8th Grade Social Studies - barton bobcats

8th Grade Social Studies - barton bobcats

8 Grade Social Studies th History Carnival Questions for American Revolution

The American Revolution 1. What trade laws were passed by the English Parliament to control the trade activities of the North American colonies? A. B.

C. D. The Navigation Acts The Trade restriction Acts The Anti-Smuggling Acts The Stamp Acts

The Navigation Acts 2. What law was passed by the English Parliament that prohibited any American settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains? A.

B. C. D. The Proclamation of 1763 The Appalachian Act The Treaty of Paris

The Native American Act The Proclamation of 1763 3. What 1765 English law required a tax stamp on all printed materials in the American colonies? A.

B. C. D. The Navigation Act The Townshend Act The Quartering Act

The Stamp Act The Stamp Act 4. What rebellious group was started in Boston to protest British taxation and other actions? A.

B. C. D. The Sons of Liberty The Sons of Independence The Anti-tax gang

The Crumpet Killers The Sons of Liberty 5. What member of the Virginia House of Burgesses famously said Give me Liberty or Give me death!? A.

B. C. D. Thomas Jefferson Patrick Henry George Washington

Crispus Attucks Patrick Henry 6. Who was the King of England during this time? A. B.

C. D. George III Henry VIII George I Edward II.

George III 7. What British law forced American colonists to house British soldiers in their homes? A. B.

C. D. The Quartering Act The Townshend Act The Declaratory Act The Currency Act

The Quartering Act 8. This 1770 incident in Boston was described by Samuel Adams as the slaughter of innocent Americans by bloodthirsty redcoats. A. B.

C. D. Battle of Bunker Hill propaganda Boston Tea Party Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre 9. What did Thomas Paine write in 1776 calling for complete independence? A. B.

C. D. The Declaration of Independence Common Sense The American Crisis The Mayflower Compact

Common Sense 10. During what 1773 event did American colonists dump British tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the Tea Act? A. B.

C. D. The Battle of Bunker Hill The Boston Tea Party The Massachusetts Insurrection Night of the Tea Killing

The Boston Tea Party 11. What American from Philadelphia created the Albany Plan of Union, was an inventor, published Poor Richards Almanac, helped write the Declaration of Independence, and convinced the French to join the Americans against the British?

A. B. C. D. Patrick Henry John Adams

George Washington Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin 12. The Second Continental Congress selected this man to be the Commander of the Continental Army.

A.Thomas Jefferson B.Paul Revere C.George Washington D.Benedict Arnold George Washington

13. In order to punish American colonists for the Boston Tea Party, the British government passed these laws. A. B. C. D.

Tea Act Stamp Act Townshend Acts Coercive (Intolerable) Acts Coercive (Intolerable) Acts

14. The Second Continental Congress selected this lawyer from Virginia to write the Declaration of Independence. A.Benjamin Franklin B.John Hancock C.Patrick Henry D.Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson 15. The first battles of the American Revolutionary War were A. B. C.

D. Lexington and Bunker Hill Concord and Saratoga Lexington and Concord Saratoga and Yorktown

Lexington and Concord 16. To refuse to buy something in order to make a political statement is also called a: A. B. C.

D. Purchase refusal Boycott Economic depression Demonstration

Boycott 17. A colonists that supported independence from the British was called a: A. B. C.

D. Patriot Loyalist Neutral Tori

Patriot 18. A colonist that supported the King of England and was against independence was a: A. B. C.

D. Patriot Loyalist Neutral Tori

Loyalist 19. The American victory that became a turning point in the Revolutionary War because it convinced France to join the Americans was the: A. B.

C. D. Battle of Yorktown Battle of Saratoga Battle of Charleston Battle of Trenton

Battle of Saratoga 20. The battle in which Washington and the Continental Army surprised and defeated a large army of German Hessians was the: A.

B. C. D. Battle of Yorktown Battle of Saratoga Battle of Charleston

Battle of Trenton Battle of Trenton 21. Washington and the Continental Army spent the brutal winter of 1777-1778 in _______________. A.

B. C. D. Valley Forge, PA. Philadelphia Boston

New York City Valley Forge, PA. 22. Famous for saying I have not yet begun to fight during a sea-battle, this naval officer became a hero of the Revolutionary War.

A. B. C. D. Joseph Martin Plumb George Washington

Count de Rochambeau John Paul Jones John Paul Jones 23. This young French nobleman became a trusted advisor to Washington and helped the Americans in several battles.

A. B. C. D. Count de Rochambeau Admiral de Grasse

Marquis de Lafayette Sausich de Croissant Marquis de Lafayette 24. In The American Crisis, ________________ writes that These are the times that try mens souls.

A. B. C. D. John Locke Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Paine John Adams Thomas Paine 25. This Englishman became the Commander of the Southern British Army and surrendered to the Americans

and French in 1781. A. B. C. D. Sir William Howe

Sir John Burgoyne Sir Henry Clinton Lord Charles Cornwallis Lord Charles Cornwallis 26. This was the site of the final major battle of the

Revolutionary War in Oct. of 1781. A. B. C. D. Jamestown, Virginia

Yorktown, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia Charleston, South Carolina Yorktown, Virginia 27. The ________________________ was the treaty that

officially ended the American Revolutionary War. A. B. C. D. Treaty of Paris of 1783

Treaty of Yorktown of 1783 Treaty of France of 1783 Treaty of Paris of 1763 Treaty of Paris of 1783 SECTIONALISM PART

2 11. The extreme northern abolitionist that killed five men in Kansas then attacked a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia was A. B.

C. D. John Brown Denmark Vessey Nat Turner William Lloyd Garrison

John Brown 12. In 1854, former Whigs, anti-slavery Democrats, and Free-Soilers got together and started what new political party? a.

b. c. d. The American Party The Republican Party The Know Nothing Party

The Constitutional Union Party The Republican Party 13. In what Virginia town did John Brown attempt his final slave rebellion in 1859? a.

b. c. d. Richmond Charleston Newark

Harpers Ferry Harpers Ferry 14. The event that finally caused South Carolina to secede first then the rest of the Southern States to join them was the

A. B. C. D. Attack on Harpers Ferry Bleeding Kansas

Tariff of 1828 The election of Lincoln in 1860 The election of Lincoln in 1860 15. The name of the new country formed by the seceded southern states was the

A. B. C. D. Slavery States of America Confederate States of America

Slavery States of the Confederacy Rebellious States of America Confederate States of America 16. What man from Mississippi was chosen to be the President of the seceding southern states?

A. B. C. D. Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee

Stephen A. Douglass Abraham Lincoln Jefferson Davis 17. The very first battle of the Civil War was when South Carolina fired upon this fort:

A. B. C. D. Fort Sumter Fort Knox

Fort Bragg Fort Hood Fort Sumter

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