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As a result of the First Continental Congress,
a) the Declaration of Independence was drafted.
b) the Declaration of Rights was drafted.
c) colonists agreed to comply with the majority of British rules.
d) King George agreed to comply with the majority of the colonists’ demands.

What was the main issue debated during the Second Continental Congress?
a) whether to seek a peaceful or violent solution
b) how to plan a surprise attack against Britain
c) how to convert more colonists to the Patriot cause
d) whether foreign allies would be beneficial

Among the list of 10 resolutions included in the Declaration of Rights, one was to
a) assure the colonists that “Britain sought a peaceful resolution.”
b) ensure the colonists’ right to “life, liberty, and property.”
c) convince the colonists that they were “not ready to challenge Britain.”
d) remind the colonists that they were British citizens “entitled to rights.”

Which battle is considered the first battle of the Revolutionary War?
a) Battle of Lexington
b) Battle of Concord
c) Battle of Boston
d) Battle of Breed’s Hill

At dawn on April 19, 1775, British soldiers searched for a major colonial weapons storehouse rumored to be located in
a) Boston.
b) Bunker Hill.
c) Lexington.
d) Concord.

How would the opinions of delegates to the Second Continental Congress be best characterized?
a) Delegates were always in agreement and the meeting was unnecessary.
b) Delegates were somewhat divided on minor details of their plan.
c) Delegates were far from unified but were open to compromise.
d) Delegates were completely at odds and failed to come to a consensus.

The Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in
a) 1774.
b) 1775.
c) 1776.
d) 1783.

In Common Sense Thomas Paine argued that laws should be made by
a) kings and queens.
b) citizens.
c) church leaders.
d) male landowners.

Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?
a) Benjamin Franklin
b) Thomas Jefferson
c) John Adams
d) George Washington

Why was the idea of taxation without representation so important to the revolutionary cause?
a) Colonists believed King George III had violated their rights by taxing them without their consent.
b) Great Britain would have ended taxation if colonists had kept the peace.
c) Colonists believed that Great Britain should only tax certain items.
d) Great Britain only taxed the colonists to force them into war.

Why was the Battle of Saratoga a turning point for the Patriots?
a) The Patriots gained the support of France and Spain.
b) The Patriots saved the army from losing enlisted men.
c) The Patriots got a Prussian to train the Continental Army.
d) The Patriots realized they did not need foreign allies.

What is the likely reason that Spain became an ally to the Patriots?
a) Spain wanted to gain control of the colonies.
b) It appeared that the Patriots were losing the war.
c) Spain wished to regain Florida from Britain.
d) No other foreign nation believed in the Patriot cause.

The winter at Valley Forge was a difficult time for the Continental Army because the army
a) lacked protection and supplies.
b) began to turn against the Revolution.
c) had just lost several important battles.
d) refused to drill and train.

What setbacks did the Patriots face in the West?
a) They had never explored the area and did not know the lay of the land.
b) They had not managed to win over many Native American allies.
c) They had difficulty following the orders of an inexperienced leader.
d) They had trouble persuading Indian leaders to remain neutral.

What event led to the Patriots’ defeat of the British at Yorktown?
a) George Washington combined his troops with those of the French general, Comte de Rochambeau.
b) Charles Cornwallis prepared to attack a small Patriot force led by the Marquis de Lafayette.
c) Charles Cornwallis moved his troops in hopes of maintaining communication with the British Navy.
d) A French naval fleet approaching from the West Indies seized control of the Chesapeake Bay.

Which of these was not a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
a) America’s borders were set.
b) The war was officially over.
c) Great Britain recognized the independence of the United States.
d) Land west of the thirteen colonies was given to France.

The Battle of Yorktown
a) convinced colonists to comply with British rule.
b) allowed the French to gain colonial territory.
c) showed the British that they could defeat the Patriots.
d) was the last major battle of the American Revolution.

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