December 24, 2020
Rediscovering America: Revolutionary War Quiz
by Robert McDonald
On April 19, 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The Americans’ success in their war for independence from Great Britain made room for the creation and development of the American republic.
The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the American Revolution.
Robert M.S. McDonald is a member of the Ashbrook Center faculty, professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy, author of “Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time” and editor of Ashbrook’s forthcoming volume “The American Revolution: Core Documents.”
Which of the following wasn’t among the causes of the Revolutionary War?
Which famous poet celebrated the “embattled farmers” who stood their ground at Concord’s Old North Bridge and fired “the shot heard round the world”?
A major effort by the Second Continental Congress to reach a peaceful agreement with Great Britain was referred to as what?
Which of the following men was not a general during the Revolutionary War?
Which Revolutionary War battle involved the greatest number of armed combatants?
During the war, the British hired professional mercenaries to fight alongside their own troops. What was the largest group of mercenaries called?
France backed the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Which signer of the Declaration of Independence was integral in securing its support?
Native American Indians played a significant role in the American Revolution. Which of the following Indian groups sided with the Americans?
In 1783, disillusioned military officers set up a secret meeting to discuss rebelling against their own Continental Congress. This planned meeting is referred to as what?
In 1783, which treaty ended the Revolutionary War?
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