Literature, Writing And The American Revolution

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

This short quiz will show what you have learned about literature during the American revolution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who gave harsh reviews of American writing?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Holland

    • E. 

      Russia

  • 2. 
    How many years did it take for America to produce it's own first generation of American authors?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      10

  • 3. 
    What date was the Declaration of Independence officially adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia?
    • A. 

      July 4, 1776

    • B. 

      July 8, 1776

    • C. 

      August 2, 1776

    • D. 

      July 4, 1876

    • E. 

      August 2, 1876

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E. 

      John Hancock

  • 5. 
    Who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • E. 

      John Hancock

  • 6. 
    Who helped proofread and correct the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Thomas Paine

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      Both A and B

  • 7. 
    Who wrote Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      John Adams

    • E. 

      John Hamilton

  • 8. 
    Thomas Paine was the cause of the Patriots and believed the Colonies should be ruled by British monarchy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why did Thomas Paine think that the Colonials had a right to question the decision of the king and seek independence from British rule?
    • A. 

      The colonists were oppressed by the governance of King George III.

    • B. 

      The colonists were heavily taxed with no reasonable cause.

    • C. 

      King George III was going to sell the Colonies to the French.

    • D. 

      The Colonies were subject to "a long and violent abust of power."

    • E. 

      A, B and D.