American Revolution History! Trivia Facts Quiz

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American Revolution History! Trivia Facts Quiz

Welcome to the ultimate quiz when it comes to American Revolution history. Okay, now that we have discussed why Americans wanted independence and why Britain would not let them go. Let us see how much you remember from our class discussions and homework by seeing how high you score in this quiz. Give it a shot and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The "Age Of Enlightenment" was...
    • A. 

      A period during the renaissance when people began thinking about how government works.

    • B. 

      When the Spanish defeated the Tainos.

    • C. 

      A movie about the Sons Of Liberty.

    • D. 

      A law forbidding whites to cross the Appalachian Mountains

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was a MAJOR cause of the American Revolution?
    • A. 

      The Franco-Prussian War.

    • B. 

      The Crimean War.

    • C. 

      The French & Indian War.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was NOT a British argument for taxing the Americans?
    • A. 

      The French & Indian War was expensive; the Americans should help pay for it.

    • B. 

      Americans are British citizens and should pay taxes like all other British citizens.

    • C. 

      The British want to invade Mexico, and need money to do it.

    • D. 

      Protecting the Americans means more soldiers, which means more money.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was NOT an American argument against British taxes?
    • A. 

      British were defending their own interests, NOT the Americans.

    • B. 

      Americans fought in the war too, and should not have to pay taxes-especially when they can't cross the Appalachian Mountains.

    • C. 

      Americans already pay taxes to France.

    • D. 

      Americans do not have a representative in Britain's Parliament, therefore they do not have to pay taxes.

  • 5. 
    The "Proclamation of 1763" said...
    • A. 

      Britain gets all of America's trading goods.

    • B. 

      No whites may cross the Appalachian Mountains.

    • C. 

      Americans must pay a tax on Molasses.

    • D. 

      Britain and France will become allies.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was NOT a Tax?
    • A. 

      The Stamp Act.

    • B. 

      The Townshend Acts.

    • C. 

      The Sugar Tax.

    • D. 

      The Proclamation of 1763.

  • 7. 
    According to the Navigation Acts...
    • A. 

      Britain gets all of America's trading goods.

    • B. 

      No whites may cross the Appalachian Mountains.

    • C. 

      Americans must pay a tax on Molasses.

    • D. 

      Britain and France will become allies.

  • 8. 
    According to Mr. P. the act/tax that MOST outraged the American colonist was...
    • A. 

      Townshend Acts.

    • B. 

      Stamp Act.

    • C. 

      Quartering Act.

    • D. 

      Intolerable Acts.

  • 9. 
    Among the first to die in the Boston Massacre was...
    • A. 

      George Washington.

    • B. 

      Samuel Adams.

    • C. 

      Crispus Attucks.

    • D. 

      John Locke.

  • 10. 
    Among the American people, those who still supported the King were called...
    • A. 

      Patriots.

    • B. 

      Libertarians.

    • C. 

      Loyalists (Tories).

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT on the Independence committee?
    • A. 

      Robert Livingston.

    • B. 

      Ben Franklin.

    • C. 

      Roger Sherman.

    • D. 

      George Washington.

  • 12. 
    The "Boston Tea Party" was carried out by members of...
    • A. 

      The Sons Of Liberty.

    • B. 

      The Tories.

    • C. 

      The Loyalists.

    • D. 

      None of the Above.

  • 13. 
    Most Americans believed...
    • A. 

      They did not need Britain anymore.

    • B. 

      Britain was only a cultural influence-NOT their government.

    • C. 

      They were not represented in Parliament.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 14. 
    The First Continental Congress met in...
    • A. 

      1630.

    • B. 

      1720.

    • C. 

      1774.

    • D. 

      1776.

  • 15. 
    The 2nd Treatise on Government was written by...
    • A. 

      George Washington.

    • B. 

      John Locke.

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine.

    • D. 

      Patrick Henry.

  • 16. 
    The Declaration of Independence was written in..
    • A. 

      July, 1776.

    • B. 

      June, 1784.

    • C. 

      March, 1800.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    The correct definition of a "State" is...
    • A. 

      A small part of a larger nation.

    • B. 

      An approximate area, found on a map.

    • C. 

      An independent nation with defined borders.

    • D. 

      None of the above.