American History Chapter 4 Quiz Questions

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In these American History Chapter 4 Quiz Questions, we’ll be looking at another group of topics regarding the history of the United States of America, delving into topics such as the French and Indian War, the Coercive Acts, the Boston Massacre and the Peace of Paris.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the French and Indian War, the last major occurrence in America was 
    • A. 

      The fall of Quebec

    • B. 

      The surrender of Montreal

    • C. 

      The capture of Fort Duquesne

    • D. 

      The French defeat at Louisburg

    • E. 

      The establishment of Fort Necessity

  • 2. 
    In response to the Coercive Acts, the colonists took all of the following actions except
    • A. 

      Organizing bands of vigilantes to make sure colonists cooperated with the resistance to the British

    • B. 

      Passing a plan for a colonial union under British authority

    • C. 

      Gathering delegates from most of the colonies in an assembly to consider common action against the British

    • D. 

      Preparing for military defense against possible British attack

    • E. 

      Women’s groups extending their organized boycotts

  • 3. 
    Following the “Boston Massacre” of 1770, Samuel Adams stirred up public outrage and then helped to create a committee of 
    • A. 

      Vigilance

    • B. 

      Military training

    • C. 

      Correspondence

    • D. 

      Revolution

    • E. 

      Public safety

  • 4. 
    By agreeing to the Peace of Paris, the French did all of the following except
    • A. 

      Transferring Canada to Great Britain

    • B. 

      Ceding New Orleans to the Spanish

    • C. 

      Gaining territory in India

    • D. 

      Giving up all claims in mainland North America

    • E. 

      Accepting large territorial gains for Britain

  • 5. 
    In the 1750s, the relationship between the British Empire and the American colonies was characterized by 
    • A. 

      Most Americans believing that the benefits of the empire far outweigh the costs

    • B. 

      The British strictly enforcing colonial trade regulations

    • C. 

      Most Americans objecting to their membership in the British Empire

    • D. 

      The British constantly intervening in American affairs

    • E. 

      Most cities experiencing anti-British demonstrations

  • 6. 
    The Proclamation of 1763 was supported by 
    • A. 

      New England merchants

    • B. 

      Scots-Irish farmers

    • C. 

      Southern planters

    • D. 

      Indians

    • E. 

      Frontiersmen

  • 7. 
    During the reigns of George I and George II, 
    • A. 

      The prime minister and the cabinet became virtually powerless

    • B. 

      The executive power of the king increased markedly

    • C. 

      The prime minister and the cabinet became the true executives

    • D. 

      English-born kings regained the monarchy

    • E. 

      Americans called for armed rebellion

  • 8. 
    The leader of the American militia at Fort Necessity was
    • A. 

      Jeffrey Amherst

    • B. 

      Nathanial Greene

    • C. 

      William Pitt

    • D. 

      George Washington

    • E. 

      James Wolfe

  • 9. 
    The Stamp Act crisis brought the colonies to the brink of war with the British, but the crisis subsided largely because 
    • A. 

      Colonial leaders were unable to organize significant protests

    • B. 

      England could not afford another costly war

    • C. 

      English merchants, hurt by the colonial boycott, asked Parliament to repeal the act

    • D. 

      The colonies were militarily too powerful for Britain to fight

    • E. 

      The colonial petitions persuaded Britain to rethink its position

  • 10. 
    During the Seven Years’ War, the English secretary of state was 
    • A. 

      James Wolfe

    • B. 

      William Byrd

    • C. 

      William of Orange

    • D. 

      Jeffery Amherst

    • E. 

      William Pitt

  • 11. 
    Appointments to the position of royal governor, customs collector, or naval officer were usually 
    • A. 

      Awarded on the basis of merit

    • B. 

      Based on military rank

    • C. 

      Given to colonial residents

    • D. 

      Based on the religion of the applicant

    • E. 

      Made as a result of bribery or favoritism

  • 12. 
    After 1763, the British imperial design changed from emphasizing trade to 
    • A. 

      Acquiring land, population, and imperial splendor

    • B. 

      Promoting electoral democracy

    • C. 

      Supporting the expansion of colonial manufacturing

    • D. 

      Abandoning colonies that were losing money

    • E. 

      Eliminating all colonial taxes

  • 13. 
    The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts at 
    • A. 

      Bunker Hill

    • B. 

      Cambridge

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      Monmouth

    • E. 

      Lexington

  • 14. 
    During his years as chancellor of the exchequer, Charles Townshend persuaded Parliament to pass all of the following measures except
    • A. 

      Disbanding the New York assembly

    • B. 

      Imposing a series of new external taxes

    • C. 

      Creating an effective antismuggling board

    • D. 

      Establishing new agents to enforce the Stamp Act

    • E. 

      Addressing the challenge of enforcing the Mutiny Act

  • 15. 
    During the 1700s, the most powerful group of Native Americans in North America was the 
    • A. 

      Iroquois

    • B. 

      Algonquin

    • C. 

      Creoles

    • D. 

      Hurons

    • E. 

      Apaches

  • 16. 
    One result of the Boston massacre was 
    • A. 

      The death of over 50 Americans

    • B. 

      The withdrawal of British troops from colonial cities

    • C. 

      The incident became a symbol of British oppression

    • D. 

      The resignation of Charles Townshend

    • E. 

      The incident resulted in a jail sentence for Thomas Hutchinson

  • 17. 
    Alcohol and its consumption in the American colonies in 1770 was 
    • A. 

      Restricted to beer and wine

    • B. 

      Strictly illegal by English law

    • C. 

      Craved by American colonists, and drunkenness was common

    • D. 

      Restricted to private homes

    • E. 

      Nonexistent in cities

  • 18. 
    The effects of Queen Anne’s War in the colonies included 
    • A. 

      A brief outburst of war between the colonists and Britain

    • B. 

      The surrender of the city of Boston to the French

    • C. 

      A huge loss of land to the control of France

    • D. 

      The signing of an alliance between the colonists and the Iroquois

    • E. 

      The outbreak of border conflicts with both France and Spain

  • 19. 
    During the French and Indian War, colonial forces were engaged in 
    • A. 

      Preventing a French invasion of northeastern cities

    • B. 

      Protecting western settlements against Indian raids

    • C. 

      Defeating the Iroquois in the north

    • D. 

      Attacking Spanish forts to the south

    • E. 

      Defending Tidewater Virginia from the French navy

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