Causes Of The American Revolution! Trivia Quiz

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Causes Of The American Revolution! Trivia Quiz

Causes of the American Revolution trivia quiz. The American Revolution was a time where the American fought for their independence from the British. One of the boiling points that led to this was an increase in taxes for the commoners as well as the French Indian war. If you think you know more about the things that happened during this period. The quiz below is for you. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which colonial political slogan is expressed by the quotation "we...will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice."
    • A. 

      "We have freedom of the press and assembly"

    • B. 

      "No taxation without representation"

    • C. 

      "We have the necessity of of Separation of Powers"

    • D. 

      "No right to a writ of habeas corpus"

  • 2. 
    With the French and Indian war behind them, Britain was in a huge amount of debt. Although Britain won the war, it was extremely expensive. So in order to pay off these debts, the Parliament decides to
    • A. 

      Take out a heavy loan in a swiss bank

    • B. 

      Ask France for a loan

    • C. 

      Pass taxes to gain revenue

    • D. 

      Forfeit 2/3 of their colonial empires to pay the debt.

  • 3. 
    The British government used this to keep all colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains so that collecting taxes from them would be easier.
    • A. 

      The Homestead Act

    • B. 

      The Proclamation of 1763

    • C. 

      The Log Cabin Act

    • D. 

      The Quartering Act

  • 4. 
    What was the most significant long-term consequence of the French and Indian War, in terms of colonial ideas?
    • A. 

      It created a sense of colonial, or American, identity distinct from that of the British.

    • B. 

      It expanded the trade relations between the defeated Native Americans and the colonies.

    • C. 

      It wiped out the Native population in New England and opened up land for further settlement.

    • D. 

      It created a peace between the Natives and the colonists that would last for decades.

  • 5. 
    What effect of the French and Indian war was a major colonial advantage moving forward after the war ended? 
    • A. 

      The colonials gained an ally from the Natives that would help win Independence.

    • B. 

      The French culture influenced the government system that would develop in the U.S.

    • C. 

      The French loss of territory destroyed their economy and they were not able to aid the British during the American Revolution.

    • D. 

      The colonial milita gained valuable fighting experience and gained skills that allowed them to defeat the British in the American Revolution.

  • 6. 
    What issue around the idea of Salutary Neglect resulted in major problems between England and the American Colonies?
    • A. 

      Britain's control of the colonies during the period of salutary neglect was so strict the colonies could not take it any longer.

    • B. 

      The colonies had grown accustomed to governing themselves during the period of Salutary Neglect.

    • C. 

      During the Salutary Neglect period the colonies had raised taxes on themselves to an all time high.

    • D. 

      During the period of Salutary Neglect colonial governors had too much power.

  • 7. 
    "We have an old mother that peevish is grown that snubs us like children that scarce walk alone She forgets we're grown up and have a sense of our own." This poem BEST shows the attitudes of the colonists after which time period prior to the revolutionary war?
    • A. 

      The period after Salutary Neglect when the British tried to take control of the colonies again after being too occupied during the 100 years war to notice what was going on.

    • B. 

      The period after the French and Indian War when the British began to tax the colonies to pay for the war.

    • C. 

      The period just after the Boston Tea Party when the British Parliament wanted to punish the colonies for dumping 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor

    • D. 

      The period of time just before the battle of Lexington and Concord when the British wanted to seize the guns and ammo that the colonies had stored.

  • 8. 
    This secret group called the _____________________________________ started during the Stamp Act and was dedicated to stopping the British actions in the American Colonies.  
  • 9. 
    This Act(s) placed a hidden tax on everyday items like lead, paint, paper, glass and tea.  
    • A. 

      Sugar Act 1764

    • B. 

      Declaratory Act 1766

    • C. 

      Stamp Act 1765

    • D. 

      Townshend Acts 1767

  • 10. 
    A _________________ is a refusal to buy.  The method of protest was used by the colonists during many of the Acts.  It caused the British Parliament to repeal many of the unwanted Acts.
  • 11. 
    What were the Committees of Correspondence?
    • A. 

      Loyalist attempt to foster pro-British sentiment throughout the colonies

    • B. 

      Secret societies that tried to help start war

    • C. 

      Groups of people throughout the colonies who exchanged letters and essays to inform about what the British were doing in each of the colonies.

    • D. 

      The groups of men who organized the Boston Massacre and Tea Party and only had one goal to start the American Revolution.

  • 12. 
    This event is directly related to the creation of the Tea Act.  
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      American Revolution

    • C. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      Common Sense

  • 13. 
    Look at the cartoon.  The cartoon is most directly related to which event or Act that we have discussed?
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      Stamp Act

    • C. 

      Intolerable Acts

    • D. 

      Lexington and Concord

  • 14. 
    What was the cause of the following effects?   "No Taxation without Representation" "Creation of the Sons of Liberty' "Boycott of taxes British good"
    • A. 

      Townshend Acts

    • B. 

      Declaratory Act

    • C. 

      Stamp Act

    • D. 

      Sugar Act

  • 15. 
    At this event, the Son's of Liberty Organized a group, dressed up like Mohawk Indians and dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor.
    • A. 

      Tea Act of 1773

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party 1773

    • C. 

      Intolerable Acts 1774

    • D. 

      Lexington and Concord 1775

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