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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) US History Questions

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Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The southern colonies included:
  1. Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, & South Carolina
  2. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island
  3. New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, & Texas
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson borrowed ideas from this person in writing the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Burgoyne
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. John Locke
  4. John Adams
  5. Barack Obama
Grade 8 American Revolution
George Washington and his Continental Army came closest to defeat at which event?
  1. Siege of Boston
  2. Battle of Yorktown
  3. Winter at Valley Forge
  4. Battle of Trenton
Grade 8 American Revolution
All of the following are American victories EXCEPT...
  1. Trenton
  2. Siege of Boston
  3. Yorktown
  4. Bunker Hill
Grade 8 Colonial Period
All of the following were American leaders EXCEPT...
  1. George Washington
  2. General William Howe
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Hancock
Grade 8 American Revolution
Which British officer surrendered to George Washington after the Battle of Yorktown?
  1. General William Howe
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. General John Burgoyne
  4. King George III
Grade 8 Colonial Period
All of the following were British EXEPT...
  1. King George III
  2. General William Howe
  3. General John Burgoyne
  4. Paul Revere
Grade 8 American Revolution
During the siege of Boston the British could not leave the city and the Americans could not enter thus a stalemate was created.

What most closely defines the word "siege"?
  1. A trap.
  2. An economic system of exploitation.
  3. When one force traps another and attempts to outlast.
  4. The navel maneuver of a broadside.
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Pilgrims and Puritans settled here
  1. Middle Colonies
  2. Southern Colonies
  3. New England Colonies
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 Colonial Period
New England Colonies were established by what two religious groups?
  1. Pilgrims and Puritans
  2. Christians and Catholics
  3. Quakers and Christians
  4. Catholics and Pilgrims
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Why did 3/4 of the settlers die when they first arrived in the United States?
  1. Harsh Winter
  2. Famine/Starvation
  3. Disease
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Colonial Period
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