Answers to Quiz 2 on the American Revolution

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1. The Fourth of July commemorates:

B. adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

2. The British king against whom the 13 Colonies rebelled was:

B. George III.

3. Not included among the original 13 Colonies was:

A. Vermont.

4. The Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament in 1765 was denounced by the colonists because to them it represented:

C. taxation without representation.

5. In 1770, in the Boston Massacre, British solders sent to maintain order quelled a crowd of rioting colonists and killed:

A. 5.

6. Crispus Attucks was

C. a reputed protest leader and among those killed in the Boston Massacre.

7. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was:

C. a protest against the British tea tax.

8. When angry colonists boarded three tea ships and dumped the tea into Boston harbor, they were disguised as:

B. Indians.

9. Patrick Henry leaped into history on March 23, 1775, when he addressed the Virginia convention and declared:

B. "Give me liberty or give me death!"

10. The first battles of the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775, at:

C. Lexington and Concord.

11. Well-known is the fact that Paul Revere made his famous ride on the previous night to alert the colonists that the British were coming to destroy arms. Also riding on that memorable night was:

C. William Dawes.

12. The most famous work of art to depict the revolution, "Washington Crossing the Delaware," was painted by:

B. Emanuel Leutze.

13. While Washington actually crossed the Delaware in 1776, the painting of his exploit was completed in:

C. 1851.

14. From December 1777 to June 1778, undergoing severe hardships, the Continental Army was encamped at Valley Forge in:

C. southeast Pennsylvania.

15. The foreign power who came most decisively to the colonists' aid was:

B. France.

16. The population of the 13 Colonies at the start of the revolution was about:

A. 2,500,000.

17. When the Marquis de Lafayette was made a major general in the Continental Army in 1777, his age was:

A. 20.

18. During the Yorktown campaign of 1781, which effectively ended the war, the total number of combatants - British, French and American - was:

C. less than 25,000.

19. The general who commanded the British army at Yorktown was:

C. Gen. Cornwallis.

20. The formal independence of the United States was not recognized until 1783 by:

B. the Treaty of Paris.

21. The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of:

C. Thomas Jefferson.

22. The number of delegates signing the declaration was:

C. 56.

23. For declaration autograph collectors, the rarest and most valuable signature is that of:

C. Button Gwinnett of Georgia.

24. John Hancock is probably best remembered today for:

B. his outsized signature on the Declaration.

25. The opening line of the Declaration is:

C. "When in the course of human events"

26. Three American presidents died on the Fourth of July. They were:

B. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.

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