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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) American Revolution Questions

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Grade 8 American Revolution
The army of the colonies was called the
  1. Continental Congress
  2. Continental Army
  3. King's Army
  4. Royal Army
Grade 8 American Revolution
The colonies declared independence from Britain in
  1. July 1776
  2. December 1677
  3. January 1807
  4. July 1999
Grade 8 American Revolution
Where were the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War?
  1. Boston
  2. Concord
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Charleston
  5. Indianapolis
Grade 8 American Revolution
Who was the commander of the Continental Army?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. Benedict Arnold
  4. George Washington
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Who was the King of Britain at the time of the war?
  1. King George lll
  2. King George ll
  3. King Henry lV
  4. King Henry Vlll
Grade 8 American Revolution
The British had many advantages in the war including
  1. homefield advantage
  2. support of the French
  3. men anxious to be in the army
  4. strong Navy and well-trained army
Grade 8 American Revolution
When was the Treaty of Paris signed?
  1. 1780
  2. 1783
  3. 1785
  4. 1789
  5. 1791
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which battle was a major turning point during the war?
  1. Valley Forge
  2. Saratoga
  3. Boston
  4. Tippecanoe
  5. Toronto
Grade 8 American Revolution
On Christmas night, Washington and his troops crossed the
  1. Lexington Bridge
  2. Appalachian Mountains
  3. Delaware River
  4. Border into Canada
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which group was MOST motivated to fight in the Continental Army?
  1. Native Americans
  2. colonial merchants and farmers
  3. enslaved African Americans
  4. Loyalists
Grade 8 American Revolution
What was the author's purpose in writing "Common Sense?"
  1. The author was trying to convince people to buy tea.
  2. The author was trying to persuade people to boycott Spain and France.
  3. The author was trying to convince people to be loyal to England and the monarchy.
  4. The author was trying to convince people of the need to declare independence.
Grade 8 American Revolution
I was on command of the American ship Bonhomme Richard during the most famous naval battle of the Revolution.
  1. Philip Fithian
  2. John Paul Jones
  3. Friedrich von Steuben
  4. Marquis de Lafayette
Grade 8 American Revolution
The Treaty of Paris 1783 ended what war?
  1. The French & Indian War
  2. The American Revolution
  3. The War of 1812
  4. Civil War
Grade 8 American Revolution
The colonists who remained loyal to Britain were called
  1. Patriots
  2. Tories
  3. Redcoats
  4. Mercenaries
Grade 8 American Revolution
Where did the Second Continental Congress convene?
  1. New York
  2. Boston
  3. London
  4. Philidelphia
  5. Indianapolis
Grade 8 American Revolution
What was Valley Forge?
  1. A Military Camp
  2. A Battle Site
  3. A Fort
  4. A City
  5. A Valley
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