VERB JEOPARDY!Created by Heather Beaman – Hadley Jr. High, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Action Verbs - 100 King George decided to punish Boston for the “Boston Tea Party.”
Action Verbs - 200 The city told the king they were sorry.
Action Verbs - 300 Angry patriots dumped crates of tea into Boston Harbor.
Action Verbs - 400 One third of the colonies wanted to remain as citizens of England.
Action Verbs - 500 Some people thought it was time for the colonies to protest British taxes.
State of Being Verbs - 100 The colonists had no way to complain.
State of Being Verbs - 200 The Continental Congress became the first government of the colonies.
State of Being Verbs - 300 This was the start of the American Revolution.
State of Being Verbs - 400 The Patriots were the people who wanted to separate from England.
State of Being Verbs - 500 There were many loyalists in New York City.
Helping Verb Phrases - 100 Patriots were called “rebels,” and “sons (or daughters) of liberty.”
Helping Verb Phrases - 200 The Continental Army was formed with men from the colonies.
Helping Verb Phrases - 300 The war is called the “American Revolution.”
Helping Verb Phrases - 400 It is viewed as a struggle between the colonies and King George II of England.
Helping Verb Phrases - 500 Many people who had come to the colonies also remained loyal to the King.
Verb Tense - 100 Many people (try / tried) to stay neutral.
Verb Tense - 200 Some (change / changed) sides depending on what was happening.
Verb Tense - 300 George Washington (was / were) the leader of the Continental Army.
Verb Tense - 400 Others (was / were) not free to express their true feelings.
Verb Tense - 500 There were no lines (divided / dividing) each side.
Irregular Verbs - 100 Restate the sentence in the past tense. Many families (choose) a side.
Irregular Verbs - 200 Restate the sentence in the past tense. Sometimes they (fight) against other family members.
Irregular Verbs – 300 Restate the sentence in the past tense. Sometimes the soldiers (catch) and turned in their neighbors.
Irregular Verbs - 400 Restate the sentence in the past tense. Many fled and (hide) with other family members.
Irregular Verbs - 500 Restate the sentence in the past tense. They often (sell) their belongings for money.
Miscellaneous - 100 Some of these Patriots began siding with the British.
Miscellaneous - 200 Some colonists had decided not to choose sides.
Miscellaneous - 300 Patriots printed and distributed pamphlets to other colonists.
Miscellaneous - 400 At first, Britain protected and watched over America.
Miscellaneous - 500 They had been waiting for the war to end.