The American Revolutionary War Quiz

 The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence or the Revolutionary War, was initiated by delegates from the thirteen American colonies in Congress against Great Britain. What do you know about this historical and epic war?
 
 
Who was the commander in chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution?
George Washington
Francis Marion
William Gates
John Adams
 
 
What was the first major American victory in the Revolutionary War?
The Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Manassas
The Battle of Long Island
The Battle of Cowpens
 
 
Which intellectual movement is associated with the American Revolution?
The Enlightenment
The Renaissance
Dadaism
Neoplatonism
 
 
Which of these was a figure in the American Revolution?
Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter, politician, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Patrick Henry
Henry Thomas
Patrick McGoohan
Henry Adams
 
 
Which battle ended military operations in the American Revolution?
Siege of Yorktown
Battle of Trenton
Siege of Charleston
Battle of Cowpens
 
 
The revolutionary war lasted from ________ to _______.
1775, 1783
1772,1776
1770,1780
1763,1773
 
 
What was the name given to the American colonists who supported Great Britain during the American Revolution?
Loyalists
Royalists
Patriots
Crownists
 
 
Which European country became a major ally to the United States during the Revolutionary War?
France
Spain
Germany
Holland
 
 
Who were the Minutemen?
A branch of the colonial militia who were on call for immediate action
Leaders of the colonial communication network
Wartime cooks who were able to provide meals to troops quickly
The official timekeepers for the Continental Army
 
 
Who were the Hessians?
The Hessians were little more than guns-for-hire and had little at stake in the conflict they were being paid to fight in. Washington would exploit their lack of focus in his Christmastime attack on Trenton.
German mercenaries hired by the British to help fight against the American colonists
German mercenaries hired by the Colonial forces to fight against the British
Tradesmen and and merchants that would attach themselves to any leaving army.
A group of colonists that wished to stay out of the war entirely
 
 
True or False: A majority of African Americans supported the British Empire since they were promised freedom if they fought for the British.
This was a cunning move as it hurt the colonial economies and bolstered the British army at the same time.
True
False
 
 
What treaty ended the war of the American Revolution?
The Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Versailles
The Camp David Accord
The Molotov Ribbentrop Pact
 
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Revolutionary Soldier
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