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Are you familiar with the history of the United States of America? This quiz may be of assistance. This quiz requires that you know what Pontiac’s Rebellion was. Most of the slaves carried to the New World destined for mainland North America; what crop did Africans have to experience planting, did Georgia plan liquor and slaves. Where was “The shot heard around the world” fired. United States History is calling you to take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

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