Boston Tea Party History Quiz: Trivia!

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Boston Tea Party History Quiz: Trivia!

Do you know anything about the Boston Tea Party? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The tea act of 1773 permitted the British East India Company to sell tea from China in American colonies without paying taxes. When they came to the Boston port, the Americans threw 342 barrels of tea into the harbor. This event was a symbol of American Freedom. Take this quiz and learn more about the Boston Tea Party.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      1765

    • B. 

      1776

    • C. 

      1773

    • D. 

      1997

    • E. 

      1677

  • 2. 
    What did Britain put a tax on (that made the colonists angry)?
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Tea

    • E. 

      Guns

  • 3. 
    Why did the British put a tax on tea?
    • A. 

      To show the colonists that the British were in control

    • B. 

      Because tea was not selling well, so the British wanted to make more money

    • C. 

      To show the colonists that the British cared about them

  • 4. 
    How did the colonists feel about tea?
    • A. 

      They thought it was disgusting

    • B. 

      They grew it but did not like drinking it

    • C. 

      It was their favorite drink in the colonies

    • D. 

      It was not so special to the colonists

  • 5. 
    What was in Boston Harbor?
    • A. 

      3 British ships filled with corn, squash, and beans

    • B. 

      3 British ships filled with tobacco

    • C. 

      3 British ships filled with tea

    • D. 

      3 British ships filled with tea, tobacco, and gold

  • 6. 
    What did the colonists do?
    • A. 

      A group of colonists dressed up as Indians and danced around Boston

    • B. 

      They dressed up as African slaves then went onto the British ships, and poured out the tea into the Boston Harbor

    • C. 

      They dressed up as Native Americans, went aboard the British ships and poured out the tea into the Boston Harbor

    • D. 

      A crows of colonists dressed up as Indians and celebrated Thanksgiving with other colonists

  • 7. 
    What was the cause of the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      The British put a tax on parties in the colonies

    • B. 

      The British put a tax on paper products, like newspapers

    • C. 

      The British put a tax on tea

    • D. 

      The colonists wanted to celebrate their religious freedom in the colonies by drinking tea all night long

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      It helped join the colonists together

    • B. 

      It brought the colonists and British closer together

    • C. 

      The colonists had to use the bathroom because of drinking too much tea at the Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      It made the British Parliament very angry

    • E. 

      It made the British Parliament feel very happy

  • 9. 
    From 1765 to 1773, the British put taxes on items that made the colonists very angry. What were two things the British put a tax on that made the colonists angry?
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Tea

    • C. 

      Houses

    • D. 

      Paper products, like newspapers

    • E. 

      Ships