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  • 1. 

    The Battle of Saratoga started in ________________.

    • A.

      1777

    • B.

      1789

    • C.

      1785

    • D.

      1779

    • E.

      1769

    Correct Answer
    A. 1777
    Explanation
    The Battle of Saratoga started in 1777. This is the correct answer because the Battle of Saratoga was a series of military conflicts that took place during the American Revolutionary War. It began in the year 1777 and lasted for several months. The battle is considered a turning point in the war as it resulted in a decisive victory for the American forces, boosting their morale and gaining them support from foreign nations like France.

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  • 2. 

    This battle occurred in _________________ 

    • A.

      New Hampshire

    • B.

      Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      New York

    • E.

      Massachusetts

    Correct Answer
    D. New York
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New York. This battle refers to the Battle of Saratoga, which took place in New York during the American Revolutionary War. It was a significant turning point in the war as the American victory at Saratoga convinced France to formally ally with the United States against Britain. This alliance ultimately played a crucial role in securing American independence.

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  • 3. 

    The Americans were fighting for _________ in their country.

    • A.

      Land

    • B.

      Independence

    • C.

      Money

    • D.

      Freedom

    • E.

      Citizenship

    Correct Answer
    B. Independence
    Explanation
    The Americans were fighting for independence in their country. This implies that they were striving for self-governance and freedom from external control or influence. The fight for independence was a crucial aspect of the American Revolution, as the colonists sought to break away from British rule and establish their own sovereign nation.

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  • 4. 

    The battle was between the _______ and the _______

    • A.

      British and Americans

    • B.

      Chinese and the British

    • C.

      American and the Native Americans

    • D.

      England and The French

    • E.

      Chinese and Americans

    Correct Answer
    A. British and Americans
    Explanation
    The battle mentioned in the question was fought between the British and the Americans.

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  • 5. 

    The battle of Saratoga lasted _________.

    • A.

      Less than 5 months

    • B.

      Over night

    • C.

      18 days

    • D.

      One month

    • E.

      1 Week

    Correct Answer
    C. 18 days
    Explanation
    The battle of Saratoga lasted 18 days. This was a significant battle during the American Revolutionary War, taking place in 1777. The battle was fought between the British forces under General John Burgoyne and the American forces led by General Horatio Gates. The American victory at Saratoga was a turning point in the war, as it convinced France to officially ally with the American colonists. The battle lasted for a relatively short period of time, but its impact was profound.

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  • 6. 

    How many British and American soldiers fought in this battle?

    • A.

      British: about 7500; American: about 8500

    • B.

      British: about 1505 American: about 1402

    • C.

      British: about 5340; American: about 4880

    • D.

      British: about 5683; American: about 8510

    • E.

      British: about 4892; American: about 2394

    Correct Answer
    A. British: about 7500; American: about 8500
  • 7. 

    How many people from the British and American army were killed in this battle?

    • A.

      The British side lost about 500 men, the American side about 800.

    • B.

      The British side lost about 670 men, the American side about 544.

    • C.

      The British side lost about 1500 men, the American side about 856.

    • D.

      The British side lost about 1034 men, the American side about 678

    • E.

      The British side lost about 493 men, the American side about 803

    Correct Answer
    C. The British side lost about 1500 men, the American side about 856.
  • 8. 

    Who won this battle?

    • A.

      The British

    • B.

      Americans

    • C.

      Both won the battle

    • D.

      It was a tie

    • E.

      None of them won

    Correct Answer
    B. Americans
    Explanation
    The Americans won the battle.

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  • 9. 

    How many British soldiers surrendered?

    • A.

      450 Soliders

    • B.

      5,895 Soliders

    • C.

      9,352 Soliders

    • D.

      2,301 Soliders

    • E.

      1,349 Soliders

    Correct Answer
    B. 5,895 Soliders
    Explanation
    During the event in question, a total of 5,895 British soldiers surrendered.

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