Chapter 5 US History

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

The Road to Revolution


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The British government decided to tax the American colonies
    • A. 

      To pay off war debts.

    • B. 

      To teach the colonists a lesson.

    • C. 

      To incrrease the standard of living in Britain.

    • D. 

      To finance westward expansion.

  • 2. 
    The colonists protested the Stamp Act because they believed in
    • A. 

      One man, one vote.

    • B. 

      No taxation without representation.

    • C. 

      Liberty, equality, and fraternity.

    • D. 

      Freedom of speech.

  • 3. 
    Colonists responded to the Townshend Acts by
    • A. 

      Declaring war on Great Britain.

    • B. 

      Organizaing the Boston Tea Party.

    • C. 

      Boycotting British goods.

    • D. 

      Holding the First Continental Congress.

  • 4. 
    The purpose of the First Continental Congress was
    • A. 

      To protest the Stamp Act.

    • B. 

      To collect taxes from the colonies.

    • C. 

      To declare the colonies independent.

    • D. 

      To unite the colonies in response to the Intolerable Act.s

  • 5. 
    In response to increasing tensions between the colonists and the British, the colonists
    • A. 

      Begain to pay British taxes.

    • B. 

      Organized militia.

    • C. 

      Burned Anglican churches.

    • D. 

      Demanded the right to vote.

  • 6. 
    In the pamphlet Common Sense, the author argues that the colonies should
    • A. 

      Establish a monarchy.

    • B. 

      Negotiate a peaceful settlement with Britain.

    • C. 

      Break their ties with Britain.

    • D. 

      Use war as a last resort.

  • 7. 
    One of the consequence of the French and Indian War was the
    • A. 

      The colonists began to see themselves as different from the British.

    • B. 

      The British lost interest in the American colonies.

    • C. 

      The British granted the colonists their independence.

    • D. 

      The colonists allied themselves with France.

  • 8. 
    The French and Indian War last from
    • A. 

      1700 -1754.

    • B. 

      1754-1763.

    • C. 

      1754-1759.

    • D. 

      1743-1763.

  • 9. 
    Who is considered the author of the Declaration?
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams.

    • B. 

      John Adams.

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson.

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin.

  • 10. 
    Who organized the Sons of Liberty?
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Dr. Warren

    • D. 

      Paul Revere

  • 11. 
    A leading Bosont Lawyer who helped defend the soldiers after the Boston Masacre.
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      Dr. Warren

  • 12. 
    Who was the leaders of the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      Samuel Adams

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Paul Revere

    • D. 

      Josiah Quincy

  • 13. 
    All of the following were political reasons for the American Revolution, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      England's neglect of the colonies.

    • B. 

      Taxation withou representation.

    • C. 

      Limitation of Individual Rights.

    • D. 

      Taxation

  • 14. 
    All of the following are economic reasons for the American Revolution EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Taxation

    • B. 

      Mercantilism

    • C. 

      Trade restrictions

    • D. 

      Free Enterprise

    • E. 

      Limitation of Individual Rights