Do You Know Revolutionary Era Slang?

The Revolutionary Era may have been a time of upheaval in America, but it was also a time for fantastic slang! Do you think you can decipher 10 terms from this historic era? Put our knowledge to the test with this trivia quiz!
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If someone were described as a "yeoman" then they were what?
A traitor
A farmer who cultivated his own land
A shop keeper
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What did a "whig" support?
The British
American independence
Revolution in the South
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What was a "tory?"
A colonist who stayed loyal to Britain.
A lady of the night.
A spy for the Americans.
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Who might have been described as a "planter?"
Anyone who grew corn.
Someone who grew tobacco.
Someone who was good at public speaking.
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If you were considered a "middling" person, what did you likely do for a living?
Work for the government.
Work as a farmer or tradesman.
Work for the postal service.
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If a man were described as a "fopper" then he was likely...
Very effeminate.
A bit of a blow hard.
A British spy.
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What did it mean to "lob" during this era?
To loot a civilian house.
To throw a party.
To break with tradition.
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What were "yankee peas?"
American buckshot.
War rations.
Corn cobs.
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If someone died of "barrel fever," then what was their cause of death?
The flu
Alcohol poisoning
Smallpox
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Who might have been called a "bluffer?"
A bar owner.
An inn keeper.
A postman.
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Well, one thing is for sure, you don't know your Revolutionary era slang very well just yet! Before you get too down on yourself, remember that this slang was used hundreds of years ago! Knowing the language isn't only difficult, it's almost impossible for even the most dedicated history buffs!

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You are Revolutionary slang slick! Though the Revolutionary war era may have happened a few hundred years ago, you know the slang of this era in a way that very few people can. It's obvious that you pride yourself on being a history buff with a knack for language!

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You are a Revolutionary slang ace! You know the slang, lingo, and phrases used during this time period with great skill. From the terms used throughout the war to the language of local shop keeps, it's obvious that you're a history buff with a true love of language!

A+, Revolutionary Slang Ace

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1
If someone were described as a "yeoman" then they were what?
A traitor
A farmer who cultivated his own land
A shop keeper
2
What did a "whig" support?
The British
American independence
Revolution in the South
3
What was a "tory?"
A colonist who stayed loyal to Britain.
A lady of the night.
A spy for the Americans.
4
Who might have been described as a "planter?"
Anyone who grew corn.
Someone who grew tobacco.
Someone who was good at public speaking.
5
If you were considered a "middling" person, what did you likely do for a living?
Work for the government.
Work as a farmer or tradesman.
Work for the postal service.
6
If a man were described as a "fopper" then he was likely...
Very effeminate.
A bit of a blow hard.
A British spy.
7
What did it mean to "lob" during this era?
To loot a civilian house.
To throw a party.
To break with tradition.
8
What were "yankee peas?"
American buckshot.
War rations.
Corn cobs.
9
If someone died of "barrel fever," then what was their cause of death?
The flu
Alcohol poisoning
Smallpox
10
Who might have been called a "bluffer?"
A bar owner.
An inn keeper.
A postman.