How Well Do You Know Danvers Revolutionary War History?

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Revolutionary War Quizzes & Trivia

To mark the "original" Patriot's Day, Danvers Patch presents this quiz about some of the events that took place in town in the early days of the American Revolution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Putnam Pantry is named after which Danvers Revolutionary war hero?
    • A. 

      General Israel Putnam

    • B. 

      Colonel Ichabod Pantry

    • C. 

      Lieutenant Joseph Putnam

  • 2. 
    Like many of his contemporaries, General Israel Putnam was a veteran of which war before the Revolution?
    • A. 

      The 1748 Norwegian Invasion of Newfoundland

    • B. 

      The French and Indian War

    • C. 

      King Philip's War

    • D. 

      The Hundred Years' War

  • 3. 
    During the Leslie's Retreat incident of 1775 in Salem, British troops unsuccesfully wanted to march into Danversport (then called New Mills) to seize what?
    • A. 

      Oxen

    • B. 

      Cannon

    • C. 

      Local militia leader Samuel Stonington

    • D. 

      What was rumored to be a large supply of white powdered wigs

  • 4. 
    Who was the British commander who was stationed in Danvers during the Revolution?
    • A. 

      General Thomas Gage

    • B. 

      Lord Mountbatten

    • C. 

      General Richard Montgomery

    • D. 

      Colonel Alexander Leslie

  • 5. 
    Which happened at the house the British Commander was staying at in DanverS?
    • A. 

      It was burned down

    • B. 

      A patriot fired a musket ball into the door

    • C. 

      It was badly damaged by cannon fire, repaired, and stood near the site of the Liberty Tree Mall until 1926

    • D. 

      Nothing. It still stands on Sylvan Street

  • 6. 
    Where is that house the British Commander stayed in now?
    • A. 

      No longer exists

    • B. 

      Pine Street in Danvers

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Olde Sturbridge Village

  • 7. 
    Hidden behind some bushes on the People's United Bank (Formerly Danvers Savings Bank main office), there is a stone monument commemorating what episode of the Revolutionary War? (Hint: It's one of the only ones of its kind in America)
    • A. 

      Henry Knox transporting the cannon to Boston Harbor to force the British to exit the harbor

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold's march to Quebec, which passed through Danvers

    • C. 

      George Washington's 1788 visit to Danvers

    • D. 

      Artemas Ward's victory in the battle of Endicott Green

  • 8. 
    After the Battle of Lexington and Concord, fallen soldiers were brought to whose house, which stood at the time in Danversport?
    • A. 

      Israel Hutchinson

    • B. 

      Israel Putnam

    • C. 

      Simon Fraser

    • D. 

      Dr. William Newhall

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