History Trivia Facts Quiz

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History Trivia Facts Quiz

Welcome to the history trivia quiz that has the questions you need to wake up your inner history lover. If do you press start and answer these questions you will be guarantee a journey into the past with a lot of knowledge most people don’t have. If you get most of the questions right, you are a certified history junkie.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who ignored the protests of the colonists?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      King George lll

    • C. 

      Ethan Allen

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 2. 
    Who was a Vermont blacksmith who led the Green Mountain Boys?
    • A. 

      Ethan Allen

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 3. 
    Who introduced resolution to declare independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Ethan Allen

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Richard Henry Lee

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 5. 
    Who was the author of Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      Richard Henry Lee

    • D. 

      King George lll

  • 6. 
    In the Olive Branch Petition, the colonist said they were?
    • A. 

      Forming a new nation

    • B. 

      Going to war

    • C. 

      Loyal to the king

    • D. 

      Joining sides with the Native Americans

  • 7. 
    One major strength of the American forces was their?
    • A. 

      Superior navy

    • B. 

      Belief in their cause

    • C. 

      Better weapons

    • D. 

      Help from German soldiers

  • 8. 
    The attack on Fort Ticonderoga gave the colonist valuable?
    • A. 

      Ammunition

    • B. 

      Prisoners of war

    • C. 

      Intelligence

    • D. 

      British war maps

  • 9. 
    In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote that government should be based on the ?
    • A. 

      Decisions of landowners

    • B. 

      Will of the strongest

    • C. 

      Vote of all adults

    • D. 

      Consent of the governed

  • 10. 
    Colonists who supported Great Britain were called?
    • A. 

      Royalists

    • B. 

      Constitutionalists

    • C. 

      Federalists

    • D. 

      Loyalists

  • 11. 
    This was the site of New York battle?
    • A. 

      Long Island

    • B. 

      Valley Forge

    • C. 

      Saratoga

    • D. 

      Clark's village

  • 12. 
    This is site where American soldiers spent a harsh winter?
    • A. 

      Saratoga

    • B. 

      Long Island

    • C. 

      Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Clark's town

  • 13. 
    Who captured British forts at Kaskaskia?
    • A. 

      George Rogers Clark

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      George Arnold

    • D. 

      George Bush

  • 14. 
    This was the site of first major defeat of British army?
    • A. 

      Clarks town

    • B. 

      Long Island

    • C. 

      Valley Forge

    • D. 

      Saratoga

  • 15. 
    Term used for preventing the movement of goods into ports?
    • A. 

      Blockade

    • B. 

      Blocked ships

    • C. 

      Shipade

  • 16. 
    In 1776, General William Howe moved his troops into?
    • A. 

      Pittsburgh

    • B. 

      New York City

    • C. 

      Gettysburg

    • D. 

      Atlanta

  • 17. 
    "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" was said by?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Thaddeus Kosciuszko

    • C. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • D. 

      Nathan Hale

  • 18. 
    Marquis de Lafayette came from?
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      Switzerland

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 19. 
    The captain of the Bonhomme Richard was?
    • A. 

      John Paul Jones

    • B. 

      George Rogers Clark

    • C. 

      Charles Cornwallis

    • D. 

      Nathan Hale

  • 20. 
    The Prussian soldier who helped train Continental soldiers was?
    • A. 

      Marquis de Lafayette

    • B. 

      Baron Friedrich von Steuben

    • C. 

      George Rogers Clark

    • D. 

      Thaddeus Kosciuszko