How well do you know the American Revolution?

This quiz is in preparation for your American History test tomorrow. Use it to see what topics you know well and what areas you need to study more for.

The quiz moves through our material the same way it was taught- the first questions are on causes of the revolution, then acts against Britain, then the Declaration of Independence, and finally fighting the Revolution.

Created by: Ms. Jordan

  1. The Stamp act required that colonists pay a tax on all:
  2. What is another name for Britain's government?
  3. Which of the following was NOT a reason American colonists were upset about Parliament's new taxes?
  4. The Proclamation Act of 1763 was passed in response to the threat from:
  5. The Proclamation Act of 1763 drew a line along which mountain range?
  6. During the French and Indian War, Native Americans sided with:
  7. Which of the following was NOT a response by colonists to the Sugar Act?
  8. One of Grenville's Customs reforms was that all smugglers would be tried by:
  9. Why did colonists oppose Grenville's Customs reforms?
  10. Which of the following was NOT taxed by the Townshend Acts?
  11. When the Gaspee ran ashore, colonists in Rhode Island:
  12. The Boston Tea Party was in response to:
  13. Britain responded to the Boston Tea Party with:
  14. What started the Boston Massacre?
  15. The Declaration of Independence was based around the ideas of which Enlightenment thinker?
  16. "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are considered:
  17. Which of the following is NOT a section of the Declaration of Independence?
  18. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  19. Whose words "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" inspired others to fight for revoltuion?
  20. Washington led 2,400 men across what river in order to defeat several British regiments in New Jersey?
  21. What victorious battle helped the Americans convince France to send troops?
  22. Which of the following was NOT an advantage of the British in the Revolutionary War?
  23. Which of the following was NOT an advantage of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War?
  24. Which of the following was NOT a disadvantage of the British during the Revolutionary War?
  25. Which of the following was NOT a disadvantage of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War?
  26. Where did Washington's troops spend a brutal winter with little food while receiving military training from the French and Prussians?
  27. Benedict Arnold is considered in American History to be a:
  28. Washington defeated Gen. Cornwallis' forces and won the revolutionary war at:
  29. The Treaty of Paris stated that the U.S. was a nation as far west as the:

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