Quiz created: 010630

Revolutionary War Quiz (2)

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1. The first European settlers in the region that is today the city of New York were largely speakers of
2. Which two of the following states were not among the original 13 colonies?
Vermont  Delaware  N. Carolina  S. Carolina
  Maine  Rhode Island  New York  New Jersey 
3. No-one really knows who fired the first shot of the Revolutionary War in 1775, but this conflict between British troops and colonial "Minutemen" was later to be called the "shot heard ''round the world.' It took place in the Massachusetts town of
Amherst  Concord  Boston  Lexington  Worcester  No Answer
4. The oldest city in the United States is in
Maine  South Carolina  Virginia  Florida  Massachusetts  No Answer
5. The first major battle of the Revolution (on June 17, 1775) was also the one where, to avoid wasting ammunition, the colonial troops were ordered not to fire against British forces until they could see "the whites of their eyes." The battle occurred at a place called Breed's Hill, but is known to history as the battle of
6. The final battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at
7. The first capital of the newly independent United States was
New York  Williamsburg  Philadelphia  Baltimore  Washington  Boston  No Answer
8. The Declaration of Independence was signed in
New York  Williamsburg  Philadelphia  Baltimore  Washington  Boston  No Answer
9. The Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended in
1776  1779  1781  1789  1802  1805  No Answer
10. America's revolution was much indebted to ideas of French thinkers of the period, and it in turn played a role in inspiring the overthrow of the French monarchy. French today date the birth of the French Republic with the "storming of the Bastille, which occurred on July 14 of the year
1776  1779  1781  1789  1802  1805   No Answer
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This quiz is inspired by and/or heavily modified from a similar one published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday, June 30, 2001.

This consummately cool, pedagogically compelling, self-correcting,
multiple-choice quiz was produced automatically from
a simple text file of questions using D.K. Jordan's
dubiously original, but publicly accessible
Think Again Quiz Maker
of April 28, 2001.