Loyalists Vs. Patriots Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers the events and causes leading up to the American Revolution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was one reason the British felt they had the right to tax the colonies?
    • A. 

      They owned the colonies

    • B. 

      They protected the colonies from the French

    • C. 

      The Proclamation of 1763 gave them permission

    • D. 

      Parliament passed a law giving them permission

  • 2. 
    What popular saying by the colonists expressed their disapproval of British taxes?
    • A. 

      Give me liberty or give me death

    • B. 

      I only have but one life to give for my country

    • C. 

      No taxation without representation

    • D. 

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

  • 3. 
    What did the Stamp Act require colonists to pay taxes on?
    • A. 

      Goods shipped over seas

    • B. 

      Only letters and mail

    • C. 

      All postage stamps

    • D. 

      All printed documents

  • 4. 
    In general, how did the colonists respond to the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      They accepted it because they were British

    • B. 

      They had the Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Riots broke out in many cities

    • D. 

      They passed the nonimportation agreements

  • 5. 
    Which taxes were put in place after the repeal of the Stamp Act?
    • A. 

      Intolerable Acts

    • B. 

      Tea Act

    • C. 

      Townshend Acts

    • D. 

      Sugar Acts

  • 6. 
    What part of the Townshend Acts did colonists believe violated their rights as British citizens?
    • A. 

      Writs of Assistance

    • B. 

      Nonimportation agreement

    • C. 

      Sons of Liberty

    • D. 

      The tax on tea

  • 7. 
    What group was formed to protest British tax policies?
    • A. 

      Freedom Fighters

    • B. 

      Whig Party

    • C. 

      Sons of the American revolution

    • D. 

      Sons of Liberty

  • 8. 
    What is the refusal to buy or trade certain types of goods called?
    • A. 

      Boycott

    • B. 

      Import

    • C. 

      Export

    • D. 

      Tariff

  • 9. 
    Approximately how many of the colonists decided to remain neutral?
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      1/4

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    Why did Parliament eventually repeal the Townshend Acts?
    • A. 

      It didn't make enough money

    • B. 

      They realized it was unfair

    • C. 

      They had no right to tax the colonies

    • D. 

      Pressure from British merchants

  • 11. 
    Which tax was left in place when the Townshend Acts were repealed?
    • A. 

      Paper Tax

    • B. 

      Glass Tax

    • C. 

      Tea Tax

    • D. 

      Lead Tax

  • 12. 
    What were colonists that chose to fight for their independence called?
    • A. 

      Tories

    • B. 

      Patriots

    • C. 

      Loyalists

    • D. 

      Neutralists

  • 13. 
    Whose son remained loyal to Britain even though his father was a very important patriot?
    • A. 

      Ben Franklin

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      Sam Adams

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 14. 
    Why did Parliament think that the colonists would accept the Tea Act?
    • A. 

      It cut out tea merchants

    • B. 

      It would save the East India Company

    • C. 

      It lowered the cost of Tea

    • D. 

      Other taxes had been successful

  • 15. 
    Which event was a direct result of the Tea Act?
    • A. 

      The Boston Tea Party

    • B. 

      The Revolutionary War

    • C. 

      The Boston Massacre

    • D. 

      The Proclamation of 1763

  • 16. 
    What was put in place as a punishment for colonists because of their actions in the Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      The Proclamation of 1763

    • B. 

      The Intolerable Acts

    • C. 

      The Olive Branch Petition

    • D. 

      The Treaty of Paris

  • 17. 
    What is another name for a loyalist?
    • A. 

      Tori

    • B. 

      Conquistador

    • C. 

      Patriot

    • D. 

      Rebel

  • 18. 
    What was the greatest advantage of the Patriots?
    • A. 

      Good supplies

    • B. 

      Home advantage

    • C. 

      Good navy

    • D. 

      Amount of cannons

  • 19. 
    Where did many loyalists move to avoid harsh treatment by the patriots?
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not part of the Intolerable Acts?
    • A. 

      The colonists were limited to one town meeting per year

    • B. 

      A new Quartering Act was set in place

    • C. 

      People were no longer allowed to move west

    • D. 

      Boston harbor was closed until the tea was paid for

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