Patriot Camp 2010 Quiz

43 Questions
Patriot Camp 2010 Quiz

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

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  • 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

  • 26. 
    What was used to remove stains from laundry in colonial times?
    • A. 

      Chlorox

    • B. 

      Urine

    • C. 

      Seaweed

  • 27. 
    What does "redistribution of wealth" mean?
    • A. 

      It is when rich people voluntarily give some of their money to charity

    • B. 

      It is when the government prints new money to replace worn out dollar bills

    • C. 

      It is when the government takes money from one class of people to give to another class

  • 28. 
    The founders did not like the idea of redistribution of wealth because
    • A. 

      They did not like poor people and didn't think they deserved help

    • B. 

      They wanted to be the only rich people in the country so they could have power

    • C. 

      They thought government's job is to protect people's property, not take it from one class to give to another class

  • 29. 
    The "laws of Nature", as written in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence means
    • A. 

      Laws set up by God

    • B. 

      Laws set up to protect endangered species

    • C. 

      Laws written to keep people from destroying the environment

  • 30. 
    What form of government do we have in the United States?
    • A. 

      A democracy

    • B. 

      A monarchy

    • C. 

      A republic

  • 31. 
    In a Republic,
    • A. 

      People vote for representatives who vote on issues

    • B. 

      Everybody votes on everything

    • C. 

      Regular citizens are not required participate in the government

  • 32. 
    In Colonial writing,
    • A. 

      Spelling was standardized and everyone learned how to spell correctly

    • B. 

      People used a quill pen and ink to write

    • C. 

      Colonists used ballpoint pens manufactured in China

  • 33. 
    Where did the colonial army learn some of their combat skills like hiding behind trees, that allowed them to gain some advantage over the British army who had to stay in formation?
    • A. 

      The Native Americans

    • B. 

      The French soliders

    • C. 

      The Hession soldiers

  • 34. 
    Where did George Washington attend college?
    • A. 

      Yale

    • B. 

      Harvard

    • C. 

      He only had 7 or 8 years of schooling

  • 35. 
    George Washington  was elected the first president of the United States
    • A. 

      Because no one else wanted the job

    • B. 

      By unanimous vote

    • C. 

      By a very small majority

  • 36. 
    Benjamin Franklin was
    • A. 

      One of 17 children

    • B. 

      An only child

    • C. 

      A twin

  • 37. 
    Which one of the following does NOT describe Benjamin Franklin?
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Diplomat

    • C. 

      Doctor

  • 38. 
    Samual Adams, known as "the Father of the Revolution",
    • A. 

      Was very wealthy and used his money to support the colonial army

    • B. 

      Was a leader of the Sons of Liberty, who took party in the Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Came from a family that was not interested in local politics

  • 39. 
    Which statement about John Hancock is true?
    • A. 

      He was wealthy and used his money to help the American cause

    • B. 

      He was a hero at the Battle of Lexington

    • C. 

      He preferred old, plain clothes and was not interested in fashion

  • 40. 
    Which sentence about Thomas Jefferson is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Jefferson donated about 6,000 of his books, starting the Library of Congress

    • B. 

      He was an inventor and invented, among other things, the swivel chair

    • C. 

      He was one of the shortest delegates to the Constitutional Convention

  • 41. 
    Which sentence about James Madison is NOT true?
    • A. 

      He was known as the Father of our Country

    • B. 

      He was the principal author of the US Constitution

    • C. 

      He was responsible for drafting the Bill of Rights

  • 42. 
    During the Revolutionary War, John Adams
    • A. 

      Fought under General George Washington and was wounded in battle

    • B. 

      Served in France and Holland as a diplomat

    • C. 

      Served as a spy and brought key intelligence that helped the colonists win the Battle of Trenton

  • 43. 
    AbGeorge Whitefield was
    • A. 

      A highly decorated solider in George Washington's army

    • B. 

      A preacher in the colonies during the Great Awakening

    • C. 

      A British tax collector who was tarred and feathered