7th Grade Second Semester Exam Preparation

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7th Grade Second Semester Exam Preparation

As per tradition the end of every semester is marked by exams that are designed to test out what you know about the subjects you take at school. Are you a seventh-grader preparing for that social studies exam? If so take up this quiz on American History Europe South America General Social Studies to see what you recall so far. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who founded a colony for those in debt?
    • A. 

      James Brown

    • B. 

      James Oglethorpe

    • C. 

      John White

  • 2. 
    Check all that apply. Which of the following are indirect forms of protest?
    • A. 

      Boycott

    • B. 

      Tar and feathering tax collectors

    • C. 

      Dumping tea in the harbor

    • D. 

      Writing letters as a part of the Committees of Correspondence

    • E. 

      Drinking coffee instead of tea

  • 3. 
    Why did the British government issue the Proclamation of 1763?
    • A. 

      Clashes with Native Americans was costly after the French and Indian War

    • B. 

      They were saving money in order to fight the French Indian War

    • C. 

      They did not like the actions of the colonists

  • 4. 
    The actions of the Sons of Liberty were
    • A. 

      Illegal

    • B. 

      Legal

    • C. 

      Both

  • 5. 
    The Pilgrims agreed to work together to make their new society a better place to live.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Pilgrims only extended the rights of their new society to other Pilgrims
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the biggest objection that colonists had concerning the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      The color of the stamps

    • B. 

      The concept of no taxation without representation

    • C. 

      The tax was simply too low to raise enough money to pay off the French/Indian War

  • 8. 
    The Tea Act made the price of tea go down for colonists, and their anger level up. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which was NOT a beneficial resource coming from North America going back to Great Britain during colonial times?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Lumber

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      Tobacco

  • 10. 
    What is the best slogan to summarize the feelings of the colonists about the series of taxes in the 1760's and 1770's?
    • A. 

      Say, let's pay!

    • B. 

      No taxation without representation

    • C. 

      No representation without taxation

  • 11. 
    Why did the colonists have to pay so many taxes, when other people in Great Britain did not?
    • A. 

      The colonial attitude was definitely "un-British"

    • B. 

      They had to pay for the French and Indian War, which the colonists directly benefitted from

    • C. 

      They were preparing for another war with France and needed money

  • 12. 
    Which came first: the British taxes or the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Taxes

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      They happened in the same year

  • 13. 
    Check all that apply. Who was living in the Colonies at the time the Declaration of Independence was signed? 
    • A. 

      Tories or Loyalists

    • B. 

      Patriots

    • C. 

      Neutral or undecided people

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

    • E. 

      King George III

    • F. 

      George Washington

    • G. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 14. 
    What was written by Thomas Paine?
    • A. 

      The Crisis

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      The Olive Branch Petition

  • 15. 
    King Louis XVI eventually decided to give support to the Patriot cause.  Which country was he from?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      Spain

  • 16. 
    The Colonists promised to be better citizens if the government lifted the Intolerable Acts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Bunker Hill was a military conflict early in the Revolution.  There is a famous quote from this location from the Patriot side.  What body part is mentioned by Col. Prescott
    • A. 

      Eyes

    • B. 

      Head

    • C. 

      Heart

  • 18. 
    Why did Benedict Arnold switch from leading the Patriots to leading the British? 
    • A. 

      He felt he was not given enough respect

    • B. 

      He was captured and forced to serve in the British army

    • C. 

      He wanted to fight with his old friends, the Green Mountain Boys

  • 19. 
    Which battle convinced the French to aid the Patriots against the British?
    • A. 

      Long Island

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Trenton

  • 20. 
    What best describes the role of Patriot Nathan Hale?
    • A. 

      Fought in Special Forces Unit

    • B. 

      Was a daring sea captain

    • C. 

      Was a spy captured and hung by the British

  • 21. 
    The Boston Tea Party led to the Boston Massacre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The Tea Party led to the Intolerable Acts, and eventually the action at Lexington and Concord. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which battle ended the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Brandywine

    • B. 

      Saratoga

    • C. 

      Yorktown

  • 24. 
    What holiday song was probably heard (by the Hessians) once Washington crossed the Delaware River?
    • A. 

      Auld Lang Syne

    • B. 

      Jingle Bell Rock

    • C. 

      Here comes Peter Cottontail

  • 25. 
    In Canada, Ethan Allen led a group to this Fort to get cannons for the Patriot cause. 
    • A. 

      Fort Necessity

    • B. 

      Fort Oswego

    • C. 

      Fort Ticonderoga

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