The Road to Revolution:  1754-1775 (2)

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1 The most important consequence of the Boston Tea Party was the?:
repeal of the tax on tea.
failure of other colonies to support Boston's action.
opening of negotiations between Britain and Massachusetts.
reopening of the Port of Boston to foreign trade.
enactment by Parliament of the Coercive Act.

2 Which of the following had the least significance in providing experience and concepts that were used by the colonists in their arguments and fight for independence?:
French and Indian War.
New England town meetings.
the development by the colonists of crops for export.
use of the "Power of the Purse" by the Virginia House of Burgesses.
the Albany Plan.

3 The British response to the American claim of no taxation without representation was that?:
colonial assemblies would be permitted to vote on all new taxes.
monies raised through taxes would be used for internal improvements in the colonies.
American approval was necessary for internal taxes.
members of Parliament represented the interests of all people in the British Empire.
Parliament agreed it had no authority to impose taxes on the colonies.

4 England passed the Stamp Act in 1765 to?:
punish Americans for protests to the Sugar Act.
control the American press.
raise money to reduce England's national debt.
allow for illegal search-and-seizure of smugglers.
allow Americans to settle the Ohio River Valley.

5 The Declaratory Act of 1766?:
required the colonists to provide barracks and supplies for British troops.
forbade the American colonists to issue paper money.
established a new duty on molasses.
stated that parliament had the power to make laws binding on the colonies.
established a tax on licenses, legal documents, and newspapers.

6 One accomplishment of the First Continental Congress was to?:
enact the Declaration of Independence.
raise an army to resist British aggression in Massachusetts.
provide funds for Fort Ticonderoga.
secure an alliance with France.
petition the king to recognize the colonists' rights.

7 The Molasses Act was intended to enforce England's mercantilist policies by?:
forcing the colonists to export solely to Great Britain.
forcing the colonists to buy sugar from other British colonies rather than from foreign producers.
forbidding the colonists to engage in manufacturing activity in competition with British industries.
providing a favorable market for the products of the British East India Company.
creating an economic situation in which gold tended to flow from the colonies to the mother country.

8 Which of the following states the principle of virtual representation, as it was argued during the 18c?:
paper money has value even though it is inherently worth very little.
slave populations must be counted when figuring Congressional apportionment, even though slaves may not vote.
American property-holding colonists may, if they so desire, join their state legislatures.
all English subjects are entitled to a trial before a jury of their peers.
all English subjects, including those who are not allowed to vote, are represented in Parliament.

9 A writ of assistance?:
allowed the British to ransack a colonial merchant's house in search of illegal goods.
helped colonial merchants cut through the red tape of imperial trade regulations.
required prosecutors to present evidence of probable cause for suspicion of smuggling.
required that specified colonial products be landed in Britain before being shipped to other countries.

10 Events in the late 1760s and early 1770s helped to bring about a new consensus in the colonies. What was the consensus?:
that the government could not tax the colonies because they were not represented in Parliament.
that the British constitution could be altered by the passage of new laws.
that Parliament had no lawmaking authority over the colonies except for the right to regulate imperial commerce.
that the American colonies would be free from tyranny only when they were independent of British rule.

11 During the early 1770s, the patriots sought freedom from parliamentary authority but continued to pledge allegiance to the king. This patriot position was difficult for the British to understand because?:
in the British mind the king was part of Parliament and the two could not be separated.
the British felt more allegiance to Parliament than to the king.
the British wanted to replace the king with an elected head of state.
in the British mind Parliament was divinely inspired.

12 During the 1760s and 1770s the most effective American tactic in gaining the repeal of the Stamp and Townshend Acts was?:
tarring and feathering British tax agents.
sending petitions to the king and Parliament.
boycotting British goods.
destroying private property, such as tea, on which a tax to be levied.
using death threats to intimidate British tax agents.