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1 American Revolution Test Name: Directions: Choose the answer that best completes each question. 1. During the Boston Tea Party, what did the colonist dress up like? a. Loyalists b. Native Americans c. French men d. Tories 2. Why did the colonists dump the tea in Boston Harbor? a. to protest the Intolerable Acts b. to make the biggest cup of tea in the world c. to scare away the British soldiers d. to keep the African slave ships out of the harbor 3. What was the Proclamation of 1763? a. a treaty to end the French/Indian War b. a tax that was placed on glass and tea c. a command from the king to close all lands north and west of the Allegany Mountains to new settlements by the colonists d. a command to close the Boston Harbor 4. What was the Quartering Act? a. Every colonist had to pay a quarter a month in taxes b. Taxes on the colonists were one quarter of their earnings c. Every colonist had to cut his quarters in half by order of the king d. Every colonist had to feed, cloth, and house British soldiers 5. What was the name of the act that placed a tax on all glass, paper, tea, and household items? a. Glass tax b. Tea Act c. King s tax d. Townsend Act

2 6. What happened to some tax collectors? a. shot b. given bonus for good work c. tarred and feathered d. given medals of honor 7. What is the event where British soldiers killed 5 unarmed colonists and wounded several others? a. French/Indian War b. Boston Tea Party c. Boston Massacre d. Intolerable Acts 8. At the Battle of Monmouth, what colonial woman helped to carry water to the colonial men and cannons? a. Water Lady b. Martha Washington c. Betsy Ross d. Molly Pitcher 9. What was the campsite that George Washington and his soldiers spent a harsh winter and 3,000 soldiers died? a. Breeds Hill b. Valley Forge c. Bunker Hill d. Tremont 10. Where did the representatives meet to write the Declaration of Independence? a. New York b. Boston c. Philadelphia d. Trenton 11. Why was the Declaration of Independence written? a. to describe the rights all people should have b. explain why governments are established and describes the citizen s rights if the government acts unfairly c. declares the colonies independence from Britain d. all of the above e. 12. Who was the first and largest signature found on the Declaration of Independence?

3 a. John Hancock b. Benjamin Franklin c. John Adams d. George Washington 13. Which battle lasted one day and was won by the Patriots? a. Battle of Monmouth b. Battle of Trenton c. Battle of Bunker Hill c. Battle of Yorktown 14. Why did the Virginia Plan want three branches of government? a. No one person has too much power b. The government has a system of checks and balances c. All the above 15. What was the 3/5 Compromise? a. African Americans received 3/5 of a vote b. 3 states out of 5 agreed on the Articles of Confederation c. 3/5 of the representative voted for the compromise 16. What plan felt the smaller states should be treated equally to the larger states with two Senator from each state? a. Virginia Plan b. New Jersey Plan c. New York Plan c. South Carolina Plan 17. What did Loyalist do during the Boston Tea Party? a. locked their doors and hid b. ran to tell the British soldiers what was happening c. tried to save crates of tea in boats d. wrote down the names of all the Patriots to give to the British soldiers 18. What was the Treaty of Paris? a. a peace treaty between France and the Indians b. a peace treaty between France and Great Britain c. a peace treaty between Great Britain and the 13 colonies

4 19. Why was the Battle of Saratoga a turning point of the war? a. the Americans won and France decided to send money to help with the war b. the British surrendered and went back to England c. the Americans ran the Tories out of the colonies 20. What battle was the last battle of the war? a. Battle of Monmouth b. Battle of Yorktown c. Battle of Boston d. Battle of Bunker Hill 21. Why did the founding fathers write the Constitution? a. to claim freedom from Britain b. to establish a government c. to make people pay taxes d. to stop the war with Britain 22. Identify and describe 3 major events that lead to the Revolutionary War.

5 23. Explain what happened on the night of Paul Revere s Ride.

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