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Trivia Quiz - War of 1812

Test your knowledge about the facts of the War of 1812. Very interesting War of 1812 trivia!

Quiz Number: 4544
Date Submitted: June 13, 2012
Quiz Categories: American History, British History, Canadian History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 58.7 percent
Times Taken: 139 times
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1. What lawyer and American poet witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British Navy ships during the War of 1812, inspiring him to write a poem what was eventually to become the "The Star-Spangled Banner," the US national anthem?
  A.   Francis Scott Key
  B.   John Q. Adams
  C.   Alexander Hamilton
  D.   John Hancock

2. The Battle of Thames took place in 1813 near what modern-day Canadian city located in the province of Ontario?
  A.   Sault Ste. Marie
  B.   Toronto
  C.   London
  D.   Sudbury

3. The Battle of Thames resulted in the death of what Native American chief?
  A.   Nikonha
  B.   Waubonsie
  C.   Roundhead
  D.   Tecumseh

4. The burning of Washington DC in 1814 included the destruction of much of the book collection in the Library of Congress. What former president donated his entire private book collection to help restock the Library of Congress?
  A.   James Madison
  B.   George Washington
  C.   John Adams
  D.   Thomas Jefferson

5. The Americans declared war in 1812 for several reasons. Which one of the following was one of them?
  A.   the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy
  B.   British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion
  C.   trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France
  D.   all of the above

6. Which future US president led the American forces to victory at the Battle of the Thames in 1813?
  A.   John Tyler
  B.   William Henry Harrison
  C.   Zachary Taylor
  D.   Andrew Jackson

7. The American victory at the Battle of Lake Erie in September, 1813 allowed US forces to regain what important Great Lakes fort?
  A.   Fort Niagara
  B.   Fort Detroit
  C.   Fort Meigs
  D.   Fort Michilimackinac

8. Which future US president led the American forces to victory against the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), and the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815)?
  A.   John Tyler
  B.   William Henry Harrison
  C.   Zachary Taylor
  D.   Andrew Jackson

9. On December 24, 1812, a peace treaty was signed that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and the Great Britain. What was it called?
  A.   Treaty of Ghent
  B.   Treaty of Versailles
  C.   Treaty of Paris
  D.   Treaty of Berlin

10. The final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought after a peace treaty had already been signed to end the war - on January 8, 1815. Where was the battle fought?
  A.   Fort Mackinac
  B.   New Orleans
  C.   Brownstown
  D.   Bladensburg®   

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