Chapter 1 And 2 Test 2/16/09

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Revolutionary War Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test about European colonization of America through the Revolutionary War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was John Locke's theory about the state of nature, social contracts, natural rights and the purpose of government?
  • 2. 
    How was the Boston Massacre used to further the interests of the Patriots? In your opinion, who was to blame for the Boston Massacre and why?
  • 3. 
    List and explain the reasons why the colonists believed that they should be free to govern themselves.
  • 4. 
    List and describe the four major part of the Declaration of Independence including the purpose of each.
  • 5. 
    Why did Columbus come to America?
    • A. 

      He was looking for a new source of gold and slaves.

    • B. 

      He wanted to find a quicker way to India/China.

    • C. 

      He was trying to find a quicker way to Africa.

    • D. 

      He was ordered to find new land for Spain.

  • 6. 
    What made the Native Americans more susceptible to contagious diseases carried by the Europeans?
    • A. 

      They had not lived as closely together as the Europeans.

    • B. 

      They did not have the same medicine the Europeans had.

    • C. 

      The climate of America was different than Europe.

    • D. 

      They were genetically different than the Europeans.

  • 7. 
    Europeans explored and settled in America for all of the following reasons except:
    • A. 

      They wanted to find valuables such as gold and silver.

    • B. 

      They wanted new lands for settlement.

    • C. 

      To find a faster way to get to Asia.

    • D. 

      To convert native peoples to Christianity.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    What was the main purpose the English had for the Jamestown settlement?
    • A. 

      For people to have religious freedom.

    • B. 

      To make money for England.

    • C. 

      To convert the Native Americans to Christianity.

    • D. 

      To have a place for people to settle.

  • 9. 
    What did the Dutch name their settlement located on Manhattan Island?
    • A. 

      New Jersey

    • B. 

      New Amsterdam

    • C. 

      New England

    • D. 

      Newfoundland

  • 10. 
    Roger Williams, in search of religious freedom, founded the colony of
    • A. 

      Connecticut

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Rhode Island

  • 11. 
    What best describes the Mayflower Compact?
    • A. 

      An agreement signed by the Pilgrims to agree to set up and live under their agreed upon laws.

    • B. 

      A list of laws that the Pilgrims agreed upon.

    • C. 

      A declaration that they were now free from English control.

    • D. 

      A document on which the settlers agreed to live under the laws of Christianity.

  • 12. 
    People from England who were willing sell their labor for certain number of years for a chance to come to America were
    • A. 

      Indentured servants

    • B. 

      Backcountry farmers

    • C. 

      Landed elites

    • D. 

      Tenant farmers

  • 13. 
    Who asserted that all people were born with certain natural rights, including the right to life an liberty?
    • A. 

      King James II

    • B. 

      John Smith

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 14. 
    According to John Locke, what is a social contract?
    • A. 

      A group of people agree to punish those who do not believe what they do.

    • B. 

      People agree to live under a set of laws created by the king.

    • C. 

      People agree to live under a set of laws created by the people.

    • D. 

      An agreement between people to pay back the money spent to transport them to the new world.

  • 15. 
    The colony of Georgia was set up to
    • A. 

      Honor King George by naming a colony after him.

    • B. 

      Create a place for Catholics to live in the new world.

    • C. 

      Create a place for the poor imprisioned people of England to start over.

    • D. 

      Make money for England by growing cotton and sugar cane.

  • 16. 
    The Virginia House of Burgesses is most similiar to what modern government group?
    • A. 

      The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court

    • C. 

      The cabinet of the president

    • D. 

      The food and drug administration.

  • 17. 
    What was the main reasons that African slaves were brought into the colonies?
    • A. 

      There weren't enough people to farm the crops.

    • B. 

      Many of the Native American slaves died of diseases.

    • C. 

      Africans worked harder than the Native Americans.

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 18. 
    In the economic theory of Mercantilism, the main purpose of colonies is to
    • A. 

      Be a place for poor people to settle.

    • B. 

      Supply slaves to the mother country.

    • C. 

      Help build up the supply of gold and silver in the mother country.

    • D. 

      Build up the amount of land that the mother country owns.

  • 19. 
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 declared that colonists could not settle west of a line drawn north to south along the
    • A. 

      Rocky Mountains

    • B. 

      Ohio River

    • C. 

      Appalachian Mountains

    • D. 

      Hudson River

  • 20. 
    Fighting between the French and the British that began in 1754 in North America is known as the
    • A. 

      Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      French and Indian War

    • C. 

      British and French War

    • D. 

      The 100 Years War

  • 21. 
    The Albany Plan of Union proposed that
    • A. 

      The colonies unify with the Spanish to become free.

    • B. 

      The colonies change sides and fight for the French.

    • C. 

      The colonies stay unified and fight with Britain.

    • D. 

      The colonies unite to form a federal government.

  • 22. 
    Parliament 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

  • 23. 
    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.

  • 24. 
    What was the purpose of the taxes imposed on the colonists after the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      To show the colonists that Britain still had power over them.

    • B. 

      To pay for the French and Indian War.

    • C. 

      To pay for the Revolutionary War.

    • D. 

      To pay for the tea destroyed after the Boston Tea Party.

  • 25. 
    What was the system created by Thomas Jefferson for the colonies to communicate?
    • A. 

      Committee of correspondence.

    • B. 

      Pony express

    • C. 

      Continental Congress

    • D. 

      Paul Revere's riding service.

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