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Patriots and Loyalists on Film: Revolutionary War Movies Quiz
by Staff
How much do you know about the plots, actors and inspirations for the movies that depict America's War of Independence? Take our quiz to find out.

When did the American Revolutionary War begin?

  • 1774
  • 1775
  • 1776

D.W. Griffith directed this 1909 silent short film about the American Revolution.

  • "The Hessian Renegades"
  • "The Renegades"
  • "The Hessians "

Which Revolutionary War movie resulted in a 10-year prison sentence for the producer Robert Goldstein?

  • "Revolution"
  • "1776"
  • "The Spirit of '76"

True or false: The 1922 Revolutionary War movie "Cardigan" stars the actor Buster Keaton.

  • true
  • false

The failure of which 1924 movie ended the reign of D.W. Griffith as Hollywood's preeminent director?

  • "America"
  • "The Struggle"
  • "Orphans of the Storm"

Which Virginia statesman said, "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death"?

  • George Washington
  • Patrick Henry
  • Thomas Paine

Which actor stars as the lead character Gil Martin in the Revolutionary War film "Drums Along the Mohawk"?

  • Clark Gable
  • John Wayne
  • Henry Fonda

Which 1939 Revolutionary War short film features the biographical story of Haym Salomon?

  • "Sons of Liberty"
  • "Heroes for Sale"
  • "The Sea Hawk"

What was the release date of the Revolutionary War movie "The Howards of Virginia," which starred Cary Grant and Martha Scott?

  • 1938
  • 1940
  • 1942

Actor Cornel Wilde plays a Revolutionary War spy in which 1955 film?

  • "The Scarlet Storm"
  • "Storm Fear"
  • "The Scarlet Coat"

Which actor stars as the fictional Virginia patriot John Fry in the orientation film "Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot"?

  • Jack Lord
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Clint Eastwood

Which Revolutionary War movie served as the inspiration for Liberty Square at Walt Disney World?

  • "Third Man on the Mountain"
  • "The Light in the Forest"
  • "Johnny Tremain"

Which 1959 Revolutionary War movie stars actor Robert Stack?

  • "Paul Revere"
  • "John Paul Jones"
  • "Patrick Henry"

Which movie about the Revolutionary War stars Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier?

  • "The Devil's Disciple"
  • "The Young Savages"
  • "Ten Tall Men"

Which film tells the true story of the French nobleman who provided aid to the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War?

  • "Lafayette"
  • "L'Enfant"
  • "DuBois"

Which battle is considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War?

  • Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Battles of Saratoga
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

True or false: The movie "1776" is a film version of a Broadway musical comedy of the same name.

  • true
  • false

Which 1976 Revolutionary War short film was directed by John Huston?

  • "America"
  • "Revolution"
  • "Independence"

This Revolutionary War television movie was inspired by a John Jakes novel.

  • "Love and War"
  • "The Rebels"
  • "Heaven and Hell"

Which actor plays the leading character Tom Dobb in the movie "Revolution"?

  • Al Pacino
  • Martin Sheen
  • Mel Gibson

Actor Tommy Lee Jones stars in which 1988 Revolutionary War television movie?

  • "April Battle"
  • "April Revolution"
  • "April Morning"

Which Revolutionary War movie was based on a George Bernard Shaw play of the same title.

  • "The Devil's Disciple"
  • "You Never Can Tell"
  • "The Man of Destiny

Which actor plays the lead role of Benjamin Martin in the Revolutionary War film "The Patriot"?

  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Mel Gibson
  • Hugh Jackman

Which Revolutionary War movie stars the actor Jeff Daniels as Gen. George Washington?

  • "Washington"
  • "The Revolution"
  • "The Crossing"

Which Continental Navy commander said, "I have not yet begun to fight"?

  • Nathan Hale
  • John Paul Jones
  • Thomas Paine

In the 2003 television movie "Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor," which actor plays the title character?

  • Aidan Quinn
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • John Light

The Revolutionary War television series "TURN: Washington's Spies" is based loosely on which real-life ring of spies?

  • the Silvermaster ring
  • the Culper ring
  • the Walker ring

True or false: Filming of the Revolutionary War television miniseries "Sons of Liberty" was done outside the United States.

  • true
  • false

Which 2015 Revolutionary War movie tells the story of a former British East India Co. mercenary?

  • "Beyond the Company"
  • "The Company Mask"
  • "Beyond the Mask"

Which treaty officially ended the American Revolutionary War?

  • Treaty of London
  • Treaty of Boston
  • Treaty of Paris