Guerrilla Warfare in the Revolutionary War


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Which of these would be an example of guerrilla warfare?

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1. In the American Revolution, where were guerrilla tactics most important and most often used?

2. What was the first engagement to utilize guerrilla warfare in the American Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Americans did not do well in head to head combat with the British. Because of this, they used guerrilla warfare. Use these assessments to see what you know about the use of guerrilla warfare in the Revolutionary War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Group from whom the colonists learned guerrilla tactics
  • Commander of the rifle sharpshooters at Saratoga
  • Types of guerrilla tactics Patriots used

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the Minutemen were guarding
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the first clash between the Patriots and the British Army
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on guerrilla warfare during the Revolutionary War

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Guerrilla Warfare in the Revolutionary War. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the ways guerrilla warfare helped the Patriots win
  • Review the Patriots' first use of guerrilla warfare
  • Know about the surrender at Saratoga