• 1. 
    Why is the Boston Tea Party an important event in history?

  • It was a celebration of British Law and the colonies` loyalty to the king.
  • It was a major event leading up to the American Revolution.
  • It signaled the opening of the British colony of Massachusetts.
  • The first shot in the Revolutionary War was fired at the Boston Tea Party.
  • 2. 
    Who did the colonists dress up as when they boarded the ships in protest?

  • Sailors
  • Policemen
  • British Redcoats
  • Mohawk Indians
  • 3. 
    What was the main reason that the colonists were protesting?

  • They didn`t like the type of tea that was shipped to them
  • They were bored and needed something to do
  • They wanted the ships to leave
  • They felt they were being taxed unfairly without being represented in the government
  • 4. 
    True or False: Destroying the tea was not a big deal.

  • TRUE
  • 5. 
    How much tea did the colonists destroy?

  • All of the above
  • 90,000 pounds of tea
  • 342 containers of tea
  • Around 1 million dollars worth in today`s money
  • 6. 
    Was the Boston Tea Party a planned protest?

  • No one is sure
  • Paul Revere planned it
  • Yes
  • No
  • 7. 
    How many ships did the colonists board and destroy their cargo of tea?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 1
  • 3
  • 8. 
    Who led the town meeting earlier that day to discuss the unfair taxation of tea by the British?

  • John Adams
  • Samuel Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Paul Revere
  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true about the Boston Tea Party?

  • The British thought that the Mohawk Indians had destroyed the tea
  • The colonists asked that the British take the tea back to England
  • The colonists liked to drink tea
  • The British only allowed the colonists to buy tea from the East India Trading company
  • 10. 
    About how many people participated in the Boston Tea Party protest?

  • 400
  • 45
  • 10
  • 116
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