American Revolution History MCQ Test

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American Revolution History MCQ Test - Quiz

What do you know about the American Revolution? Would you like to try this quiz? The ideological and political revolution occurred in North America between 1765 and 1783. The thirteen colonies crushed the British in the revolutionary war and won their independence from them, which allowed them to establish America's the United States. If you are interested in history and the American Revolution, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    By the 1750s, leading up to the French and Indian War, the colonies had: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Disdain for British Constitutional monarchy

    • B.

      Many religious denominations

    • C.

      A formally instituted tariff system

    • D.

      A growing number of non-English settlers

    • E.

      Accepted slavery as a labor system

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Disdain for British Constitutional monarchy
    B. Many religious denominations
    D. A growing number of non-English settlers
    E. Accepted slavery as a labor system
    Explanation
    In the 1750s, the colonies had a disdain for British Constitutional monarchy, as they were becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the rule of the British monarchy. They also had many religious denominations, as the colonies were home to a diverse range of religious beliefs and practices. Additionally, they had a growing number of non-English settlers, as people from various European countries were immigrating to the colonies. Lastly, they accepted slavery as a labor system, as it was a common practice in the colonies at that time.

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  • 2. 

    The colonies had also taken advantage of Great Britain's policy of _____ to work out trade arrangements to acquire needed products from other countries.

    • A.

      Heavy Tariffs

    • B.

      Naval Leniency

    • C.

      Salutary Neglect

    • D.

      Abandonment

    Correct Answer
    C. Salutary Neglect
    Explanation
    Salutary Neglect refers to Great Britain's policy of loosely enforcing trade regulations and laws on its American colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries. This policy allowed the colonies to develop their own trade arrangements and acquire necessary products from other countries without much interference from the British government. The colonies took advantage of this leniency to establish trade networks and acquire goods that were not readily available within the colonies.

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  • 3. 

    The main goal of the _________ of 1754 was to secure an allegiance of the Iroquois Confederacy, the strongest Indian alliance in colonial times.

    • A.

      First Continental Congress

    • B.

      Albany Congress

    • C.

      Second Continental Congress

    • D.

      Townshend Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Albany Congress
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Albany Congress. The Albany Congress of 1754 aimed to secure the allegiance of the Iroquois Confederacy, which was the most powerful Indian alliance during colonial times. This congress was a meeting of representatives from seven of the British North American colonies to discuss and negotiate a treaty with the Iroquois Confederacy. It was an attempt to form a unified front against the French during the French and Indian War. Although the congress did not achieve its ultimate goal of forming a colonial union, it did lay the groundwork for future intercolonial cooperation.

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  • 4. 

    The colonies themselves rejected the ________ because the feared loss of autonomy.

    • A.

      Second Continental Congress

    • B.

      Declaratory Act

    • C.

      Albany Plan of Union

    • D.

      First Continental Congress

    Correct Answer
    C. Albany Plan of Union
    Explanation
    The colonies rejected the Albany Plan of Union because they feared losing their autonomy. The plan, proposed by Benjamin Franklin, aimed to unite the colonies under a central government for defense and trade purposes. However, the colonies were not willing to give up their individual powers and feared that the plan would undermine their ability to govern themselves. Therefore, they rejected the Albany Plan of Union.

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  • 5. 

    As a result of the French and Indian War: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      France was supposed to leave North America

    • B.

      Britain took Maine

    • C.

      Britain was in debt

    • D.

      Americans didn't trust Britain like they used to.

    • E.

      Britain took Florida

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. France was supposed to leave North America
    C. Britain was in debt
    D. Americans didn't trust Britain like they used to.
    E. Britain took Florida
    Explanation
    As a result of the French and Indian War, France was supposed to leave North America as they lost the war and their territories in North America were transferred to Britain. Britain was in debt due to the war and the expenses incurred. Americans didn't trust Britain like they used to because of the war and the actions taken by the British during and after the war. Britain took Florida as part of the territorial changes and acquisitions following the war.

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  • 6. 

    The French and Indian War was a pivotal point in the American/British relation because it led Britain to impose _______ on America.

    • A.

      Export Tariffs

    • B.

      Revenue Taxes

    • C.

      Rationing

    • D.

      Actual Representation

    Correct Answer
    B. Revenue Taxes
    Explanation
    The French and Indian War was a turning point in the American/British relationship because it caused Britain to impose revenue taxes on America. This war had been costly for the British, and they needed to find a way to pay off their debts. As a result, they implemented various taxes, such as the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act, to generate revenue from the American colonies. These taxes were met with strong opposition from the colonists and played a significant role in sparking the American Revolution.

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  • 7. 

    The War challenged British __________ to find ways to let the colonies control internal affairs while remaining subject to the British Army.

    • A.

      Business Men

    • B.

      Political Leaders

    • C.

      Kings

    • D.

      Loyalists

    Correct Answer
    B. Political Leaders
    Explanation
    During the War, the British faced the challenge of allowing the colonies to have some control over their internal affairs while still being under the authority of the British Army. This required the involvement of political leaders who could negotiate and establish a system that would satisfy both sides. Businessmen may not have had the necessary political expertise, and kings would be more focused on maintaining their power rather than finding a compromise. Loyalists, while supportive of British rule, would not necessarily have the political skills required to navigate this complex situation. Therefore, political leaders are the most suitable group to address this challenge.

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  • 8. 

    The primary reason for the ___________ was to avoid conflict with the trans-Appalachian Indians.

    • A.

      Boston Massacre of 1770

    • B.

      First Continental Congress of 1774

    • C.

      Declaratory Act of 1766

    • D.

      Royal Proclamation of 1763

    Correct Answer
    D. Royal Proclamation of 1763
    Explanation
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was enacted primarily to avoid conflict with the trans-Appalachian Indians. This proclamation was issued by the British government after the French and Indian War, and it aimed to establish a boundary line between the British colonies and Native American territories. By preventing colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains, the British hoped to reduce tensions and conflicts between the settlers and Native American tribes. The proclamation also aimed to maintain control over the western territories and prevent further conflicts with the French.

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  • 9. 

    The year 1763 sees: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Selection of George Grenville as Prime Minister

    • B.

      The end of the 7 years war

    • C.

      Stamp Act Congress

    • D.

      Proclamation line drawn

    • E.

      Pontiac's uprising

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Selection of George Grenville as Prime Minister
    B. The end of the 7 years war
    D. Proclamation line drawn
    E. Pontiac's uprising
    Explanation
    In 1763, several significant events occurred. George Grenville was chosen as the Prime Minister, marking a change in leadership. The 7 years war also came to an end during this year, which had a major impact on global politics and territorial boundaries. Additionally, the Proclamation line was drawn, establishing a boundary to limit westward expansion by the American colonists. Lastly, Pontiac's uprising took place, a conflict between Native American tribes and British forces in the Great Lakes region. These events shaped the political and social landscape of the time.

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  • 10. 

    Wealth in America was concentrated in:

    • A.

      Southern Planters

    • B.

      Northern Merchants

    • C.

      Northern Planters

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B". This means that wealth in America was concentrated in both Southern Planters and Northern Merchants. This suggests that both groups held significant economic power and had accumulated wealth during this time period.

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  • 11. 

    The primary purpose of the ________ was to raise revenue to support British troops in America.

    • A.

      Quartering Act of 1765

    • B.

      Stamp Act of 1765

    • C.

      Townshend Acts of 1767

    • D.

      Declaratory Act of 1766

    Correct Answer
    B. Stamp Act of 1765
    Explanation
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was enacted with the primary purpose of raising revenue to support British troops in America. This act required colonists to purchase special stamped paper for legal documents, newspapers, and other printed materials. The revenue generated from the sale of these stamps would be used to pay for the presence of British troops in the American colonies. The act was met with widespread resistance and protests from colonists, who saw it as a violation of their rights and a form of taxation without representation. Ultimately, the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766 due to the strong opposition it faced.

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  • 12. 

    By the 1760s, because the of troops and taxes, we believed the British should only ___ us with our consent.

    • A.

      Fight

    • B.

      Blockade

    • C.

      Tax

    • D.

      Withdraw

    Correct Answer
    C. Tax
    Explanation
    During the 1760s, the presence of British troops and the imposition of taxes created a growing sentiment among the colonists that the British should only levy taxes upon them with their consent. This suggests that the colonists believed in the principle of "no taxation without representation," asserting that they should have a say in the taxes imposed upon them. The answer "Tax" aligns with this historical context and the colonists' demand for consent in taxation.

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  • 13. 

    During the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, we voiced our want for:

    • A.

      Actual Representation

    • B.

      Virtual Representation

    • C.

      Levying of Taxes

    • D.

      War

    Correct Answer
    A. Actual Representation
    Explanation
    During the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, the colonists expressed their desire for actual representation. This means they wanted to have direct representation in the British Parliament, where they could have a say in the decision-making process and the laws that affected them. The colonists believed that they should not be taxed without their consent and that their rights as British subjects were being violated. They wanted their voices to be heard and their interests to be represented in the government, rather than relying on virtual representation where their interests were supposedly represented by members of Parliament who did not directly represent their specific concerns.

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  • 14. 

    The Stamp Act crisis led us close to the Revolution because: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      It showed that we were willing to use violence rather than legal means

    • B.

      The Patriots claimed the Stamp Act denied them their British birthrights

    • C.

      It allowed troops to live in Colonist's homes

    • D.

      The British claimed we have no right to independence

    • E.

      It coincided with the British stationing troops here

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It showed that we were willing to use violence rather than legal means
    B. The Patriots claimed the Stamp Act denied them their British birthrights
    D. The British claimed we have no right to independence
    E. It coincided with the British stationing troops here
    Explanation
    The Stamp Act crisis led us close to the Revolution because it showed that we were willing to use violence rather than legal means. The Patriots claimed the Stamp Act denied them their British birthrights, which further fueled the tensions. Additionally, the British claimed that we have no right to independence, which escalated the conflict. Moreover, the crisis coincided with the British stationing troops in the colonies, intensifying the sense of oppression and resistance among the colonists.

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  • 15. 

    The Townshend Acts levied new colonial import taxes on _____ and several other products.

    • A.

      Cocoa

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Tea

    • D.

      Tobacco

    • E.

      Iron

    Correct Answer
    C. Tea
    Explanation
    The Townshend Acts were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1767 that imposed new taxes on various imported goods in the American colonies. These taxes were meant to generate revenue for Britain and assert its authority over the colonies. Among the goods taxed were tea, cocoa, rice, tobacco, and iron. However, the correct answer is tea, as it was one of the key products targeted by the Townshend Acts.

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  • 16. 

    Colonists thought the ________ were unacceptable because they raised money to pay for royal officials stationed in the colonies...these were plain and simple taxes to raise money for England.

    • A.

      Declaratory Act

    • B.

      Stamp Act

    • C.

      Quartering Act

    • D.

      Tariff Act

    • E.

      Townshend Act

    Correct Answer
    E. Townshend Act
    Explanation
    The Townshend Act was considered unacceptable by colonists because it imposed taxes on various imported goods, including tea, glass, and paper. These taxes were seen as a way for England to raise money from the colonies without their consent, similar to the previous Stamp Act. The colonists believed that these acts violated their rights as British citizens and sparked further resistance and protests against British rule.

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  • 17. 

    How did the Daughters of Liberty boycott the Townshend Acts.

    • A.

      They grew their own tobacco

    • B.

      They lead protest movements

    • C.

      Make their own sandwiches

    • D.

      They wove their own cloth

    • E.

      They began bartering for luxury goods

    Correct Answer
    D. They wove their own cloth
    Explanation
    The Daughters of Liberty boycotted the Townshend Acts by weaving their own cloth. This means that instead of purchasing cloth from British merchants, they decided to make their own fabric. By doing so, they were able to reduce their dependence on British imports and support local industries. This boycott was a form of protest against the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on imported goods. By weaving their own cloth, the Daughters of Liberty were able to assert their independence and show their opposition to British taxation policies.

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  • 18. 

    It is believed that Parliament passed the _____ in 1773 to save the East India Company from bankruptcy.

    • A.

      Stamp Act

    • B.

      Tea Act

    • C.

      Declaratory Act

    • D.

      Quartering Act

    • E.

      Townshend Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Tea Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tea Act. The Tea Act was passed in 1773 by Parliament in order to rescue the financially struggling East India Company from bankruptcy. This act granted the company a monopoly on the sale of tea in the American colonies, allowing them to sell tea directly to the colonists without going through middlemen. However, this act also led to widespread protests and boycotts by the colonists, as they saw it as a violation of their rights and an attempt to establish British control over their trade. Ultimately, the Tea Act played a significant role in the lead up to the American Revolution.

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  • 19. 

    This photo represents:

    • A.

      Stamp Act

    • B.

      Declaratory Act

    • C.

      Intolerable/Coercive Acts

    • D.

      Quartering Act

    • E.

      Townshend Acts

    Correct Answer
    C. Intolerable/Coercive Acts
  • 20. 

    The __________ was written in direct response to the Intolerable Acts.

    • A.

      Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Declaration of Human Rights

    • D.

      Declaration of Rights and Grievances

    Correct Answer
    D. Declaration of Rights and Grievances
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was written in direct response to the Intolerable Acts. This declaration, adopted by the First Continental Congress in 1774, expressed the colonists' opposition to the British government's actions and asserted their rights as Englishmen. It outlined the grievances against the British Crown and called for the repeal of the Intolerable Acts. The document played a significant role in uniting the American colonies in their resistance against British oppression and served as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 21. 

    On April 18, 1775, British Soldiers were sent to confiscate colonial military supplies in _______.

    • A.

      Lexington

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      Concord

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      A and C

    Correct Answer
    E. A and C
    Explanation
    On April 18, 1775, British Soldiers were sent to confiscate colonial military supplies in Lexington and Concord. These two locations were significant because they were known to be storage sites for weapons and ammunition belonging to the colonial militia. The British soldiers' attempt to seize these supplies ultimately led to the first shots of the American Revolutionary War, as the colonial militia resisted the confiscation and engaged in skirmishes with the British troops.

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  • 22. 

    By the time of the Revolution, most Americans believe that a ____ would solve the problems of _____ rule because a _____ would establish a small, limited government responsible to the people.

    • A.

      Monarchy, Republic, Monarchy

    • B.

      Republic, Monarchy, Republic

    • C.

      Democracy, Monarchy, Democracy

    • D.

      Democracy, Republic, Democracy

    Correct Answer
    B. Republic, Monarchy, Republic
    Explanation
    By the time of the Revolution, most Americans believed that a republic would solve the problems of monarchy rule because a republic would establish a small, limited government responsible to the people. This means that the people believed that a system of government where power rests with the citizens and their elected representatives would be the solution to the issues caused by a monarchy, which is a form of government where power is held by a single ruler, usually a king or queen. The idea of a republic was appealing to Americans as it promised a government that would be accountable to the people and would work in their best interests.

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  • 23. 

    Americans believed __________________ was central to good government

    • A.

      Democracy and Representation

    • B.

      Republicanism and Representation

    • C.

      Communism and Representation

    • D.

      Socialism and Representation

    Correct Answer
    B. Republicanism and Representation
    Explanation
    Americans believed that Republicanism and Representation were central to good government. Republicanism refers to a political ideology that emphasizes the importance of a representative government, where elected officials make decisions on behalf of the people. Representation, in this context, means that the government should be composed of individuals who represent the interests and values of the citizens. This belief highlights the American emphasis on a system of government where power is vested in the people and their elected representatives, rather than in a monarch or ruling elite.

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  • 24. 

    "In no instance hath nature made the satellite larger than its primary planet, and as England and America, with respect to each other, reverses the common order of nature, it is evident they belong to different systems: England to Europe, America to itself.” What is this trying to say

    • A.

      Britain should yield control of America

    • B.

      France should yield control of New England

    • C.

      Spain should yield control of Florida

    • D.

      Britain should hold on to America

    Correct Answer
    A. Britain should yield control of America
    Explanation
    The passage is suggesting that England and America belong to different systems and should not be under the control of the same entity. It implies that Britain should relinquish control of America.

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  • 25. 

    "Small islands not capable of protecting themselves are the proper objects for government to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a Continent to be perpetually governed by an island.” 

    • A.

      Jacob Riis

    • B.

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C.

      Thomas Paine

    • D.

      Benjamin Franklin

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomas Paine
    Explanation
    Thomas Paine is the correct answer because he is known for his influential writings during the American Revolution, including his pamphlet "Common Sense." In this quote, Paine is expressing the idea that small islands that are unable to defend themselves should be governed by a larger entity, such as a government. However, he finds it absurd to suggest that a continent, which is much larger and more capable of self-governance, should be controlled by an island. This reflects Paine's belief in the importance of self-governance and the limitations of external control.

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  • 26. 

    "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new governments.” What document is this a part of

    • A.

      Common Sense

    • B.

      The Federalist Papers

    • C.

      The American Crisis

    • D.

      The Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    D. The Declaration of Independence
    Explanation
    This statement is a part of The Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is a document that was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, declaring the thirteen American colonies as independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire. This particular quote emphasizes the idea that when a government fails to protect the rights and well-being of its people, the people have the right to change or replace that government.

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  • 27. 

    The Declaration of Independence: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Was intended to gain foreign support and recognition of American independence

    • B.

      Begins with a reference to natural laws

    • C.

      Was written by Jefferson

    • D.

      Was a statement of our political ideals

    • E.

      Begins with an accusation of George III as a tyrant

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Was intended to gain foreign support and recognition of American independence
    B. Begins with a reference to natural laws
    C. Was written by Jefferson
    D. Was a statement of our political ideals
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence was intended to gain foreign support and recognition of American independence because it was a document that announced the separation of the American colonies from Great Britain and sought international recognition for their new nation. It begins with a reference to natural laws because it asserts that all men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights. It was written by Jefferson, who played a significant role in drafting the document. It is also a statement of our political ideals because it outlines the principles of liberty, equality, and self-government that the American colonies sought to establish.

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  • 28. 

    The Declaration of Independence did the following: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Appealed to the philosophies of Voltaire

    • B.

      Appealed to the philosophies of natural rights

    • C.

      Appealed to the sympathies of the English people

    • D.

      Criticized the provisions of the Quebec Act of 1774

    • E.

      Accused of George III of tyranny

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Appealed to the philosophies of natural rights
    C. Appealed to the sympathies of the English people
    D. Criticized the provisions of the Quebec Act of 1774
    E. Accused of George III of tyranny
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence appealed to the philosophies of natural rights by asserting that all individuals are entitled to certain unalienable rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It also appealed to the sympathies of the English people by expressing the colonists' desire for fair treatment and their grievances against the British government. Additionally, the Declaration criticized the provisions of the Quebec Act of 1774, which granted more rights and privileges to French Canadians, and accused George III of tyranny for his actions against the colonies.

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  • 29. 

    Most of the Loyalists, or Tories, were in ____, because this is where the British army was headquartered at after they fled Boston.

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Connecticut

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Virginia

    • E.

      Maine

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    During the American Revolutionary War, many Loyalists, or Tories, supported the British cause. After the British army fled Boston, they established their headquarters in New York. Therefore, it is likely that most of the Loyalists were in New York, as it served as a safe haven for them and a center of British military operations during the war.

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  • 30. 

    Most Native American tribes aligned with _____ during the Revolutionary War.

    • A.

      The French

    • B.

      The Americans

    • C.

      The British

    • D.

      The Tories

    • E.

      No one

    Correct Answer
    E. No one
    Explanation
    During the Revolutionary War, most Native American tribes did not align themselves with any specific side. They chose to remain neutral and not get involved in the conflict between the French, Americans, British, or the Tories. This decision was made to protect their own interests and territories, as they did not see any clear benefit in supporting either side.

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  • 31. 

    Washington's plan at Valley Forge was to: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Defend the major cities

    • B.

      Rely on the Continental Army more than the militias

    • C.

      Retreat if needed

    • D.

      Use guerrilla warfare

    • E.

      Keep morale high

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Defend the major cities
    B. Rely on the Continental Army more than the militias
    C. Retreat if needed
    E. Keep morale high
    Explanation
    During the winter at Valley Forge, Washington's plan was to defend the major cities, as they were key strategic locations. He also intended to rely on the Continental Army more than the militias, as the army was better trained and disciplined. Retreat if needed was part of the plan to avoid unnecessary losses and regroup when necessary. To disrupt the enemy's supply lines and communication, Washington planned to use guerrilla warfare tactics. Lastly, keeping morale high was crucial to maintain the soldiers' motivation and determination in the face of adversity.

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  • 32. 

    Discontent among soldiers in the Continental army was very high because: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Soldiers feared for their families back home

    • B.

      The Army had no unified plan

    • C.

      Soldiers were paid in depreciated paper money

    • D.

      The Army had inadequate arms and ammunition

    • E.

      Soldiers were paid inadequately fed and clothed

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Soldiers feared for their families back home
    C. Soldiers were paid in depreciated paper money
    D. The Army had inadequate arms and ammunition
    E. Soldiers were paid inadequately fed and clothed
    Explanation
    The discontent among soldiers in the Continental army was very high due to multiple reasons. Firstly, soldiers feared for their families back home, which added to their anxiety and dissatisfaction. Secondly, they were paid in depreciated paper money, which meant that their earnings were worth less and could not provide for their needs adequately. Additionally, the army had inadequate arms and ammunition, which put the soldiers at a disadvantage and increased their frustration. Lastly, soldiers were inadequately fed and clothed, further contributing to their discontentment.

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  • 33. 

    The _____ support us in the American Revolution primarily to weaken its rival, Great Britain.

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Portuguese

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      Dutch

    Correct Answer
    C. French
    Explanation
    During the American Revolution, the French supported the United States primarily to weaken their rival, Great Britain. France saw an opportunity to weaken their long-time enemy by backing the American colonists in their fight for independence. This support included providing military aid, such as troops and supplies, as well as naval support. The French alliance proved crucial in turning the tide of the war and ultimately led to the American victory.

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  • 34. 

    _________ was the single greatest factor helping us win the American Revolution.

    • A.

      Washington's guidance

    • B.

      French military and financial assistance

    • C.

      British debt

    • D.

      Loss of British morale

    Correct Answer
    B. French military and financial assistance
    Explanation
    French military and financial assistance was the single greatest factor helping us win the American Revolution. The support provided by France played a crucial role in turning the tide of the war in favor of the American colonies. The French provided military aid in the form of troops, weapons, and naval support, which significantly strengthened the American forces. Additionally, the financial assistance provided by France helped to alleviate the financial strain on the American colonies, enabling them to sustain their war efforts. Without the support of the French, it would have been much more challenging for the American colonies to achieve victory in the Revolution.

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  • 35. 

    Provisions of the treaties negotiated by Benjamin Franklin with the French:

    • A.

      Commercial agreement that increased American trade with the French Empire

    • B.

      Pledge that each nation would guarantee the possessions of the other in the New World forever

    • C.

      Agreement to guarantee free trade in the British West Indies

    • D.

      Promise that neither France nor the US would conclude a separate peace with Great Britain

    • E.

      Mutual pledge to fight the British until American independence was certain

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Commercial agreement that increased American trade with the French Empire
    B. Pledge that each nation would guarantee the possessions of the other in the New World forever
    D. Promise that neither France nor the US would conclude a separate peace with Great Britain
    E. Mutual pledge to fight the British until American independence was certain
    Explanation
    The provisions of the treaties negotiated by Benjamin Franklin with the French included a commercial agreement that increased American trade with the French Empire. This means that the two nations agreed to promote and facilitate trade between them, which would benefit the American economy. Additionally, there was a pledge that each nation would guarantee the possessions of the other in the New World forever. This meant that both France and the US promised to protect and defend each other's territories in the Americas, ensuring their security and stability. Furthermore, there was a promise that neither France nor the US would conclude a separate peace with Great Britain. This meant that both nations were committed to staying united in their fight against the British, and not making any separate peace agreements that would undermine their alliance. Lastly, there was a mutual pledge to fight the British until American independence was certain. This meant that both France and the US were dedicated to continuing the fight against the British until the American colonies achieved their independence.

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  • 36. 

    The benefits of the French alliance included:

    • A.

      France openly aided us

    • B.

      Netherlands was an ally of France

    • C.

      Sent troops and naval vessels

    • D.

      Spain was an ally of France

    • E.

      British had to fight French in West Indies

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. France openly aided us
    C. Sent troops and naval vessels
    D. Spain was an ally of France
    E. British had to fight French in West Indies
    Explanation
    The benefits of the French alliance included France openly aiding the United States, sending troops and naval vessels to support them. Additionally, Spain, as an ally of France, also provided support. This alliance put pressure on the British as they had to fight the French in the West Indies, diverting their resources and attention away from the American Revolution.

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  • 37. 

    The principal reasons we sought diplomatic recognition from foreign powers was to:

    • A.

      Purchase arms

    • B.

      Sell goods

    • C.

      Borrow money

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and C
    Explanation
    The principal reasons for seeking diplomatic recognition from foreign powers were to purchase arms and borrow money. This recognition would allow a country to establish diplomatic relations and engage in negotiations for the purchase of arms and borrowing funds from foreign powers. Additionally, it would also enable the country to sell goods to these foreign powers, thus benefiting its economy. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both A and C".

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  • 38. 

    What was the British strategy from 1778-1781: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Capture Southern cities

    • B.

      Capture Northern cities

    • C.

      Control Southern states

    • D.

      Control Northern States

    • E.

      Naval Blockade

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Capture Southern cities
    C. Control Southern states
    Explanation
    During the period from 1778-1781, the British strategy included capturing Southern cities and controlling Southern states. This strategy aimed to weaken the American Revolution by gaining control over key areas in the South, where there was significant Loyalist support. By capturing Southern cities and controlling Southern states, the British hoped to cut off support and resources for the American rebels, ultimately leading to their defeat.

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  • 39. 

    "The colonies are in exactly the same situation: All British subjects are really in the same, none are actually, all are virtually represented in Parliament; for every member of the Parliament sits in the House, not as Representative of his own Constituents, but as one of the August Assembly by which all the Commons of Great Britain are represented.”  What is this saying

    • A.

      British Subjects in colonies should receive the same rights as those in Britain

    • B.

      Virtual Representation is more beneficial for the colonies

    • C.

      Each Member of Parliament should give equal representation to the colonies and his constituents.

    Correct Answer
    C. Each Member of Parliament should give equal representation to the colonies and his constituents.
    Explanation
    The passage states that all British subjects, whether in Britain or the colonies, are virtually represented in Parliament. This means that every member of Parliament represents not only their own constituents but also all the British subjects, including those in the colonies. Therefore, the passage is saying that each Member of Parliament should give equal representation to both the colonies and their own constituents.

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  • 40. 

    In the Provisions of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the USA got:

    • A.

      Lands east of the Mississippi River

    • B.

      Independence

    • C.

      Rights to fish along Canadian coast

    • D.

      Rights to navigate Mississippi River

    • E.

      Fishing Outposts along the St. Lawrence River

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lands east of the Mississippi River
    B. Independence
    C. Rights to fish along Canadian coast
    D. Rights to navigate Mississippi River
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lands east of the Mississippi River, Independence, Rights to fish along Canadian coast, Rights to navigate Mississippi River. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 granted the United States several important provisions. The USA gained control over the lands east of the Mississippi River, which expanded its territory significantly. The treaty also recognized the independence of the United States, officially ending the American Revolutionary War. Additionally, the USA was granted rights to fish along the Canadian coast, providing economic opportunities. Lastly, the treaty secured the rights of the United States to navigate the Mississippi River, ensuring access to vital trade routes.

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  • 41. 

    In the Provisions of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, Great Britain recognized the independence of the United States of American ________.

    • A.

      Unconditionally

    • B.

      With $20 million

    • C.

      Only if they could keep stationed troops

    • D.

      Only if they could keep fur trading outposts

    Correct Answer
    A. Unconditionally
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Paris in 1783 marked the official end of the American Revolutionary War and established the independence of the United States of America. The term "unconditionally" means that Great Britain recognized this independence without any conditions or restrictions. This means that the United States was acknowledged as a sovereign nation without any further obligations or requirements from Great Britain.

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  • 42. 

    The impact of the Revolution was that it: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Contributed to immediate or gradual abolition of slavery in Northern and Middle States before 1830

    • B.

      Established the expulsion of all the British from the continent

    • C.

      Led to total separation of church and state in the USA

    • D.

      Increased diplomatic/military pressure on interior Indian Tribes

    • E.

      Opened Trans-Appalachian West for settlement

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Contributed to immediate or gradual abolition of slavery in Northern and Middle States before 1830
    C. Led to total separation of church and state in the USA
    D. Increased diplomatic/military pressure on interior Indian Tribes
    E. Opened Trans-Appalachian West for settlement
    Explanation
    The Revolution contributed to the immediate or gradual abolition of slavery in the Northern and Middle States before 1830 because the ideals of liberty and equality that were promoted during the Revolution challenged the institution of slavery. The Revolution also led to the total separation of church and state in the USA because it established the principle of religious freedom and the idea that the government should not interfere with religious practices. Additionally, the Revolution increased diplomatic and military pressure on interior Indian Tribes as American settlers pushed westward, leading to conflicts and displacement of Native American communities. Finally, the Revolution opened up the Trans-Appalachian West for settlement as the British were expelled and American settlers expanded their territories beyond the original thirteen colonies.

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  • 43. 

    The Revolution: Choose all that apply

    • A.

      Led to the abolition of slavery in Northern colonies, Middle Colonies, and Northwest Territory

    • B.

      Granted the United States parts of Canada

    • C.

      Permitted some blacks to earn freedom by serving in the Continental Army

    • D.

      Placed Loyalists in prison

    • E.

      Led to a ban on slave trade in all states

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Led to the abolition of slavery in Northern colonies, Middle Colonies, and Northwest Territory
    C. Permitted some blacks to earn freedom by serving in the Continental Army
    E. Led to a ban on slave trade in all states
    Explanation
    The Revolution led to the abolition of slavery in the Northern colonies, Middle Colonies, and Northwest Territory. This means that these regions no longer allowed the practice of slavery. Additionally, the Revolution permitted some blacks to earn freedom by serving in the Continental Army. This means that enslaved individuals had the opportunity to gain their freedom by fighting for the American cause in the war. Lastly, the Revolution led to a ban on the slave trade in all states. This means that the buying and selling of enslaved individuals was prohibited throughout the United States.

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  • 44. 

    In the South, slavery was made even more restrictive because the fear of revolt was intensified after a ______ in the 1790’s raised the belief that slave revolts in the South could happen. 

    • A.

      Cuban Rebellion

    • B.

      Haitian Rebellion

    • C.

      French Occupation of Mexico

    • D.

      Denmark Vessey led a revolt

    Correct Answer
    B. Haitian Rebellion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Haitian Rebellion. The Haitian Rebellion, which took place in the late 18th century, was a successful slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). This rebellion resulted in the establishment of the first independent Black-led nation in the Americas. The fear of similar slave revolts happening in the South of the United States intensified after witnessing the success of the Haitian Rebellion, leading to even more restrictive measures on slavery in the region.

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  • 45. 

    The outcome of the American Revolution had an important impact on North American Indians before 1800 because

    • A.

      It threatened Interior Indian lands with white settlement

    • B.

      It gave Americans control over the trans-Mississippi West

    • C.

      It gave Americans control over the trains-Appalachian West

    • D.

      It threatened Northern Indian lands with white settlement

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It threatened Interior Indian lands with white settlement
    C. It gave Americans control over the trains-Appalachian West
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It threatened Interior Indian lands with white settlement" because the American Revolution led to an increase in westward expansion by American settlers. This expansion posed a threat to the lands and territories of Native American tribes located in the interior regions of North America. Additionally, the answer "It gave Americans control over the trans-Appalachian West" is incorrect as the American Revolution did not directly result in American control over the trans-Appalachian West.

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