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Tension Leading Up To The First Battles Of The American Revolution.[print questions]

Which of these is NOT one of the Coercive Acts?
a) Boston Harbor was closed
b) taxes on the city were raised
c) citizens were required to shelter British soldiers in their homes
d) citizens were not allowed to have town meetings

In the colonies, the Coercive Acts were called what?
a) the Stamp Acts
b) the Townshend Acts
c) propaganda
d) the Intolerable Acts

Which of these is part of the Coercive Acts?
a) Boston Harbor was closed until the ruined tea was paid for
b) Boston was fined $5, 000
c) The people of Boston were prohibbited from drinking tea.
d) Boston was not to receive shipments of coal.

The Coercive Acts were designed to punish what city?
a) Boston
b) Philadelphia
c) Charleston
d) New York City

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against what?
a) tea and coffee
b) British shipping
c) Mohawk Indians
d) the bypassing of colonial merchants and taxation

Which British law stated that Parliament had the right to tax the colonies and make all decisions for the colonies?
a) the Stamp Act
b) the Declaratory Act
c) the Sugar Act
d) the Townshend Acts

What is a boycott?
a) a tax on printed materials
b) a machine that weaves fabric
c) information made to influence public opinion
d) a refusal to buy things

Why was Britain levying taxes on the colonies?
a) to buy new land west of the Appalachians
b) to pay the costs of the French and Indian War
c) to pay for the colonial representatives
d) to pay for road improvements

What is revenue?
a) incoming money
b) a self-loading weapon
c) a type of newspaper
d) a style of jacket

What legal document allowed customs officers to search any location to look for smuggled goods?
a) the Stamp Act
b) the Townshend Acts
c) writs of assistance
d) propaganda

Where did the Continental Congress meet?
a) Boston
b) New York City
c) Philadelphia
d) Washington, D.C.

What document called on the colonists to begin arming themselves against the British?
a) the Suffolk Resolves
b) the Declaratory Act
c) The Coercive Acts
d) the Stamp Act

What is a militia?
a) a long rifle
b) a suit made of heavy weight cotton
c) a group of citizen soldiers
d) a document declaring independence

Why were British troops sent to Concord, Massachusetts?
a) that's where the ruined tea was stored
b) the rebel leaders had their base there
c) it was a good place to gather for an attack on Boston
d) rebel ammunition and arms were stored there

The Declaration of Independence is a break up letter written to whom?
a) Paul Revere
b) Betsy Ross
c) King George III of England
d) Thomas Jefferson

Where was the shot heard 'round the world?
a) Washington, D.C.
b) Philadelphia
c) Concord
d) Baton Rouge

Who was asked to write the Declaration of Independence?
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) Ethan Allen
c) Paul Revere
d) George Washington

Colonist who supported the war for independence were called what?
a) Loyalists
b) propagandists
c) Tories
d) Patriots

Who was put in charge of the Continental Army?
a) Paul Revere
b) Benedict Arnold
c) John Paul Jones
d) George Washington

The Second Continental Congress sent the Olive Branch Petition to Whom?
a) King George III
b) George Washington
c) Benjamin Franklin
d) Thomas Jefferson

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