Chapter 5 Toward Independence 1 Question Preview (ID: 34818)

Prelude To The Revolutionary War.

What problem faced the British government after the war?
a) Britain was faced with the problem of how to pay the debt of the war.
b) Britain was asked to help in wars in other countries.
c) Britain didn’t know what to do with it’s soldiers in the colonies.

What is tyranny?
a) the unjust use of government power
b) to take back, or to cancel a law
c) to refuse to buy goods from a certain source.

What was another name for the French and Indian War?
a) The Seven Years War
b) The British and French War
c) The Fourteen Year War

How did the war end?
a) France signed a peace treaty ending the war.
b) The British and French beat the Native Americans and the war ended.
c) The colonists beat the British and signed a treaty.

Why was it called the French and Indian war?
a) Many Native Americans fought with France.
b) The French fought the Native Americans in this war.
c) Britain didn’t want to be a part of this war.

Why did Britain decide to tax the colonists?
a) It was time for them to pay for the protection Britain gave them.
b) It was time to punish the colonists.
c) They saw it as a good way to make money.

Who did the governor chose to head the militia?
a) George Washington
b) Andrew Jackson
c) Thomas Jefferson

What is a militia?
a) A small army made up of ordinary citizens who are available to fight in an emergency.
b) A trained military.
c) A large volunteer army force made up of trained military professionals.

Why did the governor of Virginia send in the militia?
a) He wanted to drive the French out of the Ohio Valley
b) He wanted to show how strong Virginia was.
c) He wanted to expand Virginia’s territory.

Which countries claimed the Ohio Valley?
a) France and Britain both claimed this land.
b) Mexico and Britain both claimed this land.
c) Canada and France both claimed this land.

How did the colonies govern themselves?
a) Each colony elected its own assembly.
b) Each colony was so happy to be independent that they didn’t want any kind of government.
c) Each colony was governed by it’s sheriff.

Before 1763, the American colonies had been
a) Left alone to govern themselves.
b) Heavily taxed by the British government.
c) Denied religious freedom by the king.

Why did the colonists believe that Britain had no right to tax them?
a) The colonists had no representation in Parliament.
b) The British weren’t doing anything for them.
c) The colonists lived in a different county.

Which was NOT a major effect of the French and Indian War?
a) Opened the Ohio Valley to settlement by removing Native Americans.
b) Reduced colonists’ need for protection against the French in Canada.
c) Led parliament to tax the colonies to help pay off Britain’s war debt.

While the Proclamation of 1763 was designed to promote peace, instead it
a) Smelled of tyranny to many colonists.
b) Led to riots in colonial cities.
c) Triggered wars between Indian groups.

What upset American colonists MOST about the Stamp Act?
a) Colonists believed that Parliament had no right to tax the colonies.
b) Parliament had not warned the colonies about the new stamp tax in advance.
c) The stamp tax raised the price of paper goods sold in the colonies.

The Townshend Acts and the Tea Act were
a) Opposed as “taxation without representation” by most colonists.
b) Approved by most Patriots, but opposed by most Loyalists.
c) Accepted and obeyed by all but a few hotheads in Boston.

The Boston Massacre was a
a) Deadly riot between colonists and British troops stationed in Boston.
b) Smallpox epidemic that killed large numbers of Native Americans.
c) Fierce battle that took place in Boston during the French and Indian War.

The Intolerable Acts
a) United the colonies against Britain.
b) Forced the colonies to give in to Britain.
c) Divided the colonies against each other.

The clashes between colonists and British troops at Lexington and Concord proved that
a) Americans were willing to fight for the right to govern themselves.
b) Militia troops were no match for well-trained British soldiers.
c) Colonists no longer felt any loyalty to Great Britain.

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