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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) American Revolution Questions

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Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Whose name has come to mean "traitor?"
  1. Nathanael Greene
  2. Charles Cornwallis
  3. Benedict Arnold
  4. Francis Marion
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Who composed the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Adams
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
How long did the American Revolution last?
  1. almost five years
  2. almost eight years
  3. just over nine years
  4. exactly eleven years
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by gobucs9
Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called                               .
  1. The Constitution
  2. The Declaration of Independence
  3. The Proclamation of 1763
  4. Common Sense
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by gobucs9
The Constitution ended the Revolutionary War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Why was the Battle of Saratoga important?
  1. It lifted Patriot spirits and showed Europe that Americans could win.
  2. It proved that colonists were no match for British troops.
  3. It inspired Native Americans to support the Patriots.
  4. It convinced France to maintain neutrality.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
A change or addition to a constitution is known as a(n)
  1. law.
  2. article
  3. amendment.
  4. bill
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by gobucs9
Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called                               .
  1. The Constitution
  2. The Declaration of Independence
  3. T he Proclamation of 1763
  4. Common Sense
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
A bill of rights is a
  1. list of essential freedoms
  2. state constitution
  3. description of legislative powers
  4. tax policy.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
How did Americans react to the situation at Valley Forge?
  1. They resigned themselves to British rule
  2. They sent letters of encouragement to Friedrich von Steuben.
  3. They collected and sent food and supplies.
  4. They encouraged Martha Washington to beg her husband to come home.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress could do all of the following EXCEPT
  1. Run a postal service.
  2. Create taxes
  3. Coin or borrow money.
  4. Pass Law
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Ivand109
Which statement best describes the effects of the American Revolution on women?
  1. The political rights of women were reduced.
  2. Women had to take on many new responsibilities.
  3. Many women were forced to serve in the army.
  4. The Declaration of Independence granted equal rights to women.
Grade 8 :: American Revolution by Qalam
The Federalists favored
  1. giving states more power than the central government
  2. dividing power between levels of government
  3. limiting the president to one term in office
  4. creating a strong central government
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