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Who wrote Common Sense, which laid out in plain terms the reasons why American colonist should support and fight for the cause of independence?
a) Ben Franklin
b) Sam Adams
c) Thomas Paine
d) Caesar Rodney

What was a person living in America at the time of the Revolution that remained loyal to the king known as?
a) Patriot
b) Loyalist
c) Traitor
d) Unionist

What was the name of the Treaty that ended the American Revolution?
a) Treaty of Peace
b) Treaty of Paris
c) Treaty of King George
d) Treaty of Washington

What battle is considered the last major battle of the war and resulted in the surrender of the British army?
a) Concord
b) Yorktown
c) Bunker Hill
d) Saratoga

Where did Washington and his troops spend the winter of 1776-77 regrouping, but came out on the other side with a new sense of resolve to not give up the fight?
a) Yorktown
b) Saratoga
c) Fort Ticonderoga
d) Valley Forge

Which battle was a decisive American victory that turned the tied of the war, and convinced France to become allies with the United States?
a) Lexington
b) Yorktown
c) Saratoga
d) Valley Forge

Where were the first shots of the Revolution fired?
a) Lexington and Concord
b) Yorktown
c) Saratoga
d) Valley Forge

Who was the leader of the Continental Army?
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) Robert E. Lee
c) George Washington
d) Lord Cornwallis

Why is July 4, 1776 an important date?
a) Its when the first shots of the war were fired
b) Its when the Declaration of Independence was approved
c) Its when George Washington became our first president
d) Its when South Carolina declared independence from America

Which of the following was an advantage the Patriots had over the British when the war began?
a) They had more men
b) They had a larger navy
c) They were fighting on home soil
d) They had more supplies

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