• 1. 
    What was the name of the army that the American Congress formed to fight the British?

  • Union Army
  • Militia
  • Continental army
  • Sons of Liberty
  • 2. 
    What was the militia?

  • A group of local citizens who trained a few times a year to fight
  • A group of specially trained forces that was part of the main army
  • A nickname for the British soldiers
  • The name for the boys who played the fife and drums in the army
  • 3. 
    About how much did a private in the Continental army get paid each month?

  • $25
  • $10
  • $1
  • $6
  • 4. 
    Who was the main Commander in charge of the entire Continental army?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Horatio Gates
  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • 5. 
    What was the main difference between the militia and the Continental army?

  • The army soldiers had to enlist for a longer period of time
  • The army soldiers trained more than the militia
  • The soldiers in the Continental army were paid
  • All of the above
  • 6. 
    True or False: The soldiers of the Continental army were provided uniforms, weapons, and other gear by the government.

  • TRUE
  • 7. 
    How did most soldiers die during the Revolutionary War?

  • From getting hit by a cannonball
  • From getting stabbed by a bayonet
  • From getting shot by a musket
  • From disease and sickness
  • 8. 
    True or False: Many soldiers wanted to surrender so they could spend the rest of the war in prison camps where soldiers were well fed and treated with kindness.

  • TRUE
  • 9. 
    What were the soldiers from Germany called?

  • Redcoats
  • Wehrmacht
  • Militia
  • Hessians
  • 10. 
    Around how many soldiers did the Continental army have at one time?

  • 17,000
  • 50,000
  • 80,000
  • 5,000
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