Chapter 6 The American Revolution

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

The American Revolution


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  • 1. 
    A blacksmith who led the Green Mountain Boys on a surprised attack on Fort Ticondeoga.
    • A. 

      Ethan Allen

    • B. 

      George Washinton

    • C. 

      King George III

    • D. 

      John Dickinson

    • E. 

      William Prescott

  • 2. 
    Green Mountaitn Boys ...
    • A. 

      A group of boys who wore green shirts

    • B. 

      Vermonters led by Ethan Allen in Fort Ticonderoga attack

  • 3. 
    The Continental Army was led by
    • A. 

      King Geroge III

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      George Washington

  • 4. 
    The Olive Branch Petition was written by
    • A. 

      John Dickinson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 5. 
    Patriots were
    • A. 

      American Colonists who opposed British rule

    • B. 

      American Colonists loyal to Britain

  • 6. 
    Loyalists / Tories were
    • A. 

      American colonists who nopposed British rule - Britain

    • B. 

      American Colonists loyal to Britain

  • 7. 
    The first major battle of the revolution
    • A. 

      Fort Ticonderoga

    • B. 

      Battle at Bunker Hill

  • 8. 
    He led the 2nd army through Maine and was supposed to go to Quebec, Canada.
    • A. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • B. 

      Ethan Allen

  • 9. 
    People who flee their homes to seek refugee from ar, persecution, or other hardships.
  • 10. 
    The shutting off of a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out.
  • 11. 
    Troops for hire
  • 12. 
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  • 17. 
    The Battle of Long Island was led by
    • A. 

      Britain - General Howe American - George Washingon

    • B. 

      Britain - John Burgoyne American - George Washington

  • 18. 
    He wrote "COMMON SENSE".
  • 19. 
  • 20. 
    A Virginian,  and a memeber of the Continental Congress who stated that the United Colonies are and of right ought to be FREE & INDEPENDENT States."
  • 21. 
    List the commiitte members that Congress chose to draw-up the Declaration of Independence:   1.   2.   3.   4.    5.
  • 22. 
    He was asked to write the Declaration of Independence.
  • 23. 
    On this date the Continental Congress VOTED that the 13 colonies were FREE & INDEPENDENT.   JULY _____ 1776 
  • 24. 
    On this date the delegates ACCEPTED Jefferson's Declaration of Independence.   JULY ______ 1776
  • 25. 
    List the four parts of the Declaration of Independence:   1.    2.   3.   4.
  • 26. 
    A person who betrays his or her country.
  • 27. 
    An introduction to a document
  • 28. 
    Rights that belone to all people from birth.Life, Liberty & the pursuit of happiness.
  • 29. 
    In Common Sense - Thomas Paine urged the colonists to take up arms against the British. Paine used a combination of facts and opinions  to support his point of views  FACT is a statement  that can be proved. Some facts in Common sense:  1.   2.  3  4. OPINON - is a personal belief:      1.     2.    3.
  • 30. 
  • 31. 
    The Battle of Long Island was fought in   NEW YORK.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A young Connecticut Officer who helped Washington by getting behind the British lines and returned with information. The British ultimately killed him. He gave his life for our country.
    • A. 

      Nathan Hale

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 33. 
    He wrote "The Crisis"  and "Common Sense".
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      George Washington

  • 34. 
    The Battle of Trenton - Washington's troops made a surprise attack on Chrismas night on Hessian troops guarding Trenton, New Jersey. Americans won.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    John Burgoyne presented King George III with a new plan of attack; he thought that if British troops  cut off New England from the other colonies, the war would be over.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The Battle at Saratoga, NEW YORK  in 1777 was an American Victory. John Burgoyne surrendered his army to Americans. This was a major turning point in the war. It ended British threat to New England. Most importantly, IT CONVINCED FRANCE to BECOME AN ALLY of the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Explain the cirsumstances -  BEFORE THE BATTLE & VICTORY AT SARATOGA:    1.     2.  AFTER THE BATTLE AT SARATOGA   1.    2.   3.    4.
  • 38. 
     He was a young French Noble, who brought trained soldiers to help the Patriot's casue. He fought at Brandywine and was one of Washington's most trusted friends.
  • 39. 
    He was from Prussia and helped train Washington's troops to MARCH & DRILL. He was considered the best in Europe.
  • 40. 
     A  POLISH officer who he was an engineer who helped build forts and other defenses.
  • 41. 
    He was another Polish officer who trained cavalary (troops on horseback).
  • 42. 
    A nation that works with another nation for a common purpose.
  • 43. 
    Troops on horseback.
  • 44. 
  • 45. 
    Describe 3 results of the BATTLE & VICTORY at Saratoga?
  • 46. 
      Why was help from France and other nations important to the Americans?
  • 47. 
    When Revolution began, most INDIANS tried tried to stay NEUTRAL. The British and Patriots both sought INDIANS (NATIVE AMERICANS) aid.The British cnvinced the Indians to side with them. In the SOUTH, the British gained the following Indians support:
    • A. 

      Cherokees

    • B. 

      Creeks

    • C. 

      Choctaws

    • D. 

      Chickasaws

    • E. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

  • 48. 
    In the NORTH, the British gained the IRQUOIS help led by Mohawk leader Joseph brandt who joined the LOYALISTS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    He led Virginia frontier fighters against the British in the Ohio Valley.He plotted a surprise winter attack on the British forts at Kaskaskia and Cahokia.
  • 50. 
    He was the governer of Spanish  Louisiana. He favored the PATRIOTS and secretly supplied medicine, cloth, muskets and gunpowder to Americans and he also sent cattle from Texas to feed thre Contential Army.
  • 51. 
    He was a most daring American Caption. He commanded the Bonhomme Richard Ship. He attacked the Serapis and won.
  • 52. 
    WOMEN IN WAR:        1. ____________________________  of Philadelphia - sewed flags for Washington's Army.   2. ____________________________  carried water to soliders AFRICIAN AMERICAN MAN WHO FOUGHT IN WAR:   1. _____________________________ he was a black minuteman who fought at Bunker Hill.
  • 53. 
    BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN- Patriots win the SOUTH. This was the 1st of a stringof victories in the SOUTH.   TRUE    or    FALSE
  • 54. 
    N__________________   G___________ of Rhode Island. He was a military leader who was  a great  help to Washington. He led the Continental Army in the SOUTH. HIS  WAR TACTIC was   ____________________________ - fighting on land that put the British at a disdvantage.D_________________  M________________ of Virgina - important battle at Cowpens. South Carolina. His WAR TACTIC was to divide the soliders into a  ___________ and _____________ Lines.  He ordered the    ____________  Line to retreat after a few volleys / shots.  The British thought the Patriots were retreating so the British charged forward and went right intothe rear line of fire. That's how he won the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina.F_________________  M________________ of South Carolina, known as SWAMP FOX. HIS WAR TACTIC was _________________ - hit & run against the British.
  • 55. 
    FRENCH SOLDIERS HEADED TO VIRGINIA
    • A. 

      Patriots

    • B. 

      Comte de Rochambeau

  • 56. 
    FRENCH FLEET - headed to Virginia
    • A. 

      Admiral de Grasse

    • B. 

      General Howe

  • 57. 
    BATTLE AT YORKTOWN - BRITIAH LOST
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 58. 
    1783 - the BRITISH recognized the UNITED STATES as an INDEPENDENT NATION. WITH  NEW BORDERS from the ATLANTIC OCEAN to the MISSISSIPPI RIVER, SOUTH TO FLORIDA (which was returned to SPAIN). Americans agreed to ask state legislatures to pay LOYALISTS for proerty they lost in the war.
  • 59. 
    The act of SURROUNDING AN ENEMY POSITION IN AN ATTEMPT to CAPTURE IT.
  • 60. 
    To Approve