Growing Trouble With Britain

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This quiz is meant to test your understanding of the Stamp Act, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party. You will need to refer to page 58 and 59 in your textbook in order to answer the questions below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Over time, trouble grew between the colonists and ________.

    • A.

      The African slaves.

    • B.

      Britain

    • C.

      The European explorers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Britain
    Explanation
    Over time, trouble grew between the colonists and Britain. This is because the colonists were seeking more independence and autonomy, while Britain wanted to maintain control and exert its authority over the colonies. This led to conflicts such as the American Revolution, where the colonists fought for their freedom from British rule. The growing tensions and disagreements between the colonists and Britain eventually escalated into a full-fledged rebellion and the eventual establishment of the United States as an independent nation.

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  • 2. 

    What was the trouble about at first?

    • A.

      Power

    • B.

      Control

    • C.

      Taxes

    • D.

      Food

    • E.

      Land

    Correct Answer
    C. Taxes
    Explanation
    The trouble at first was related to taxes.

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  • 3. 

    What does tax mean?

    Correct Answer
    The money people must pay to a government
    the money people must pay to a government
    The money people must pay to the government
    the money people must pay to the government
    Explanation
    Tax refers to the money that individuals are required to pay to the government. The answer options provided are all variations of the same definition, stating that tax is the money people must pay to a government.

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  • 4. 

    When was the Stamp Act?

    • A.

      1765

    • B.

      1770

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      2009

    • E.

      1675

    Correct Answer
    A. 1765
    Explanation
    The Stamp Act was passed in 1765. This act was imposed by the British government on the American colonies and required them to pay a tax on printed materials such as newspapers, legal documents, and playing cards. The act was met with strong opposition from the colonists, who felt it was a violation of their rights and led to protests and boycotts. Ultimately, the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766, but it played a significant role in fueling the growing tensions between the American colonies and Britain, eventually leading to the American Revolution.

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  • 5. 

    What was the British Parliament?

    • A.

      The name of the country that includes England, Scotland, and Wales

    • B.

      The highest lawmaking group in Britain

    • C.

      The money people must pay to a government

    Correct Answer
    B. The highest lawmaking group in Britain
    Explanation
    The British Parliament refers to the highest lawmaking group in Britain. It is the legislative body that is responsible for making and passing laws in the country. It consists of two houses, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and plays a crucial role in the governance and decision-making processes of the United Kingdom.

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  • 6. 

    What items (or things) were taxed during the Stamp Act?

    • A.

      Tea

    • B.

      Corn, Squash and Beans

    • C.

      Paper products, like newspapers

    • D.

      Jewelry

    • E.

      Land

    Correct Answer
    C. Paper products, like newspapers
    Explanation
    During the Stamp Act, paper products such as newspapers were taxed. This tax was imposed by the British government on all printed materials in the American colonies. The Stamp Act required that these items be printed on specially stamped paper, which had to be purchased from government-appointed distributors. The purpose of this tax was to generate revenue for Britain and assert its authority over the colonies. The Stamp Act was met with strong opposition from the colonists, who saw it as a violation of their rights and led to protests and boycotts.

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  • 7. 

    True or False.The colonists had a vote in Parliament.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The colonists had no vote in the British Parliament.

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  • 8. 

    Did the colonists think that the tax was fair?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The colonists did not think that the tax was fair. This can be inferred from the fact that they rebelled against the tax and protested against it, such as in the Boston Tea Party. The colonists believed that they were being unfairly taxed without representation in the British government, which led to their dissatisfaction and resistance towards the tax.

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  • 9. 

    What did the colonists cry out?

    • A.

      "Yes We Can!"

    • B.

      "No taxation without representation!"

    • C.

      "Don't mess with our money!"

    • D.

      "Down with the British!"

    • E.

      "What's Gucci?"

    Correct Answer
    B. "No taxation without representation!"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No taxation without representation!" This phrase was a rallying cry for the American colonists during the period leading up to the American Revolution. They were protesting against the British government's imposition of taxes on the colonies without giving them a voice or representation in the decision-making process. The colonists believed that they should not be taxed if they did not have a say in how their taxes were being used. This slogan encapsulates their demand for fair and equal representation in the governing of their own affairs.

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  • 10. 

    What happened in 1770?

    • A.

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B.

      The Boston Massacre

    • C.

      The Stamp Act

    • D.

      Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    B. The Boston Massacre
    Explanation
    In 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. This event was a clash between British soldiers and a mob of colonists in Boston. The soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five colonists. The incident further fueled the growing tensions between the American colonists and the British government, leading to increased calls for independence. The Boston Massacre played a significant role in the escalation of the American Revolution.

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  • 11. 

    What does protested mean?

    • A.

      Publicly showed strong opinions against something

    • B.

      The killing of a large number of people who can't defend themselve

    • C.

      The money people must pay to a government

    Correct Answer
    A. Publicly showed strong opinions against something
    Explanation
    Protested means publicly showing strong opinions against something. This involves expressing disagreement or disapproval in a public manner, often through demonstrations, rallies, or other forms of activism. It is a way for individuals or groups to voice their opposition or dissatisfaction with a particular issue, policy, or action.

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  • 12. 

    Why did the colonists protest?

    • A.

      Because the British put more taxes on the colonists.

    • B.

      Because the colonists had to grow more food for the British.

    • C.

      Because the British would not fight with the colonists against the Native Americans.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because the British put more taxes on the colonists.
    Explanation
    The colonists protested because the British put more taxes on them. This increased taxation was seen as unfair and oppressive, as the colonists felt they were being treated as second-class citizens and were being exploited for the benefit of the British empire. The colonists believed in the principle of "no taxation without representation" and felt that they should have a say in the taxes imposed on them. The protests eventually led to the American Revolution and the colonists' fight for independence from British rule.

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  • 13. 

    Who did Britain send to the colonies?

    • A.

      The King

    • B.

      The Queen

    • C.

      Soldiers

    • D.

      Explorers

    Correct Answer
    C. Soldiers
    Explanation
    Britain sent soldiers to the colonies to establish and maintain control over their territories. The soldiers were responsible for enforcing British laws, protecting British interests, and suppressing any resistance or rebellion from the colonists. They played a crucial role in maintaining British colonial rule and ensuring the dominance of the British Empire in the colonies.

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  • 14. 

    What did the colonists throw at the British soldiers?

    • A.

      Tomatoes

    • B.

      Dirt

    • C.

      Snowballs

    • D.

      Rocks

    • E.

      Water

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Snowballs
    D. Rocks
    Explanation
    The colonists threw snowballs and rocks at the British soldiers. This suggests that the colonists were using whatever they could find as weapons to resist the British soldiers. Snowballs and rocks are easily accessible and could cause harm to the soldiers. This demonstrates the resourcefulness and determination of the colonists in their fight for independence.

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  • 15. 

    Why did the soldiers shoot at the colonists?

    • A.

      The colonists had guns

    • B.

      They were told to attack

    • C.

      They were frightened

    Correct Answer
    C. They were frightened
    Explanation
    The soldiers shot at the colonists because they were frightened. This fear could have been due to the colonists having guns, which posed a threat to the soldiers' safety. The soldiers may have acted out of self-defense or a perceived need to maintain control in a potentially volatile situation.

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  • 16. 

    How many colonists died during the Boston Massacre?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    During the Boston Massacre, five colonists died. This event took place on March 5, 1770, when British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists, killing five and injuring several others. The incident further fueled tensions between the American colonists and the British authorities, contributing to the growing unrest that eventually led to the American Revolution.

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  • 17. 

    What is a massacre?

    • A.

      The killing of a few people who cannot defend themselves

    • B.

      The killing of a few people who can defend themselves

    • C.

      The killing of a large number of people who cannot defend themselves

    Correct Answer
    C. The killing of a large number of people who cannot defend themselves
    Explanation
    A massacre refers to the killing of a large number of people who cannot defend themselves. This term is used to describe a brutal and indiscriminate act of violence where a significant number of individuals are murdered, often in a single event or location. The victims are typically unable to protect themselves or fight back against the attackers. The answer accurately defines a massacre by emphasizing the scale of the killing and the vulnerability of the victims.

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