History: Ultimate Trivia Facts Quiz

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History: Ultimate Trivia Facts Quiz

Europeans began to establish settlements in America right after Columbus discovered it, and the American Revolutionary War saw the colonies officially declared their independence after the British troops finally retreated to England. If you go through the history ultimate trivia facts quiz, you stand a chance to learn some more about America, some of its great people, events, and its journey to becoming one of the most powerful countries on earth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ____________laid out a lively and compelling case for complete independence.
  • 2. 
    Richard Henry Lee was a Virginian who proposed his resolution calling for independence at the Second Continental Congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Second Continental Congress met on May 10, 1775 to accomplish a list of goals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following were goals of the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      To steal from Britain

    • B. 

      To explore reconciliation with Britain

    • C. 

      To create a national currency

    • D. 

      Act as a national government

    • E. 

      To wage war against Britain

    • F. 

      To start their own lawyer company

    • G. 

      Declare independence

    • H. 

      To raise and supply an army

  • 5. 
    Who wrote Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      John Adams

    • E. 

      Abigail Adams

  • 6. 
    Who was declared leader of the Continental Army?
    • A. 

      James Patterson

    • B. 

      George Grenville

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      George Washington

    • E. 

      Richard Henry Lee

  • 7. 
    One reason why the colonists NEEDED the Declaration of Independence was that foreign powers would only assist if a formal break was declared.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    There was a 1:15 woman to man ratio in the continental army. How did women help the colonial cause for independence?
    • A. 

      Stayed home

    • B. 

      Cooked, washed, nursed wounded, in army

    • C. 

      Collected money for army

    • D. 

      Raised kids

    • E. 

      Bought clothes

  • 9. 
    The southern states welcomed free blacks into Continental Army service?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Southern slaves deserted their owners in large numbers for the protection of the British?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Three important results of colonial victories of Trenton and Princeton?
    • A. 

      Moral goes down

    • B. 

      Moral of colonists lifted

    • C. 

      People bought a lot more weapons

    • D. 

      Continental Army took the offensive and beat the Britons in Princeton

    • E. 

      Won the war

    • F. 

      Had time to administer small pox inocculations