How Well Do You Know Lynnfield's Revolutionary War History?

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Revolutionary War Quizzes & Trivia

Lynnfielders played an important role in the early days of the American Revolution. Test your knowledge of this remarkable time in our history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lynnfield Minuteman Daniel Townsend died at:
    • A. 

      The Battle of Menotomy

    • B. 

      The Battle of Stones River

    • C. 

      The Battle of Bunker Hill

    • D. 

      The Battle of Lexington and Concord

  • 2. 
    The home of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Townsend once stood where?
    • A. 

      Intersection of Walnut and Summer streets

    • B. 

      What is now Post Office Square

    • C. 

      Essex Street

    • D. 

      Lynnfield Street not far from Salem Street

  • 3. 
    Name the most prominent historic Lynnfield house that is directly connected to the Revolutionary War.
    • A. 

      The Newhall House

    • B. 

      The Danforth House

    • C. 

      General Putnam's Summer Home

    • D. 

      The Lafayette Homestead

  • 4. 
    When the American Revolution started, Lynnfield was part of which other town?
    • A. 

      Saugus

    • B. 

      Lynn

    • C. 

      Danvers

    • D. 

      Reading

  • 5. 
    The definitive source of history on Lynnfield's Role in the Revolution is:
    • A. 

      The Diary Of Lieutenant Simeon Newhall (1780)

    • B. 

      Lynn In The Revolution (1909)

    • C. 

      The Patriots Of The Lynnfield Parish (1953)

    • D. 

      My Life In Ye Continental Army, By Major Hiram Smith (1799)

  • 6. 
    The first man to (technically) die from an American Revolutionary military activity, a Lynnfielder, succumbed to:
    • A. 

      Grape shot from a cannon accident

    • B. 

      Bayonet wounds sustained near Lexington

    • C. 

      Seizrures from a cold

    • D. 

      Heart attack on way to Lexington

  • 7. 
    During the Revolution, Patriot weapons were hidden where in Lynnfield?
    • A. 

      The Old Meeting House

    • B. 

      The Centre Congregational Church

    • C. 

      Gerry's Cider Mill

    • D. 

      A stone hut on Pillings Pond

  • 8. 
    Once the siege of Boston began, most Lynnfield Minutemen ended up joining:
    • A. 

      The Committees of Correspondence

    • B. 

      The Continental Army

    • C. 

      The Hessians

    • D. 

      Colonel Stonington's Artillery Brigade

  • 9. 
    In 1772, Lynnfielders:
    • A. 

      Participated in an unsuccessful plot to assassinate British General Thomas Gage

    • B. 

      Established a cannon foundry not far from the site of the current senior center

    • C. 

      Signed a mutual defense pact with North Reading and Middleton

    • D. 

      Voted to establish a committee of correspondence to discuss grievances against the British with other nearby towns.

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