Vce American History Revolutions Practice Test

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Vce American History Revolutions Practice Test - Quiz

This quiz assesses the students knowledge of the events and reasons that lead up to the Declaration of Independence in America in 1775.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Examine the graphic below and answer the questions as best you can based just on what you can ascertain from the evidence provided.This graphic portrays an event - looking at it what would you say has occured? What components of this graphic lead you to this conclusion? Why do you yhink the incident has occured? What other observations can be made from it? When using a piece of historical evidence such as this, what factors must we take into account?
  • 2. 
    Mercantilism can best be described as…
    • A. 

      A system promoting religious freedom in conjunction with economic colonialism

    • B. 

      The buying and selling of goods which are heavily excised or taxed by one party

    • C. 

      A sexually transmitted disease contracted by colonists who settled in Jamestown in the 1600s.

    • D. 

      The mother country benefitting from her colonies due to heavily regulated trade laws

  • 3. 
    Reasons for the emergence of colonial self-government included…
    • A. 

      Distance; poor communication; England was distracted by wars and internal matters

    • B. 

      The presence of radical, anti-British individuals such as Samuel Adams

    • C. 

      They thought they had been sent there as part of a “Survivor” series.

    • D. 

      George III was incapable of controlling the colonies because he was insane

  • 4. 
    The Mayflower Compact was…
    • A. 

      A declaration of anti-British opinion written by Thomas Paine in the 1770s

    • B. 

      A mahogany dining suite bought to New England by the Pilgrim settlers

    • C. 

      An agreement between the Pilgrims, pledging to govern by 'making just and fair laws'

    • D. 

      Important because it deterred the British governors from upsetting local assemblies

  • 5. 
    Catholics were responsible for founding which American colony?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Atkinsonland

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Bostonville

  • 6. 
    The settlers in Jamestown arrived in 1607 and…
    • A. 

      Disliked what they saw, so turned around and went back to England.

    • B. 

      Pledged self-government, democracy and to resist British rule

    • C. 

      Looked for gold, but found financial success in the form of a common plant - tobacco

    • D. 

      Gave thanks for their successful voyage by eating turkey

  • 7. 
    Pocahontas was ……
    • A. 

      The daughter of a local Indian chief who befriended the colonists

    • B. 

      A drug dealer who introduced the colonists to alcohol

    • C. 

      A famous Austrian opera singer who performed in Jamestown

    • D. 

      The name of Christopher Columbus’s ship

  • 8. 
    Prior to the French & Indian War the British had not kept a close reign on its American colonies because….
    • A. 

      They were more interested in colonising the moon

    • B. 

      They were more interested in developing Australia as a penal settlement.

    • C. 

      They believed the colonists were genuine supporters of and loyal to England

    • D. 

      They believed it to be an insect infected, swamp of no value.

  • 9. 
     The French and Indian War…
    • A. 

      Was the fourth Anglo-French conflict in the space of a century, and ended in 1763

    • B. 

      Was won mainly because of the heroic bravery of the colonial militia

    • C. 

      Was crucial because George Washington proved to be a brilliant military leader

    • D. 

      Marked the first use of 'scalping' by Indian warriors

  • 10. 
    Most American colonists of the pre-Revolutionary period…
    • A. 

      Considered themselves to be British first, and members of their colony second

    • B. 

      Were primarily radicals who wanted nothing more than the overthrow of the King

    • C. 

      Thought they should have been on “Australian Idol”

    • D. 

      Couldn't read or write, instead relying on political cartoons from Paul Revere

  • 11. 
    The Proclamation of 1763 was important because it…
    • A. 

      Marked the beginning of better relationships between teh native indains and the colonists.

    • B. 

      Established several French 'micro-colonies' in the area of the Ohio Valley

    • C. 

      Outlawed marijuana in Massachusetts, restoring some sanity to Boston

    • D. 

      Prevented colonial settlers from moving west into previously French-held territory

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true…
    • A. 

      The local assemblies were presided over by weak, easily-led royal governors

    • B. 

      Customs officials tended to turn a 'blind eye' to smuggling, in return for bribes

    • C. 

      Representatives of the 13 colonies met regularly to discuss issues of concern

    • D. 

      When the Stamp Tax was introduced in 1765, stamps were only ever sold in Georgia

  • 13. 
    Which of the following has the Acts in the correct chronological order.
    • A. 

      Coercive Acts – Dangerous Acts – Riot Act – Reckless Acts

    • B. 

      Sugar Act – Stamp Act – Townshend Acts – Tea Act – Coercive Acts

    • C. 

      Intolerable Acts – Coercive Acts – Navigation Acts – Acts of Treason

    • D. 

      Twelfth Night – Hamlet – Romeo & Juliet

  • 14. 
    Colonial society in pre-Revolution America was…
    • A. 

      Class-based and hierarchical, with the upper-classes holding most of the power

    • B. 

      Full of Adelaide Crow supporters

    • C. 

      Where the” retro” art movement began

    • D. 

      Lawless and disorganised, with a high crime rate and disrespect for authority

  • 15. 
    In the 1770’s how many British colonies were there on the east coast of America
    • A. 

      23 & ¼

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      333

    • D. 

      11

  • 16. 
    The French & Indian War was so called because
    • A. 

      It was a war between the French & the Native Indians

    • B. 

      The Indians mostly sided with the French in battle against the colonists and the British.

    • C. 

      It was the first time that Armies had fully qualified French Chefs to provide food for the armies.

    • D. 

      The Indians were sent to France for training in the skills of warfare.

  • 17. 
    The Proclamation Act of 1763 prevented colonists from settling west of which mountain range?
    • A. 

      Appalachian Mountains

    • B. 

      Himalayan Mountains

    • C. 

      Pump Hill

    • D. 

      The Rockies

  • 18. 
    Which group was responsible for the tipping of tea into Boston Harbour, an act which became known as the “Boston Tea Party”.
    • A. 

      The American Tea Society

    • B. 

      The Libertarians

    • C. 

      The Sons Of Liberty

    • D. 

      The Foo Fighters

  • 19. 
    The Stamp Act was repealed in 1766, but the English Parliament immediately passed another act which established the right of the English Parliament to tax the colonies. The Name of this act was the ……
    • A. 

      The Declaratory Act

    • B. 

      The Delicious Act

    • C. 

      The Delaware Act

    • D. 

      The Declaration of Independence

  • 20. 
    The slogan used extensively by the colonists to show their opposition to the English parliament taxing the colonies was …..
    • A. 

      “Wipe off 5 and stay alive”.

    • B. 

      “No representation without democracy”

    • C. 

      “No taxation without representation.”

    • D. 

      “Up yours Britain”

  • 21. 
    The American Revolution began in which decade?
    • A. 

      1750’s

    • B. 

      1850’s

    • C. 

      1770’s

    • D. 

      1970’s

  • 22. 
    The first notable British settlement on the American mainland was in …………………………….in 1607/1608.
  • 23. 
    The Kings representative in a colony was the ……………………………………
  • 24. 
    The King of England in the years leading up to and during the Revolution was………………………………?
  • 25. 
    The major group that stirred up anti-British feeling in the colonial cities was…………………………………………..?
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