Overmountain Victory Quiz

 
A man in revolutionary era clothing, holding a gun, stands on the edge of a field of yellow flowers
The Overmountain Settlers lived west of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Question 1

Why were these people called the Overmountain settlers?

a. Because they settled west of, or over, the Rocky Mountains
b. Because they settled west of, or over, the Sierra Nevada Mountains
c. Because they settled west of, or over, the Appalachian Mountains

c. Because they settled west of, or over, the Appalachian Mountains

Question 2

How long was the Battle of Kings Mountain?

a. Three days
b. About an hour
c. Two weeks

b. About an hour

Question 3

What role did George Washington play during the Battle of Kings Mountain?

a. Although not personally at the battle, he was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
b. Washington led the Overmountain Men
c. Washington led the British troops

a. Although not personally at the battle, he was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
 

Question 4

Which Revolutionary War weapon was best for range and accuracy?

a. Musket
b. Rifle
c. Tomahawk
b. Rifle

Question 5

When did the Overmountain Men travel to fight for independence in the Battle of Kings Mountain?

a. September 1780
b. January 1781
c. July 1776
a. September 1780
 
A woman in revolutionary war era clothing sits holding a spool of yarn and a handheld frame for making lucets.
Lucet making.

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Question 6

You can make a Lucet and four-sided cord at home using what materials?

a. Fork and yarn
b. Spoon and string
c. Knife and yarn
a. Fork and yarn

Question 7

The spinning process starts with dirty wool. What is the first step in cleaning the wool?

a. Cold water and dishwashing liquid
b. Warm water and lye soap
c. Put it in the washing machine

b. Warm water and lye soap

Question 8

What items go inside a musket cartridge?

a. Lead and salt
b. Rock and sand
c. Ball and gunpowder

c. Ball and gunpowder
 

Question 9

How did Revolutionary War commanders communicate with soldiers on the battlefield?

a. Cell phone
b. Musical instruments
c. Walkie Talkies
b. Musical instruments

Question 10

Which is an 18th Century game played by children?

a. Swing the door
b. Open the window
c. Shut the box
c. Shut the box

 
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Last updated: September 11, 2020

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