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The 8th grade Revolutionary War quiz
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The 8th grade Revolutionary War quiz

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Question 1:   What did part 1 of the Declaration Of Independence state?
Violations by Britain
People's Basic Rights
Reasons for Separation of England
Declaration of Independence

Question 2:   What did Part 2 of the Declaration Of Independence state?
People's Basic Rights
Declaration Of Independence
Reasons for separation from Britain and violations made by Britain.

Question 3:   What did Part 3 of the Declaration Of Independence stat?
Reasons for separation from Britain
People's Basic Rights
Declaration of Independence

Question 4:   True Or False: Common Sense sold 1,000,000 copies in 6 months
True
What's Common Sense?
False

Question 5:   What was the date that the delegates signed the Declaration of Independence?
July 2, 1776
June 30, 1776
July 4, 1776

Question 6:   There was a large plantation owner from Virginia who was 33 years old. What was his job?
lawyer
doctor
preacher

Question 7:   Who was the above person?
Thomas Jefferson
Ben Franklin
John Adams
Samuel Adams
John Hancock

Question 8:   What was NOT a decision the 2nd Continental Congress decided to do at the first meeting?
Make a continental army of 20,000 men
Olive Branch Petition
Sign the Declaration of Independence

Question 9:   Which one of these was NOT a quality of George Washington?
Integrity
Wealth
Discipline
Intelligent

Question 10:   Whose strategy was to split New England from the other colonies?
Britain
France
America

Question 11:   Whose strategy was to tire the other side out?
Britain
France
America

Question 12:   Who wrote Common Sense?
George Wallem
Ben Franklin
Thomas Paine

Question 13:   How long was the war fought?
5 years
7 years
10 years
1 year
6 years

Question 14:   Approximately how many soldiers fought in the Revolutionary War?
250,000
100,000
1,000,000
75,000
500,000

Question 15:   Which of these cities was NOT occupied by the British?
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Plymouth

Question 16:   Why did the slaves join the British?
They were promised high positions in the war.
They hated the Americans.
They were promised freedom.

Question 17:   Name one of the groups that did most of the fighting.
merchants
Indentured Servants
preachers
young men

Question 18:   Who won the Battle of Concord?
Britain
America
Germany
France
Native Americans

Question 19:   True or False~The Americans had a lot of supplies
True
They were all filthy rich
False

Question 20:   What was the first battle of the war?
Concord
Battle of Bunker Hill
Lexington
Saratoga
Brandywine

Question 21:   Who won the battle of Bunker Hill?
Germany
Britain
France
America
Russia

Question 22:   How many British were killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill?
400
250
500
1,000
2,500

Question 23:   How many Americans were killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill?
1000
250
500
2500
400

Question 24:   Why did the Indians join the war?
They wanted freedom
The British would give them a lot of money and land
They wanted land back

Question 25:   What was NOT part of the Battle of Bunker Hill?
Proved that the Americans could fight bravely.
It showed the British wouldn't be easy to defeat.
June 17, 1775
Washington fooled Cornwallis

Question 26:   This battle was a major battle that the British won. It had 1400 American deaths. What battle was this?
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Long Island

Question 27:   What were Hessians?
German soldiers hired by the British
German soldiers hired by the Americans
French soldiers hired by the Americans
Slaves hired by the British
Native Americans hired by the British

Question 28:   In the battle of Princeton, Washington fooled Cornwallis. How?
Left the fires burning then went behind the enemy lines and attacked
Surrounded them on Yorktown
Washington led troops across the Delaware River on Christmas Day

Question 29:   Who was the Swamp Fox?
Benedict Arnold
Marquis de Lafayette
Francis Marion
Bernardo de Galvez
Friedrich Von Steuben

Question 30:   What was Valley Forge?
The British camp
The final battle
Washington's camp

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