Battle of Lexington and Concord

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Battle of Lexington and Concord.

1. What made the Battles of Lexington and Concord significant?
a. They were the most deadly battles in the history of the United States.
b. They lasted weeks and were some of the longest battles in history.
c. They were the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
d. They were two of the more important battles of the Civil War.
e. They were the final battles of the American Revolution.

2. What two American patriots did the British hope to capture in Lexington?
a. Samuel Adams and John Hancock
b. John Adams and George Washington
c. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
d. Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere
e. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

3. Who fired the first shot of the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington?
a. A British soldier
b. An American militiaman
c. Samuel Adams
d. Captain of the British army
e. No one knows for sure

4. How were the militiamen in Lexington and Concord warned that the British were coming?
a. By smoke signals set off in Boston
b. By colorful kites flown high in the air
c. By riders such as the famous Paul Revere
d. By secret letters sent weeks before
e. By messages sent through the air on homing pigeons

5. Who was the leader of the small American militia force in Lexington?
a. George Washington
b. Samuel Adams
c. John Parker
d. John Adams
e. Francis smith

6. What day did the Revolutionary War begin?
a. July 4, 1776
b. April 19, 1775
c. September 3, 1783
d. March 7, 1770
e. August 15, 1812

7. While the British retreated to Boston, what did the American troops do?
a. They fled to the hills
b. They attacked in force trying to keep any British soldiers from escaping
c. They stayed in Concord hoping that the war was over
d. They harassed the British forces as they retreated and then surrounded Boston
e. They went back to their homes

8. What was the name of the bridge where the Americans fought the British in Concord?
a. Bay Bridge
b. Covered Bridge
c. Boston Bridge
d. North Bridge
e. South Bridge

9. Who was the British leader in charge at Lexington?
a. Captain John Parker
b. General Benedict Arnold
c. Colonel Francis Smith
d. Captain George Howe
e. Major William Lee

10. Around how many men died in the two battles?
a. None
b. 10
c. 122
d. 690
e. 1430

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