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Picture this: The American Revolution

How well do you know American history? How much do you like bad puns? Here's something to test you on both questions in honor of the July 4 holiday on Monday.

First, read the condensed chronology of America's Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and some of the events that led up to it. Pay special attention to the five items in frames.

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Now look at the five images on these pages. Each image corresponds to a framed item. Figure out the chronological order of the images by reading the clues in the frames.

Now the bad-pun part. Three capital letters appear next to the number by each image. Once you think you have the images in the right order, write each three-letter set in the boxes on the facing page in the same order. (Example: If you think No. 5, EPE, is the first image, put E, P, and E into the first three boxes, and so on.) If you've done it correctly, you'll be able to read the punch line - and groan. (Answers below.)


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