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Introduction To The American Revolution And What Got The War Started. TEACHERS: click here for quick copy question ID numbers.

1. Who was chosen by the Second Continental Congress to command the new Continental Army?
a) George Washington
b) King George III
c) William Howe
d) John Adams

The purpose of the Olive Branch Petition was to persuade
a) British troops to leave Boston.
b) Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act.
c) King George to make peace with the colonies.
d) Volunteers to join the Continental Army.

The Declaration of Independence was written to explain
a) What other nations could do to help the colonies win their freedom.
b) Why the colonists thought “taxation without representation” was unfair.
c) What Britain needed to do to win back the loyalty of the colonies.
d) Why it was time for the colonies to separate from Great

The British withdrew from Boston in 1776 after
a) Seeing cannons aimed down on them from nearby Dorchester Heights.
b) Hearing that the colonists had formed the continental Army.
c) Clashing with colonial militias at Lexington and Concord.
d) Losing more than 1,000 men during the battle of Bunker hill.

What was one of Britain’s advantages during the Revolution?
a) Britain had to ship supplies across the Atlantic Ocean.
b) Many British soldiers were mercenaries
c) Most colonists were hostile to Britain.
d) Britain had vast military and financial resources.

The opening battle of the war, also known as “The shot heard round the world”, took place at
a) Bunker Hill
b) Lexington
c) Ticonderoga
d) Trenton

In April 1775, which men helped spread the news about the British March on Lexington and Concord.
a) George Washington and Paul Revere
b) Paul Revere and William Dawes
c) Thomas Newton and Thomas Jefferson
d) Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin

In 1775, the British marched on Lexington and Concord to
a) Gather food needed by the British soldiers in Boston
b) Conduct a training exercise to prepare for battle
c) Force the Native Americans way from Boston
d) Capture weapons and powder stored by the patriots

Why did Parliament choose to raise taxes on the American colonies beginning in 1763?
a) To build a new home for the Royal Governor
b) To buy a surplus of rice and indigo
c) To help pay the French and Indian War Debt
d) To increase subsidies to Indigo plantation owners

What was the purpose of the Intolerable Acts?
a) A response to the Boston Tea Party
b) To put a duty on lead, paint, and tea
c) Prevent smuggling of French goods
d) To allow colonists to move into the Cherokee Territory

A tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American Colonies.
a) Stamp Act
b) Townshend Duties
c) Continental Congress
d) Sugar Act

What did the Tea Act create?
a) A law against exporting tea to the Caribbean
b) An alliance of the colonists with Asian tea markets
c) A monopoly on tea sales to the colonists through the British East India Company
d) Tax on imported tea that the colonists paid weekly

What did the Quartering Act impose on the colonists?
a) It required them to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops
b) It required the colonists to purchase a special stamp for all paper products
c) It placed new taxes on goods such as tea, lead, glass, and paint
d) It informed the colonists that anyone caught participating in militia activities would be jailed

The _____ was passed by the British parliament to affirm its power to legislate for the colonies “in all cases whatsoever”.
a) Declaratory Act
b) Stamp Act
c) Intolerable Act
d) Coercive Act

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