Chapter 5 The American Revolution: From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783 5.1 Multiple-Choice Questions
1) For American colonists, the postwar years following the conclusion of the Seven Years' War could be characterized best as
A) hostile toward the British.
B) a time of optimism about the future.
C) apathetic about colonial-British relations.
D) eager for independence from Great Britain.
E) trying to rebuild.
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2) On the eve of the American Revolution, approximately ________ million people were living in the thirteen colonies.
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3) George III believed
A) Parliament should run the empire.
B) the monarch should make policies for the empire.
C) the monarch should be a figurehead.
D) qualified men should run the government.
E) the monarch should consider parliamentary opinion when making decisions.
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4) In the 1760s and 1770s, most members of Parliament
A) were well-informed in colonial affairs.
B) were creative in their solutions to colonial problems.
C) had little understanding or knowledge of colonial affairs.
D) feared the power of the colonial assemblies.
E) had invested money in the colonies.
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5) The central issue in the Anglo-American debate over governance was
A) divine sovereignty.
B) laissez faire.
C) parliamentary sovereignty.
D) absolute rule.
E) colonial sovereignty.
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6) Central to the colonists' position in the Anglo-American debate over parliamentary powers was
A) their strong belief in the powers of their own provincial assemblies.
B) their unswerving support of the monarchy.
C) their willingness to defer to the wishes of Parliament.
D) their desire for an authoritarian government.
E) their desire for revolution.
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7) In the 1760s and 1770s, colonists viewed the political struggle with Britain in terms of