Road To Independence Assessment

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Road To Independence Assessment

BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS ARE USED TO MONITOR STUDENT PROGRESS NEAR THE END OF A UNIT OF STUDY. THE BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS ARE GIVEN TO SHOW TEACHERS WHAT CONCEPTS/EVIDENCE OUTCOMES THEIR STUDENTS UNDERSTAND AND IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE STUDENTS MAY BE STRUGGLING. THE BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS TO DESCUSS DATA WITHIN AND ACROSS SCHOOLS TO INFORM INSTRUCTION.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    WHY WOULD JOHN ADDAMS, A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND CO-WRITER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SAY THAT DEFENDING THE BRITISH SOLDIERS AFTER THE BOSTON MASSACRE WAS,  “ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF SERVICE I EVER RENDERED TO MY COUNTRY.”?
  • 2. 
    WHEN PATRICK HENRY SAID, "I AM NOT A VIRGIAN, BUT AN AMERICAN!"  WHY WAS THIS A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE COLONIAL THINKING IN BRITISH AMERICA?
  • 3. 
    IN THE COLONIES, EMOTIONS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN RALLYING THE COLONIES.  COMPARE THESE TWO PICTURES AND WRITE ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF THESE PICTURES PLAYING TO THE EMOTIONS OF THE COLONISTS.
  • 4. 
    §THESE ACTS WERE DESIGNED TO PUNISH MASSACHUSETTS FOR THE BOSTON TEA PARTY.  IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE HARSHEST OF THESE LAWS AND WHY?  TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT, YOU MUST GIVE A DETAILED EXPLANATION ON WHY YOU BELIEVE YOUR PICK IS THE HARSHEST OF THE FOUR LAWS.§1.  CLOSED BOSTON HARBOR TO ALL SHIPPING UNTIL THE RUINED TEA WAS PAID FOR.§2.  GOVERNMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS WAS NOW UNDER BRITISH CONTROL. (COLONISTS COULD NOT EVEN HOLD A TOWN MEETING WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM ENGLAND.)§3.  BRITISH SOLDIERS WHO WERE ACCUSED OF MURDER, WOULD BE TRIED IN ENGLAND, NOT THE COLONIES.§4.  MORE TROOPS WERE SENT TO BOSTON TO ENFORCE THE NEW LAWS.
  • 5. 
    COMPARE THE SHOOTING OF MICHAEL BROWN IN FERGUSON, MO, TO THE BOSTON MASSACRE AND HOW THE SIDES ARE PORTRAYING THE EVENTS.
  • 6. 
    WHAT IS THE CLIMATE, PHYSICAL FEATURES, ECONOMY AND HOW WAS THE ECONOMY SHAPED BY THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES?
  • 7. 
    WHAT IS THE CLIMATE, PHYSICAL FEATURES, ECONOMY AND HOW WAS THE ECONOMY SHAPED BY THE GEOGRAPHY IN THE MIDDLE COLONIES?
  • 8. 
    WHAT IS THE CLIMATE, PHYSICAL FEATURES, ECONOMY AND HOW WAS THE ECONOMY SHAPED BY THE GEOGRAPHY IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIES?
  • 9. 
    WHAT MEANS REFUSE TO BUY?
    • A. 

      SUGAR ACT

    • B. 

      WRITS OF ASSISTANCE

    • C. 

      BOYCOTT

    • D. 

      REPEAL

  • 10. 
    WHAT MEANS RAGGED FIGURES?
    • A. 

      EFFIGY

    • B. 

      BOYCOTT

    • C. 

      REPEAL

    • D. 

      SONS OF LIBERTY

  • 11. 
    WHAT WAS MEANT TO STOP SMUGGLING? 
    • A. 

      SUGAR ACT

    • B. 

      WRITS OF ASSISTANCE

    • C. 

      STAMP ACT

    • D. 

      TOWNSHEND ACTS

  • 12. 
    WHAT MEANS TO CANCEL?
    • A. 

      WRITS OF ASSISTANCE

    • B. 

      REPEAL

    • C. 

      BOYCOTT

    • D. 

      EFFIGY

  • 13. 
    WHAT WAS THE MALE ORGANIZATION MEANT TO PROTEST?
    • A. 

      DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY

    • B. 

      MEN OF LIBERTY

    • C. 

      MINUTEMEN

    • D. 

      SONS OF LIBERTY

  • 14. 
    WHAT PLACED A TAX ON ALMOST ALL PRINTED GOODS?
    • A. 

      SUGAR ACT

    • B. 

      STAMP ACT

    • C. 

      TOWNSHEND ACTS

    • D. 

      INTOLERABLE ACTS

  • 15. 
    THE ____________________ WAS A FEMALE ORGANIZATION MEANT TO HELP IN THE PROTEST EFFORT.
  • 16. 
    WHAT WERE VERY HARSH LAWS INTENDED TO MAKE BOSTON PAY FOR THE BOSTON TEA PARTY?
    • A. 

      WRITS OF ASSISTANCE

    • B. 

      INTOLERABLE ACTS

    • C. 

      TOWNSHEND ACTS

    • D. 

      PROCLAMATION OF 1768

  • 17. 
    THE __________________________ PROVIDED HOUSING FOR THE BRITISH TROOPS.
  • 18. 
    THE ____________________________ PROHIBITED COLONIAL SETTLERS TO MOVE PASS THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS.
  • 19. 
    WHICH COLONY IS NOT PART OF THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES?
    • A. 

      CONNECTICUT

    • B. 

      MASSACHUSETTS

    • C. 

      NEW HAMPSHIRE

    • D. 

      PENNSYLVANIA

  • 20. 
    GEORGIA IS A MIDDLE COLONY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    VIRGINIA IS A SOUTHER COLONY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    _______________ IS INCOMING MONEY.
  • 23. 
    THE KILLING OF CITIZENS IN BOSTON WAS KNOWN AS THE ______________________________.
  • 24. 
    THE TEA ACT WAS PUT INTO PLACE BY THE KING BECAUSE OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    __________________ WAS THE LEADER OF THE SONS OF LIBERTY IN BOSTON.
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