Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About The American Revolution?

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Are you a true historian?

If you are a certified history buff, then why don't you put your knowledge to the test with this semi-difficult quiz?

 Jul 09, 2020

1 of 18Choose the correct answer!

About 1 million lives were lost during the Civil War. True or False?
True
False

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Which amendment was added to the Constitution after the war that abolished slavery?
19th
13th
8th

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What was the Underground Railroad?
A railroad used only by Union soldiers
A network of secret routes used to help slaves in Southern states escape
An underground tunnel used by slave owners

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What country did the American colonies rebel against?
Portugal
Britain
Spain

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How many of the American Colonies were a part of the revolution?
21
13
7

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What was the main reason that the American Colonies rebelled?
They wanted their own king
They felt they had outgrown the British Empire
They didn't want to pay taxes without having representation

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Which of the following states was NOT part of the original 13 colonies?
Georgia
Maryland
Colorado

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Which European country became a major ally to the United States during the Revolutionary War?
Sweden
Russia
France

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Who was the first President of the United States during the war?
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington

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What type of government did the new country of the United States form?
Republican
Democracy
Theocracy

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What was the South's main source of income?
Cotton
Corn
Oil

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Who was the Union general who captured the port in Savannah, Georgia?
Robert E. Lee
William Sherman
Thomas Jefferson

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Which river ran through the heart of the Confederacy?
Nile River
Mississippi River
Yosemite River

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This battle is known as the bloodiest day of the Civil War.
Gettysburgh
Bull Run
Antietam

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Where were the first shots fired to kick off the war?
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
New York

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What city served as a capital of sorts for the colonies?
Jamestown
Annapolis
Philadelphia

17 of 18Choose the correct answer!

Who was the British king during the American Revolution?
King George III
King Henry V
Queen Victoria

18 of 18Choose the correct answer!

African-Americans were not permitted to fight in the war.
False
True
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Did you pay close attention in history class? Do you know everything there is to know about the United States history? Did you know that it took Christopher Columbus at least three tries before discovering America? Or were you among the many who have dozed off into the Boston Tea party? Are you familiar with all 13 colonies? Would you be able to name all of them without looking them up? If so, then this challenge is definitely for you!

Learning about our past and the decisions that shaped our nation as it it today is quite fascinating. Like they say, "Knowing the past is the key to unlocking the future." You cannot really know where you are headed until you know where you came from. To truly understand the current system and why things are the way that they are, we need to press rewind and turn back the hands of time. This quiz will cover the discovery of America as well as the challenges explorers faced while navigating through the seas.

If you are ready for today's challenge, sit back and relax, and get ready to take the easiest or maybe the hardest quiz in your life. All history buffs and lovers welcomed. If you don't know much about history, you should still take it anyway and lear something new. Once you are done, make sure to share your results with all your friends and family. If you keep in touch with your history teacher, share it with them as well!