The French and Indian War

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A quiz covering the French and Indian War (the fighting in North America during the Seven Years' War).

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Question 1

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What was the approximate population of the British colonies in North America in 1754?
Answer
  • 1.1 million
  • 55,000
  • 7.5 million
  • 300,000

Question 2

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How much had the Native American population of America declined because of the spread of smallpox by 1754?
Answer
  • 90%
  • 50%
  • 68%
  • 75%

Question 3

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The farming of what plant decreased soil quality and led to a need for expansion by the British colonists?
Answer
  • Tobacco
  • Potatoes
  • Tea
  • Wheat

Question 4

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When was Louisbourg returned to the French after being captured by American forces?
Answer
  • 1754
  • 1748
  • 1744
  • 1750

Question 5

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Who was in command of the British forces at the Battle of Jumonville Glen?
Answer
  • Robert Dinwiddie
  • George Washington
  • Half King
  • Edward Braddock

Question 6

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Why did George Washington lose the Battle of Fort Necessity?
Answer
  • Rain soaked his men's gunpowder
  • The French and French Indians sniped at his troops from behind trees rather than engaging in open combat
  • His Indian allies abandoned him
  • All of the above

Question 7

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How many Native American allies aided British General Edward Braddock at the Battle of the Wilderness?
Answer
  • 7
  • 100
  • 20
  • 34

Question 8

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When was the Battle of Fort William Henry?
Answer
  • 3rd - 9th August 1757
  • 6th - 8th July 1758
  • 2nd - 10th June 1757
  • 12th - 18th July 1758

Question 9

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Lieutenant Daniel Webb had a command of 1600 men at Ford Edward. Why did he not send them to aid Fort William Henry?
Answer
  • It would have left Albany undefended
  • He thought Monro would be defeated anyway and there was no point risking his men's lives
  • He had a personal grudge against Monro
  • The news that Fort William Henry was under attack did not reach him in time

Question 10

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How did William Johnson win the Battle of Crown Point on September 9th 1755?
Answer
  • He enlisted the aid of local militia and Native Americans
  • He called on a large number of reinforcements to outnumber the French
  • He attacked from two fronts in a pincer movement
  • He used heavy artillery to destroy the French defences

Question 11

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What is 'linear warfare'?
Answer
  • Attacking the enemy as a single, synchronised unit, usually formed in lines.
  • Making lines of trenches to attack the enemy from.
  • Fighting as individuals rather than a group, using the cover of trees and ditches
  • Placing lines of artillery in front of your forces

Question 12

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How did Montcalm defend Fort Carillon?
Answer
  • He cut down trees around the fort to break up the British advance
  • He his his men behind trees and ambushed the British
  • He used his artillery to sink the British ships as they approached
  • He allowed the British to capture the fort, then attacked and trapped them inside

Question 13

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How many men did James Abercrombie command at the Battle of Fort Carillon?
Answer
  • 18,000
  • 3600
  • 8000
  • 5600

Question 14

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When was the Battle of Fort Frontenac?
Answer
  • 26th - 28th August 1758
  • 13th - 19th September 1758
  • 28th - 30th November 1758
  • 14th - 16th July 1758

Question 15

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Who led the British forces at the battle of Louisbourg?
Answer
  • Jeffery Amherst
  • James Wolfe
  • Edward Boscawen
  • Edward Hawke

Question 16

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How much was paid to King Frederick the Great of Prussia per annum to get him to fight for the British?
Answer
  • £700,000
  • £1,000,000
  • £60,000
  • £40,000

Question 17

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Which French forts were captured between the Battles of Louisbourg and Quebec? (Two)
Answer
  • Niagara
  • Carillon
  • Oswego
  • William-Henry

Question 18

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How many British regulars fought at the Battle of Quebec?
Answer
  • 4,400
  • 8000
  • 1900
  • 1500
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