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American Revolutionary War

aka the War of Independence

67 American Revolution quizzes and 938 American Revolution trivia questions.
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1.
  Can you Declare Your Independence?   best quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 16 Qns
Showcasing a new quiz format!
A demonstration of our new "Fun Fill-It" quiz format. In this format you fill in the missing blanks from a historical text, lyrics, a famous speech, a bible passage, or anything else. It should open up all sorts of other creative ideas too.
Very Easy, 16 Qns, Terry, May 01 23
Very Easy
Terry editor
May 01 23
842 plays
2.
  American Revolution   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is quiz about the American Revolution. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Chilax14, Feb 13 18
Easier
Chilax14
Feb 13 18
15578 plays
3.
Tales of Intrigue
  Tales of Intrigue   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The Culper Ring is considered to have been the most effective intelligence-gathering group on either side during the Revolutionary War. Come spy with me!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 17 23
Average
ponycargirl editor
Sep 17 23
919 plays
4.
  The Revolutionary War Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take this quiz and test your knowledge of many different aspects of Revolutionary War history.
Average, 10 Qns, stefan_11_17, Sep 18 12
Average
stefan_11_17 gold member
15660 plays
5.
  American History I   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A small quiz on America's Independence. Choose your answers carefully, and show your mettle!
Average, 20 Qns, JohnAdams, May 22 18
Average
JohnAdams
May 22 18
18093 plays
6.
  United States History   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the American Revolution.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bnd4Hvn01, Mar 26 13
Difficult
Bnd4Hvn01
11712 plays
7.
  The American Revolution: 10 Questions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever wondered how America broke away from England? Find out in this Quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, peach12, Mar 11 15
Easier
peach12
6922 plays
8.
  I'll Take Your Part   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 16 Qns
Foreign Heroes of the American Revolution
"I'll take your part" is an idiom that means, in the case of this quiz, to side with someone in an argument. Let's sort through clues about four foreigners who took part in the American Revolution.
Average, 16 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 16 23
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jan 16 23
329 plays
9.
  The American Revolution   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the battles, people, and dates of the American Revolution. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, RatchetH22, Aug 18 15
Average
RatchetH22
9162 plays
10.
  American Revolution Battles and Figures   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The American Revolution was an exciting time period full of action, sacrifice, and heroic acts of loyalty. Basic knowledge facts make up the body of this quiz. A quiz for every American. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, quickquizfun, Jan 31 21
Average
quickquizfun
Jan 31 21
3808 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who is credited with the creation of the first U.S. flag upon commission by Congress?

From Quiz "American History I"




11.
  Tales of Turning Points   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
See if you can identify the significance of these major battles of the American Revolution, often considered to be turning points of the war. Take note of the dates, which may help in making your selections!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 08 17
Average
ponycargirl editor
694 plays
12.
  The Shot Heard Round the World   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the American Revolutionary War. If you studied it in school or have heard the Schoolhouse Rock song "The Shot Heard Round the World," you should do well. Enjoy!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Dec 02 22
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Dec 02 22
1647 plays
13.
  Where in the American Revolution?   popular trivia quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Many famous events occurred during the American Revolution. But where in the United States did they happen? Match the event to the number on the map, and have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, lordprescott, Mar 12 23
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11
Difficult
lordprescott gold member
Mar 12 23
157 plays
14.
  Benedict Arnold: Soldier, Hero, Traitor I   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why did one of America's greatest heroes switch sides in the middle of the Revolutionary War? This quiz doesn't answer that enigma, but it does test your knowledge about Benedict Arnold. Part I covers Arnold through the Battle of Valcour Island.
Tough, 10 Qns, AyatollahK, Jun 11 12
Tough
AyatollahK gold member
3462 plays
15.
Labors of Hercules Mulligan
  Labors of Hercules Mulligan   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Hercules Mulligan might have been a lesser-known figure in the fight for American Independence, but he gained fame when included as a character in the 2015 musical "Hamilton".
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Jul 17 16
Average
jcpetersen
239 plays
16.
  Odd Facts About the American Revolution   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some less well known facts connected to the American Revolution.
Average, 10 Qns, dgiacalone, Jul 22 21
Average
dgiacalone gold member
Jul 22 21
413 plays
17.
  Questions on The American Revolution   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
American History is fascinating. Here is a quiz for those who love to learn and expand their knowledge and expertise. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, quickquizfun, Apr 12 12
Average
quickquizfun
3030 plays
18.
  Generally Speaking: The American Revolution   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my second quiz in my all new "Generally Speaking" series. Enjoy! Next shall be Generally Speaking: The War of 1812
Average, 10 Qns, mrbell, Dec 10 13
Average
mrbell
3599 plays
19.
  Average The Revolutionary War Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz and I hope you like it!
Average, 10 Qns, 123jot, Jul 11 12
Average
123jot
6282 plays
20.
  America's Wars-Revolutionary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This covers the American War of Independence from the French and Indian War to the Treaty of Paris.
Average, 10 Qns, bry623, Oct 12 12
Average
bry623
5661 plays
21.
  Benedict Arnold: Soldier, Hero, Traitor II   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why did one of America's greatest heroes switch sides in the middle of the Revolutionary War? This quiz doesn't answer that enigma, but it does test your knowledge about Benedict Arnold. Part II begins after the Battle of Valcour Island.
Tough, 10 Qns, AyatollahK, Mar 05 09
Tough
AyatollahK gold member
1782 plays
22.
  Memorable Quotes From Our Founding Fathers    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are hundreds of memorable quotes from our founding documents, letters, and addresses authored by the men of our founding generation. Here is a small sampling.
Tough, 10 Qns, ncterp, Dec 13 22
Tough
ncterp gold member
Dec 13 22
205 plays
23.
The war that started it all. America was born and now General George Washington and his grunts had to fight and die for it. Lets see how much you know about The Revolution.
Average, 10 Qns, mashfan105, Aug 17 17
Average
mashfan105
Aug 17 17
476 plays
24.
  The Ultimate Betrayal    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
It may not have been the view of everyone, but the from the view of the British Crown, the American Revolution may have seemed like the ultimate betrayal. Match the brief description with the fifteen Revolutionary War battles.
Tough, 15 Qns, bernie73, Apr 19 19
Tough
bernie73 gold member
Apr 19 19
219 plays
25.
  Timeline of American Revolutionary War Battles    
Ordering Quiz
 15 Qns
The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended in 1783. Many engagements, from raids and minor skirmishes, were fought during the conflict. Can you place these major battles of the war in the correct order?
Tough, 15 Qns, Reamar42, Jan 20 23
Tough
Reamar42 gold member
Jan 20 23
116 plays
26.
  The Spirit of '76   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Arguably the most important year in American History, this quiz covers some of the people and events of 1776.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, sportcon, Mar 09 08
Very Difficult
sportcon
8346 plays
27.
  Difficult The American Revolution Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For anyone who enjoys studying the American Revolution, here is a quiz for you. Go ahead and challenge yourself to see how much you really know.
Difficult, 10 Qns, TheJay, May 05 10
Difficult
TheJay
8590 plays
28.
  Prelude to The Revolutionary War    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Revolutionary War did not begin overnight. Several years of conflict and tension preceded the start of the actual war. This quiz deals with some of those events.
Average, 10 Qns, WorldBook14, Jun 28 11
Average
WorldBook14
1634 plays
29.
  Events Leading Up to the Revolutionary War    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everybody knows about the Revolutionary War but do you know about all the events that caused the war?
Average, 10 Qns, kingd126, Oct 11 18
Average
kingd126
Oct 11 18
5533 plays
30.
  US History: Revolution and the Early Republic    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the early republic and the Revolutionary war. I'll give you an event and you tell me the year or full date.
Average, 10 Qns, Disney101, Sep 26 11
Average
Disney101
3748 plays
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  The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have many hobbies, one of which is researching my family tree. A natural step for me once I'd researched my lineage, I joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Average, 10 Qns, TemptressToo, Jun 30 19
Average
TemptressToo
Jun 30 19
299 plays
32.
  Rivers of the Revolution   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We know all about Washington crossing the Delaware, but many other rivers played key roles in the American Revolution. Here is a quiz about ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Aug 03 16
Average
shvdotr gold member
467 plays
33.
  Williamsburg, VA - Participant in Revolution    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The restored city of Williamsburg, capital of Virginia during the revolutionary years, brings the past to life through reenactments and character interpreters. This quiz focuses on the part Williamsburg played in America's march to independence.
Tough, 10 Qns, kathyr_1, Sep 22 06
Tough
kathyr_1
1098 plays
34.
  Obscure Aspects of the American Revolution    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We've all heard of Valley Forge, Yorktown, Bunker Hill and Concord - but what about the Wyoming Massacre, Articles of Association among many other interesting facts?
Tough, 10 Qns, blakey, Sep 30 18
Tough
blakey
Sep 30 18
2455 plays
35.
  Little Known Facts about the Revolutionary War   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many facts about the Revolutionary war and the founding of America that most people are never taught. See how much you know.
Tough, 10 Qns, anthonyehooker, Oct 08 13
Tough
anthonyehooker
928 plays
36.
  Battle of Cowpens   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina took place on January 17, 1781. This battle contributed to breaking the back of British control of the Southern front of the American Revolution.
Average, 10 Qns, watt07, Dec 29 09
Average
watt07
1549 plays
37.
  Mel Ain't no Marion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mel's 'The Patriot' is sure to be a big hit, but what is the real story behind his character?
Difficult, 10 Qns, TemplarLLM, Nov 29 08
Difficult
TemplarLLM
2219 plays
38.
  Lexington and Concord   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about the events at Lexington and Concord that started the American Revolution
Tough, 10 Qns, Genjenks, Dec 05 14
Tough
Genjenks
3852 plays
39.
  10 Questions about The American Revolutionary War   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This short quiz is designed to cover some major concepts of the American Revolution - I hope it accomplishes that goal.
Average, 10 Qns, gebsen, May 30 12
Average
gebsen
2258 plays
40.
  Listen, My Children, And You Shall Hear. . .    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, this quiz isn't about the famous poem, but about the actual events of the night Paul Revere took his midnight ride.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Apr 06 10
Average
pennie1478 gold member
2544 plays
41.
  American History by Decade: The 1780s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The American Revolution ended in this decade, and America embarked on her journey as an independent nation. How much do you know about American History of the 1780s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Oct 02 15
Average
LIBGOV gold member
703 plays
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  Colonies Fight for Their Rights    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As Britain sought to strengthen control of the colonies, tensions grew between both groups. Find out how much you know about America's early beginnings. Show off your knowledge!
Average, 10 Qns, jackjani, Aug 19 05
Average
jackjani
2435 plays
43.
  The Battle of Breed's Hill    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I call 'em the way I see 'em! After 227 years we should get it right, or maybe not.
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, Ben41, Aug 19 05
Very Difficult
Ben41
2681 plays
44.
  Washington's Generals in the Revolution    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
George Washington was the Commander In Chief of The Continental Army. How well do you know the other American Generals from the Revolution?
Average, 10 Qns, Reamar42, Apr 05 21
Average
Reamar42 gold member
Apr 05 21
182 plays
45.
  U. S. Army Generals of the Revolution    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is quite Continental, with its leaders, both revolutionary and revolving. Learn while having fun!
Difficult, 20 Qns, KIRKEPOO, May 28 12
Difficult
KIRKEPOO
3015 plays
46.
  The American Revolutionary War Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about one of the first wars in the USA's history?
Difficult, 10 Qns, ashalia, May 26 12
Difficult
ashalia
6488 plays
47.
  George Washington's Generals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
George Washington's generals were instrumental in assisting him in winning the Revolutionary War.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Nov 20 12
Average
beterave
506 plays
48.
  The Great Siege of Gibraltar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The inclusion of the Great Siege as a part of the American Revolution may be surprising, but it played a key role in the ultimate triumph of the American side that is generally not appreciated.
Tough, 10 Qns, cyeomans, Dec 16 19
Tough
cyeomans
Dec 16 19
160 plays
49.
  Jack Jouett: Forgotten Colonial Hero   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The majority of Americans know about Paul Revere's famous ride, but there was another hero who warned of the approach the British who didn't get so much attention or glory.
Difficult, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, Jan 17 08
Difficult
GoodVibe gold member
1057 plays
50.
  The Turning Point    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Battle of Saratoga is referred to by historians as the "turning point" of the American Revolutionary War. Test your knowledge of the events surrounding this military campaign.
Difficult, 10 Qns, debodun, Jun 18 11
Difficult
debodun
609 plays
51.
  The Battle of Monmouth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on the Battle of Monmouth in the Revolutionary War. Take this quiz and test your knowledge of this battle.
Tough, 10 Qns, bigedd919, Sep 08 22
Tough
bigedd919
Sep 08 22
1485 plays
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  Lexington Green and Concord    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is about the two battles that started the American Revolution, Lexington Green and Concord.
Average, 5 Qns, froggie_chica, Nov 03 14
Average
froggie_chica
3244 plays
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  Three American Revolution Heroines    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz on three of the most famous women of the Revolutionary War. It's a little tricky so be careful. Good luck.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, GeniusBoy, Oct 06 17
Very Difficult
GeniusBoy
Oct 06 17
3196 plays

American Revolution Trivia Questions

1. Why is there a monument of a boot in Saratoga, New York?

From Quiz
Odd Facts About the American Revolution

Answer: To commemorate Benedict Arnold's participation in the Battle of Saratoga.

Despite what Benedict Arnold is most famous for today (betraying America by planning to turn over West Point, where he was commander, to England), he was a valuable officer of the Continental Army before he decided to commit treason. A brilliant general, he was wounded in the foot at the Battle of Quebec, had his horse shot out from under him on another occasion, and was last wounded at the Battle of Saratoga, a wound which caused him to lose his combat status. Arnold later decided to defect (with West Point as a gift to his new "home") because he was offended by the American treatment of him after this event. The inscription on the monument reads: Erected 1887 By JOHN WATTS de PEYSTER, Brev: Maj: Gen: S.N.Y., 2nd V. Pres't Saratoga Mon't Ass't'n: "In memory of the "most brilliant soldier" of the Continental Army who was desperately wounded on this spot the sally port of BURGOYNES GREAT WESTERN REDOUBT 7th October, 1777 winning for his countrymen the decisive battle of the American Revolution and for himself the rank of Major General."

2. Which man from Rhode Island was made Major General in late 1775? He was present at most of the major battles in the middle colonies and was sent to command the Southern Department in 1780.

From Quiz Washington's Generals in the Revolution

Answer: Nathaneal Greene

Made Commander of Rhode Island troops after Lexington and Concord, Greene was known as one of Washington's most reliable officers. His tactics in the Southern states, while rarely leading to a clear-cut victory, kept the Rebel cause alive and cost the British forces men and resources that couldn't be easily replaced.

3. Gibraltar first fell into British hands when a Anglo-Dutch fleet took it from Spain. What was the conflict under which the invasion was effected?

From Quiz The Great Siege of Gibraltar

Answer: War of Spanish Succession

Gibraltar was captured from Spain in 1704 by a combined Anglo-Dutch fleet, who were acting to support the claim of Archduke Charles of Austria to the Spanish throne. The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht confirmed Britain's claim on Gibraltar, which has remained in force ever since.

4. In order to become a Daughter of the American Revolution you must trace yourself to whom?

From Quiz The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Answer: Your grandparent that contributed to American Independence

Any direct ancestor (parent, to grandparent, to great grandparent, etc.) that can be proven to have contributed to American Independence qualifies. An uncle does not qualify as you do not descend from him. Qualifying ancestors can be any rank in the Continental forces. They can also merely have supplied Continental forces with supplies (grain, blankets, etc). Lastly, individuals in government employment that were part of and supported the new nation qualify.

5. Where was the first battle of the Revolution fought?

From Quiz The American Revolution

Answer: Lexington and Concord

Lexington and Concord would be 'the shot that was heard around the world' and the opening rounds of the Revolution. Forty-nine colonials were KIA, 39 were wounded, and 5 would go MIA. The British had 73 KIA, 174 wounded, and 53 went missing.

6. America's hopes in the Revolution got a big boost in July 1780 when Marshal Rochambeau landed in Newport, RI with 7,000 troops sent from which country?

From Quiz American History by Decade: The 1780s

Answer: France

Rochambeau's force was the first significant detachment of troops sent from France. During the war, Rochambeau would command more soldiers that George Washington.

7. "The shot heard round the world" here refers to the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. Although the exact location of the initial shots is in dispute, one of the contenders is this Massachusetts city. Can you name it?

From Quiz The Shot Heard Round the World

Answer: Lexington

As the song says, "....and the shot at Lexington Heard round the world. When the British fired In the early dawn, The War of Independence had begun, The die was cast, the rebel flag unfurled."

8. Who was George Washington's rival when Congress was choosing a commander in chief for the Continental Army?

From Quiz George Washington's Generals

Answer: Charles Lee

Charles Lee was George Washington's rival. Although Charles Lee was a professional soldier who had served in the British Army, he was coarse and uncouth, and he wanted something Washington did not insist upon - to be paid. The decision left Lee bitter because he considered Washington an amateur who was unfit to lead an army.

9. Which act, passed by British Parliament in 1764, was the first tax placed on the colonies?

From Quiz Prelude to The Revolutionary War

Answer: Sugar Act

The Sugar Act taxed sugar, and other luxuries. The main purpose of the act was to raise money for Britain.

10. What American general was wounded at Saratoga in the same leg that had also been wounded in the 1775 Battle of Quebec?

From Quiz The Turning Point

Answer: Benedict Arnold

General Arnold fought gloriously for the American army until his ambition and frustration made him turn into one of history's most notorious traitors. Because of this, the monument to him at the Saratoga battlefield depicts only his leg.

11. George Washington inherited a Continental Army that was untrained, undisciplined, and terribly under supplied. From where/when did he get his first supply of artillery (cannons)?

From Quiz The American Revolutionary War

Answer: The capture of Fort Ticonderoga.

When the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga, they delivered the artillery to Washington and he used it to force the British out of Boston.

12. In which engagement did colonials board ships to throw tea overboard?

From Quiz American Revolution Battles and Figures

Answer: The Boston Tea Party

Several "Tea Parties" took place in other colonies. The tea party in Boston is the most remembered.

13. From where were the Hessians?

From Quiz The American Revolution

Answer: Germany

The Hessian soldiers were from Hesse, which was one of the German states. They were hired by the British government to help control the rebellious colonists. In the 18th century the state of Hessen-Kassel was one of the worst run in the Holy Roman Empire and its Landgraves (rulers) were notorious for lending their soldiers to various great powers as mercenaries.

14. What were the first battles of the American Revolution?

From Quiz The American Revolution

Answer: Lexington and Concord

Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the American Revolution in 1775. They were fought at the same time. The first shot of the war was later called "The Shot Heard Round the World." The world remembers the day of the first shot of the American Revolution.

15. Who commanded the Continental troops at Cowpens?

From Quiz Battle of Cowpens

Answer: Daniel Morgan

Morgan was a teamster in the French and Indian War. He was severely punished during that war for striking a British officer and received 500 lashes with a cat o' nine tails.

16. What are the two places that the "shot heard 'round the world" refer to?

From Quiz American Revolution

Answer: Lexington and Concord

These two battles were the first time that the colonists and British troops engaged in a battle. It is known as the "shot heard 'round the world" because the whole world was waiting to see what would happen next with the rebel colonists.

17. Who fought who in this famous war?

From Quiz Generally Speaking: The American Revolution

Answer: America vs. Britain

This was Great Britain's and America's first huge conflict. It was a very bloody and costly war, taking not only money but also thousands of lives.

18. Benedict Arnold V was born in Connecticut in 1741 to a famous colonial family. Why was his great-grandfather, also named Benedict, famous in Rhode Island?

From Quiz Benedict Arnold: Soldier, Hero, Traitor I

Answer: Longtime provincial governor

Benedict Arnold I served ten one-year terms as governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations between 1663 and 1678. He was the first governor elected after the two formerly-independent colonies (Roger Williams' Providence Plantations and Anne Hutchinson's Rhode Island) were merged into one by a new charter from King Charles II in 1663. Although William Arnold, Benedict's father, had been one of Williams' original settlers in Providence Plantations, as governor Benedict supported the more progressive policies followed by Rhode Island (such as universal religious freedom and an end to both slavery and witchcraft trials).

19. Where was Jouett's home state?

From Quiz Jack Jouett: Forgotten Colonial Hero

Answer: Virginia

Jouett was a captain of the 16th Regiment of the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War.

20. What was the first campaign of the American Revolution?

From Quiz The American Revolution

Answer: Battle of Lexington and Concord

This was the beginning of the fight for independence from the British Empire.

21. Who said this: "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men... [no] controls on government would be necessary."

From Quiz United States History

Answer: James Madison

James Madison was the chief author of the constitution.

22. What was the name of the commanding General of the British troops in Boston?

From Quiz Lexington and Concord

Answer: Thomas Gage

General Gage was sitting in the City of Boston and was criticized for doing nothing, so he finally went into the countryside towards Concord and inadvertantly started the full blown American Revolution.

23. What was the name of the governor that ordered the British to attack Lexington and Concord?

From Quiz Listen, My Children, And You Shall Hear. . .

Answer: Thomas Gage

General Thomas Gage was governor of Massachusetts when the American Revolution began in 1775. General Gage ordered eight-hundred British troops to travel to Concord and take possession of any arms that the towns had.

24. On May 30, 1765, this Virginian denounced the Stamp Act in the Capitol building. Who was it?

From Quiz Williamsburg, VA - Participant in Revolution

Answer: Patrick Henry

When Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act in Williamsburg's House of Burgesses, his peers cried "Treason", but his powerful arguments prevailed. From this point forward, this eloquent patriot took a leadership role in the Revolution.

25. Over 227 scalps were taken at the Wyoming massacre but whose were they?

From Quiz Obscure Aspects of the American Revolution

Answer: Civilian Patriots

On July 3, 1778 Loyalists and Iroquois Indians began by attacking a nearby fort and executing prisoners of war. Then they moved on to burn Patriot farms and kill fleeing settlers. It is reported that they took 227 scalps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_Valley_massacre

26. When did the British Parliament pass the Stamp Act?

From Quiz US History: Revolution and the Early Republic

Answer: 1765

The Stamp Act was passed in March of 1765. It imposed a tax on documents and printed items including wills, newspapers, and playing cards.

27. Which woman wanted to join the Continental Army, but couldn't because of her sex and therefore dressed as a man and joined up?

From Quiz The Revolutionary War

Answer: Deborah Sampson

She joined in October 1778. She enlisted as Robert Shirtliffe. She was wounded twice. The doctors of course became aware of her sex but didn't say anything.

28. The French and Indian War is also known as what, internationally?

From Quiz America's Wars-Revolutionary

Answer: The Seven Years' War

This war lasted from 1754-1763 in America and from 1756-1763 in Europe and India. It established Col. George Washington as a military commander. In September, 1759, British and American forces captured Quebec, thus ending the war. The Treaty of Paris 1763 gave the British all of France's North American possessions east of the Mississippi.

29. The Proclamation of 1763 prevented the colonists from doing what?

From Quiz Events Leading Up to the Revolutionary War

Answer: Moving west of the Appalachian Mountains

This is what started the colonists to get mad.

30. From where did the British troops arrive at Lexington Green?

From Quiz Lexington Green and Concord

Answer: From Charles River

The British troops came to Lexington Green from Boston Harbor, thinking that the colonists would not see them, but they were very wrong: the colonists saw them long before they arrived giving John Hancock and Samuel Adams time to escape.

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