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.

  • 2. 
    What was the trouble about at first?
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Taxes

    • D. 

      Food

    • E. 

      Land

  • 3. 
    What does tax mean?
  • 4. 
    When was the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      1765

    • B. 

      1770

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      2009

    • E. 

      1675

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    True or False.The colonists had a vote in Parliament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Did the colonists think that the tax was fair?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 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?"

  • 10. 
    What happened in 1770?
    • A. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      The Boston Massacre

    • C. 

      The Stamp Act

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 13. 
    Who did Britain send to the colonies?
    • A. 

      The King

    • B. 

      The Queen

    • C. 

      Soldiers

    • D. 

      Explorers

  • 14. 
    What did the colonists throw at the British soldiers?
    • A. 

      Tomatoes

    • B. 

      Dirt

    • C. 

      Snowballs

    • D. 

      Rocks

    • E. 

      Water

  • 15. 
    Why did the soldiers shoot at the colonists?
    • A. 

      The colonists had guns

    • B. 

      They were told to attack

    • C. 

      They were frightened

  • 16. 
    How many colonists died during the Boston Massacre?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      None

  • 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

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