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1775 In US History

What do you know about 1775 In US History?  Try this US History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

US Flag 1777 - 17951) April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston.

  • True or False?

2) April 19, 1775, when the Siege of Boston began, at first, General Artemas Ward, as the head of the Massachusetts militia, was in charge of the siege.  Who was the commander?

  1. Artemas Ward
  2. George Washington
  3. John Adams

3) On May 10, 1775, American forces capture Fort Ticonderoga. The American's had two commanders. One was Ethan Allen.  Who was the other commander.

  1. Aaron Burr
  2. Benedict Arnold
  3. William Delaplace

4) The Battle of Crown Point was a battle during the American Revolutionary War which took place May 12, 1775 at Fort Crown Point on the shore of Lake Champlain near what is now Crown Point, New York.  Who commanded the American forces?

  1. Seth Warner
  2. Jonathan Trumbull
  3. John Parker

5) The Battle of Chelsea Creek is also known as a combination of the Battle of Noddle's Island and Battle of Hog Island. This battle was the second military engagement of the Boston campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought on May 27 and May 28, 1775 near Boston on Chelsea Creek and on nearby salt marshes, mudflats, and islands of Boston Harbor.  Who did NOT command American forces?

  1. John Stark
  2. Israel Putnam
  3. Thomas Graves

6) The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775 on Breed's Hill, as part of the Siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War. General Israel Putnam was in charge of the revolutionary forces, while Major-General William Howe commanded the British forces. Because most of the fighting did not occur on Bunker Hill itself.  What would have been a more accurate battle name?

  1. Battle of Breed's Hill
  2. Battle of Rainsville Hollow
  3. Battle of Prescott

7). This minor battle during the American Revolutionary War was a victory for the Patriots. Thacher Island continued to play an important role in the war, winning many battles for the Americans. It happened on August 8, 1775Who won the fight?

  1. British
  2. Americans
  3. Draw

8) The Burning of Falmouth was a small naval incident that happened during the American Revolutionary War which was set in the small town of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Today, what is the town's name?

  1. Portland, Maine
  2. Mowput, Mass.
  3. St. Johns, Maine

9) The Battle of Great Bridge was fought December 9, 1775, in the area of Great Bridge, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War. The victory by the Continental Army was responsible for removing Lord Dunmore and any other vestige of English Government for the Colony of Virginia during the early days of the Revolution.  Who commanded the American forces?

  1. George Washington
  2. William Woodford
  3. Patrick Henry

10) The Battle of Quebec was an attempt on December 31, 1775, by American colonial revolutionaries to capture the Canadian city of Quebec and enlist French Canadian support for the American Revolutionary War. Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery were the two primary colonial commanders in the assault, which failed.  Who commanded the British forces?

  1. Guy Carleton
  2. Clement Gosselin
  3. Moses Hazen

1775 In US History
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1) True  2) A.  3) B.  4) A.  5) C.  6) A.  7) B.  8) A.  9) B. 10) A.

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