Enlightenment And American Revolution Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Reformation: ____________ revolutionRenaissance: cultural revolution
    • A. 

      Political

    • B. 

      Religious

    • C. 

      Economic

    • D. 

      Social

  • 2. 
    Machaivellli, a Renaissance political thinker, would be best remember by which of the following statements? 
    • A. 

      Be Bold, Do whatever it takes to stay in power, Be strong

    • B. 

      The weak will never survive in the end

    • C. 

      Be curious and love art

    • D. 

      Kings and Queens will rule the world

  • 3. 
    The cry of the colonists in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Revolution was centered around what key phrase?
    • A. 

      "no taxation without representation"

    • B. 

      "I want my land back from the King!"

    • C. 

      "I do not want to pay taxes!"

    • D. 

      "Give me liberty or give me death!"

  • 4. 
    Complete the following analogyThomas Paine: __________Thomas Jefferson: _____________
    • A. 

      Common Sense: Amenrican Crisis

    • B. 

      Common Sense: Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Common Sense: Constitution of 1776

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence: American Crisis

  • 5. 
    Common Sense encouraged colonists to think about...
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Making peace with the King George III

    • C. 

      Independence

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 7. 
    What fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      A government that denies its people certain basic rights can be overthrown

    • B. 

      Government should guarantee its citizens economic security

    • C. 

      The national and state governments should share power

    • D. 

      Rulers from nations get power to rule from God and are have to govern in the best interest for all people

  • 8. 
    The concept of natural rights was included in the Declaration of Independence- influenced from John Locke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for democratic thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."This quote came from which document? 
    • A. 

      US Constitution

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Olive Branch Pettion

    • D. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 11. 
    The cry of the colonists in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Revolution was centered around what key phrase?
    • A. 

      "no taxation without representation"

    • B. 

      "I want my land back from the King!"

    • C. 

      "I do not want to pay taxes!"

    • D. 

      "Give me liberty or give me death!"

  • 12. 
    The Scientific Revolution can be best described as...? 
    • A. 

      A new way of thinking about the natural world based upon careful observaion and being able to question accepted beliefs

    • B. 

      The realization that the Earth was round instead of flat during the Age of Discovery

    • C. 

      The discovery of nulclear energy as a main source of power

    • D. 

      An acceptance that the Catholic Church was the only true source of knowledge

  • 13. 
    The heliocentric theory suggested that...? 
    • A. 

      Earth is the only planet able to sustain life

    • B. 

      The sun is the center of our solar system

    • C. 

      All humans have one common ancestor

    • D. 

      The sun will eventually turn into a black hole

  • 14. 
    Montesquieu's philosophy can be found in which famous American document- separation of powers within the national government...
    • A. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      US Constitution

    • D. 

      Gettysburg Address

  • 15. 
    John Locke believed in the concept of natural rights of the indiividual. What US document did he later help influence in our national history? 
    • A. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

  • 16. 
    Select the best definition of revolution.
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      War

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Independence

  • 17. 
    Heliocentric theory greatly disturbed the most powerful influence in Europe. Identify who would not have been happy with this theory.
    • A. 

      Church Leaders

    • B. 

      Issac Newton

    • C. 

      John Locke

    • D. 

      Sir Francis Bacon

  • 18. 
    The geocentric theory would be best described as...?
    • A. 

      Earth is the center of the universe

    • B. 

      Sun is the center of the universe

    • C. 

      Moon is the center of the universe

    • D. 

      Church is the center of the universe

  • 19. 
    John Locke would have supported which of the following?
    • A. 

      The separate branches of government

    • B. 

      The desire to have a absolute monarch or king

    • C. 

      Social Contracts between the people and the government

    • D. 

      Life, Liberty, Property- Natural Rights

  • 20. 
    What document is known as the "ultimate break up letter"?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Rights

    • B. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 21. 
    What famous document begins with the following words, "when in the course of human events it becomes necessary..." 
    • A. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 22. 
    Using the quote from number 20, if the document states that people have certain unalienable rights, what would be the best meaning of this?
    • A. 

      Citizens have no rights at all

    • B. 

      Rights can not be taken away- these are the natural rights that all people have

    • C. 

      Only some people have rights

    • D. 

      You must earn these rights over time

  • 23. 
    What were the colonists asked to do after the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      Continue to fight against the Native American tribes

    • B. 

      Pay for the cost of the war since they had fought in the war- war debt had doubled for England and the 13 colonies

    • C. 

      Pay for the war since they had lost and leave the continent

    • D. 

      Give up land after the war to the French

  • 24. 
    The Intolerable Acts closed the port of Boston in 1774 after the events of the Boston Tea Party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The First Continental Congress called King George III into action against the British.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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