Multiple Choice Navigation Acts

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A.P. United States History

Quiz #2-Causes of the American Revolution: 1650-1774

Multiple Choice
Navigation Acts

1. The Navigation Acts were part of the British policy known as

[A] imperialism

[B] mercantilism

[C] isolationism
2. The primary goal of the Hat Act, Iron Act, and Wool Act was to

[A] subordinate American capitalism to British capitalism

[B] increase production levels of these items in the colonies

[C] prevent British manufacturers from shipping raw materials to America

French and Indian War

3. A consequence of the French and Indian War,

[A] colonists feared yet another involvement in the Franco-British conflict

[B] Britain gave up Florida to Spain

[C] American colonists began to distrust the actions of the British government
4. The MOST immediate objective of the Albany Congress was to

[A] bring an end to the French and Indian War

[B] unite French and American settlers in order to defeat hostile Native American tribes

[C] convince American colonists to boycott British-made goods

[D] end hostilities between Native Americans and French settlers in the Ohio Valley

[E] improve relations with the Iroqouis tribes

5. The primary purpose of the Proclamation of 1763 was to

[A] encourage westward colonial migration

[B] avoid conflict with trans-Appalachian Native Americans

[C] provide a haven for Catholics

[D] drive out French colonists
Grenville Tax Program

6. The Sugar Act of 1764 represented a major shift in British policy toward the colonies in that, for the first time, the British

[A] allowed all proceeds from a tax to stay in the colonies

[B] attempted to control colonial exports

[C] offered the colonists the opportunity to address Parliament with grievances

[D] levied taxes aimed at raising revenue rather than regulating trade

7. The British response to the American claim of “taxation without representation” was

[A] to allow the colonial legislatures to vote on taxes approved by Parliament

[B] to give authority to the Continental Congress to tax the colonies

[C] to claim that Parliament recognized colonial concerns by virtual representation

9. The colonists protested most strongly against the Stamp Act because

[A] it taxed newspapers and political pamphlets

[B] they believed the revenue was not needed

[C] it required a host of British officials to enforce it

[D] they were not represented in Parliament
10. The primary weapon of boycott that colonial opponents of various revenue acts used to force their repeal was

[A] meetings of colonial congresses

[B] guerilla tactics

[C] petitions to the crown

[D] non-importation and non-consumption
11. The Stamp Act Congress was significant because it

[A] demonstrated that the colonies were loyal to Parliament

[B] marked an important step toward the unity of the colonies

[C] led directly to the First Continental Congress

12. The Declaratory Act was passed to

[A] regain the good will of the colonies

[B] assert the right of Parliament to tax the colonies in all cases

[C]assert Parliament’s right to levy only external taxes

[D] uphold primarily the theory of virtual representation

13. The most important consequence of the Boston Tea Party was the

[A] enactment by parliament of the Coercive Acts

[B] repeal of the tax on tea

[C] failure of other colonies to support Boston’s action

[D] opening of negotiations between Britain and Massachusetts

[E] reopening of the Port of Boston to foreign trade
14. All of the following are correct regarding the Quebec Act EXCEPT

[A] it was warmly accepted by American colonists as a way of building a closer relationship with French colonists

[B] Catholicism was accepted as the official religion of French Quebec

[C] Americans were suspicious that the non-representative assembly established in Quebec would set a precedent for British rule in the American colonies

[D] Americans were angry that Quebec’s territory was extended to the Ohio River


  1. Who will control the frontier lands across the Appalachian Mountains?

  2. Who has the power of taxation over its citizens?

  3. Who will control its legislative power?

  4. What the unalienable rights of human beings?

  5. Should government be democratic, republican, oligarchical or monarchial?

  6. When are protest, civil disobedience, and revolution legitimate instruments of political action?

  7. How were slaves and Native Americans treated?

  8. What were the social and cultural differences between the American colonists and the Europeans?


  1. What were the important consequences to the outcome of the French and Indian War?

  2. In what ways did the French and Indian war alter the political, economical, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies?

  3. To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution?

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