Valley Forge

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Valley Forge.

1. In what state is Valley Forge located?
a. Maryland
b. New York
c. Massachusetts
d. Pennsylvania
e. Delaware

2. Which of the following is NOT a reason that George Washington chose to camp at Valley Forge?
a. There was a river that served as a barrier to the north
b. It was far enough away from the British army in Philadelphia that he would have warning if they attacked
c. Mount Joy and Mount Misery offered high ground for his troops
d. It was close enough to Philadelphia that he could protect the local people from the British troops
e. It was a warm comfortable spot to stay for the winter

3. What general was responsible for turning the Continental army into a trained fighting force?
a. Friedrich von Steuben
b. George Washington
c. Marquis de Lafayette
d. Horatio Gates
e. Benedict Arnold

4. What country did General Marquis de Lafayette come from?
a. England
b. France
c. Germany
d. Austria
e. Spain

5. Who did the Continental army fight at Valley Forge?
a. The English
b. The French
c. There was not a battle at Valley Forge
d. The Sons of Liberty
e. The German Hessians

6. Who was the American top commander at Valley Forge?
a. Friedrich von Steuben
b. George Washington
c. John Adams
d. Horatio Gates
e. Thomas Jefferson

7. What was the main cause of death to American soldiers at Valley Forge?
a. Gunshot wounds
b. Starvation
c. Poison
d. Suicide
e. Disease

8. Around how many soldiers died over the winter while camping at Valley Forge?
a. 100
b. 500
c. 1000
d. 2500
e. 5000

9. What were the women and families called that stayed near the camp and helped to take care of the soldiers?
a. Camp Followers
b. Soldiers Servants
c. Continental Helpers
d. Army Stragglers
e. Valley Saints

10. True or False: Camping at Valley Forge was probably a fun way to spend the winter for the soldiers of the army.

About this quiz: All the questions on this quiz are based on information that can be found on the Valley Forge page at /history/american_revolution/valley_forge.php.

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