 

      They hated the British

  • 16. 
    What did the Stamp Act do?
    • A. 

      Taxed all paper products

    • B. 

      Taxed stamps

    • C. 

      Made stamps illegal

    • D. 

      Sent more soldiers to the colonies

  • 17. 
    What did the Quartering Act do?
    • A. 

      Made soldiers live in all the colonists houses

    • B. 

      Taxed all forms of money

    • C. 

      Taxed paper and paint

    • D. 

      Made colonists provide supplies for British soldiers

  • 18. 
    Check the two towns that the British marched on in order to take colonial militia weapons.
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Lexington

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Province

    • E. 

      Concord

  • 19. 
    In 1762, who actually governed most of the colonies?
    • A. 

      A governor appointed by the king

    • B. 

      The King himself

    • C. 

      No one

    • D. 

      They were self-governing

  • 20. 
    As a result of the French and Indian War, what country lost all its land in North America?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      The Native Americans

  • 21. 
    What did the Townshend Act do?
    • A. 

      Sent soldiers to the colonies

    • B. 

      Taxed colonists goods from England like paper, tea, and paint

    • C. 

      Punished the city of Boston for the tea party

    • D. 

      Made protesting illegal