Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 6:
The Revolutionary War


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 6 Questions     Ch. 6 Answers

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  1. At the beginning of the revolutionary war, the British were expected to win. If the 13 Colonies had possessed more resources, how do you think this would have affected their chances for success? [audio]

  2. Once France became allies with the 13 Colonies, it had a major impact on the colonists' ability to win the war. Describe how France's participation in the war influences the colonists' capability and resources. [audio]

  3. We often think that the country with the most capability and resources would win a war. What role do you think motivation has in winning a war? [audio]

  4. In this chapter you learned that the British hired professional soldiers, or mercenaries, to fight in the Revolutionary War. What advantages and disadvantages would mercenaries have on a country's capability and motivation in war? [audio]

  5. Throughout this chapter the importance of the colonists' wilderness fighting techniques was discussed. Give some examples in which this fighting strategy would be ineffective. [audio]