Practice Test #8

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 08: America Secedes From The Empire 1775-1783 1. When the second Continental Congress met in 1755, a. its members felt a strong desire for independence. b. it cut off communications with the British gov. c. it continued to stall on the creation of a navy. d. it resolved to keep fighting in the hope that the British would redress the colonists’ grievances. 2. Perhaps the most important single action of the Second Continental Congress was to a. select George Washington to head the army b. draft new appeals to the king c. adopt measures to raise money d. postpone an immediate demand for independence 3. As commander of America’s Revolutionary army, George Washington exhibited all of the following traits except a. moral force b. courage c. a sense of justice d. a great military mind 4. Arrange the following events in chronological order: (A) fighting at Lexington and Concord, (B) convening of the Second Continental Congress, (C) publication of Common Sense, (D) adoption of the Declaration of Independence. a. B, C, A, D b. A, B, C, D, c. A, C, D, B d. C, D, A, B 5. The colonial army eventually lost the Battle of Bunker Hill b/c its troops were a. outnumbered b. short of gunpowder c. poorly organized d. poor shots 6. With the American invasion of Canada in 1775, a. the French Canadians took the opportunity to revolt again British control b. Benedict Arnold seized the occasion to desert to the British c. the colonials’ claim that they were merely fighting defensively for a redress of grievances was contradicted d. the Revolution became a world war 7. King George III officially declared the colonies in rebellion just after a. the armed clash at Lexington and concord b. the First Continental Congress convened c. the Battle of Bunker Hill d. Benedict Arnold’s forces captured Ticonderoga and Crown Point 8. The colonists’ invasion of Canada in 1775 a. was unsuccessful b. was a little strategic value for the colonists c. was eagerly welcomed by French-Canadian leaders d. resulted in the capture of both Montreal and Quebec 9. The Revolutionary War began with fighting in ; then in 1777-1778, fighting was concentrated in ; and the fighting concluded in. a. the South, the middle colonies, New England b. the middle colonies, New England, the South c. New England, the South, the middle colonies d. New England, the middle colonies, the South 10. The colonists delayed declaring their independence until July 4, 1776, for all of the following reasons except a. lack of military victories b. support for the tradition of loyalty to the empire c. the realization that the colonies were not united d. fear of British military reprisals 1
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11. In the common sense, Thomas Paine argued that a. victory against Britain was impossible b. aid from France would not come until America declared its independence
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