Test your Revolutionary knowledge

  • Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 11:19 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, July 4, 2014 4:28 p.m.

1.) Who was President of the Second Continental Congress that met in Philadelphia in 1776?

A) John Hancock

B) Thomas Jefferson

C) Barbara Bush

D) George Washington

2.) Who was the King of Britain during the revolution?

A) Charles IV

B) Henry V

C) George III

D) Cosmo II

3.) Which French military officer served with General Washington?

A) Omelette du Fromage

B) Marquis de Lafayette

C) Francois Cevert

D) Joan of Arc

4.) Which American general turned traitor for the British?

A) Robert E. Lee

B) William Tecumseh Sherman

C) Daniel Morgan

D) Benedict Arnold

5.) The British employed a force of German mercenaries. What were they known as?

A) The Hessians

B) The Four Seasons

C) The Hindenburgers

D) The Nachtwache

6.) What was the last major battle of the revolution?

A) Salisbury

B) Charleston

C) Yorktown

D) Saratoga

7.) Passed by British Parliament in 1764, this was the first tax placed on the Colonies. What was it known as?

A) Tea Act

B) Sugar Act

C) Final Act

D) Dog Act

8.) Who was the African American man killed during the Boston Massacre?

A) George Washington Carver

B) LeBron James

C) Frederick Douglass

D) Crispus Attucks

9.) What battle was considered the turning point of the revolution?

A) Saratoga

B) Trenton

C) Valley Forge

D) Antietam

10.) What song did colonial troops begin to sing while marching?

A) Brown Eyed Girl

B) Dixie

C) Yankee Doodle

D) Billie Jean

11.) During the Virginia Convention of 1775, who famously said “Give me liberty or give me death!”?

A) Benjamin Franklin

B) Patrick Henry

C) John Hancock

D) Thomas Paine

12.) What American warship was referred to as “Old Ironsides”?

A) USS Bologna

B) USS Independence

C) USS Saratoga

D) USS Constitution

13.) What was the peace treaty that ended the war?

A) Treaty of Paris

B) Treaty of Britain

C) Treaty of Virginia

D) Treaty of France

14.) What was the name of the fort where the Battle of Charleston was fought?

A) Fort Moultrie

B) Fort Necessity

C) Fort Sullivan

D) Fort Sumter

15.) On December 25, 1776, General Washington famously led his troops across this river to defeat the Hessians at the Battle of Trenton.

A) Potomac River

B) Delaware River

C) Yangtze River

D) Amazon River

16.) The Revolutionary War lasted from 1775-1783.

A) True

B) False

17.) Which founding father did NOT sign the Constitution?

A) William Penn

B) John Oglethorpe

C) Thomas Jefferson

D) Steven Tyler

18.) Which founding father served as Postmaster General?

A) John Rockefeller

B) Benjamin Franklin

C) Sigmund Freud

D) Walt Disney

19.) Which founding father was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr?

A) George Washington

B) George W. Bush

C) Al Capone

D) Alexander Hamilton

20.) What was the first Constitution known as?

A) The Articles of Confederation

B) The Constitution

C) The Magna Carta

D) The Halifax Resolves


1. A. John Hancock

2. C. George III

3. B. Marquis de Lafayette

4. D. Benedict Arnold

5. A. The Hessians

6. C. Yorktown

7. B. Sugar Act

8. D. Crispus Attucks

9. A. Saratoga

10. C. Yankee Doodle

11. B. Patrick Henry

12. D. USS Constitution

13. A. Treaty of Paris

14. C. Fort Sullivan

15. B. Delaware River

16. A. True

17. C. Thomas Jefferson

18. B. Benjamin Franklin

19. D. Alexander Hamilton

20. A. The Articles of Confederation

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