4 Corners American Revolution Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The cry of the colonists in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Revolution was centered around what key phrase?
    • A. 

      "no taxation without representation"

    • B. 

      "I want my land back from the King!"

    • C. 

      "I do not want to pay taxes!"

    • D. 

      "Give me liberty or give me death!"

  • 2. 
    Complete the following analogyThomas Paine: __________Thomas Jefferson: _____________
    • A. 

      Common Sense: Amenrican Crisis

    • B. 

      Common Sense: Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Common Sense: Constitution of 1776

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence: American Crisis

  • 3. 
    Common Sense encouraged colonists to think about...
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Making peace with the King George III

    • C. 

      Independence

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 5. 
    What fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      A government that denies its people certain basic rights can be overthrown

    • B. 

      Government should guarantee its citizens economic security

    • C. 

      The national and state governments should share power

    • D. 

      Rulers from nations get power to rule from God and are have to govern in the best interest for all people

  • 6. 
    The concept of natural rights was included in the Declaration of Independence- influenced from John Locke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for democratic thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."This quote came from which document? 
    • A. 

      US Constitution

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Olive Branch Pettion

    • D. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 9. 
    According to the Articles of Confederation, what was the main branch of government?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Courts

    • D. 

      States made all of the important decisions

  • 10. 
    Complete the analogy :  Thomas Jefferson : Declaration of Independence   ______________________: US Constitution
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

  • 11. 
    How many branches of government were set up in the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 12. 
    What document does the US Constitution build upon?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      The Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      The Articles of Confederation

    • D. 

      14 Points

  • 13. 
    John Locke believed in the concept of natural rights of the indiividual. What US document did he later help influence in our national history? 
    • A. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

  • 14. 
    Select the best definition of revolution.
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      War

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Independence

  • 15. 
    John Locke would have supported which of the following?
    • A. 

      The separate branches of government

    • B. 

      The desire to have a absolute monarch or king

    • C. 

      Social Contracts between the people and the government

    • D. 

      Life, Liberty, Property- Natural Rights

  • 16. 
    What document is known as the "ultimate break up letter"?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Rights

    • B. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 17. 
    What famous document begins with the following words, "when in the course of human events it becomes necessary..." 
    • A. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 18. 
    Using the quote from number 20, if the document states that people have certain unalienable rights, what would be the best meaning of this?
    • A. 

      Citizens have no rights at all

    • B. 

      Rights can not be taken away- these are the natural rights that all people have

    • C. 

      Only some people have rights

    • D. 

      You must earn these rights over time

  • 19. 
    What were the colonists asked to do after the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      Continue to fight against the Native American tribes

    • B. 

      Pay for the cost of the war since they had fought in the war- war debt had doubled for England and the 13 colonies

    • C. 

      Pay for the war since they had lost and leave the continent

    • D. 

      Give up land after the war to the French

  • 20. 
    The Intolerable Acts closed the port of Boston in 1774 after the events of the Boston Tea Party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The US Constitution has always exsisted as the basis of our laws since the Declaration of Independence was written.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not part of the Declaration of Independence?(idenify the main parts)
    • A. 

      Preamble (introduction)

    • B. 

      Grievances (issues or problems with England/King)

    • C. 

      Revolution

    • D. 

      Independence declaration

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