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King William's War

The first of the French and Indian Wars, King William's War (1689 - 97) was the name used in the English colonies in America to refer to the North American theater of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688 - 97).

What do you know about the French and Indian Wars? Try this U.S. History Made Easy FUN Trivia quiz. You'll find the answers at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) It was part of the Nine Years' War and fought between England, France, and their respective American Indian allies in the colonies of Canada (New France), Acadia, and New England.

  • True or False?

2) King William's War began after William of Orange was declared King of England and quickly deposed his unpopular predecessor in the Glorious Revolution. Who was the unpopular king?

  • James II
  • Henry II
  • John II

3) When word of the overthrow of James II by William of Orange in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 reached Boston, the colonists rose up in rebellion and arrested the governor on May 18, 1689. Who was the governor?

  • Sir Edmund Andros
  • Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Sir Edmund McQueeny

4) On August 5, 1689, 1,500 Iroquois attacked the New France settlement at Lachine before New France had even learned of the start of the war.

  • True or False?

5) New France and its Indian allies then attacked English frontier settlements. What was the most notable attack?

  • Schenectady Massacre
  • Albany War
  • Nova Scotia War

6) The English captured Port Royal, Nova Scotia, the capital of Acadia, and then launched an expedition to seize the capital of New France, but were defeated. The French attacked the British-held coast, recapturing Port Royal. What was the battle where the French defeated the British forces?

  • Battle of Lake Erie
  • Battle of Quebec
  • St. Lawrence Battle

7) The expedition was the first major offensive of King William�s War; for the remainder of the war the English colonists were forces to offensive operations and skirmishes.

  • True or False?

8) In early 1692, in the Candlemas Massacre an estimated 150 Abenakis commanded by officers of New France entered the town of York, Maine, killing about 100 of the English settlers and burning down buildings. What was the massacre?

  • Candlemas Massacre
  • York Massacre
  • DeCollins Massacre

9) The Iroquois Five Nations suffered from the weakness of their English allies. In 1693 and 1696, the French and their Indian allies ravaged Iroquois towns and destroyed crops while New York colonists remained passive. After the English and French made peace in 1697, the Iroquois, now abandoned by the English colonists, remained at war with New France. When did the conflict end?

  • 1701
  • 1776
  • 1801

10) In 1697 a treaty ended the war between the two colonial powers, reverting the colonial borders to the status quo ante bellum. What was the name of the treaty?

  • The Treaty of Orange
  • The Treaty of Ryswick
  • The Treaty of Paris

King William's War
(Answers)

  1. True
  2. James II
  3. Sir Edmund Andros
  4. True
  5. Schenectady Massacre
  6. Battle of Quebec
  7. False. The expedition was the last major offensive of King William�s War; for the remainder of the war the English colonists were reduced to defensive operations and skirmishes.
  8. Candlemas Massacre
  9. 1701
  10. The Treaty of Ryswick

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