Government Unit 5 Test

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This test is for Unit 5 on the Revolutionary War. SOL 6. A thru 6. D


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited colonists from settling in which numbered area on the map?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 2. 
    Which of the following took place BEFORE the event shown in this picture?
    • A. 

      Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    • B. 

      Meeting of the first Continental Congress

    • C. 

      Stamp Act

    • D. 

      Battle of Saratoga

  • 3. 
    The Declaration of Independence proclaimed independence from which country?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      England

  • 4. 
    Which of the following slogans would most likely have been seen on a sign carried by a colonist in Boston Square on March 5, 1770?
    • A. 

      No Taxation without Representation

    • B. 

      Equal Rights for Women

    • C. 

      Bar Slavery Now

    • D. 

      End Child Labor

  • 5. 
    England's reason for taxation not only included helping to finance the French and Indian War, but also to help pay the expense of maintaining _____ _____ in the colonies.
    • A. 

      Colonial governors

    • B. 

      English troops

    • C. 

      English traders

    • D. 

      French brigadiers

  • 6. 
    The Colonies had no _____ in the English Parliament, yet Parliament voted to make them pay taxes.
    • A. 

      Coverage

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Religious powers

    • D. 

      Representation

  • 7. 
    Many colonists resented the powers the king gave to his _______ _________ so they could maintain strict control over the colonies.
    • A. 

      Colonial governors

    • B. 

      Lieutenant governors

    • C. 

      Lieutenant colonels

    • D. 

      Tax representatives

  • 8. 
    The powers given to the previous answer by the king inclued the power to _____ any legislation colonial legislatures created, thus helping the king maintain stirct control over the colonies.
    • A. 

      Release

    • B. 

      Solve

    • C. 

      Approve

    • D. 

      Veto

  • 9. 
    In his pamphlet published in January of 1776, John Locke suggested people have _____ ______ to life, liberty, and property.
    • A. 

      Unalienable rights

    • B. 

      Natural abilities

    • C. 

      Natural rights

    • D. 

      Fortunate rights

  • 10. 
    Colonists began thinking a government should be created to protect the _____ of people and should only have limited and specific powers the ______ give it.
    • A. 

      Rights, people

    • B. 

      Rights, English

    • C. 

      Property, people

    • D. 

      Property, English

  • 11. 
    The Declaration of Independence goes on to say a government derives (or gets) its powers from the ______.
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      Colonies

    • C. 

      English Parliament

    • D. 

      Planters

  • 12. 
    The Declaration of Independence goes on to sayt a government's job is to ______ the rights of the people.
    • A. 

      Subvert

    • B. 

      Proclaim

    • C. 

      Demand

    • D. 

      Protect

  • 13. 
    Who was the King (or monarch) of England during the Revolutionary Era?
    • A. 

      King James III

    • B. 

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • C. 

      King George I

    • D. 

      King George III

  • 14. 
    What is happening at this event seen in the picture?
    • A. 

      Gen. Washington is surrendering to Gen. Cornwallis

    • B. 

      Gen. Cornwallis is surrendering to Gen. Washington

    • C. 

      Gen. Gates is surrendering Gen. Olsen

    • D. 

      Gen Olsen is surrendering to Gen. Gates

  • 15. 
    If there were a calendar nearby, what imporant date would commemorate this occasion in the previous picture.
    • A. 

      Sept. 3, 1783

    • B. 

      Dec. 3, 1776

    • C. 

      Oct. 19, 1781

    • D. 

      Sept. 11, 1777

  • 16. 
    As a Virginian, the location of this event is quite important. In what location did the event in the picture occur?
    • A. 

      Boston, Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Yorktown, Virginia

  • 17. 
    Known for many things, George Washington played an imporatnt role during the Revolutionary Era. It was during this time that the Continental Congress asked him to become the colonies very first what?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Law-maker

    • C. 

      Commander-in-Chief

    • D. 

      Ambassador-to-England

  • 18. 
    Besides becoming the 3rd President of the United States and carrying out the Louisianna Purchase, he is also known as the major author the Declaration of Independence.
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C. 

      John Hancock

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 19. 
    Patrick Henry, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, is depicted here giving one of his stirring speeches inspring colonial patriotism. What famous line did he deliver during this speech?
    • A. 

      "Give me freedom over tyranny"

    • B. 

      "Destroy the monster George"

    • C. 

      "Give me liberty, or give me death"

    • D. 

      "Give me tobacco to the support the Patriots"

  • 20. 
    Benjamin Franklin was known as a scientist, printer, inventor, and publisher. he helped John Adams and Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. He sometimes drew political cartoons to re-enforce his feelings. This particular cartoon he took with him to the Continental Congress to persuade his comrades. What do you think this cartoon was meant to say?
    • A. 

      Together we can be strong--seperate we are weak

    • B. 

      It's a long and winding road to independence

    • C. 

      Dead snakes are harmless

    • D. 

      What colonies are missing

  • 21. 
    Who was the author this pamphlet that motivated Patriots with his simple ideas about American Independence?
    • A. 

      John Locke

    • B. 

      Sam Adams

    • C. 

      Thomas Paine

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 22. 
    She was a former slave. She wrote poetry and short plays. What was so important about Phillis Wheatley?
    • A. 

      She was an excellent house keeper and baby sitter

    • B. 

      She was a slave from Africa

    • C. 

      She would be remembered for her support of the Patriots through poetry and short plays

    • D. 

      She was a gentle and kind woman

  • 23. 
    It was during the 2nd Continental Congress delegates from all 13 colonies met to discuss problems each colony was having with England and to promote the idea of ___________.
    • A. 

      Moving back to England

    • B. 

      Independence

    • C. 

      Representation in Parliament

    • D. 

      Surrender

  • 24. 
    The Battle of _________ and _________ became the first battle of the Revolutionary War and was known as "the shot heard 'round the world".
    • A. 

      Lexington, Concord

    • B. 

      Saratoga, Albany

    • C. 

      Yorktown, Norfolk

    • D. 

      Gettysburg, Boston

  • 25. 
    Congress declared independence from England on this date:
    • A. 

      July 4, 1775

    • B. 

      July 4, 1776

    • C. 

      July 4, 1777

    • D. 

      Sept. 3, 1783

  • 26. 
    With the signing of this document of the September 3, 1783, England finally recognized American independence.
    • A. 

      Treaty of Boston

    • B. 

      Treaty of London

    • C. 

      Treaty of Washington

    • D. 

      Treaty of Paris

  • 27. 
    Assurance of victory came when the colonists gained support from Spain and ________ in form of money, weapons and military support.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      England

  • 28. 
    The colonists had the advantage of _______ _______ both from the military and colonial leaders.
    • A. 

      Weak leadership

    • B. 

      Strong leadership

    • C. 

      French leaders

    • D. 

      Colonial Governors

  • 29. 
    Plymouth Colony was settled by Pilgrims, because they wanted to "get away" from the Church of England. What is another name for the Pilgrims.
    • A. 

      Puritans

    • B. 

      Sepratists

    • C. 

      Reformers

    • D. 

      Pilgrims

  • 30. 
    Massachusetts Bay Colony was settled by what group because they couldn't make the Church of England change?
    • A. 

      Puritans

    • B. 

      Sepratists

    • C. 

      Pilgrims

    • D. 

      Quakers

  • 31. 
    Both the 1st and 2nd English colonies were ______  ________ because they were designed to make money for their sponsors and for England.
    • A. 

      Very crowded

    • B. 

      Economic ventures

    • C. 

      Geographic ventures

    • D. 

      Indian homes

  • 32. 
    In the Southern colonies, social life was centered around the ________.
    • A. 

      Churches

    • B. 

      Rivers

    • C. 

      Farms

    • D. 

      Plantations