Revolutionary War Vocabulary Quiz Chapter 13 History Alive

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  • 1. 

    The war between the American colonies and Great Britain from 1775 until 1783. Revolutionary means "completely new different." American revolutionaries wanted independence and a new and different government

    • A.

      Revolutionary War

    • B.

      Civil War

    • C.

      French and Indian War

    Correct Answer
    A. Revolutionary War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary War refers to the war that took place between the American colonies and Great Britain from 1775 until 1783. The term "revolutionary" in this context means completely new and different. The American revolutionaries fought for independence from Great Britain and desired a new and different form of government.

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  • 2. 

     A strategy that the Contintenal Soldiers were were to fight outside of the regular army such as shooting at soldiers from hiding places in the woods

    • A.

      Face to face combat

    • B.

      Guerilla tactics

    • C.

      Chimp flips

    Correct Answer
    B. Guerilla tactics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Guerilla tactics." This refers to a strategy used by the Continental Soldiers during the American Revolutionary War, where they would engage in unconventional warfare, such as ambushing the enemy from hidden positions in the woods. This tactic allowed them to disrupt the enemy's supply lines and communication, and also minimized their own casualties.

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  • 3. 

    People who freely perform a service are called:

    • A.

      Runners

    • B.

      Volunteers

    • C.

      Participants

    Correct Answer
    B. Volunteers
    Explanation
    People who freely perform a service without expecting any form of payment or compensation are commonly referred to as volunteers. They willingly offer their time, skills, and efforts to help others or contribute to a particular cause or organization. Volunteers play a crucial role in various sectors, such as community service, charity work, or disaster relief, and their selfless contributions greatly impact the betterment of society.

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  • 4. 

    What were the  small and fast boats with a few cannons used during the naval battles with the British?

    • A.

      Army men

    • B.

      Sailboats

    • C.

      Privateers

    Correct Answer
    C. Privateers
    Explanation
    Privateers were small and fast boats with a few cannons that were used during naval battles with the British. Privateers were privately owned and operated ships that were authorized by a government to attack and capture enemy vessels. They were essentially legalized pirates and played a significant role in naval warfare, particularly during the Age of Sail. Privateers were a cost-effective way for governments to supplement their naval forces and disrupt enemy trade.

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  • 5. 

     What was a sharp blade, like a sword attached to a musket?

    • A.

      Water collecter

    • B.

      Bayonet

    • C.

      Flipper claw

    Correct Answer
    B. Bayonet
    Explanation
    A bayonet is a sharp blade that is attached to a musket. It is used as a close-quarter combat weapon, allowing the musket to be used as a spear or short sword when needed. The bayonet was commonly used by soldiers in the past, especially during the time when muskets were the primary firearms.

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  • 6. 

    People or countries who help each other ( for example, by fighting on the same side in the Revolutionary War)

    • A.

      Enemies

    • B.

      Volunteers

    • C.

      Allies

    Correct Answer
    C. Allies
    Explanation
    The term "allies" refers to people or countries who support and assist each other, often by fighting on the same side in a conflict or war. In the context of the Revolutionary War, allies would be individuals or nations that joined forces to fight against a common enemy, such as the British. These allies would have shared a common goal and worked together to achieve it, highlighting the concept of mutual assistance and cooperation.

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  • 7. 

    A fight between two armed groups usually on a large scale. Some battles during the Revolutionary War was on land and some were at sea.

    • A.

      Summary

    • B.

      Battle

    • C.

      Invitaton

    Correct Answer
    B. Battle
    Explanation
    The given passage describes a battle as a fight between two armed groups, which can occur on land or at sea. It suggests that battles were a common occurrence during the Revolutionary War. The answer "battle" accurately summarizes the main idea conveyed in the passage.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name given to skilled and well trained, and paid for their services to fight for their country?

    • A.

      Professional soldiers

    • B.

      Corporals

    • C.

      Mercenaries

    Correct Answer
    A. Professional soldiers
    Explanation
    Professional soldiers are skilled and well trained individuals who are paid for their services to fight for their country. They undergo rigorous training and are part of the official military forces of a nation. They are not mercenaries, who are individuals who fight for personal gain or profit. Corporals, on the other hand, are non-commissioned officers in the military hierarchy and may or may not be professional soldiers themselves.

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  • 9. 

    Who were the army of volunteers led by General George Washington that fought the British in the Revolutionary War. This army was formed by the Second Continental Congress.

    • A.

      Continental Army

    • B.

      Minutemen

    • C.

      Redcoats

    Correct Answer
    A. Continental Army
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Continental Army. The Continental Army was a group of volunteers led by General George Washington that fought against the British in the Revolutionary War. This army was formed by the Second Continental Congress. The Minutemen were also volunteers who fought in the Revolutionary War, but they were not specifically led by General George Washington. The Redcoats were the British soldiers who fought against the Continental Army.

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  • 10. 

    Plans for winning a war, such as how and where to use an army or navy

    • A.

      Strategies

    • B.

      Agenda

    • C.

      Papers

    Correct Answer
    A. Strategies
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "strategies". Strategies refer to the plans and actions formulated to achieve a specific goal, in this case, winning a war. It involves determining how and where to use military forces, whether it be the army or navy, to gain an advantage over the enemy. Strategies are essential in warfare as they provide a systematic approach to achieving victory and overcoming challenges on the battlefield.

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  • 11. 

    Soldier paid to fight for a foreign country

    • A.

      Mercenary

    • B.

      Captain

    • C.

      Controller

    Correct Answer
    A. Mercenary
    Explanation
    A soldier paid to fight for a foreign country is commonly known as a mercenary. Mercenaries are individuals who are hired by a foreign government or organization to engage in combat or military operations on their behalf. Unlike regular soldiers who serve their own country, mercenaries are motivated by financial gain rather than national loyalty. They are often skilled and experienced fighters who offer their services to the highest bidder.

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