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UNIT 2 TEST PRACTICE QUESTIONS

013 Which set of events is listed in chronological order?

  1. Boston Tea Party, signing of the Declaration of Independence, French and Indian War, Boston Massacre

  2. Boston Massacre, signing of the Declaration of Independence, French and Indian War, Boston Tea Party

  3. Boston Tea Party, signing of the Declaration of Independence, French and Indian War, Boston Massacre

  4. French and Indian War, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, signing of the Declaration of Independence




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    • Special taxes were placed on goods used in the colonies, including glass and lead.

    • These taxes were imposed by Parliament without consulting the colonists.

    • Rallies, demonstrations, and pamphlets protested against these new taxes.

Which legislation is described by these actions?

      1. Sugar Act (1764)

      2. Stamp Act (1765)

      3. Townshend Acts (1767)

      4. Intolerable Acts (1774)



070 How did the Proclamation of 1763 contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolution?

  1. It forced colonists to relocate to west of the Appalachian Mountains.

  2. It angered colonists who saw it as an unjustified intrusion into their affairs.

  3. It forced colonists to accept British and Hessian troops into their homes.

  4. It imposed a series of new taxes on colonial merchants.



071

AN ACT for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America …

For every piece of parchment, or sheet of paper, on which shall be written, or printed, any declaration, plea, or other pleading, or any copy thereof; in any court of law within the British colonies and plantations in America, a stamp duty of three pence.



The act, excerpted above, was passed by the British Parliament in order to pay—

  1. the costs of maintaining British soldiers in the colonies

  2. a profit to the British government for establishing the colonies

  3. the costs of operating royal courts of law in the colonies

  4. revenues to the King of England to repair his palaces


075 How did the outcome of the French and Indian War help lead to the later American Revolution?

  1. The British Parliament demanded an end to the triangular trade routes used by the American colonists.

  2. The British monarchy halted all colonial settlements west of the Mississippi River.

  3. The British government required American colonists to pay a portion of the debt from the war.

  4. The colonists were required to surrender all lands west of the Appalachian Mountains to France.



018



Where on the timeline would you place the writing of the Declaration of Independence?

  1. before the “Stamp Act”

  2. between the “Boston Massacre” and the “Boston Tea Party”

  3. between the “Boston Tea Party” and “Fighting breaks out at Concord”

  4. following “Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense”



077



This map shows the location of the Proclamation Line of 1763. The line upset the colonists because it marked —

  1. territories lost to France in the French and Indian War

  2. territories given to American Indian tribes by the Canadian government

  3. territories that the British colonists were prohibited from settling

  4. territories reserved for the Iroquois tribes for helping the British


078 How did the British government react to growing protests against their policies by American colonists?

  1. It offered to grant independence to the American colonists.

  2. It sent additional British soldiers and enacted new colonial tax measures.

  3. It arranged to grant American colonists a voice in the British Parliament.

  4. It removed all British soldiers stationed in the American colonies

079 A famous slogan, popular during the American Revolution, was: “No taxation without representation.” This slogan referred to taxes enacted by —

  1. New England town meetings

  2. colonial assemblies of the thirteen colonies

  3. the Parliament of Great Britain

  4. the First Continental Congress


080 Which event is correctly matched with its description?

A

Proclamation Line




Colonists threw English tea into Boston Harbor.













B

Stamp Act




Colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains.













C

Boston Tea Party




Parliament moved trials of royal officials to England.













D

Intolerable




Parliament closed Boston Harbor.



082

The acts made by Parliament imposing taxes on the people of this colony to raise revenue are threats to their natural and constitutional rights. As the colonists are not represented in the British Parliament, the Parliament cannot tax their property without their consent.

— Samuel Adams, A Letter Against Taxation (1767)



In this excerpt, Samuel Adams was most likely protesting against the —

  1. Proclamation of 1763

  2. Townshend Acts

  3. Quartering Act

  4. Quebec Act



085

Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of Liberty, and in such a country as we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.

— Patrick Henry



In this excerpt, Patrick Henry advocates that American colonists —

  1. fight on the side of the French in the French and Indian War

  2. support the restrictions of the Proclamation of 1763

  3. not fear declaring their independence from Great Britain

  4. negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain



His election to town constable made him the first African American elected to public office.

Like Paul Revere, he made an all-night ride from Boston to warn his community of a coming British invasion.
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Became the first African American to own property in New Hampshire.
The name of which individual best completes the diagram?

  1. Haym Solomon

  2. Wentworth Cheswell

  3. Samuel Adams

  4. Hiram Revels


510 According to the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are —

  1. subject to the King’s will

  2. privileges enjoyed by the nobility

  3. unalienable rights that belong to every citizen

  4. rights of freeborn Englishmen guaranteed by Magna Carta

072 Which set of events is listed in chronological order?

A

  1. French and Indian War

  2. Stamp Act

  3. Townshend Duties

  4. Boston Tea Party







B

  1. Townshend Duties

  2. French and Indian War

  3. Boston Tea Party

  4. Stamp Act







C

  1. Boston Tea Party

  2. Townshend Duties

  3. Stamp Act

  4. French and Indian War







D

  1. Townshend Duties

  2. Stamp Act

  3. French and Indian War

  4. Boston Tea Party

088 Which of the following describes the Marquis de Lafayette?

  1. He took part in the British force that captured the French city of Quebec.

  2. He led a boycott against the purchase of British goods.

  3. He trained and commanded American soldiers of the Continental Army.

  4. He became the first double spy in the American Revolution.

089 Which describes one of Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to the success of the American Revolution?

  1. He helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.

  2. He was the main author of the Declaration of Independence.

  3. He commanded troops at the Battle of Saratoga.

  4. He spent the winter with George Washington at Valley Forge.



094



Which two events occurred in the shaded colonies on this map?

  1. Battle of Trenton — Battle of Saratoga

  2. Battle of Lexington — Battle of Yorktown

  3. Battle of Saratoga — Winter at Valley Forge

  4. Boston Tea Party — Battle at Concord

508 Which of the following is an example of an unalienable right?

  1. personal liberty

  2. a college education

  3. home ownership

  4. employment


Defended the British soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre in 1770 because he believed they were innocent.



By 1776, he was the main spokesman in the Continental Congress for those demanding independence from Britain
090


With Benjamin Franklin, he reviewed Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.

He sailed to Paris to help negotiate the treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.

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Which name best completes the diagram?

  1. Haym Solomon

  2. Wentworth Cheswell

  3. Thomas Paine

  4. John Adams



092

“I challenge the warmest advocate for reconciliation to show a single advantage that this continent can reap by being connected with Great Britain”

Common Sense, 1776



Who was the author of this famous pamphlet, which argued in favor of American independence?

  1. John Adams

  2. Thomas Paine

  3. James Armistead

  4. John Hancock

095 Which best describes George Washington’s winter at Valley Forge in 1777–1778?

  1. Washington spent the winter there because he was waiting for help from the French.

  2. Washington spent the winter there to silence critics who feared he would surrender.

  3. Washington used the winter there to launch surprise attacks against the British.

  4. Washington used the winter there to train his soldiers and improve their discipline.


101 Which best explains the significance of the Battle of Yorktown?

  1. A large British force was cut off by American and French troops by land and by a French fleet by sea.

  2. The British were able to divide the colonies into two halves, nearly smothering the rebellion.

  3. The French were persuaded by the victory to lend support to the American cause.

  4. The Continental Army was able to capture the stolen treasure used to pay British and Hessian troops.


Britain recognized the independence of the United States.

All British troops would be withdrawn from the United States.
102


Opened the Mississippi River to citizens of the U.S. and Great Britain.

U.S. agreed to pay all existing debts owed to Great Britain.

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Which name best completes the diagram?

  1. Proclamation of 1763

  2. Declaration of Independence

  3. Treaty of Paris of 1783

  4. Articles of Confederation

104 Which event might a military historian use as evidence that the Americans were better fighters than the British during the American Revolution?

  1. Battle of White Plains

  2. Crossing of the Delaware

  3. Winter at Valley Forge

  4. Battle of Yorktown


105 Which set of events from the American Revolutionary War is listed in chronological order?

A

  1. Battle of Saratoga

  2. Battle of Yorktown

  3. Battles of Lexington and Concord

  4. Winter at Valley Forge







B

  1. Battles of Lexington and Concord

  2. Battle of Saratoga

  3. Battle of Yorktown

  4. Winter at Valley Forge







C

  1. Battle of Saratoga

  2. Battles of Lexington and Concord

  3. Winter at Valley Forge

  4. Battle of Yorktown







D

  1. Battles of Lexington and Concord

  2. Battle of Saratoga

  3. Winter at Valley Forge

  4. Battle of Yorktown



559



What was the impact of the actions depicted in this illustration?

  1. The British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts, leading to the American Revolution.

  2. The British government lifted the duties on tea and submitted to all colonial demands.

  3. Americans began buying their tea and coffee from French merchants.

  4. British merchants boycotted all purchases of American-made goods.


561 Which group is correctly matched with their point of view during the American Revolution?

A

Loyalists (Tories)




American colonists have benefited from their connection with Britain and should remain in the empire.













B

Patriots




The colonists should help the British in their struggle against the French and Indians.













C

British Government




The American colonists are ready for their independence so it is senseless to resist them.













D

Second Continental Congress




Because of their economic ties, Americans are not ready yet for their independence from Britain.


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