Boston Tea Party History Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 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