How Much Do You Know About Patriot Camp? Trivia Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Patriot Camp? Trivia Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge about the topics covered in the Patriot Camp 2010 curriculum. ��


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the colonists boarded British ships on December 16, 1773 and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor (The Boston Tea Party), they were dressed as
    • A. 

      British soldiers

    • B. 

      Native Americans

    • C. 

      Women

  • 2. 
    Colonists were angry about the Stamp Act in 1765 because
    • A. 

      It was a tax they had to pay without having any say about it

    • B. 

      It only affected the wealthy merchants

    • C. 

      It meant the colonies could no longer print their own books

  • 3. 
    Paul Revere is famous for
    • A. 

      Warning the colonists that the British regulars were coming

    • B. 

      Being the first American spy

    • C. 

      Writing the Declaration of Independence

  • 4. 
    George Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River in 1776 and defeated the Hessians (fighting for the British)
    • A. 

      On the same day the Declaration of Independence was signed

    • B. 

      On a very hot night in August, and out-numbered 2 to 1

    • C. 

      On Christmas night in a blizzard with wind and sleet

  • 5. 
    The Battle of Yorktown in October 1781 resulted in
    • A. 

      Half of General Washington's men deserting

    • B. 

      The British doubling the number of warships in the harbor

    • C. 

      The British government ending the war and the Americans winning

  • 6. 
    The Join or Die cartoon was created by Benjamin Franklin to
    • A. 

      Get more men to join the army

    • B. 

      To show the importance for the colonies to be united

    • C. 

      Encourage the Native Americans to side with the colonies

  • 7. 
    The Revolutionary War
    • A. 

      Started because Great Britain wanted slavery to be abolished in the colonies

    • B. 

      Was a war against the French for the Louisiana Territory

    • C. 

      Was our country's fight for independence from Great Britain

  • 8. 
    The slogan on the Gadsden Flag under the coiled rattlesnake says
    • A. 

      No Taxation without Representation

    • B. 

      Don't Tread On Me

    • C. 

      In God We Trust

  • 9. 
    Poor Richard's Almanack was written by
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Richard Henry Lee

  • 10. 
    An almanac is a publication that
    • A. 

      Helps parents decide to which college to send their children

    • B. 

      Has tidbits of information like sunrise, moon phases, riddles, and poetry

    • C. 

      Provides one chapter per month of popular books

  • 11. 
    The Declaration of Independence was
    • A. 

      A letter to King George III outlining the reasons for wanting independence

    • B. 

      The first form of our government immediately following the Revolutionary War

    • C. 

      The law passed by the governor of Massachusetts after the Boston Tea Party

  • 12. 
    The Declaration of Independence states that
    • A. 

      Government gives us our rights

    • B. 

      Everyone has the right to a house and a job

    • C. 

      Rights are given by our Creator

  • 13. 
    Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 14. 
    Which document ends with "And for the support of this document, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
    • A. 

      The United States Constitution

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

  • 15. 
    A preamble is
    • A. 

      A law passed by the colonial governments

    • B. 

      An introductory statement of a document explaining the document

    • C. 

      A set of exercises performed by colonial soldiers

  • 16. 
    Which is not found in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Governments are formed by the people to secure their rights

    • B. 

      When governments stops protecting people's rights, the people have a right to change the government

    • C. 

      The government should provide food and housing to people who can't afford it by taxing the rest of the people

  • 17. 
    Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?
    • A. 

      It is the date when the Declaration of Independence was adopted

    • B. 

      It is the date that we won the Revolutionary War

    • C. 

      It is the day that George Washington was unanimously elected our first president

  • 18. 
    The United States Constitution
    • A. 

      Is an outdated document that should be changed to fit modern times

    • B. 

      Is a set of rules for our government

    • C. 

      Is relatively new, only 31 years old

  • 19. 
    The US Constitution was drafted in
    • A. 

      Four months behind closed doors in Philadelphia

    • B. 

      1776 using the British government structure as an example

    • C. 

      Virginia by a group of farmers and merchants

  • 20. 
    The Bill of Rights
    • A. 

      Was a letter written to King George III before the Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      Was repealed in 1976

    • C. 

      Collectively are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution

  • 21. 
    The First Amendment guarantees
    • A. 

      Freedom of speech

    • B. 

      The right to bear arms

    • C. 

      The right to a fair trial

  • 22. 
    The Preamble to the United States Constitution starts out like this ...
    • A. 

      "Four score and seven years ago..."

    • B. 

      "It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan..."

    • C. 

      "We the People of the United States..."

  • 23. 
    What are the three branches of our federal government?
    • A. 

      Executive, Legislative, and Judicial

    • B. 

      President, House of Representatives, and Senate

    • C. 

      Executive, Courts, and the Media

  • 24. 
    The method for keeping one branch of the government from getting too much power is called
    • A. 

      Manifest destiny

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Constitutional convention

  • 25. 
    Which of the following rights is NOT included in the First Amendment
    • A. 

      Freedom of the press

    • B. 

      Freedom of religion

    • C. 

      Right to bear arms

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