The Answers and The Winners of's American Revolution Quiz

Thursday, July 6th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Here are the answers to the recent American Revolution quiz that appeared from June 28th thru July 4th on To look at the quiz again, go to the "search" feature and look for "history." Print out the quiz and come back here to check your answers.

The Answers

1. The Declaration of Independence was officially signed on July 4, 1776.

2. The first Continential Congress delegate to sign the declaration was John Hancock.

3. Nathan Hale said, "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

4. The town captured by George Washington's Continental Army without losing a single man was Trenton, New Jersey.

5. The event that came to symbolize "taxation without representation" was The Boston Tea Party.

6. Patrick Henry said," Give me liberty or give me death."

7. False - Betsy Ross did not sew the first American flag. This is a myth, just as Washington's cherry tree episode.

8. True - George and the cherry tree is a myth.

9. True - The 13 original colonies are represented on the American flag today by 13 red and white stripes.

10. False - Philadelphia and New York both served as national capitols at one time.

11. False - Thomas Jefferson is credited with writing the body of the declaration. Franklin and others merely suggested changes.

12. America's independence was won in
B. 1783.

13. Lord Cornwallis's troops had to listen to:
B. Yankee Doodle. They were also ordered to stand at attention to "The World Turned Upside Down," a favorite tune in the British Empire at the time.

14. The first ten admendments to the U.S. Constitution are known today as:
A. The Bill of Rights

15. The Bon Homme Richard was commanded by:
A. John Paul Jones

16. The first shots of the American Revolution were fired at:
A. Lexington
The captain of the local militia told his men, "Stand your ground. Do not fire until the order is given. But if they want a war, let it begin here." When the British fired a volley, eight American lives were lost in the first of many battles and skirmishes to win independence.

17. On April 18, 1775, the man who rode to warn the countryside that the British were coming was:
C. Paul Revere.

18. On March 5, 1770, the incident in which British troops fired upon a crowd of civilians was known as:
A. The Boston Massacre.

19. During the Battle of (D. Bunker Hill), the American commander gave the order "not to fire until you see the whites of their eyes."

20. The name of the American general whose name is often associated with the word "traitor" --- even 224 years later is:
B. Benedict Arnold. wishes to thank everyone who participated in the quiz. We hope it was fun for you to play. Based on our response, we will have more quizes like this one in the very near furture -- so start studying your American History now.

The Winners

Each of the winners below will receive an VHS tape of The Oklahoma Traveler special "Tales Along the Arkansas", autographed by Scott Thompson.

Congratulations to:
Lisa Carrol, Tulsa
Kimberly Hicks, Tulsa
Dan Gladden, Tulsa
Jeffery Myers, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Susan Van Alstine, Tulsa
Steve Grantham, Tulsa

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