Toward Independence Quiz Questions

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Toward Independence Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    Before 1763, the American Colonies had been:
    • A. 

      Ruled with a firm hand by Parliament

    • B. 

      Left alone to govern themselves

    • C. 

      Heavily taxed by the British government

    • D. 

      Denied religious freedom by the King

  • 2. 
    The French and Indian War began due to conflict over:
    • A. 

      Taxation without Representation

    • B. 

      The Stamp Act

    • C. 

      The land in the Ohio Valley

    • D. 

      The signing of the Magna Carta

  • 3. 
    By 1750, the population of the colonies had grown significantly, from 50,000 to one million colonists. What was the MAJOR cause of this growth?
    • A. 

      Availability of cheap land

    • B. 

      Religious freedom

    • C. 

      Freedom to self-govern

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What upset colonists the MOST about the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      Colonists did not want to pay taxes to keep British troops in the colonies

    • B. 

      The stamp act raised the price of paper goods being sold in the colonies

    • C. 

      Colonists believed that Great Britain had no right to tax the colonies as long as they were not represented in Parliament

    • D. 

      Parliament had not warned the colonies about the Stamp Act

  • 5. 
    The boycott of British goods in America was a response to:
    • A. 

      The Townshend Acts

    • B. 

      The Quartering Act

    • C. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      The Proclamation of 1763

  • 6. 
    The clashes between colonists and British troops at Lexington and Concord proved that:
    • A. 

      General Gage was a weak leader

    • B. 

      Colonists no longer felt any loyalty to Great Britain

    • C. 

      Americans were willing to fight and possible die for the right to govern themselves

    • D. 

      Militia troops were no match for well-trained British soldiers

  • 7. 
    The Boston Massacre was:
    • A. 

      A smallpox epidemic that killed a large number of Native Americans

    • B. 

      A noisy protest against the Stamp Act

    • C. 

      A fierce battle that took place in Boston after the French and Indian War

    • D. 

      A deadly riot between colonists and British troops stationed in Boston

  • 8. 
    The purpose of the First Continental Congress was to:
    • A. 

      Organize the Sons of Liberty

    • B. 

      Draft a letter to the King

    • C. 

      Create a new plan of boycotts

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 9. 
    What is a Patriot?
    • A. 

      Americans who believed that the colonists had a right to govern themselves

    • B. 

      A revolutionary

    • C. 

      Someone that sympathized with the King of England

    • D. 

      Someone that remains neutral in all things political

  • 10. 
    What is a loyalist?
    • A. 

      Americans who believed that the colonists had a right to govern themselves

    • B. 

      Americans who felt a deep loyalty to the King of England

    • C. 

      Women who were loyal to the boycott of tea

    • D. 

      Americans who felt loyal to the cause of freedom for all colonists

  • 11. 
    He volunteered to head the militia to drive the French out of the Ohio Valley during the French and Indian War:
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Sam Adams

    • C. 

      General Braddock

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 12. 
    In the treaty which ended the French and Indian War, France gave ________________ to Great Britain.
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 13. 
    How would you define the term tyranny?
    • A. 

      To take back or cancel

    • B. 

      The unjust use of government power

    • C. 

      To refuse to buy goods from a certain source

    • D. 

      To protest or riot

  • 14. 
    In the Proclamation of 1763, the King drew an imaginary line down the middle of what physical feature?
    • A. 

      The Rocky Mountains

    • B. 

      The Mississippi River

    • C. 

      The Appalachian Mountains

    • D. 

      The Rio Grande

  • 15. 
    Relations between the colonists and Native Americans were tense leading up to the Proclamation of 1763, mainly due to an argument over:
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Hunting

    • D. 

      Mining

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is correct chronological order?
    • A. 

      Stamp Act, Proclamation of 1763, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Proclamation of 1763, Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Quartering Act, Stamp Act, Proclamation of 1763, Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Townshend Act

  • 17. 
    After months of protest, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. Which of the following best defines the word repeal?
    • A. 

      To take back or cancel

    • B. 

      To reinforce

    • C. 

      To change or modify

    • D. 

      To refuse or boycott

  • 18. 
    The Stamp Act required colonists to buy a stamp for:
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Playing cards

    • C. 

      Wills

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The Quartering Act required colonists to _______________ British soldiers
    • A. 

      House

    • B. 

      Boycott

    • C. 

      Fight

    • D. 

      Give a quarter to

  • 20. 
    The success of the boycott of British goods can be accredited to _______________, the silent heroes of the movement.
    • A. 

      Patriots

    • B. 

      John and Sam Adams

    • C. 

      Loyalists

    • D. 

      Women

  • 21. 
    While Patriots called it the Boston Massacre, the British soldiers maintain they acted in:
    • A. 

      A riot

    • B. 

      Self-defense

    • C. 

      Accordance with the King's orders

    • D. 

      True loyalist fashion

  • 22. 
    Colonists were concerned that the British East India Company had a _______________ on the tea industry
    • A. 

      Monopoly

    • B. 

      Tax

    • C. 

      Boycott

    • D. 

      Loyalist perspective

  • 23. 
    The Intolerable Acts were designed to punish the colonists for:
    • A. 

      The Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      The boycott

    • C. 

      The Quartering Act

    • D. 

      The Boston Tea Party

  • 24. 
    He was responsible for the series of laws known as the Intolerable Acts:
    • A. 

      Lord North

    • B. 

      King George III

    • C. 

      Charles Townshend

    • D. 

      Sam Adams

  • 25. 
    The map below shows North America after the:
    • A. 

      French and Indian War

    • B. 

      Boston Massacre

    • C. 

      First Continental Congress

    • D. 

      Battles of Lexington and Concord

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