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Battle of Port Royal, Nova Scotia (1690)

Port Royal was the scene of major fighting during King William's War.

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.

1) When did the battle take place?Trivia powered by Prof. Walter

  • May 19, 1690
  • June 19, 1690
  • July 19, 1690

2) Who attacked Port Royal

  • Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Colony of Virginia
  • Hudson Bay Company

3) Who defended Port Royal?

  • French Colony of Acadia
  • French Colony of La Havre
  • French Colony of Ottawa

4) The British force consisted of "7 ships, armed with 78 cannon and carrying 736 men, 446 of them being militiamen." Who commanded the force?

  • William Penn
  • William Phips
  • William Wadsworth

5) The French garrison consisted of only 80 soldiers and the fortifications were in a state of disrepair with the cannon that were available not even being mounted.

  • True or False?

6) Realizing the hopelessness of the situation the local French commander negotiated an honorable surrender.

  • True or False?

7) Because of the terms under the surrender, the British force did not break into looting and pillaging. The cannon were not removed and anything that could be deemed a fortification was leveled kept in place.

  • True or False?

8) The British commander also ordered the Acadian peasantry to swear an oath of allegiance to the English monarchy. Who was the monarchy?

  • William and Mary
  • James and Virginia
  • John and Elizabeth

9) The British commander then determined to install a new government, he organized a government by personally selecting French Acadian leaders to form a council. What was the government?

  • Provisional
  • Legislative
  • Monarch

10) In addition to his assault on Port Royal, the British commander dispatched additional forces to destroy other French posts. What was NOT a French post?

  • Castine
  • La Have
  • Albany

Battle of Port Royal, Nova Scotia (1690)
[Answers]

  1. May 19, 1690
  2. Massachusetts Bay Colony
  3. French Colony of Acadia
  4. William Phips
  5. True
  6. True
  7. False. Though in spite of the terms under the surrender, the New Englanders soon broke into 12 days of looting and pillaging. The cannon were removed and anything that could be deemed a fortification was leveled.
  8. William and Mary
  9. Provisional
  10. Albany

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