American History

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Masha's Quiz on American History


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  • 1. 
    In 1760 the colonies population was how large?
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      1,000,000

    • C. 

      1,500,000

    • D. 

      2,000,000

  • 2. 
    England and America did not begin an overt parting of the ways until:, more than a century and a half after the founding of the first permanent settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.
    • A. 

      1750

    • B. 

      1753

    • C. 

      1760

    • D. 

      1763

    • E. 

      1770

  • 3. 
    The protest against British taxes known as the "Boston Tea Party", occured in 1773
    • A. 

      1760

    • B. 

      1770

    • C. 

      1773

    • D. 

      1775

    • E. 

      1780

  • 4. 
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was Englands attempt to do what?
    • A. 

      Raise taxes on the colonists

    • B. 

      Increase the lands available for settling

    • C. 

      Prevent war with Indians and the French

    • D. 

      Limit the colonists ability to expand into the West

  • 5. 
    Why did England seek to add more taxes on the Colonists in 1733?
    • A. 

      To recover the costs of defending and building the colonies

    • B. 

      To reduce taxes in England

    • C. 

      To generate funds for the colonists to pay for their own defense

  • 6. 
    What became the replacement of the Molasses Act of 1733, 
    • A. 

      The Tea Tax of 1735

    • B. 

      The Molasses Act of 1762

    • C. 

      The Sugar Act of 1764

    • D. 

      The Ipod Act of 2008

  • 7. 
    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.

  • 8. 
    What did the "Currency Act " of 1764 declare? 
    • A. 

      Declared paper bills of credit in the colonies as not legal tender (money)"

    • B. 

      Outlawed all types of money

    • C. 

      Required all credit to be through colonists banks

    • D. 

      Created colonists own form of currency

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    The  "Stamp Act," required all newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, licenses, leases, and other legal documents to bear revenue stamps. Why did this act get so much resistance than other trade acts?
    • 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.