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How Well Do You Know Rhode Island?
In what year on May 4 did Rhode Island announce its independence from England?

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1. In what year on May 4 did Rhode Island announce its independence from England?
   1770
   1772
   1776
   1756
   1778
2. Rhode Island was the first colony to declare independence, but ratified the Constitution when?
   Last
   First
   Third
   Fourth
   Fifth
3. Who was the first European explorer to set sight on Rhode Island?
   Columbus
   Verrazzano
   Cabot
   Hudson
   Cartier
4. Who founded the first permanent white settlement in Rhode Island?
   John Winthrop
   Anne Hutchison
   Thomas Hooker
   William Bradford
   Roger Williams
5. What early woman became one of the founders of Rhode Island?
   Anne Hutchinson
   Anne Bradstreet
   Mercy Warren
   Betsy Ross
   Catherine Sedgwick
6. Rhode Island situated itself in the center of what trade during the eighteenth century?
   Cotton
   Paper
   Whale
   Rum
   Whiskey
7. What act passed by the parliament had Rhode Islanders up in arms?
   Tariff Act of 1770
   Sugar Act of 1764
   Tea Tax of 1781
   Molasses Act of 1750
   Paper Tax of 1760
8. What famous Revolutionary War general was born in Potowomut, Rhode Island?
   Richard Montgomery
   William Howe
   Nathanael Greene
   George Washington
   Henry Clinton
9. Rhode Island is the only state to still celebrate what holiday?
   Rum Day
   First Amendment Day
   Guy Fawkes Day
   Victory Day
   Valentine's Day
10. What is Rhode Island's official name?
   State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
   State of Rhode Island and Cities Therein
   Commonwealth of Rhode Island
   Ocean State
   Providence and Rhode Island



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