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The Spirit Of Independence Unit Test.[print questions]

The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in response to which event?
a) the Boston Massacre
b) the end of the French and Indian War
c) the First Continental Congress
d) the Boston Tea Party

George Washington accepted the surrender of the British at ____ in ____.
a) Yorktown, 1781
b) Philadelphia, 1783
c) Boston, 1776
d) Plymouth, 1787

Which British general surrendered to George Washington after the American victory at Yorktown?
a) John Burgoyne
b) Thomas Gage
c) Lord Cornwallis
d) Lord North

What was the goal of the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765?
a) to limit trade between the colonies and other nations
b) to create revenue for the British government
c) to appease angry colonists by increasing their freedoms
d) to demonstrate British authority in the colonies

Which of these best defines a Loyalist during the American Revolution?
a) a person dedicated to gaining independence for the American colonies
b) a person who did not want the colonies to break away from British rule
c) a person who had a neutral stance regarding war with the British
d) a person who decided to move back to Britain when the war started

Which of the following best describes the Sons of Liberty?
a) a group of British soldiers stationed in Boston who were charged with keeping the peace
b) a group of colonists who attempted to get the colonists to realize the benefits of British rule
c) a group of colonists who worked to protect the colonists from unfair British treatment
d) a group of British citizens who remained neutral in the years leading up to and during the Revolution

What was one result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
a) Much of America's land was given to the French
b) Great Britain recognized American independence
c) The United States surrendered to the British
d) King George III was executed for his involvement

The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired at
a) Boston
b) Valley Forge
c) Yorktown
d) Lexington and Concord

What was the significance of the Treaty of Paris of 1783?
a) The United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France.
b) It officially ended the American Revolution, and Great Britain recognized American independence.
c) France and Great Britain created an alliance in order to defeat the Americans.
d) The United States acquired all British territories in North America.

How did the colonists react to the Stamp Act?
a) They held the Boston Tea Party.
b) They complied with its provisions.
c) They declared war on Britain.
d) They boycotted English goods.

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