• 1. 
    Where did the Townshend Acts get their name?

  • From British politician Charles Townshend
  • From the Townshend River
  • From the city of Townshend
  • From King Townshend of France
  • 2. 
    Why did the British pass the Townshend Acts?

  • To build castles in England
  • To punish the American colonies
  • To pay the salaries of governors and judges
  • To pay for the king's fancy clothing
  • 3. 
    True or False: The British thought the American colonies would be okay with the new taxes because they only taxed imports.

  • TRUE
  • 4. 
    Why were the American colonists so upset over the taxes?

  • They wanted to pay taxes on exports not imports
  • They wanted more taxes from Britain
  • They didn't want to pay any taxes
  • They didn't want taxation without representation in British parliament
  • 5. 
    What incident turned violent when British soldiers shot several colonists who were protesting taxes?

  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party
  • New York Riots
  • Great Train Strike
  • 6. 
    What type of import was taxed by the Townshend Acts?

  • Paper
  • All of the above
  • Tea
  • Paint
  • 7. 
    True or False: Some American merchants boycotted British goods as a result of the Townshend Acts.

  • TRUE
  • 8. 
    What famous patriot and Founding Father had a ship seized by British agents and was accused of smuggling?

  • Samuel Adams
  • John Hancock
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • 9. 
    Who wrote 'Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania'?

  • John Adams
  • John Dickinson
  • Thomas Paine
  • Ben Franklin
  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a power granted to British officials by the Townshend Acts?

  • The right to shoot smugglers on sight
  • The right to seize the horse of any colonist if needed for government business
  • The right to search the homes and businesses of colonists
  • The right to take over colonial businesses
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