Victor Grade 7 - History - British and American Forces Comparison Quiz

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  1. The British soldiers were called Regulars and _______________.
    Redcoats.

  2. Where were most of the British soldiers recruited?
    Most of the British soldiers were recruited in Germany.

  3. What did the British soldiers think of the Americans and George Washington?
    The British soldiers looked down upon the Americans and George Washington.  They called them backward peasants.

    • They called George Washington a rabble-rouser.
  4. What were the German soldiers that British King George III hired called?
    The German soldiers hired by British King George III were called Hessians.
  5. Who did the majority of Native Americans fight for?

    Why did Native Americans fight?
    A majority of Native Americans fought for Britain.

    They didn't want colonists to take their land.

  6. About _________ of every five American soldiers fought alongside British troops.  They were called _________.
    About one of every five American soldiers fought alongside British troops.  They were called Tories.

  7. The world's finest military force was the ____________ navy.  The navy delivered fresh _____________________ and __________ from England to the British troops.
    The world's finest military force was the British navy.  The navy delivered fresh military supplies and food from England to the British troops.
  8. How where the British soldiers trained to fight?
    British soldiers were trained to fight in a line... shoulder to shoulder.

    They didn't fire until close to their target and they would fire all at once to be sure they would hit their target.

  9. George Washington's army of Americans was called the _______________ Army?
    George Washington's army of Americans was called the Continental Army.

  10. Most men in George Washington's Continental Army were _____________________.
    Most men in George Washington's Continental Army were private citizens.
  11. Compared to the British, George Washington's men had little _______________ and even less _________.
    Compared to the British, George Washington's men had little training and even less pay.
  12. Rebel forces (George Washington's Army) began accepting _____________ and ___________ to fill their ranks.
    Rebel forces (George Washington's Army) began accepting free blacks and slaves to fill their ranks.
  13. George Washington's army also got help from the countries of ____________, _____________, and ______________.
    George Washington's army also got help from the countries of France, Germany, and Poland.

         
  14. The Continental (American) Navy had only ____ ships, and couldn't hope to challenge the huge ____________ warships.
    The Continental (American) Navy had only 57 ships, and couldn't hope to challenge the huge British warships.

  15. Many local areas and colonies had raised separate armed forces called ___________ to defend their communities.
    Many local areas and colonies had raised separate armed forces called militias to defend their communities.
  16. Most of these soldiers had little or no training, but played a crucial role in every one of __________________ victories.
    Most of these soldiers had little or no training, but played a crucial role in every one of Washington's victories.

  17. What were some of the advantages the rebel forces (George Washington's Continental Army) had?
    Some of the advantages the rebel forces (George Washington's Continental Army) had included...

    George Washington had learned fighting from the Indians.  He learned to:

     - Travel light

     - Hide in the woods and mountains

    •  - Use ambushes and lightning raids against an
    •    unsuspecting enemy.

     - They could move quickly

    •  - Their earth-toned homespun and buckskin
    •     clothes let them melt into the countryside
    •     unseen.

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