Social Studies Chapter 6 Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz

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Prentice hall: AMERICA History of Our Nation grade 7 chapter 6 lesson 1-2


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  • 1. 

    Patriots and loyalists were in the ___________ at the start of 1776.

    • A.

      Majority

    • B.

      Middle

    • C.

      Minority

    • D.

      Half

    Correct Answer
    C. Minority
    Explanation
    At the start of 1776, the Patriots and loyalists were in the minority. This implies that there were fewer Patriots and loyalists compared to the rest of the population or other groups. It suggests that the majority of the population did not align themselves with either the Patriots or the loyalists.

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  • 2. 

    Thomas Jefferson was the writer of "The Crisis" and "Common Sense".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was not the writer of "The Crisis" and "Common Sense". "The Crisis" was written by Thomas Paine, and "Common Sense" was also written by Thomas Paine, not Thomas Jefferson. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 3. 

    A __________ is a formal statement of opinon.  

    Correct Answer
    resolution
    Explanation
    A resolution is a formal statement of opinion because it is a decision or determination made by a group or organization after careful consideration and discussion. Resolutions are typically used in formal settings such as meetings or assemblies to express the collective viewpoint or position of the group on a particular matter. They are often written in a clear and concise manner, outlining the specific opinion or stance being taken.

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  • 4. 

    Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence because of his exceptional writing skills, intelligence, and political influence. He was a prominent member of the Continental Congress and had a deep understanding of the principles of liberty and independence. Jefferson's drafting skills and eloquence made him the ideal candidate to articulate the grievances of the American colonies against British rule and to express the aspirations for a new nation. His final draft of the Declaration of Independence was widely praised and became a significant document in American history.

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  • 5. 

    The Declaration was based on the ideas of the _________________.

    Correct Answer
    Enlightenment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Enlightenment. The Declaration of Independence was influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment, a philosophical and intellectual movement that emphasized reason, individualism, and the rights of individuals. The document reflects these Enlightenment ideals by asserting that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Enlightenment thinkers, such as John Locke, influenced the Founding Fathers in their belief in natural rights and the need for self-governance.

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  • 6. 

    The List of Grievances was wrote because the King volated _________.

    • A.

      Bathrooms

    • B.

      Rights of the colonists

    • C.

      Rights of the slaves

    • D.

      Rights of all the people in the colonies.

    Correct Answer
    B. Rights of the colonists
    Explanation
    The List of Grievances was written because the King violated the rights of the colonists. This document was a formal complaint by the colonists against the British government, specifically King George III, listing the various ways in which their rights were being infringed upon. It served as a precursor to the American Revolution and was an important step towards advocating for the rights and independence of the American colonies.

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  • 7. 

    We declared Indepence on what day?

    • A.

      July 24th, 2006

    • B.

      July 4th, 1776

    Correct Answer
    B. July 4th, 1776
    Explanation
    July 4th, 1776 is the correct answer because it is the date when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress, declaring the United States as an independent nation. This date is widely recognized and celebrated as Independence Day in the United States. July 24th, 2006 is not a significant date in relation to the declaration of independence.

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  • 8. 

    The Continental Army Lost Battle in These places:

    • A.

      Staten Island

    • B.

      Brooklyn

    • C.

      Long Island

    • D.

      New York City

    • E.

      Trenton

    • F.

      Valley Forge

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Staten Island
    B. Brooklyn
    C. Long Island
    D. New York City
    Explanation
    The Continental Army lost battles in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, and New York City. These locations were all part of the New York Campaign during the American Revolutionary War. The British forces had a strategic advantage in these battles, as they were able to successfully capture and control these areas. The losses suffered by the Continental Army in these battles were significant setbacks in their efforts to gain independence from British rule.

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  • 9. 

    What happended On December 26, 1776?

  • 10. 

    Three reasons the battle at Saratoga was an important win.

    • A.

      It held the British off for some time.

    • B.

      There was cannons

    • C.

      It lifted the Patriots spirits

    • D.

      Gave Europeans a good mind of them

    • E.

      Showed the British that they werent going to have an easy win

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. It lifted the Patriots spirits
    D. Gave Europeans a good mind of them
    E. Showed the British that they werent going to have an easy win
    Explanation
    The battle at Saratoga was an important win for three reasons. Firstly, it lifted the Patriots' spirits, boosting their morale and determination to continue fighting. Secondly, it gave Europeans a positive impression of the Patriots, showing them that they were a formidable force capable of defeating the British. Lastly, the battle demonstrated to the British that they would not have an easy victory, proving that the Patriots were a formidable opponent.

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  • 11. 

    Who gave the Americans money and guns during the out break of the Revolution?

    • A.

      Britain

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Natives

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    D. France
    Explanation
    During the outbreak of the Revolution, France provided the Americans with money and guns. This support from France was crucial for the American Revolution as it helped to strengthen the American forces and provided them with the necessary resources to fight against the British. France's assistance played a significant role in the eventual success of the American Revolution.

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  • 12. 

    When Marquis de Lafayett got hurt, George Washington told him that he deserved it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. George Washington did not tell Marquis de Lafayette that he deserved to get hurt. This implies that there is no evidence or historical account of George Washington making such a statement.

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  • 13. 

    Who trained the poorly trained colonists for battle?

    Correct Answer
    Friedrich Von Steuben
    Explanation
    Friedrich Von Steuben trained the poorly trained colonists for battle.

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  • 14. 

    What is a cavlary?

    Correct Answer
    units of troops on horse back
    Explanation
    A cavalry refers to units of troops that are mounted on horseback. They are trained to fight and engage in warfare while riding horses. Cavalry units have historically played a crucial role in military operations, providing speed, mobility, and the ability to quickly maneuver on the battlefield. These units are equipped with various weapons and are highly skilled in horseback riding and combat techniques. The cavalry has been an essential component of many armies throughout history, offering advantages in reconnaissance, flanking maneuvers, and shock attacks.

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  • 15. 

    The army was able to finish the pursuit of battle at Valley Forge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The army was able to finish the pursuit of battle at Valley Forge" is false. Valley Forge was the site of the winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The army faced many hardships and suffered from lack of supplies, harsh weather conditions, and disease. However, they did not finish the pursuit of battle at Valley Forge. The encampment was primarily a place for the army to regroup, train, and prepare for future battles.

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