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Chapter 9 Study Guide

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Which of the following was NOT a decision made by the Second Continental Congress?
a.
declaring defeat
b.
electing an army commander
c.
declaring independence
d.
forming an army
 

 2. 

Why was Paine’s Common Sense convincing to many people?
a.
It was a legal document.
b.
It proposed a peaceful solution.
c.
It was easy to understand.
d.
It predicted defeat of the Americans.
 

 3. 

Which of the following resulted from Paine’s Common Sense?
a.
Congress sent the Olive Branch Petition to King George III.
b.
John Hancock presided over the Second Continental Congress.
c.
The Declaration of Independence was drafted.
d.
George Washington took command of the Continental Army.
 

 4. 

Which of the following is the main argument in the Declaration of Independence?
a.
People have the right to choose who will be their leader.
b.
People are born with rights that cannot be taken away.
c.
People have the right to choose to be independent or not.
d.
All people have the same rights.
 

 5. 

What does the Declaration of Independence say about Britain?
a.
Parliament is in control.
b.
Parliament has no vote.
c.
The king has no authority.
d.
The king abused his power.
 

 6. 

Why was signing the Declaration of Independence a dangerous act?
a.
There was a chance not many people would sign.
b.
It was an agreement with King George III.
c.
Those who signed belonged to no country.
d.
Britain viewed those who signed as traitors.
 

 7. 

How did Washington force the British out of Boston?
a.
Ethan Allen and his men attacked the city.
b.
The Green Mountain Boys captured German mercenaries.
c.
Washington’s army constantly raided the British army in Boston.
d.
Washington put cannons on hills above the city.
 

 8. 

How did the victory at Trenton affect Americans?
a.
Americans lost hope.
b.
Americans were anxious to end the war.
c.
Americans made it through the winter.
d.
Americans had renewed hope.
 

 9. 

How did the American victory at Saratoga affect the war?
a.
The British hired more mercenaries.
b.
France became an American ally and joined the war.
c.
The Americans took control of Lake Champlain.
d.
The British took control of the Hudson River.
 

 10. 

What role did African American Patriots play in the war?
a.
They struggled to end slavery.
b.
They did not defend forts.
c.
They fought in almost every battle of the war.
d.
As slaves, they were not allowed to fight.
 

 11. 

What was Prince Hall known for?
a.
During the war he fought for the British.
b.
During the war he led the struggle to end slavery.
c.
He gave his life at Bunker Hill.
d.
He helped move the cannons.
 

 12. 

Which of the following was NOT one of the contributions made by women during the American Revolution?
a.
built forts
b.
repaired socks
c.
delivered water
d.
wrote poetry
 

 13. 

Which of the following describes how Von Steuben helped the Continental Army?
a.
He trained the soldiers.
b.
He was a spy.
c.
He knew how to build a fort.
d.
He taught all the soldiers to speak German.
 

 14. 

Which two European groups fought against the British with the Americans?
a.
the Dutch and the Germans
b.
the Italians and the Swiss
c.
the French and the Spanish
d.
the French and the Italians
 

 15. 

Which of the following BEST describes George Rogers Clark and John Paul Jones?
a.
They worked hard but surrendered at the end.
b.
They were determined to win.
c.
They won, but it was not much of a challenge.
d.
They won with the help of other nations.
 

 16. 

What helped Washington defeat the British at Yorktown?
a.
capturing British cannons
b.
French mercenaries
c.
hiding his troops in homes
d.
the arrival of the French navy
 

 17. 

What resulted from the American victory at Yorktown?
a.
The American Revolution ended.
b.
The British strengthened their troops.
c.
The Americans were prepared to win another battle.
d.
The British continued to move north.
 



 
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