• 1. 
    What reason did the American colonists give for protesting British taxes?

  • They didn't have representation in the British Parliament
  • They preferred to pay French taxes
  • The British didn't help in the French and Indian War
  • They were mostly German
  • 2. 
    What group formed in Boston in 1765 to protest British taxes and laws?

  • Knights of Templar
  • Sons of Liberty
  • Boys of Boston
  • Freemasons
  • 3. 
    Which of the following was not a new law or tax imposed by the British on the American colonies?

  • Social Security Act
  • Stamp Act
  • Sugar Act
  • Quartering Act
  • 4. 
    What were many of the early colonists trying to escape from by leaving England?

  • Religious Persecution
  • Slavery
  • War
  • Starvation
  • 5. 
    True or False: It took several years and many events before the colonists decided to fight for independence.

  • TRUE
  • 6. 
    What did patriots in Boston dump into the harbor in a 1773 protest?

  • Chests of gold
  • Wool
  • Tea
  • English money
  • 7. 
    What was the name of the meeting between representatives of 12 of the 13 colonies in 1774?

  • American Parliament
  • Colonial Congress
  • The Big Twelve
  • First Continental Congress
  • 8. 
    True or False: The increased laws placed on the American colonies divided the colonies further as many supported the British.

  • TRUE
  • 9. 
    What nickname did the colonists give to a series of new laws passed by the British to punish the colonies for the Boston Tea Party?

  • Intolerable Acts
  • Horrible Acts
  • Dreadful Acts
  • Abominable Acts
  • 10. 
    What city did the British blockade to punish the colonists?

  • Boston
  • New York
  • Baltimore
  • Charleston
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