• 1. 
    What made the Battle of Yorktown significant?

  • The British soundly defeated the Americans causing them to nearly give up on independence.
  • It was the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
  • It was the final battle of the American Civil War.
  • It was the first battle of the American Revolution.
  • 2. 
    Who was the general in charge of the British troops at Yorktown?

  • Nathanael Greene
  • Charles Cornwallis
  • George Washington
  • Robert E. Lee
  • 3. 
    What was the date of the British surrender?

  • July 4, 1776
  • December 16, 1773
  • October 19, 1781
  • April 19, 1775
  • 4. 
    What country helped the Americans to win the battle by defeating the British Navy and preventing the arrival of reinforcements?

  • Denmark
  • France
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • 5. 
    What important role did the southern Continental Army under General Nathanael Greene play in the build up to the battle of Yorktown?

  • They guarded the prisoners of war after the battle
  • They forced the British Army to retreat to the east coast where they ended up surrounded at Yorktown
  • They defeated the British Navy at Yorktown Harbor
  • They played no role whatsoever
  • 6. 
    What happened in Britain after the army surrendered at Yorktown?

  • They began to think they may lose the war
  • All of the above
  • They realized that the cost of fighting the war was not worth keeping control of the colonies
  • The British Prime Minister resigned from office
  • 7. 
    True or False: General George Washington agreed to all of the British conditions of surrender.

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    How long did the battle and siege of Yorktown last?

  • Twenty days
  • One day
  • Three days
  • Two months
  • 9. 
    What French officer eventually reached the rank of Major General in the United States Army?

  • George Washington
  • Nathanael Greene
  • Marquis de La Fayette
  • Horatio Gates
  • 10. 
    Around how many British troops surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown?

  • 8,000
  • 300
  • 2,000
  • 900
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