U.S. History 9: Ch.1-2 Test

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test on Chapters 1 and 2 in the book. It includes information from Columbus to the Revolutionary War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe the causes of the Boston Massacre. Also, in your opinion, who was at fault. Back up your opinion with examples of what happened.
  • 2. 
    Who wrote Common Sense?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      George Jefferson

    • E. 

      John Locke

  • 3. 
    Which colony offered a new chance to the poor who had been imprisioned in England?
    • A. 

      The Virginia colony.

    • B. 

      The Colony of Rhode Island.

    • C. 

      The Georgia colony.

    • D. 

      The Charles Town colony.

  • 4. 
    All of these were major advantages of the Europeans in the Americas except
    • A. 

      They were immune to many diseases.

    • B. 

      They had superior weapons.

    • C. 

      They knew the land better.

    • D. 

      They had better technology.

  • 5. 
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 declared that colonists could not settle west of the line drawn north to south along the
    • A. 

      Rocky Mountains

    • B. 

      Ohio River

    • C. 

      Appalachian Mountains

    • D. 

      Hudson River

  • 6. 
    Parliament had imposed many taxes on trade, but what was the first direct tax Britain had ever placed on the colonists?
    • A. 

      Stamp tax

    • B. 

      Sugar tax

    • C. 

      Paper tax

    • D. 

      Glass tax

  • 7. 
    Fighting between the British and French that began in 1754 in North America is known as the
    • A. 

      Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      British and French War

    • C. 

      French and Indian War

    • D. 

      War of the Colonies

  • 8. 
    On March 5, 1770, a crowd of colonists began taunting and throwing snowballs at a British soldier guarding a customs house, which resulted in the
    • A. 

      Formation of the Sons of Liberty

    • B. 

      French and Indian War

    • C. 

      Virginia Resolves

    • D. 

      Boston Massacre

  • 9. 
    With what laws did the British intend to punish Massachussetts for the Boston Tea Party and edn colonial challenges to British authority?
    • A. 

      Coercive Acts

    • B. 

      Tea Act

    • C. 

      Quebec Act

    • D. 

      Townshend Acts

  • 10. 
    Created by each colony to communicate with the other colonies about British activities.
    • A. 

      Common Sense

    • B. 

      Committee of correspondence

    • C. 

      Minutemen

    • D. 

      Loyalists

  • 11. 
    On September 5, 1774, in Philadelphia, a colonial congress was coordinated by the committees of correspondence and called the
    • A. 

      House of Burgesses

    • B. 

      Massachussetts Provincial Congress

    • C. 

      First Continental Congress

    • D. 

      Philadelphia Congress

  • 12. 
    In the Gaspee Affair,
    • A. 

      A British ship seized an American ship without warrant.

    • B. 

      The colonists burned a British ship that had run aground.

    • C. 

      A British crew seized food from an American ship.

    • D. 

      The colonists forced a British ship carrying tea to return home.

  • 13. 
    What major advantage did Hernán Cortés have over the Native Americans in the Yucatán Peninsula?
    • A. 

      Territorial ownership

    • B. 

      Agricultural knowledge

    • C. 

      Superior weapons

    • D. 

      Abundance of food

  • 14. 
    Along with religious persecution, the Puritans immigrated to America to escape
    • A. 

      Harsh conditions in Holland

    • B. 

      Unfair taxation

    • C. 

      Depression in England's wool industry

    • D. 

      Forced enlistment in the miliatary

  • 15. 
    In the Providence colony,
    • A. 

      The government controlled all religious matters.

    • B. 

      The settlers closely aligned with the Anglican Church.

    • C. 

      The colonists believed they had a right to take Native American land.

    • D. 

      Different religious beliefs were tolerated.

  • 16. 
    By the 1670s, planters in Virginia began to switch to slave labor because
    • A. 

      They could use slaves as collateral and expand their plantations.

    • B. 

      The use of slave labor could help them receive tax credits.

    • C. 

      More and more Englishmen wanted to become indentured servants.

    • D. 

      The advances in technology demand more efficiency.