Poll: The 18th of April - ANSWERS

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Dr. Bob, Apr 17, 2004.

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In what year did "Paul Revere's Ride" occur?

  1. 1773

    40.0%
  2. 1774

    50.0%
  3. 1775

    10.0%
  4. 1776

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 1777

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Dr. Bob

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    First major conflict of the American Colonial rebellion (War of Independence) was on the 18th of April. In honor of that we have a little quiz!

    (British are welcome to try . . )

    [ April 21, 2004, 12:43 AM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
  2. rsr

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    Our resident BB Brits probably will do better than the Americans ...
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    OCRRECT ANSWERS ARE IN BOLD

    1. In what year did "Paul Revere's Ride" occur?
    1773 12% (1)
    1774 25% (2)
    1775 50% (4)
    1776 12% (1)
    1777 0% (0)

    2. What did Paul Revere cry out when he rode through Lexington?
    To arms! To arms! 25% (2)
    The regulars are coming! The regulars are coming! 38% (3)
    Alarm! Alarm! 0% (0)
    The British are coming! The British are coming! 38% (3)
    The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming! 0% (0)

    3. Where did the British come from when they arrived on Lexington Green?
    Bunker Hill 0% (0)
    Charles River 38% (3)
    New Hampshire 0% (0)
    New York 0% (0)
    Concord 62% (5)

    4. Who warned Revere to go and spread the alarm?
    Dr. Josiah Warren 50% (4)
    Dr. Joseph Warren 25% (2)
    Dr. John Warren 0% (0)
    Dr. Earl Warren 0% (0)
    Dr Samuel Warren 25% (2)

    5. What was the signal that the British were coming by sea, not overland?
    Two gunshots from the Boston Commons 0% (0)
    Two lamps from a church window 12% (1)
    One lantern in the church belfry 12% (1)
    Two lanterns from the belfry 62% (5)
    One gunshot from the Boston Commons 12% (1)

    6. How many Minutemen met the British on Lexington Green?
    About 50 12% (1)
    About 75 38% (3)
    About 100 12% (1)
    About 125 12% (1)
    About 150 25% (2)

    7. How many British were killed after destroying the stores at Concord?
    About 10 50% (4)
    About 30 12% (1)
    About 50 25% (2)
    About 70 12% (1)
    About 90 0% (0)
     
  4. Roy

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    In reference to #5, is my source wrong Dr. Bob?

    Roy

    http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1261.html
     
  5. Dr. Bob

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    Longfellow perpetuated the "hang a lattern aloft" myth. Go to the North Church (still there) and you can see the upper story windows.

    From across the bay, two lanterns in a 4 ft wide tower would look like ONE light. So in two high windows they placed the lights to show TWO distinct lights - "two if by sea".
     

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