The American Revolution


Junior Certificate History Quiz on The American Revolution, created by Ger McCabe Kelly on 06/05/2016.
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Quiz by Ger McCabe Kelly, updated more than 1 year ago
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Created by Ger McCabe Kelly almost 8 years ago

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Question 1

There were 13 British colonies in America at the time of the War of Independence.
  • True
  • False

Question 2

King [blank_start]George III[blank_end] was King of [blank_start]England[blank_end] and therefore ruled over the [blank_start]American[blank_end] [blank_start]colonies[blank_end]. The King had a [blank_start]representative[blank_end] in each of the colonies who was called the [blank_start]Governor.[blank_end] Each colony had a [blank_start]Governor[blank_end] and an elected [blank_start]assembly[blank_end], similar to the English [blank_start]Constitutional Monarchy[blank_end], which had a King and a Parliament.
  • George III
  • Gerry II
  • England
  • Estonia
  • American
  • Armenian
  • colonies
  • circus
  • representative
  • woman
  • Governor.
  • Governess.
  • Governor
  • Governess
  • assembly
  • student council
  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Act of Union

Question 3

Which of the following were the main causes for the colonists deciding to revolt against the British.
  • The ideas of the 'Enlightenment' questioned certain beliefs such as the 'Divine Right of Kings'.
  • The Colonists were confident they could fight against the British as they had spent fought with the British in the French and Indian War (1756-1763).
  • The Colonists had no representatives in Westminster.
  • The Colonists wanted to invade Spanish Florida but Britain wouldn't allow it
  • Britain tried to abolish slavery which would impact on the vast tobacco and cotton plantations in the southern colonies
  • The Navigation Act put trade restrictions on the colonies
  • New taxes such as the Stamp Act and the Townshend Act were seen as unfair and unjust by the colonists.
  • The influx of different nationalities, such as Germans and Dutch, to the colonies made them feel less British and more like their own independent nation

Question 4

Protests in Boston in 1770 about the new Townshend Act which put more taxes on the Colonists led to the British Soldiers (Redcoats) shooting at the protesters. It became known as the Boston Massacre. How many protesters were killed?
  • 6
  • 400
  • 1500
  • 10000

Question 5

The [blank_start]Boston Massacre[blank_end] led a repeal of the [blank_start]Townshend Act[blank_end], however, the new tax on tea was kept, as [blank_start]King George III[blank_end] didn't want to seem too weak. This led to an incident in December [blank_start]1773[blank_end], when protesters dressed up as [blank_start]Native American's[blank_end], boarded some docked cargo ships in Boston and threw the [blank_start]tea[blank_end] they transporting into the harbour. This became known as [blank_start]The Boston Tea Party[blank_end].
  • Boston Massacre
  • New York Massacre
  • Virginia Massacre
  • Townshend Act
  • Patriot Act
  • Pact of Steel
  • King George III
  • King James I
  • King Philip II
  • 1773
  • 1789
  • 1649
  • Native American's
  • Donald Trump
  • Pilgrms
  • French Soldiers
  • tea
  • coffee
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Boston Coffee Party
  • The New York Tea Party

Question 6

After the Boston Tea Party the British put a series of restrictive laws on Boston, known as the 'Intolerable Acts'. The colonists responded by calling a meeting the First Congressional Congress in what year
  • 1770
  • 1774
  • 1783

Question 7

The first fighting of The War of Independence took place at Lexington and Concord in 1775 where nearly 300 British Redcoats were killed.
  • True
  • False

Question 8

Who was appointed as head of the newly formed American Continental Army at the Second Congressional Congress in May 1775
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Thomas Paine
  • John Adams

Question 9

Thomas Paine wrote the an article in 1775, which had a massive impact on how the colonists. He stated that any man who didn't fight against the British had the'heart of a coward...' What was the name of this article
  • Common Sense
  • The Critique of Pure Reason
  • The Next Logical Step
  • Self Reliance

Question 10

On the 4th of [blank_start]July[blank_end] [blank_start]1776[blank_end] the members of the [blank_start]Third[blank_end] Congressional Congress signed the [blank_start]Declaration of Independence[blank_end] which was written by [blank_start]Thomas Jefferson[blank_end]. It stated that all men are created [blank_start]equal[blank_end]'.
  • July
  • June
  • 1776
  • 1770
  • 1783
  • Third
  • Fifth
  • First
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Act of Union
  • The Pact of Steel
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Paine
  • equal
  • different
  • unfairly

Question 11

In October 1777 the American's won a famous battle at Saratoga. Who was the General who led them to victory?
  • General Horatio Gates
  • General Bill Gates
  • General Kyle Gates

Question 12

What were the main consequences of the American's winning the battle at Saratoga
  • It proved to the American's that they could defeat the British in a full-scale battle.
  • After the success at the battle the French finally decided to join the war on the American's side, after Benjamin Franklin had spent 2 years trying to persuade them to join.
  • The victory meant that the American's now had complete control of the cotton industry in the South of the country

Question 13

In the winter of 1777-1778 General George Washington brought the army to Valley Forge and with the help of Frederick Von Steuben trained the army to be a stronger, more powerful fighting machine.
  • True
  • False

Question 14

The American War of Independence was effectively won when George Washington defeated the British General Cornwallis where and when?
  • Yorkstown, October 1781
  • Boston, May 1785
  • Saratoga, October 1777

Question 15

The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 led to the recognition of America's independence.
  • True
  • False
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