Quiz 1: The American Revolution

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American Revolution Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For this question, you will not be graded as correct or incorrect.  Complete the answer below and check to see if your answer matches up with my answer at the end of the test. Question:  Why did American colonists refuse to pay the tea tax in 1773 even though it would have meant paying less money for tea than they were already paying?
  • 2. 
    This will not be graded as correct or incorrect.  Fill out your answer and compare it with my answer at the end of the test.   Question:  Why did Thomas Paine feel that Kings were the worst form of government?  Give at least three reasons.
  • 3. 
    This will not be graded, so check your answer with my explanation at the end of the test. List five (5) complaints against King George found in the Declaration of Independence.
  • 4. 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      146

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The "Massacre" took place inside a building.

    • B. 

      The British soldiers were not ordered to fire.

    • C. 

      The Americans were the ones who shot the British.

    • D. 

      Paul Revere's picture is an accurate depiction of events.

  • 6. 
    The first battle of the American Revolution was:
    • A. 

      The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    • B. 

      The Battle of Bunker Hill

    • C. 

      The Battle of Saratoga

    • D. 

      The Battle of Yorktown

  • 7. 
    The Declaration of Independence stated the principles that our new nation would be founded upon.  In the document, it stated that "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that ___________________________________, and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • 8. 
    Select all the different people or countries that fought with the British in the American Revolution.
    • A. 

      Loyalists

    • B. 

      The Continental Army

    • C. 

      Runaway Slaves

    • D. 

      The Iroquois

    • E. 

      The French

  • 9. 
    Select all the different people or countries that fought with the Americans in the American Revolution.
    • A. 

      The Continental Army

    • B. 

      The Hessians

    • C. 

      The French

    • D. 

      The Cherokee

    • E. 

      Militia men

  • 10. 
    This battle was the first major victory for the American troops.  By defeating General Burgoyne and keeping control over the Hudson River, the victory convinced the French government to openly support American independence.
    • A. 

      The Battle of Bunker Hill

    • B. 

      The Battle of Yorktown

    • C. 

      The Battle of Long Island and Manhattan

    • D. 

      The Battle of Saratoga

  • 11. 
    In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson states that every single person has natural rights that no government can take away, given to them by "their creator."  He doesn't list all of the rights, but he does state "that among these [rights] are __________________________________." 
  • 12. 
    The laws that the British Parliament passed after the Boston Tea Party were called by the Americans the:
    • A. 

      Coercive Acts

    • B. 

      Sugar Act

    • C. 

      Tea Tax

    • D. 

      Intolerable Acts

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      A bed for a boy to sleep on.

    • B. 

      When people refuse to purchase or use certain goods in order to pressure a business or government to change its policy.

    • C. 

      Armed resistance to a law.

    • D. 

      A riot.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      To hurt British businessmen who would pressure Parliament to stop taxing the American colonies.

    • B. 

      Because they wanted to encourage American businessmen to compete with British manufacturers.

    • C. 

      Americans wanted to lower the prices of British goods by increasing the supply available.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      That Americans did not want to pay any taxes, no matter what the amount was.

    • B. 

      That the British Parliament did not discuss taxes with the King before passing them.

    • C. 

      That Americans were being taxed without their consent. They had no representatives in Parliament.

    • D. 

      That the taxes the Americans were being asked to pay were entirely too high.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      John Hancock

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      To secure gunpowder hidden there.

    • B. 

      To arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams

    • C. 

      To help prevent fighting between the colonial militia and the British Army

    • D. 

      All of the above answers.

  • 19. 
    This famous picture shows George Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River before which battle?
    • A. 

      To attack the Hessians at the Battle of Trenton

    • B. 

      To attack Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown

    • C. 

      To attack the Iroquois during the Sullivan Campaign.

    • D. 

      Fleeing the British advance at the Battle of Long Island.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      That the French and Indian War was over.

    • B. 

      That British subjects had to pay taxes to support the upkeep of the empire.

    • C. 

      That British subjects could not move to the west of the Appalachian Mountains.

    • D. 

      The end of the Revolutionary War.

  • 21. 
    The Revolutionary War began in what year?
    • A. 

      1763

    • B. 

      1775

    • C. 

      1776

    • D. 

      1783

  • 22. 
    The Revolutionary War ended in what year?
    • A. 

      1763

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1783

    • D. 

      1787

  • 23. 
    In what ways did the Coercive Acts punish the citizens of Boston for the destruction of the tea?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      The lost the right to have their own elected government.

    • B. 

      A military general now commanded their town.

    • C. 

      They had to pay for the soldiers stationed in their town and could be forced to give up their house.

    • D. 

      The Boston Harbor was closed and no trade could come in or out.

  • 24. 
    In the Declaration of Independence, the Americans declare that "he has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people."   Who was the "he" that they were referring to?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      King George III

    • C. 

      The Prime Minister in the British Parliament.

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 25. 
  • 26. 
    • A. 

      April 19th, 1775

    • B. 

      June 17th, 1775

    • C. 

      July 4th, 1776

    • D. 

      December 25, 1776

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      April 19th, 1775

    • B. 

      July 17th, 1775

    • C. 

      July 4th, 1776

    • D. 

      December 25, 1776