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Name: ______________________
1. _______ This person was a prominent lawyer during the American Revolution era, whom after the Boston Massacre, defended the
British soldiers because of his belief in justice even though he championed the cause of independence.
a. John Adams
b. George Washington
c. King George III
d. Lord Cornwallis
2. _______ He surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown, ending the American Revolution.
a. George Washington
b. Paul Revere
c. Lord Cornwallis
d. Benjamin Franklin
3. _______ His ideas of “Natural Rights” were adopted by the writers of the Declaration of Independence.
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. John Locke
d. John Adams
4. _______ This person believed that it didn’t make sense for a King so far away in England to rule over the colonies that were in the
Americas, and wrote this opinion in his pamphlet called “Common Sense.”
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Paul Revere
c. John Locke
d. Thomas Paine
5. _______ “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech is what this person was known for during the American Revolution era.
a. Patrick Henry
b. Phyllis Wheatley
c. King George III
d. George Washington
6. _______ He was a statesman to France to get their help against England but only after he helped to frame the Declaration of
Independence.
a. Thomas Paine
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. Patrick Henry
d. Thomas Jefferson
7. _______ This silversmith, and member of the Sons of Liberty, made a daring ride to warn the colonists and the militia about the
coming of the British troops.
a. George Washington
b. Thomas Paine
c. John Locke
d. Paul Revere
8. _______ He was the counterpart of Lord Cornwallis, commanding the colonial Continental Army.
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. George Washington
c. Paul Revere
d. Thomas Paine
9. _______ This was the only woman on the list of key individuals, credited with writing many plays that supported American
independence.
a. Phyllis Wheatley
b. Clara Barton
c. Susan B. Anthony
d. Sojourner Truth
10. _______ Although he had help in framing the Declaration of Independence, this key individual was considered its major author.
a. Thomas Paine
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. Patrick Henry
d. Thomas Jefferson