History Test Prep. Chapter #6

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  • 1. 

    Who said, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty, or give me death!" ?

    Correct Answer
    Patrick Henry
    Explanation
    Patrick Henry said, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty, or give me death!" This quote is often attributed to Henry during a speech he delivered to the Virginia Convention in 1775. In this powerful statement, Henry expresses his unwavering commitment to the cause of liberty, emphasizing that he would rather die than live under tyranny. This quote has become synonymous with the American Revolution and the fight for freedom.

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  • 2. 

    True or False, The British withdrew from Boston in 1776 after seeing cannons aimed down on them from nearby Dorchester Heights.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The British did indeed withdraw from Boston in 1776 after seeing cannons aimed down on them from nearby Dorchester Heights. This strategic move by the American forces, led by General George Washington, forced the British to evacuate the city. By positioning cannons on the higher ground of Dorchester Heights, the American forces gained a tactical advantage, making it difficult for the British to maintain control of Boston. As a result, the British decided to withdraw and focus their efforts on other areas of the American Revolutionary War.

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  • 3. 

    The Declaration of Independence was written to explain: 

    • A.

      Why the colonists thought "taxation without representation" was unfair.

    • B.

      Why it was time for the colonies to separate from Great Britain.

    • C.

      What other nations could do to help the colonies win their freedom.

    • D.

      What Britain needed to do to win back the loyal of the colonies.

    Correct Answer
    B. Why it was time for the colonies to separate from Great Britain.
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence was written to explain why it was time for the colonies to separate from Great Britain. This document outlined the grievances of the colonists and their belief that they had the right to establish their own independent government. It detailed the abuses of power by the British government and asserted the natural rights of all individuals. The Declaration served as a formal justification for the colonies' decision to break away from British rule and seek independence.

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  • 4. 

    Who was chosen by the Second Continental Congress to command the New Continental Army?

    Correct Answer
    George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was chosen by the Second Continental Congress to command the New Continental Army because of his leadership skills, military experience, and his reputation as a respected figure among the colonists. He had previously served as a colonel in the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War, gaining valuable military knowledge and skills. Additionally, Washington was seen as a unifying figure who could rally the colonists and inspire them to fight for independence. His appointment as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army was a crucial step in the American Revolution.

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  • 5. 

    The purpose of the Olive Branch Petition was to persuade King George to make peace with the colonies. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Olive Branch Petition was indeed a last-ditch effort by the American colonies to avoid a full-blown war with Britain. It was sent to King George III in 1775, expressing the colonists' desire for reconciliation and a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The petition emphasized their loyalty to the king and blamed the tensions on his advisors. However, the king rejected the petition and instead declared the colonies to be in open rebellion. Therefore, the purpose of the Olive Branch Petition was indeed to persuade King George to make peace with the colonies.

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  • 6. 

    What was the main impact of Common Sense in the colonies?

    • A.

      It reminded colonists that they owed loyalty and respect to King George.

    • B.

      It encouraged the colonies to seek a peaceful settlement with Britain.

    • C.

      It convinced many colonists that they could not win a war against Britain.

    • D.

      It persuaded many colonists that the time had come to declare independence.

    Correct Answer
    D. It persuaded many colonists that the time had come to declare independence.
    Explanation
    Common Sense, written by Thomas Paine, had a significant impact on the colonies by persuading many colonists that it was time to declare independence from Britain. Paine's pamphlet argued for the idea of self-governance and criticized the monarchy, making a strong case for the American colonies to break away from British rule. His persuasive arguments and clear writing style resonated with many colonists, ultimately swaying public opinion and leading to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 7. 

    The day on which the Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776 is celebrated today as ......

    Correct Answer
    Independence Day
    Explanation
    The day on which the Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776 is celebrated today as Independence Day. This day marks the anniversary of the United States gaining independence from Great Britain and becoming a sovereign nation. It is a national holiday in the United States and is celebrated with various festivities, including fireworks, parades, and barbecues, to commemorate this important event in American history.

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  • 8. 

    The Declaration of Indepence states that all people are born with certain rights that include the 

    • A.

      The right to feel safe and secure in one's home.

    • B.

      The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    • C.

      The right to elect leaders who represent people.

    • D.

      The right to speak freely and worship in peace.

    Correct Answer
    B. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence asserts that all individuals are entitled to these fundamental rights. These rights encompass the freedom to live, the freedom to make choices and pursue one's goals, and the freedom to seek happiness and fulfillment. This statement reflects the core principles of individual rights and personal autonomy that the Declaration of Independence upholds.

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  • 9. 

    answer the following question:  The BEST title for this  map is: 

    • A.

      The Molasses Trade

    • B.

      The Triangle Trade

    • C.

      The Africa Trade

    • D.

      The Rum Trade

    Correct Answer
    B. The Triangle Trade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Triangle Trade". This title is the most appropriate because it accurately describes the trade system depicted in the map. The Triangle Trade refers to the historical trade routes between Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the 16th to 19th centuries. This trade involved the exchange of goods such as molasses, rum, slaves, and other commodities. The title "The Triangle Trade" encompasses the multiple aspects of the trade system depicted in the map.

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  • 10. 

    Which group benefited most from this trade?

    • A.

      New England merchants

    • B.

      Tavern owners

    • C.

      Sugar planters

    • D.

      Enslaved Africans

    Correct Answer
    A. New England merchants
    Explanation
    New England merchants benefited the most from this trade because they were responsible for transporting goods, including sugar, between different regions. They had control over the trade routes and were able to profit greatly from the exchange of goods. Additionally, New England merchants had access to a wide network of buyers and sellers, allowing them to negotiate favorable deals and accumulate wealth. Their involvement in the trade industry gave them significant economic and social advantages during this time period.

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  • 11. 

    Which group suffered the most from this trading?

    • A.

      Tavern owners

    • B.

      Sugar planters

    • C.

      Enslaved Africans

    • D.

      New England merchants

    Correct Answer
    C. Enslaved Africans
    Explanation
    Enslaved Africans suffered the most from this trading. They were forcibly taken from their homes, transported under harsh conditions, and subjected to brutal treatment and exploitation on plantations in the Americas. They endured physical and emotional abuse, were denied basic human rights, and lived in deplorable conditions. Their labor was exploited to generate immense wealth for plantation owners and traders, while they themselves endured unimaginable suffering and loss of freedom. The transatlantic slave trade had devastating and long-lasting effects on the lives and cultures of enslaved Africans and their descendants.

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  • 12. 

    This picture illustrates the writing of

    • A.

      The Declaration of Independence.

    • B.

      Common Sense

    • C.

      The Olive Branch Petition.

    • D.

      Mayflower Compact

    Correct Answer
    A. The Declaration of Independence.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Declaration of Independence because the picture is depicting a group of people gathered around a table, which is a common representation of the signing of this important document in American history. Additionally, the other options mentioned (Common Sense, the Olive Branch Petition, and Mayflower Compact) do not involve a similar gathering or table setting, making them less likely to be the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    The first draft of this document was written by 

    Correct Answer
    Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Thomas Jefferson because the question states that the first draft of the document was written by someone, and the name mentioned in the question is Thomas Jefferson. Therefore, Thomas Jefferson is the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    The picture suggests that the first draft was 

    • A.

      Difficult to understand

    • B.

      Revised several times

    • C.

      The length of a book

    • D.

      Perfect as first written

    Correct Answer
    B. Revised several times
    Explanation
    Based on the given picture, we can infer that the first draft was not perfect as first written. The image shows multiple layers of crossed-out text, indicating that the draft went through several revisions. This suggests that the initial version was not clear or satisfactory, and the author had to make multiple changes and improvements to the content.

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