Road To Revolution, 1763-1775

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  • 1. 
    One consequence of the British and American victory in the French and Indian War was:
    • A. 

      The American colonies grew closer to Britain

    • B. 

      Americans now feared the Spanish

    • C. 

      A new spirit of independence arose, as the French threat disappeared

    • D. 

      The Indians were stopped from ever again launching a deadly attack against whites

    • E. 

      The Americans adopted several French customs


  • 2. 
    Parliament' s repeal of the Stamp Act:
    • A. 

      Was carried out at King George's request

    • B. 

      Convinced the colonists that Parliament could be forced to yield to boycotts and mob action

    • C. 

      Ended its right to tax the colonies

    • D. 

      Led to a collapse of parliamentary power and a revival of the monarchy

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 3. 
    Colonists reacted to the passage of the Tea Act by:
    • A. 

      Rejoicing that Parliament had seemingly accepted the American definition of representation

    • B. 

      Suspecting that it was a trick to get them to violate their principle of "No taxation without representation"

    • C. 

      Immediately calling the First Continental Congress into session

    • D. 

      Avoiding the tax on tea by buying their tea directly from the British East India Company

    • E. 

      Voluntarily closing all ports to foreign trade


  • 4. 
    The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was:
    • A. 

      An isolated incident

    • B. 

      Directed only at the British East India Company

    • C. 

      One of several similar protests to occur

    • D. 

      Supported by friends of America in Britain

    • E. 

      Carried out by the colonists’ Indian allies


  • 5. 
    The Quebec Act:
    • A. 

      Outlawed Catholicism in British Quebec

    • B. 

      Denied Quebec a representative assembly

    • C. 

      Restricted Quebec's boundaries to the area north of the Great Lakes

    • D. 

      Was generally ignored by the 13 seaboard colonies because it had little effect on their relations with Britain

    • E. 

      Led to large numbers of French Canadians being relocated to Louisiana


  • 6. 
    The Quebec Act proved especially unpopular in the colonies because it accomplished all of the following EXCEPT :
    • A. 

      Turn an extensive amount of territory over to Catholic control

    • B. 

      Apply to all colonies,not just Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Deny the French the right to retain many of their old customs

    • D. 

      Alarm land speculators,who saw a huge area snatched from their grasp

    • E. 

      Convince the colonists their rights as British subjects were at risk


  • 7. 
    The passage of the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act:
    • A. 

      Led many colonists to believe that the British were expanding colonial freedom

    • B. 

      Were both accepted by colonists as legitimate laws under mercantilism

    • C. 

      Resulted in fewer laws being passed by Parliament regarding the colonies

    • D. 

      Exemplified to many colonists the ability of Parliament to correct itself

    • E. 

      Convinced many colonists that the British were trying to take away their historic liberty


  • 8. 
    The relationship between Britain and its American colonies fundamentally changed in 1763 when __________ assumed charge of colonial policy.
    • A. 

      Charles Townshend

    • B. 

      George Hanover

    • C. 

      Lord North

    • D. 

      William Pitt

    • E. 

      George Grenville


  • 9. 
    Unlike the __________ Act,the __________ Act and the __________ Act were both indirect taxes on trade goods arriving in American ports.
    • A. 

      Townshend,Stamp,Sugar

    • B. 

      Stamp,Sugar,Townshend

    • C. 

      Stamp,Quartering,Townshend

    • D. 

      Declaratory,Stamp,Sugar

    • E. 

      Quebec,Declaratory,Townshend


  • 10. 

    The following image by Paul Revere illustrates: 
    • A. 

      The British perspective of the Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      The American Perspective of the Boston Massacre

    • C. 

      The Battle of Bunker Hill

    • D. 

      The Stamp Act riots

    • E. 

      The violence that followed the Boston Tea Party


  • 11. 
    When the British argued in favor of virtual representation, they meant that:
    • A. 

      Practically all British subjects were represented in Parliament

    • B. 

      Each elected member of Parliament represented all British subjects

    • C. 

      Parliament could pass virtually every type of law except trade restrictions

    • D. 

      Colonial legislatures’ laws would hold the same power as Parliament’s laws

    • E. 

      Colonists would be able to elect representatives to Parliament


  • 12. 
    Mercantilism harmed the colonies in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      By forcing Virginia tobacco planters to sell their product only in Britain

    • B. 

      By prohibiting colonial merchants from owning and operating their own ships

    • C. 

      By preventing the creation of paper currency and banking in the colonies

    • D. 

      By forcing the colonists to fall into debt through credit purchases from England

    • E. 

      By forcing all the colonies to rely on slave labor


  • 13. 
    The implementation of nonimportation actions in protest of the Stamp Act was important politically because:
    • A. 

      The French began to support the American cause

    • B. 

      It stimulated colonial manufacturing

    • C. 

      It showed the world the American’s commitment to nonviolence

    • D. 

      It aroused revolutionary sentiments among ordinary men and women

    • E. 

      It convinced Parliament it could not tax the colonies without their consent


  • 14. 
    The British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre had been sent to the colonies because of:
    • A. 

      Violent protests against the Stamp Act

    • B. 

      Resistance to the Quebec Act

    • C. 

      Colonial protests against the Proclamation of 1763

    • D. 

      Demands in England to send more troops to the colonies

    • E. 

      Colonial resistance to the Townshend Act taxes on tea and other products


  • 15. 
    The Boston Tea Party caused the British to:
    • A. 

      Close Boston harbor until the damages were paid for and order restored

    • B. 

      Pass the Quebec Act to expand Catholicism in the colonies

    • C. 

      Allow only the British East India Company to sell tea in America

    • D. 

      Ship all colonial protesters to England for trial

    • E. 

      Forbid all newspapers to issue new editions


  • 16. 
    American colonies strongly resented the Townshend Acts because:
    • A. 

      They established the Anglican church as the official religion in all colonies

    • B. 

      The taxes imposed in America would be far heavier than taxes in England

    • C. 

      For the first time Britain would impose direct taxes on the colonies

    • D. 

      The revenues would pay salaries for British judges and officials in America

    • E. 

      Parliament had promised never to impose such taxes on the colonies


  • 17. 
    The most significant action taken by the First Continental Congress to protest the Intolerable Acts was:
    • A. 

      Forming The Association to enforce a boycott of British goods

    • B. 

      Arming the colonial militia to drive Redcoats out of Boston

    • C. 

      Sending petitions to Parliament to repeal the act.

    • D. 

      Sending petitions to King George III to reign in Parliament.

    • E. 

      Agreeing to meet again in one year if the situation did not improve.


  • 18. 
    Which of the following events directly led to the first real military conflict between the colonists and Redcoats?
    • A. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      Colonists’ refusal to follow the Quebec Act

    • C. 

      The Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      The Boston Massacre

    • E. 

      The British attempt to seize colonial leaders and supplies at Lexington and Concord


  • 19. 
    The British government was especially concerned about rebellion in America because they also feared:
    • A. 

      Losing control of the seas to America

    • B. 

      Losing trade as America’s industrial base rapidly grew

    • C. 

      War with France and a potential revolt in Ireland

    • D. 

      Maintaining control of India

    • E. 

      War with Russia


  • 20. 
    One advantage the colonists enjoyed over Britain as conflict broke out was:
    • A. 

      An effective, well-organized government

    • B. 

      Adequate financial resources to conduct a war

    • C. 

      Nearly complete unity among the colonies

    • D. 

      Fighting defensively on a large, mostly self-sufficient continent

    • E. 

      Superior officers


  • 21. 
    In Common Sense Thomas Paine argued:
    • A. 

      England should rule America

    • B. 

      America would be better off as a French colony

    • C. 

      The only way America could win a war with England was to ally with Indian tribes

    • D. 

      Economic boycotts made the most sense in protesting English actions

    • E. 

      An island should not rule a continent


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