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This Is A Really Tough American Revolution Quiz

Put on ye old tricorn thinking caps!

1. What illicit activity did the British accuse John Hancock of participating in prior to the war: Bootlegging, smuggling, or prostitution?

2. Which Founding Father created this political cartoon?

3. Who is this guy?

4. Where is Fort Ticonderoga located: Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec, or New York?

5. Which country officially recognized the United States first: Britain, France, or Spain?

6. Nathan Hale's famous last words were, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Where did the British Army hang him in 1776: New York, Boston, or Philadelphia?

7. How many miles did 16-year-old Sybil Ludington ride on April 25, 1777, to warn the militia that British troops were burning the town of Danbury, Connecticut. (*Hint: it was twice the distance Paul Revere travelled during his legendary midnight ride.)

8. Francis Marion was an officer in the South Carolina militia and the Continental Army. He is considered by many to be the father of modern guerrilla warfare. What was his nickname?

9. James Armistead Lafayette was an African American slave who volunteered to join the Continental Army in 1781. What was his role during the war?

10. The Battles of Lexington and Concord happened on April 19, 1775, and were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. Which side suffered more losses that day: the British or the Americans?

11. Who said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"?

12. How old was Marquis de Lafayette when the Continental Congress made him a major general after he offered to serve in the Continental Army without pay?

13. John Paul Jones and John Barry have both been referred to as the "Father of the United States Navy." Which one went on to become a rear admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy?

14. How many times did Washington cross the Delaware in 1777?

15. What tune did the British band play to when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in 1781: "The White Cockade," "The World Turned Upside Down," or "Yankee Doodle"?

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