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7 Review American Revolution

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  • Q1
    Patrick Henry gave a famous speech that ended with the words “give me liberty, or give me death!” With which group did he identify himself?
    Members of Parliament
    British Citizens
  • Q2
    The Continental army was composed of
    only troops from the New England colonies.
    only troops from Virginia and Massachusetts.
    troops from throughout Great Britain
    troops from all the colonies.
  • Q3
    Which of these describes the mood of most colonies immediately following the events at Lexington and Concord?
    They were reluctant to start a war
    They sided with the Loyalists against the Patriots.
    They were eager to declare war against the British.
    They wanted to move to Great Britain.
  • Q4
    Which of these was a weakness of the Continental army at the start of the war?
    weak commander
    unfamiliar territory
    supply shortages
    long travel distances
  • Q5
    Why did many of the British people not support the war?
    They wanted the Americans to have their independence
    They planned to move to America
    The king was unpopular.
    The cost to taxpayers was too high.
  • Q6
    What was the result of the American victories at Trenton and Princeton?
    It showed that the Americans could defeat the British.
    The British were forced to abandon New York and New Jersey.
    The Hessians joined the American side.
    It proved that General Washington was wrong about his soldiers.
  • Q7
    Why did African Americans join the Continental army?
    They hoped independence would lead to an end of slavery.
    They were generously paid to join the army.
    They blamed Great Britain for their enslavement.
    They had excellent military skills.
  • Q8
    What caused the American defeat in Brooklyn, New York, in August 1776?
    inexperienced soldiers
    weak leadership
    undisciplined enemy
    unmotivated troops
  • Q9
    Which word describes the “summer soldier and sunshine patriot”?
  • Q10
    Which statement describes Washington’s military strategy after 1776?
    to avoid battles with the British
    to prevent food and supplies from reaching the British
    to fight a defensive war and tire the British out
    to defeat the British in one large battle
  • Q11
    Which group prevented a British victory in the South?
    guerrilla troops
    French soldiers
  • Q12
    In addition to independence, what did the Treaty of Paris give to the Americans?
    land east of the Mississippi River
    the return of taxes paid to Great Britain
    the right to punish the Loyalists
    British land in Canada
  • Q13
    Which of these best describes the outcome of the Battle of Bunker Hill?
    The British won but suffered many losses
    The militia won by a narrow margin
    The British won decisively.
    The militia surrendered to the British.
  • Q14
    What effect did Common Sense have in the colonies?
    It instilled fear of war in the colonists.
    . It petitioned the king to end the quarrel between the colonies and Great Britain.
    It persuaded many colonists that America should be independent.
    It convinced the colonies to remain loyal to Great Britain.
  • Q15
    Why was the Declaration of Independence written?
    to start the American Revolution
    . to instruct how a country wins its freedom
    to explain why the colonies were separating from Great Britain
    to offer a peace settlement to Great Britain

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