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Trivia Quiz - Colonial History Grab Bag #1


Colonial History Grab Bag #1

Quiz Number: 313
Date Submitted: January 29, 2006
Quiz Categories: American History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: tristan
Average Score: 73.9 percent
Times Taken: 218 times
Taken by Registered Users: 30

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1. Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence under this state.
  A.   New Hampshire
  B.   New York
  C.   Pennsylvania
  D.   Vermont

2. The Mayflower landed in 1620 in what present day state?
  A.   New Hampshire
  B.   New York
  C.   Pennsylvania
  D.   Massachusetts

3. The Bill of Rights was largely the work of whom?
  A.   James Madison
  B.   George Washington
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

4. What did American patriot Paul Revere do for a living?
  A.   Farmer
  B.   Logger
  C.   Printer
  D.   Silversmith

5. What did Ben Franklin publish from 1733 to 1757?
  A.   Poor Richards Almanac
  B.   The Pennsylvania Gazette
  C.   The Virginia Resolutions
  D.   Farmers Almanac

6. What patriot wrote: "these are the times that try mens souls."
  A.   Paul Revere
  B.   Sam Adams
  C.   Benjamin Franklin
  D.   Thomas Paine

7. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  A.   James Madison
  B.   George Washington
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

8. Who shot Alexander Hamilton?
  A.   William Penn
  B.   Aaron Burr
  C.   Patrick Henry
  D.   Abraham Whipple

9. Who was Pennsylvania named for?
  A.   John Sylvania
  B.   William Penn
  C.   David Penn
  D.   Masters Pennsylvania

10. Who wrote the "Circular Letter" opposing taxation without representation?
  A.   Paul Revere
  B.   Sam Adams
  C.   Benjamin Franklin
  D.   Thomas Paine


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