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1777 In US History

What do you know about 1777 In US History?  Try this US History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. General John Burgoyne was in London trying to get appointed to an independent command in North America. He brought up a plan that had been discussed by various British generals since 1775: an attempt to divide the American colonies by an invasion from the province of Quebec.

  • True or False?

2. Burgoyne took Crown Point without opposition. He strengthened its defenses and began construction of a magazine, or supply depot, to support his attack on Fort Ticonderoga. When did he take Crown Point?

  • June 4, 1777
  • June 14, 1777
  • June 24, 1777

3. Who commanded the US forces at Fort Ticonderoga?

  • General Mark Clark
  • General Arthur St. Clair
  • General Benedict Arnold

4. The Battle of Hubbardton was an engagement in the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolutionary War. On the morning of July 7, 1777, British forces, under General Simon Fraser, caught up with the American rear guard of the forces withdrawing from Fort Ticonderoga. It was the only battle of the revolution fought on Vermont state soil.

  • True or False?

5. What battle during the Saratoga campaign happened on July 8, 1777?

  • Battle of Fort Greene
  • Battle of Fort Washington
  • Battle of Fort Anne

6. The Siege of Fort Stanwix took place in August 1777, when British soldiers put the American fort under siege. However, the American fort held out. Who commanded the American forces?

  • Barry Nelson
  • Barry St. Leger
  • Barry O'Jay

7. The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest battles in the American Revolutionary War and a significant engagement of the Saratoga campaign. It also has the distinction of being one of the few battles of the war where almost all of the participants were North American: Loyalists and Americans Indian fought against Patriots in the absence of British soldiers. For the Indians, the battle was a civil war: Oneidas allied with the American militia fought against members of the other Iroquois nations. What was the date of the battle?

  • August 6, 1777
  • August 16, 1777
  • August 26, 1777

8. The Battle of Bennington was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, taking place on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, New York, about 10 miles away from its namesake Bennington, Vermont. The British commander was Friedrich Baum. Who commanded the American forces?

  • John Stark
  • Ethan Allen
  • George Lincoln

9. The Battles of Saratoga in September and October 1777 were decisive American victories in the American Revolutionary War, resulting in the surrender of an entire British army of over 6,000 men invading New York from Canada. This action, often referred to in the singular as the "Battle of Saratoga", was actually two battles fought eighteen days apart, but on the same ground, nine miles south of Saratoga, New York: the Battle of Freeman's Farm on September 19 and the Battle of Bemis Heights on October 7. Who was NOT an American commander?

  • Horatio Gates
  • Benedict Arnold
  • Johann Specht
  • Benjamin Lincoln

10. Having secured New York City in his 1776 campaign, in 1777 General Howe concentrated on capturing Philadelphia, the seat of the Revolutionary government. He moved slowly, landing 15,000 troops in late August at the northern end of Chesapeake Bay, about 55 miles southwest of Philadelphia. General George Washington positioned 11,000 men between Howe and Philadelphia but was outflanked and driven back at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777. When did Howe march into Philadelphia?

  • September 16, 1777
  • September 26, 1777
  • October 6, 1777

11. During the winter of 1777, where did Washington and the Continental Army make winter camp?

  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Mammoth, New Jersey
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Check Your Answers


1777 In US History [Answers]

  1. True
  2. June 24, 1777
  3. General Arthur St. Clair
  4. True. (The Battle of Bennington was on the New York side of the eventual border.)
  5. Battle of Fort Anne
  6. Barry St. Leger
  7. August 6, 1777
  8. John Stark
  9. Johann Specht
  10. September 26, 1777
  11. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

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