Learning the American Revolution

In this quiz, you will get to know about the American Revolution. You will learn about different events during the American Revolution. You will learn about thirteen colonies, new British taxes, the Boston tea party, preparation for war, and the struggle for independence.

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Which country ruled the Thirteen Colonies before the Revolutionary War?



Great Britain

The United States

How did Great Britain rule the Thirteen Colonies from so far away?

Great Britain created a second national capital in the Thirteen Colonies.

Each colony had its own government, and those government had to follow British law.

Each colony elected leaders to visit the British government once a year.

The king of Great Britain travelled to Thirteen Colonies once a month.

Who was the king of Great Britain during the American Revolution?

King Henry VIII

King Richard III

King George III

King James II

Which sentence best describes the relationship between the Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain in 1750?

People in Thirteen Colonies wanted to break away from Great Britain peacefully.

People in Thirteen Colonies were secretly rebelling against Great Britain.

Great Britain was tired of supporting Thirteen Colonies.

People in Thirteen Colonies were mostly happy to be the part of Great Britain.

In the 1760s, smuggling was an important part of the colonial economy. What does smuggling mean?

Stealing goods from foreign merchant.

Shipping goods secretly or illegally.

Producing metals form minerals and rocks.

Trading one good for another without the use of money.

Which of these things did the sugar act do in 1764?

It limited the amount of sugar colonist were allowed to eat.

It forced the colonist to sell their sugar to England at low price.

It doubled the tax on sugar imported into colonies.

It gave British officials new powers to enforces taxes on the colonist.

In 1774, people across the colonies knew that they needed to respond to the Intolerable Acts. However, they disagreed on how to respond. How did they resolve this disagreement?

The colonist asked George Washington to decide for them.

Each colony sent representatives to the meeting to discuss the options.

The colonies split into two groups, each group responded separately.

They took a vote of all white man in all the colonies.

The Revolutionary War started with which of these events?

The Boston tea party

The Siege of Yorktown

The battels of Lexington and Concord.

The approval of Declaration of War.

The Patriots lost the battle of Bunker Hill. After the battle, one Patriot commander said this about the British:

I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price.

Why did the Patriot commander say this?

because the British paid patriots a lot of money to retreat.

because the patriot commander was paid a lot of money to fight in the battle.

because many patriot troops were killed during the battle.

because many British troops were killed during the battle.

At the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the colonial officers gave the soldiers a famous order. Read the order. Then answer the question below.

Don’t fire until you can see the whites of their eyes!

What was one reason the officer gave this order?

He wanted to make sure that British soldiers were really going to attack.

He wanted to make sure that soldiers were really British.

He did want the British soldiers to be surprised by the gunfire.

He did not want the soldiers to waste any gunpowder or ammunition.

On December 25, 1776, General Washington led the Continental Army across the Delaware River. Why?

to deliver first American flag to Washington, D.C.

To lead his soldiers home for Christmas.

To escape the approaching British army.

To launch a surprise attack.

Complete the text.

After losing the battles of Saratoga, British leaders changed their plans for the war. In 1778,they decided their main goal should be to control _______.

The Southern Colonies

New England

The Middle Colonies

The port of New Orleans.

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Title: Learning the American Revolution
Questions: 12
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