Name: _______________________________________________ Date: __________
Choose the letter of the best answer. 10 Question
Important: You have only until the end of class to complete this quiz
____ 1. How did George Washington help the Patriots in the American Revolution?
A. He defeated the British at the Battles of Saratoga.
B. He organized and commanded the Continental Army.
C. He convinced Native Americans not to support the British.
D. All of the above
____ 2. Which of the following is an example of a strategy?
A. Patriot women try to help the Continental Army.
B. A Patriot lends the new government more than $600,000.
C. Patriot victories begin to attract new army recruits.
D. The British plan to cut off New England from the other states.
____ 3. Which of the following is true about Americans' support for the Revolutionary War?
A. Most Americans strongly supported the war.
B. About half the Americans were Loyalists.
C. Very few Americans were neutral.
D. Most Americans did not support the war.
____ 4. An example of a rendezvous planned during the Revolution was
A. Thomas Paine's pamphlet to encourage the Patriots to keep fighting.
B. a British attempt to seize the Hudson River Valley.
C. a meeting of three British armies at Albany, New York.
D. to enlist African Americans as soldiers in the British army.
____ 5. The turning point of the American Revolution was
A. Washington's victory over the Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey.
B. the defeat of the British army at the Battles of Saratoga.
C. the alliance of the Iroquois nations with the Patriots.
D. the announcement of the Declaration of Independence.
____ 6. Who was the commander of the Continental Army?
A. Joseph Brant
B. George Washington
C. James Forten
D. John Paul Jones
____ 7. Who were the Hessian mercenaries?
A. Enslaved Africans who were forced to fight in the war.
B. Women who were hired to work in the American army camps.
C. People who had sacrificed their life for a noble cause.
D. Professional soldiers from a German state hired to fight for Britain.
____ 8. What was the purpose of the British strategy to seize the Hudson River Valley?
A. to cut off New England from the other states
B. to force the Middle and Southern colonies to surrender
C. to create a turning point in the war
D. to make use of its Hessian mercenaries
____ 9. What important event happened because of the Battles of Saratoga?
A. Benedict Arnold sent a rumor that he had a large army.
B. George Washington crossed the Delaware.
C. Burgoyne surrendered to the Continental Army.
D. St. Leger's troops retreated and left behind valuable supplies.
____ 10. Which was NOT a difficulty faced by General Washington?
A. turning his volunteer fighters into well-trained soldiers
B. preventing his troops from deserting during hard times
C. hiring enough Hessians for a large army
D. keeping his troops supplied with food and clothing