Quiz.6.A: Colonial Dissatisfaction

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Quiz is regarding SOL 6. A which is an overview of Englands efforts to increase control over the 13 colonies which led to colonial dissatisfaction--ultimately leading to the Revolutionary War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did England begin to have difficulty controling the colonies?
    • A. 

      The Catholic Church

    • B. 

      French influence

    • C. 

      Large amount of growth in the colonies and their distance from England

    • D. 

      The colonies were populated by mostly teenagers

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a way England used politics to control the colonies?
    • A. 

      The king overturning decisions of colonial legislatures

    • B. 

      Colonial governors representing the king veto colonial legislatures

    • C. 

      Forcing colonists not to go to church

  • 3. 
    One of the strict trade laws required colonists to buy finished goods from England after they had sold the raw goods to England. An perfect example of this would be
    • A. 

      Cotton for cloth

    • B. 

      Tobacco for machinery

    • C. 

      Rice for tea

    • D. 

      Indigo for slaves

  • 4. 
    What is money citizens are made to pay their government?
    • A. 

      Tariff

    • B. 

      Tax

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Income

  • 5. 
    In addition to taxing tea, glass, paint, and sugar, the Stamp Act was passed which taxed what?
    • A. 

      Tobacco

    • B. 

      Indigo

    • C. 

      Slaves

    • D. 

      Paper

  • 6. 
    Which of these is not a colonist's problem with the taxes England imposed upon the colonies like the Stamp Act.
    • A. 

      Caused financial problems for colonists

    • B. 

      Took taxing power away from colonial legislatures

    • C. 

      Made paper makers rich

  • 7. 
    What was one of the main reasons England needed to tax the colonies?
    • A. 

      Pay off debt from French and Indian War

    • B. 

      Build new castles

    • C. 

      Buy land from France

    • D. 

      Make money for English churches

  • 8. 
    Another cost for England was using expensive troops defending the colonists/settlers from hostile Indians in lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. How did England get this land?
    • A. 

      Won it from the French in the French and Indian War

    • B. 

      Bought it from Spain

    • C. 

      Stole it from the Indians

    • D. 

      Rented it from Portugal

  • 9. 
    The Proclamation of 1763 ended colonial settlement of the lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. Why did this upset colonists even more?
    • A. 

      Even more control over colonies

    • B. 

      Even more control over colonies without colonists having a say in the matter

    • C. 

      They couldn't go to Ohio which had pretty river valleys and forests

    • D. 

      Their churches were shut down.