U.S. History 1301 Questions: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Pontiac's Rebellion was an Indian revolt against British Rule.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Recent scholarship has suggested that Olaudah Equiano may have been born in the New World rather than Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Creek Indians sold war captives and their families to shout Carolina planters as slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The religious emotionalism of the great awakening was confined to the American colonies in the mid 18th century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Increasing in the 18th-century liberty was being used to express a right to rebel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Father Junipero Serra established the first mission in California and converted many Indians to Christianity, but his missions also relied on forced Indian labor and brought devasting diseases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Most of the slaves carried to the New World were destined for mainland North America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In the Chesapeake, race took on more and more importance, and whites increasingly considered free blacks dangerous and undesirable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Africans had experience cultivating rice in Africa and helped the English settler grow it in the south.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Initially, the proprietors of Georgia banned the intro of liquor and slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In the early eighteenth century, one-quarter of the urban elite owned at least one slave.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Most slaves in the 18th century British America had been born in the colonies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What major event led the British government to actively seek ways to make the colonies bear part of the cost of the empire?
    • A. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      King Philip's War

    • C. 

      The Bost Tea Party

    • D. 

      The Seven Years War

    • E. 

      William Pitt becoming British Prime Minister

  • 14. 
    The Boston Massacre occurred when British soldiers.
    • A. 

      Fired into a mob and killed a number of Boston Residents

    • B. 

      Killed Indians who were raiding frontier towns

    • C. 

      Were trying to defent Thomas Hutchinson from an angry mob

    • D. 

      Fired on local minutemen guarding an arsenal

    • E. 

      Captured some members of the Sons of Liberty who were involved in teh Boston tea party

  • 15. 
    The "shot hear round the world" that began the Revolutionary was fired in:
    • A. 

      Lexigton

    • B. 

      Hartford

    • C. 

      WIlliamsburg

    • D. 

      Boston

    • E. 

      New York City

  • 16. 
    Which Statement about Thomas Paine's Common Sense is false?
    • A. 

      It tied the economic hopes fo the new nation to the idea of commerical freedom

    • B. 

      It called for democratic system based on frequent elections and a written constitution

    • C. 

      It dramatically expanded the public sphere

    • D. 

      It was written in 1776

    • E. 

      It was fairly conservativie in its arguments

  • 17. 
    The Declaration of Independence:
    • A. 

      Declared that Britain's aim was to establish "absolute tyranny" over the colonies

    • B. 

      All of the above

    • C. 

      Completed the shift form the rights of englishmen to the rights of mankind as the object of american independence

    • D. 

      Uniquely proclaimed the "purist of happiness" as an unalienable right

    • E. 

      Declared the United States an independent nation

  • 18. 
    All of the following were advantages enjoyed by the British during the American Revolution except:
    • A. 

      An intimate knowlege of the terrain

    • B. 

      A professionally trained army

    • C. 

      The ability to recruit German soldiers to fight for them

    • D. 

      The world's best navy

    • E. 

      The ability to lure slaves to fight for the British in exchanged for their freedom

  • 19. 
    The British
    • A. 

      Never plundered colonists homes

    • B. 

      Seriosly underestimated the support for independence among the American people

    • C. 

      Treated the civilian women with honor and chivalry

    • D. 

      Highly respected the american citizen-soldiers and calculated for their ability

    • E. 

      Treated the slaves as inferior

  • 20. 
    What convinced the French to aid the Americans in 1778?
    • A. 

      The diplomatic genius of Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      The French commitment to hte ideals of freedom and democracy

    • C. 

      Washington's abilities as a commander

    • D. 

      The American victory at Saratoga

    • E. 

      The British naval blockade against France

  • 21. 
    In the winter of 1776-1777, Washington won important victories that improved American morale. These battles were at:
    • A. 

      Saratoga and Albany, New York

    • B. 

      Ternton and Princeton, New Jersey

    • C. 

      Morristown and East Orange, New Jersey

    • D. 

      Long Island and White Plains, New York

    • E. 

      Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts

  • 22. 
    During the eight years of war, approximately how many Americans bore arms in the army and militias?
    • A. 

      150,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      200,000

    • D. 

      250,000

    • E. 

      50,000

  • 23. 
    Cornwallis was defeated at Yorktown because:
    • A. 

      King George III ordered an end to the war

    • B. 

      Most of his troops were cold, starving and ready to surrender

    • C. 

      General Clinton had withdrawn from Yorktown leaving Cornwellis vulnerable

    • D. 

      He was overwhelmed by Washington's Army

    • E. 

      He had no land or water escape route

  • 24. 
    Britain wished for the colonies to:
    • A. 

      Help pay down Britain's national debt

    • B. 

      Accept virtual representation

    • C. 

      Contribute to the cost for British protection

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Stpe cheating the treasury by violating the navigation acts

  • 25. 
    In order to deal with the economic crisis of the war, congress urged states to:
    • A. 

      Establish food banks to distributed to the needy

    • B. 

      Adopt measures to fix wages and prices

    • C. 

      All fo the above

    • D. 

      Raise their taxes

    • E. 

      Print thier own paper money