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The American Revolution Quiz – True or False

Instructions: Answer each question to the best of your ability. Once you select an answer, you will then find out if it is correct or not. There will also be an explanation to help you learn more about history. An orange “Continue” button will appear and allow you to move to the next question.

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Paul Revere made his famous Midnight Ride along with two other riders.
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The famous scientist George Washinton Carver was a lieutenant in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
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The famous American spy Nathan Hale was actually discovered and executed for his crimes against Britain.
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The city of Providence, Rhode Island was called "Traitor's Den" by the American patriots because of how the city's government officially denounced the Revolution throughout the war.
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The Intolerable Acts placed upon the American colonists were enacted as a result of the Boston Tea Party.
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Fourteen men were killed in the Boston Massacre.
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The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the war because it inspired the French to openly support the American patriots.
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In 1775, Benedict Arnold led the American forces that captured Fort Ticonderoga.
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Washington crossed the Delaware River in order to attack Trenton, New Jersey.
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Revolutionary War hero George Washington appears on the Purple Heart medal.
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American soldiers in the Continental Army could earn the title of Ace if they had five or more confirmed kills.
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The Boston Tea Party saw patriots destroy tea that was owned by the British East India Company.
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One of the famous slogans the American patriots said during the Revolution was "No taxation without federation."
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The American naval officer John Paul Jones actually attacked the British Isles during the Revolutionary War.
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Samuel Adams is famous for the revolutionary protests he led in Richmond.
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The British owned colonial Florida during the Revolutionary War, but control of the territory was handed over during the negotiations to end the war.
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George Washington only became the commander of the Continental Forces after four other officers rejected the position.
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During the Revolutionary War, there was a conflict called the Battle of Cowpens.
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Friedrich von Steuben, the officer who helped Washington organize and train the Continental Army, was actually Prussian.
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The Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought because British troops tried to seize an armory of stashed weapons kept at Lexington.
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Benjamin Franklin acted as an ambassador to France throughout much of the Revolutionary War.
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John Jay delayed the Treaty of Paris because he refused to negotiate with the British until they admitted that America was already independent of them.
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Americans called the British soldiers "redcoats" during the Revolution.
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George Washington and his men constructed Fort Necessity during a unique battle of the Revolutionary War.
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General John Sullivan is perhaps best-known for the battles he waged against Iroquois settlements after their warriors attacked patriot positions.
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The original Jeffersonian draft of the Declaration of Independence specifically denounced the slave trade in America.
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One of America's greatest allies in the War for Independence was Spain who provided a naval blockade that prevented Charles Cornwallis from fleeing Yorktown.
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American independence was established by the signing of the Constitution on July 4th, 1776.
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The American Revolutionary War saw the first battle between ironclad warships.
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It was the deputies of Generals Washington and Cornwallis who handled the ceremonial surrendering of the sword at the Siege of Yorktown.
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