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GOV RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARIES

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Who was Governor Hutchinson?
a.
Governor of Pennsylvania
c.
Governor of New York
b.
Governor of Massachusetts
d.
Governor of Maryland
 

 2. 

Which three European powers had influence in America prior to the revolution?
a.
England, France and Holland
c.
England, France and Holland
b.
England, Holland, and Spain
d.
England, France and Spain
 

 3. 

Who sent a secret letter to the King of England requesting troops be sent to the colonies to keep order
a.
Benjamin Franklin
c.
George Washington
b.
Governor Hutchinson
d.
Thomas Paine
 

 4. 

What was the main reason Americans hated the Stamp Act and the Declaratory Act?
a.
Americans just hated everything
c.
Americans did not think they should pay any taxes
b.
Colonists resented having to declare their stamps
d.
Americans were not treated at equals by the British
 

 5. 

On the eve of the revolution most Americans were _____ .
a.
factory workers
c.
government employees
b.
farmers
d.
living in cities
 

 6. 

What was the stamp act?
a.
Provided for a tax on American documents of all kinds
c.
British outlawed revolutionary newspapers
b.
All passports had to have a British stamp
d.
Provided for a tax on American stamps
 

 7. 

Why did the British send troops to America?
a.
To assert the authority of the colonists.
c.
To assert the authority of the King of England
b.
Fight the Indians
d.
Fight the French
 

 8. 

What did the British finally do about the stamp act?
a.
increased it
c.
applied it only to poor people
b.
repealed it
d.
applied it only to rich people
 

 9. 

At the beginnings of the American Revolution _____ .
a.
Americans had a grand master plan
c.
Americans did not care about politics
b.
Americans did not know where it would lead
d.
Americans favored allegiance with Spain
 

 10. 

What was the trade relationship between England and the U.S. in the colonial period?
a.
Colonies shipped raw materials to England and imported finished products
c.
The colonies bought few goods from England
b.
England shipped raw materials to the colonies and imported finished products
d.
Most English clothing was manufactured in the colonies to take advantage of cheaper labor
 

 11. 

Why did Franklin turn from a British supporter to a revolutionary?
a.
Preferred Queen Elizabeth over King George
c.
British refused to recognize that he was a scientist who discovered electricity
b.
Shoddy treatment of the colonies by Britian
d.
Make more money in his printing business
 

 12. 

Before the revolution most Englishmen viewed Americans _____
a.
as equals
c.
as enemies
b.
as mentors
d.
as inferior
 

 13. 

What did the Americans resent most about the Stamp Act?
a.
It insulted the pride of Americans
c.
The tax was too high
b.
It mainly taxed poor people
d.
It mainly taxed rich people
 

 14. 

Most colonists considered themselves Englishmen, and _____ .
a.
loyal to the king
c.
more loyal to the king of France
b.
did not consider themselves Englishmen
d.
but disloyal to the king
 

 15. 

What was the Declaratory Act?
a.
Said colonies were declared free from English rule
c.
Said that the colonies were free to legislate (make laws) for themselves
b.
This act asserted Parliament’s right to legislate (make laws) for the colonies in all cases whatsoever
d.
Said Americans had to declare all income on their income tax forms.
 

 16. 

John Adams was _____ president of the U.S.
a.
first
c.
second
b.
third
d.
fourth
 

 17. 

On the eve of the Revolution the most famous American in the world was _____ .
a.
John Hancock
c.
George Washington
b.
Abraham Lincoln
d.
Benjamin Franklin
 

 18. 

What did Americans do in response to the stamp act?
a.
Stopped buying English goods
c.
Tried to "stamp" out the tax
b.
nothing
d.
Tried to get the French to help us
 

 19. 

"The power to tax is the power to destroy" means ......
a.
If governments are able to tax people they have more power over them.
c.
Workers in the colonies were not paid enough
b.
If individuals do not pay their taxes they will have more money to spend
d.
If companies do not pay their taxes they will have more money to spend
 

 20. 

What was the most important attitude or idea that Americans learned from the events that led up to to Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War.
a.
Americans needed a king to survive
c.
Ordinary people did not need a king and could govern themselves
b.
Americans should pay their taxes
d.
It was better to be British and alive than to be American and be dead
 



 
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