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FADING HOPE QUIZ

Quiz by Tom Henges

Grade 8
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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Measures 4 skills from
Grade 8
Social Studies
Florida Standards

SS.8.A.3.7
SS.8.A.3.4
SS.8.A.3.6
SS.8.A.3.5

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11 questions
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  • Q1
    What does enlist mean?
    sign up and join the military
    the list of traitors
    making a list
    using a list to get an answer
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.7
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  • Q2
    mercenaries from Germany, hired to fight for the British army
    Hessians
    French
    Netherlands
    British
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.4
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  • Q3
    it was first of many defeats for the inexperienced American soldiers
    Battle for New York City (Aug. 1776)
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.7
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  • Q4
    Thomas Paine (from his pamphlet, The Crisis)
    "These are the times that try men's souls."
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.4
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  • Q5
    he ordered the British to stop attacking in the New York battle because he thought Washington would surrender
    General Howe
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.7
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  • Q6
    Which of these was a weakness of the Continental army at the start of the war?
    short on supplies and money
    poor leadership
    did not know the land
    far away from home
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.7
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  • Q7
    At the start of the war, what was a weakness of the British?
    short on men
    poor leadership
    short on money
    short on supplies
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.7
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  • Q8
    Why did African Americans join the British army?
    British were offering slaves freedom
    they don't like Native Americans
    they were paid very well
    they thought of themselves as British people
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.4
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  • Q9
    What caused the American defeat in Brooklyn, New York, in August 1776?
    inexperienced soldiers
    cold weather
    unmotivated troops
    weak leadership
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.6
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  • Q10
    Thomas Paine wrote another pamphlet called "The Crisis" in which he described soldiers who would not fight after their enlistment was up as men who no one will
    pay
    kill
    buy
    honor
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.5
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  • Q11
    After the crushing defeats at New York, George Washington changed his strategy to fight a ____________________ war.
    defensive
    expensive
    offensive
    losing
    30s
    SS.8.A.3.6
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