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  1. The Battle of Bunker Hill showed that:

    A)the colonists still lacked the essential will to fight.
    B)the British had underestimated General Washington's military skills.
    C)American colonists would fight and die in their dispute with the British.
    D)the Americans were almost certain to win their independence.
    C)American colonists would fight and die in their dispute with the British.

    General Washington was not involved in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. In the Declaration of Independence:

    A)King George III is blamed for a long list of abuses against the colonies.
    B)Parliament is blamed for the breakdown of relations with the colonies.
    C)the colonists still held out an "Olive Branch Petition" to King George III.
    D)George Washington was named as acting President.
    A)King George III is blamed for a long list of abuses against the colonies.

    The document only refers once to Parliament.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. In the Carolinas, Loyalists were most numerous among the:

    A)members of Anglican congregations.
    B)wealthiest planters in the coastal regions.
    C)ordinary folk living in the backcountry.
    D)propertyless day laborers in the port cities.
    C)ordinary folk living in the backcountry.

    Local leaders in the Carolina backcountry influenced many citizens in those areas to remain loyal to Britain.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Hessian soldiers participated in the American Revolution:

    A)as voluntary supporters of the British cause.
    B)as paid mercenaries for the British.
    C)as voluntary supporters of the American cause.
    D)as paid mercenaries for the Americans.
    B)as paid mercenaries for the British.

    Some 30,000 Hessians fought as paid mercenaries for the British army.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. "Women of the Army" were:

    A)relatively poor women who followed the Continental Army, performing chores such as cooking and nursing.
    B)women who dressed up as men in order to fight.
    C)wives of the Continental Army soldiers who fought on the home front by tending farms, mills, shops, etc.
    D)wealthy women who nursed wounded soldiers
    A)relatively poor women who followed the Continental Army, performing chores such as cooking and nursing.

    Women of the Army were wives of poor soldiers who followed the army, receiving half-rations for performing chores for the soldiers.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. The Continentals who crossed the Delaware on Christmas night, 1776 were:

    A)deserting the army because of miserable conditions.
    B)led by George Washington and en route to a successful surprise attack.
    C)evacuating Philadelphia as it was being overrun by the British forces.
    D)ambushed by the British and hanged for treason.
    B)led by George Washington and en route to a successful surprise attack.

    Washington led his troops across the Delaware to launch a surprise attack against the Hessians stationed in Trenton.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. The French decided to actively support the Americans against the British:

    A)after the fall of New York to the British convinced the French the Continentals were on the verge of defeat.
    B)because of their admiration for the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
    C)after the surrender of British forces at Saratoga convinced the French the Continentals could win.
    D)as soon as the Seven Years' War came to an end.
    C)after the surrender of British forces at Saratoga convinced the French the Continentals could win.

    The French waited over a decade for revenge for their defeat in the Seven Years' War.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. The last major phase in the fighting of the American Revolutionary War took place in:

    A)the South.
    B)the Middle States.
    C)Canada.
    D)New England.
    A)the South.

    The last phase of fighting in the Revolutionary War occurred in the South.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. During the American Revolution, African-American slaves:

    A)fought for the British when promised their freedom, but not for the Continentals, whom they distrusted.
    B)were unwilling to fight for either the British or the Continentals.
    C)were willing to fight for whichever side promised them freedom.
    D)fought only for the Continentals.
    C)were willing to fight for whichever side promised them freedom.

    Slaves fought for whichever side promised them freedom.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Benedict Arnold defected to the British cause:

    A)when he became convinced the Continentals could not win.
    B)due to his personal debt and his feeling that the Continental Congress had not treated the Continental Army fairly.
    C)because he despised the French.
    D)when George Washington became Commander-in-Chief.
    B)due to his personal debt and his feeling that the Continental Congress had not treated the Continental Army fairly.

    Arnold was burdened by debt and upset at the treatment of the army by Congress.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which of the following is TRUE about the British surrender at Yorktown?

    A)It proved the effectiveness of guerrilla warfare.
    B)It proved that the colonials were the decisive factors in winning independence, not the largely symbolic French effort.
    C)The British decided after Yorktown to redouble their efforts to put down the American Revolution.
    D)It might not have been necessary had the British navy arrived in time.
    D)It might not have been necessary had the British navy arrived in time.

    The British might have survived at Yorktown had their navy arrived a week earlier.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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