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Trivia powered by Prof. WalterThe French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts in North America that represented the actions there that accompanied the European dynastic wars. In Quebec, the wars are generally referred to as the Intercolonial Wars. While some conflicts involved Spanish and Dutch forces, all pitted Great Britain, its colonies and American Indian allies on one side and France, its colonies and Indian allies on the other.

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1. The first French and Indian War was the King William's War. It began in May 1689 after William III of England joined the League of Augsburg against France. In August, 1689, 1,500 Iroquois attacked the New France settlement at La Chine before New France had even learned of the start of the war. The Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 ended the war between the two colonial powers, reverting the colonial borders to the status quo. What year did the war end?

  • 1692

  • 1695

  • 1697

2. Queen Anne's War (1702 - 1713) was the second in a series of four French and Indian Wars fought between France and England (later France and Great Britain). in North America for control of the continent and was the counterpart of the War of the Spanish Succession in Europe. In addition to the two main combatants, the war also involved a number of American Indian tribes and Spain, which was allied with France.

  • True or False?

3. King George's War is the name given to the operations in North America that formed part of the 1740�1748 War of the Austrian Succession. The name "King George's War" is only used in the United States. In Britain, Canada, and France, this war is considered a theatre of the War of the Austrian Succession, with no separate name. What was the treaty that ended this war?

  • Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle

  • Treaty of London

  • Treaty of Zurich

4. The French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) was the North American chapter of the Seven Years' War, known in Canada as the War of the Conquest. It was a major European war. The war lasted how many years?

  • 7

  • 9

  • 11

5. Both the British and the French claimed the vast territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, known as the Ohio Country. What was NOT a method of expansion?

  • Lumbering

  • Trading Posts

  • Forts

6. American Indians fought for both sides, but primarily alongside the French (with one exception, which sided with the American colonies and Britain). Who was the exception?

  • Iroquois Confederacy

  • Navajos

  • Cherokee

7. The Virginia governor found himself in a predicament. Many merchants had invested heavily in fur trading in Ohio. If the French made good on their claim to the Ohio Country and drove out the British, then the Virginian merchants would lose a lot of money. Who was the governor?

  • Robert Dinwiddie

  • Johan Madison

  • Mason Armour

8. The Virginia governor could not possibly allow the loss of the Ohio Country to France. To counter the French military presence in Ohio, in October 1753 Dinwiddie ordered a major of the Virginia militia to deliver a message to the commander of the French forces in the Ohio Country, Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre. The major, along with his interpreter Jacob Van Braam and several other men, left for Fort Le Boeuf on the 31st of October. Who was the major?

  • Patrick Henry

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • George Washington

9. The year 1756 brought with it a new Secretary of State of Great Britain. His new leadership, and France's continued neglect of the North-American theater, eventually turned the tide in favor of the British. The French were driven from many frontier posts such as Fort Niagara, and the key Fortress Louisbourg fell to the British in 1758. In 1759, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham gave Quebec City to the British, who had to withstand a siege there after the Battle of Sainte-Foy a year later. Who was the new Secretary of State of Great Britain?

  • William Pitt

  • Robert Harris

  • William Penn

10. The European theatre of the war was settled by the Treaty of Hubertusburg on February 15, 1763. The war changed economic, political, and social relations between Britain and its colonies. It plunged Britain into debt, which the Crown chose to pay off with increased tax money from its colonies. The British were also keen on keeping the peace in North America, especially on the colonies' western frontiers, so in an effort to appease the various Indian tribes the Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued, prohibiting colonists from engaging in further expansion west of the Appalachian Mountains.

  • True or False?

French and Indian Wars

  1. 1697

  2. True

  3. Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle

  4. 9

  5. Lumbering

  6. Iroquois Confederacy

  7. Robert Dinwiddie

  8. George Washington

  9. William Pitt

  10. True

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