The American War of Independence: A Multiple-Choice Quiz and Study Guide for Students and Homeschoolers

The 13 colonies fought for their independence from Great Britain and won!
The 13 colonies fought for their independence from Great Britain and won!

How and Why the War Began

  • The American War of Independence started as a war between Great Britain and their 13 British colonies in North America. The colonists were opposed to various taxes and laws they considered to be oppressive and illegitimate in this war (also known as the Revolutionary War).
  • Representatives of the colonies were displeased because they felt the purpose of the colonies was to carve out a new society in the wilderness and they resented being under the control of the British, who were 3,000 miles away. The British, however, felt that the colonies were there mainly to provide raw materials to Britain and be consumers of the manufactured goods coming out of Britain.
  • The resentment that built up became intolerable and in 1775, the first shots were fired in the American War of Independence.
  • If you are studying the American War of Independence, this quiz (study guide) should give you a better understanding of the major events of the war. You should take it several times until you can make 100% consistently. I hope you find this interesting, useful, fun and informative.
  • If you are homeschooled, or are just interested in trivia, this quiz will help. Good luck!

These men, dressed as Continental Army soldiers, march to demonstrate a 'fight during the revolutionary war' as they celebrate George Washington's birthday at Mount Vernon, Virginia, on February 21, 2011.
These men, dressed as Continental Army soldiers, march to demonstrate a 'fight during the revolutionary war' as they celebrate George Washington's birthday at Mount Vernon, Virginia, on February 21, 2011.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Patrick Henry delivering one of the  most important speeches in American history.
Patrick Henry delivering one of the most important speeches in American history.

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serena 4 years ago

very helpful :)

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