Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Historical Fiction Style!

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Historical Fiction Style!

See if you can beat our quiz without using all your lifelines! Remember, you can "phone a librarian," "poll the audience," or narrow it down by "50/50. " How to use your Lifelines: 1. Phone a librarian. Simply ask Miss Hesch or Miss Bruno! (Or a friend, if you prefer. ) 2. 50/50. Miss Hesch or Miss Bruno will narrow it down to two possible answers. 3. "Poll the audience. " You may go online and research the answer to your question. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This girl lived in Morristown during the American Revolution and became a hero for refusing to hand over her prized horse to Continental soldiers who had mutineed.  After the soldiers pursued her, she hid her horse in the guest bedroom of her house, using a feather bed to muffle the sound of his hooves.  What was her name?  (Hint, there is a book in the library about her.)
    • A. 

      Margaret Corbin

    • B. 

      Temperance Wick

    • C. 

      Margaret Hill Morris

    • D. 

      Sybil Ludington

  • 2. 
    How many grievances were listed against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      55

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      62

    • D. 

      75

  • 3. 
    How many countries did Britain fight against in the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6 or more

    • D. 

      2

  • 4. 
    A monument in the shape of a boot honors a famous Continental soldier’s wounded foot and is located at the Saratoga National Historical Park.  What soldier does the memorial commemorate?
    • A. 

      Charles Pickney

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      Thaddeus Koscuszko

    • D. 

      George Rogers Clark

  • 5. 
    General Burgoyne marched down from Lake Champlain to take what important city in New York in the belief that it would end the war in one stroke?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Albany

    • D. 

      Buffalo

  • 6. 
    Which Union Army General later became President of the United States?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      James Garfield

    • C. 

      Braxton Bragg

    • D. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

  • 7. 
    Which infantry assault ended in tragedy for the Confederacy during the Battle of Gettysburg?
    • A. 

      Cemetery Ridge

    • B. 

      Pickett’s Charge

    • C. 

      Oak Ridge

    • D. 

      McPherson Ridge

  • 8. 
    Who was a wellkknown nurse during the Civil War who later started the American Red Cross?
    • A. 

      Louisa May Alcott

    • B. 

      Dorothea Dix

    • C. 

      Clara Barton

    • D. 

      Kate Cummings

  • 9. 
    What British policy towards the Colonies changed after the outcome of the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      The Stamp Act

    • B. 

      Salutary Neglect

    • C. 

      The Navigation Acts

    • D. 

      Free Trade

  • 10. 
    Who was known as the "Financier of the Revolution?"
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Governeur Morris

    • C. 

      Robert Morris

    • D. 

      Sam Adams

  • 11. 
    What was the purpose of the Annapolis Convention?
    • A. 

      To repeal the Stamp Acts

    • B. 

      To consider changes to the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      To raise funding for the Continental Army

    • D. 

      To ask France for financial support

  • 12. 
    What were the colors worn by the two sides during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Navy and Brown

    • B. 

      Black and Gray

    • C. 

      Gray and Navy

    • D. 

      Red and Navy

  • 13. 
    Who was the first casaulty of the Boston Massacre?
    • A. 

      Samuel Gray

    • B. 

      Patrick Carr

    • C. 

      James Caldwell

    • D. 

      Crispus Attucks

  • 14. 
    Which of the following diseases did soldier suffer from during the Civil War?
    • A. 

      Typhoid Fever

    • B. 

      Salmonella

    • C. 

      Alzheimers

    • D. 

      Yellow Fever

  • 15. 
    What color were the British uniforms during the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Navy

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Gray

  • 16. 
    Who was the king of England during the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      King George II

    • B. 

      King Edward IV

    • C. 

      King William III

    • D. 

      King George III

  • 17. 
    Whose signature is the most noticeable on the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      John Hancock

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 18. 
    What were Ethan Allen’s men called?
    • A. 

      Green Mountain Boys

    • B. 

      Adirondack Mountain Boys

    • C. 

      Vermont Boys

    • D. 

      Blue Mountain Boys