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American Revolution Quiz

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As you celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, take a moment to ponder the power of the American Revolution and the patriots who fought to make freedom ring. (This quiz was originally published in the La Jolla Light, July 2, 2015, p. B-18.)
1. How long did the American Revolutionary war last?
Four years 
Five Years 
Six Years 
Seven years 
No Answer
2. How many patriot soldiers were killed in the war?
No Answer
3. What disease decimated the militia at Valley Forge?
Small Pox 
No Answer
4. Where did British General Charles Cornwallis surrender?
Concord, Massachusetts 
Fort Ticonderoga 
Newport, Rhode Island 
Yorktown, Virginia 
No Answer
5. What type of combat did the Freedom Fighters use against the British?
Frontiersmen sharpshooting 
State-of-the-art warships 
Guerrilla warfare 
Commando warfare 
No Answer
6. What network aided General George Washington in the war?
Culper Spy Ring 
Hessian Forces 
Potato Farmers 
Musket Men 
No Answer
7. Who said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Thomas Paine 
Nathan Hale 
Benjamin Franklin 
Sam Adams 
No Answer
8. Who were the Night Riders?
Patriots who would attack after sunset 
American colonists who supported British rule 
Doctors who treated wounded soldiers 
Part of the mail system created by Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin that reduced mail transport time by half by riding at night. Paul Revere was a Night Rider. 
No Answer
9. How did most soldiers die during the Revolutionary War?
Getting shot by a musket 
Getting stabbed by a bayonet 
Getting a disease 
Getting hit by a cannonball 
No Answer
10. When soldiers of the Continental Army signed up for an enlistment period they were promised a bounty of money or land at the end of the time. They also received a monthly salary:
Privates $6, sergeants $8, captains $20. 
Privates $10, sergeants $12, captains $20. 
Privates $11, sergeants $13 captains $25. 
Privates $18, sergeants $28, captains $38. 
No Answer

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