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Battle of Jumonville Glen

Choose an answer from the three choices and True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1. The Battle of Jumonville Glen, also known as the Jumonville affair, was the opening battle of the French and Indian War fought on May 28, 1754. The battle happened near what present town?

  • Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Oakland, Maryland
  • Winchester, Virginia

2. Lieutenant Colonel George Washington was leading an expedition to meet up with a group of Frontiersmen who had set out a few months earlier in order to build a fort. On his way, Washington received word that a French party of 50 soldiers was in the area. Fearing they may be a raiding party, Washington ambushed them, and nearly every Frenchmen was killed or captured. This skirmish would prove to be the opening shots of the Seven Years War.

  • True or False?

3. Who was the French commander?

  • Joseph de Cummings
  • Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville
  • John de Cabot

4. While waiting for an attack on May 27, an early settler arrived at camp and told Washington that 50 French soldiers had stopped at his cabin and threatened to kill his cow and break everything in his house. Who was the early settler?

  • Christopher Gist
  • Robert Morris
  • Randolph Scott

5. Tanacharison was the leader of the American Indian warriors with Washington at the battle. What was he known to European-Americans?

  • Half Pint
  • Half Moon
  • Half King

6. The French force was made up of 50 soldiers. How many soldiers were under Washington's command?

  • 25
  • 40
  • 100

7. How many Iroquois warriors were under Washington's command?

  • 12
  • 25
  • 50

8. After the firing had stopped, Jumonville handed Washington some papers and insisted that he read them. While Washington did so, someone came up and smashed Jumonville's skull with a tomahawk, killing him. Who killed Jumonville?

  • Christopher Gist
  • Tanacharison
  • Iron One

9. Following the battle, Washington returned to Great Meadows and began to construct a fort. What was the fort known as?

  • Fort Necessity
  • Fort Comfort
  • Fort Pitt

10. A portion of the battlefield is preserved as a part of Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

  • True or False?

Battle of Jumonville Glen
[Answers]

  1. Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  2. True
  3. Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville
  4. Christopher Gist
  5. Half King
  6. 40
  7. 12
  8. Tanacharison
  9. Fort Necessity
  10. True

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