Quiz  /  Stamp Act
  • 1. 
    What did the Stamp Act tax?

  • Printed materials like newspapers and legal documents
  • Tea and Sugar
  • Mail sent between England and the American colonies
  • It was an income tax on the colonial lawyers
  • 2. 
    Why did the British government decide to tax the colonies?

  • To pay for the French and Indian War
  • To pay for a new palace for King George
  • To pay for a war against Spain
  • To pay for improvements in the city of London
  • 3. 
    Why did the American colonists protest against the Stamp Act?

  • Because they were being taxed without having any representation in the government
  • Because they thought they should not have to pay any taxes at all
  • All of the above
  • Because they already paid high taxes such as income tax to the British government
  • 4. 
    What year did the British begin to impose the Stamp Act?

  • 1760
  • 1775
  • 1762
  • 1765
  • 5. 
    How did the colonists protest against the Stamp Act?

  • They burned the stamped paper in the streets
  • They boycotted British goods
  • They refused to pay the tax
  • All of the above
  • 6. 
    What was the meeting of delegates from the colonies to discuss the Stamp Act called?

  • Continental Congress
  • Stamp Act Convention
  • Stamp Act Congress
  • Congress Against Taxes
  • 7. 
    What group took to the streets to protest against the Stamp Act?

  • Patriots of America
  • The Minutemen
  • Green Mountain Boys
  • Sons of Liberty
  • 8. 
    What was the result of the American protests against the Stamp Act?

  • The British ordered the protesters shot
  • The British parliament repealed the Stamp Act
  • The British continued to enforce the Stamp Act and the Americans finally gave in and paid the tax
  • The British declared war on the American colonies
  • 9. 
    What was the Declaratory Act?

  • A new tax on tea and sugar
  • A declaration of war by the British
  • A declaration from the American colonies to the British that they would not pay any British taxes
  • A statement from the British Parliament stating that they had the right to tax the colonies
  • 10. 
    True or False: The British never tried to tax the American colonies again after the Stamp Act.

  • TRUE
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