The Slightly Inaccurate American Revolution Test

  • What caused the American Revolution?  This question has been posed by many a historian, especially when he needs to begin a chapter on the American Revolution in his authoritative high school American history textbook, or a test on a website.  What actually matters here, though, is not what caused the Revolution in a larger sense, but what happened in specific events leading up to the actual war.  Of course, what happened is shrouded in historical mystery, but we can make guesses.  And it's not always like what the textbooks say. well do you know what you aren't supposed to know?

    This test will give you more points for more correct answers, but some answers are worth partial credit.  So pick what you think is the best answer.  It might not always be clear, but it should be more fun that way.