History Practice Test

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History Practice Test


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  • 1. 
    The Sugar Act of 1764 started a chain of events toward the revolution because:
    • A. 

      It would destroy their business with more taxes

    • B. 

      It represented "Taxation without Representaiton" or the idea that taxes should be agreed upon by the people who must pay them.

    • C. 

      It showed how the Colonists felt oppressed by their mother Country, England.

    • D. 

      It caused the colonists to hold town meetings and protest.

  • 2. 
     What was the Quartering Act, passed in 1765?
    • A. 

      Required everything to be split 4 ways in trade

    • B. 

      Required British troops to pay for their own housing (quarters).

    • C. 

      Required colonies to provide royal troops with provisions and barracks.

    • D. 

      Required colonists to serve in the British Army

  • 3. 
     The  "Stamp Act," required all newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, licenses, leases, and other legal documents to bear revenue stamps. What did this act spark?
    • A. 

      In response the people formed the "Sons of Liberty" -- secret organizations formed to protest the Stamp Act

    • B. 

      It aroused the hostility of the most powerful and articulate groups in the American population: journalists, lawyers, clergymen, merchants and businessmen

    • C. 

      From Massachusetts to South Carolina, mobs, forced luckless customs agents to resign their offices and destroyed their stamps.

    • D. 

      It started more meetings in legislative bodies regarding taxation without a representative from the colonies involved.

  • 4. 
    The Boston Tea Party in 1773 means :
    • A. 

      The Americans started drinking tea in Boston harbour.

    • B. 

      Americans dressed as Indians entered a ship and threw the tea into the water.

  • 5. 
    The original 13 colonies belonged to _______________________________.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Asia

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was NOT an act or law passed by the king?
    • A. 

      Sugar Act

    • B. 

      Stamp Act

    • C. 

      Gold and Silver Act

    • D. 

      Proclamation Act

  • 7. 
    Where was the First Continental Congress held?    Hint:  the Second Continental Congress was held here too.
  • 8. 
    Name the first battle of the American Revolution, the "shot heard round the world."
  • 9. 
    Paul Revere was probably the only man who rode his horse and gave a warning that the British were coming.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Most of the early battles of the Revolutionary War took place in the northern colonies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following took place at the Second Continental Congress?
    • A. 

      King George III stepped down as king.

    • B. 

      An official army was formed

    • C. 

      George Washington was voted president.

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin was chosen to be the first general of the Continental Army.

  • 12. 
    What battle essentially ended the Revolutionary War?
    • A. 

      Battle of New York

    • B. 

      Battle of Guilford Courthouse

    • C. 

      Battle of Trenton

    • D. 

      Battle of Yorktown

  • 13. 
    Who was appointed as general of the continental army at the Second Continental Congress?
  • 14. 
    • A. 

      They had a fundraiser

    • B. 

      They borrowed from North America

    • C. 

      Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765

  • 15. 
    In what years did the Revolutionary War happen ?
    • A. 

      1763-1777

    • B. 

      1765-1783

    • C. 

      1764-1773

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      1774

    • B. 

      1788

    • C. 

      1763

  • 17. 
    In June 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in about 400 American and 1,054 British casulties. The first major battle of the War gave the Americans great confidence
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 18. 
    The first battle of the Revolutionary War was
    • A. 

      The Battle of Trenton

    • B. 

      The Battle of Saratoga

    • C. 

      The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    • D. 

      The Battle of Bunker Hill

  • 19. 
    The people of Massachusetts that would be ready to fight the British at a moment's notice were called
    • A. 

      Soldiers

    • B. 

      Minute Men

    • C. 

      Loyalists

    • D. 

      Sons of LIberty

  • 20. 
    Samuel Adams organized and led 
    • A. 

      The Sons of Liberty

    • B. 

      The Continental Army

    • C. 

      The Committee of Correspondence

    • D. 

      The First Continental Congress

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Paul Revere

    • B. 

      Marion de Lafayette

    • C. 

      William Dawes

    • D. 

      Dr. Samuel Prescott

    • E. 

      Bernardo de Galvez

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Christiana, Lexington and Concord

    • B. 

      Delaware, Ticonderoga

    • C. 

      Delaware, Trenton

    • D. 

      Allegheny, Trenton

  • 23. 
  • 24. 
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      Russian

    • C. 

      German

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 25. 
    This forbid the colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains
    • A. 

      Proclamation of 1763

    • B. 

      Boston Massacre

    • C. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      Stamp Act

  • 26. 
    The British Government is called _________________
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

      Colonial Government

    • D. 

      British Rule

  • 27. 
    This act placed a tax on all printed material, such as newspapers and playing cards.
    • A. 

      Sugar Act

    • B. 

      Stamp Act

    • C. 

      Molasses Act

    • D. 

      Colonial Act

  • 28. 
    This man led the protests in Boston against the taxes.
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Samuel Adams

    • D. 

      Paul Revere

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Olive Branch Petition

    • B. 

      Tea Act

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Intolorable Act

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Fort Wagner

    • B. 

      Valley Forge

    • C. 

      Fort Ticonderoga

    • D. 

      Boston

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Germans

    • B. 

      Dutch

    • C. 

      Spanish

    • D. 

      Syrians

    • E. 

      French

    • F. 

      Chinese

    • G. 

      Russians

  • 32. 
    ____________    had a son who was a Loyalist and was a popular French diplomat.
  • 33. 
    • A. 

      April 12, 1776

    • B. 

      July 8, 1775

    • C. 

      March 5, 1770

    • D. 

      June 19, 1770

  • 34. 
  • 35. 
    • A. 

      October 1775, June 1780

    • B. 

      November 1774, June 1776

    • C. 

      October 1774, May 1775

    • D. 

      December 1775, June 1776

  • 36. 
    The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1776
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False