The American Revolution

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.
NewFranceMap.jpg


Based on the map above, how many years did the French and Indian War last?
a.
10
c.
7
b.
9
d.
3


2. This was a reason why the Colonists started to distrust the British after The French and Indian War.
a.
Proclamation of 1763
c.
Taxation without Representation
b.
10,000 Troops Sent
d.
All of the above


3. This Act was the first enacted, set up smuggling courts, and gave government officials the power to search any home with Writs of Assistance.
a.
The Sugar Act
c.
The Tea Act
b.
The Stamp Act
d.
The Boston Act


4. When a group of people ban together to stop doing something collectively that is know as a
a.
Banning
c.
Strike
b.
Boycott
d.
Party


5. What was the name given to Americans who supported the British?
a.
Separatists
c.
Loyalists
b.
Patriots
d.
Tories


“Know then, that on the 25th part of our Army was ordered to cross the Delaware at a place call'd McConkeys Ferry, the embarcation to begin after dark. . . . It took us till three in the morning to finish our crossing. We had then 12 miles to Trenton, where three Regiments of Mercenaries lay. . . . The weather set in extremely bad, however it did not check the ardour of our Troops. The noble example set by our General Washington made all other difficulties & hardships vannish. We got up by Eight next morning, and in so private a manner that the Enemy never suspected our approach till their outguards were attack'd by our advance. . . . . The behaviour of our people in general, far exceeded anything I ever saw.”
–Lieutenant Colonel George Weedon, Letter, December 29, 1776


6. According to this first-hand account, what made the troops perform so well in such terrible weather?
a.
the fear of being attacked by the British
b.
the excitement of preparing for a surprise attack
c.
the great leadership of General Washington
d.
the superiority of the Continental Army


7. The Mercenaries main goal for fighting in the war was
a.
citizenship.
c.
land.
b.
freedom.
d.
money.


8. The war was officially over when this treaty was signed.
a.
Treaty of America.
c.
Treaty of Paris.
b.
Treaty of the Patriots.
d.
Treaty of Great Britain.


9. Which man did not represent the Americans at the peace talks in Paris?
a.
John Adams
c.
George Washington
b.
John Jay
d.
Benjamin Franklin


10. The French announced support for the United States after the American victory at
a.
Boston.
c.
Valley Forge.
b.
Philadelphia.
d.
Saratoga.


Matching


a.
Militia
g.
The Townshend Acts
b.
Winter
h.
The Intolerable Acts
c.
Regulars
i.
Treaty of Paris
d.
Cornwallis
j.
The Sugar Act
e.
Spring
k.
The Boston Massacre
f.
Washington



11. Due to Boycotts, the British decided to Tax goods that the Colonists needed and could not produce on their own. This was known as .

12. This Act closed the Boston Harbor, Prohibited town meetings, and forced colonists to provide British soldiers free room and board.

13. This section of the army was mostly made up of farmers and regular people.

14. This was the most difficult time during the war.

15. This was the time when the colonists spirits were lifted by good news from the French.

16. His great tactics helped the colonists to win the war.

17. Leader of the British army

18. This signified the official end of The American Revolution

Short Answer

19. What were the gang of colonists called that burned British effigies?

20. This tax was placed on all printed materials in the colonies. What was it called?

21. Name two colonial strengths:
1.
2.

22. Please write the quote Nathan Hale is most famous for saying.

23. How did Washington out-maneuver the British and force them to surrender at Yorktown?

24. List the four reasons the Colonists were able to win the American Revolution.
1._
2._
3._
4._

25. List one cause and one effect of the French American Alliance

Cause:_
Effect:_

26. Name two British weakneses:
1._
2._

27. List three colonial weaknesses:
1.
2.
3._

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

28. British advantages during the war included a stronger military, greater wealth, and a larger population.

29. The French were the American colonists' most important ally during the American Revolution.

30. Nathan Hale was a Patriot soldier who became a traitor and spied for the British.

31. The British tried to get the African American slaves on their side by promising freedom if they came and fought against the colonists.

32. The last battle of the American Revolution occurred at Yorktown in 1781.

33. 20 percent of the people in the colonies took the side of the British.

34. The Battle of Yorktown was a major turning point in the war.

~Use this picture for essay question on next page~
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Essay- The Picture on the previous page depicts The Boston Massacre. After analyzing the picture, it becomes obvious that the artist who drew it must have been a colonist.

35. Write two complete paragraphs explaining the following questions...

Paragraph 1) How were you able to determine whose side of the fight the artist was on?
Paragraph 2) Why is it very important, when reading or looking at a document from history, to try and figure out who made the document and their reasons for making it?