Soldiers from low income homes were motivated by the financial prospects of military service.

QUESTION 1
1. Soldiers from low income homes were motivated by the financial prospects of military service. These enlistees saw the militia as a way of earning income to buy land and subsequently gain independence from their family. Many of them sent money home while they were serving their enlistment.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 2
1. “Minutemen” constituted 25% of the militia. They were an elite force that were selected for their zeal, reliability and physical strength. They were trained to assemble quickly and be ready for deployment at a moment’s notice hence the name “minutemen”.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 3
1. Colonial Militia Soldiers were typically artisans by occupation though there were a few farmers too.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 4
1. Enlistment in the colonial militia was a contract (which was considered binding and treated as such) between the enlistee and officer under whom the soldier enlisted.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 5
1. The term of enlistment for militia averaged only 8 months.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 6
1. Civilians could not be forced to house soldiers, and their means of transportation could not be commandeered.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 7
1. The Minutemen lacked uniforms and ammunition.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 8
1. One flaw of the colonial militia was the lack of central command.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 9
1. Just like the regular army, the colonial militia were organized and disciplined.
True
False
10 points
QUESTION 10
1. Minutemen could not be older than 25 years of age.
True
False

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