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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Colonial Period Questions

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Grade 11 Colonial Period
Native American civilizations were threatened by
  1. diseases introduced by white settlers
  2. buffalo herds
  3. other Native American groups
  4. drought
Grade 11 Colonial Period
How did the Boston Massacre start?
  1. Colonists started shooting at British soldiers
  2. A mob of colonists threw rocks at the British until they fired back
  3. The British attacked some colonists to take thier houses
  4. The British fired on a group of colonists for no reason
Grade 11 Colonial Period
What was the main purpose of the Sons of Liberty?
  1. Catch withces in the Salem Witch Trials
  2. Protest British taxes
  3. Support the Stamp Act
  4. Help smugglers smuggle their goods
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Why did the 1st Continental Congress form?
  1. To ask England to forgive them for their protests
  2. To protest the Intolerable Acts
  3. To declare independence from England
  4. To write the Declaration of Independence
Grade 11 Colonial Period
What territory did the English gain after the French and Indian War?
  1. Everything north of Mexico
  2. Everything south of Canada
  3. Everything east of the Mississipi River
  4. Everything west of the Mississipi River
Grade 11 Colonial Period
What area of land where the British and French fighting over in the French and Indian War?
  1. Boston Harbor
  2. Ohio Valley
  3. Smoky Mountains
  4. Southern Colonies
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Why did King George create the Intolerable Acts?
  1. To start a war with the colonies
  2. To force the colonists to buy British goods
  3. To apoligize for the intolerable acts of the British taxes
  4. To punish the colonists for their protests (Boston Tea Party)
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Among the many important results of the Great Awakening was that it
  1. broke down sectional boundaries and created a greater sense of common American identity.
  2. contributed to greater religious liberalism and toleration in the churches.
  3. caused a decline in a colonial concern for education.
  4. moved Americans closer to a single religious outlook.
  5. called for the building of new schools.
Grade 11 Colonial Period
The primary source of livelihood for most colonial Americans was
  1. manufacturing.
  2. agriculture.
  3. lumbering.
  4. commerce and trade.
  5. fishing.
Grade 11 Colonial Period
The passage of British restrictions on trade encouraged colonial merchants to
  1. organize political resistance in the British Parliament.
  2. find ways to smuggle and otherwise evade the law by trading with other countries.
  3. turn to domestic trade within the colonies.
  4. turn from trading to such other enterprises as fishing and manufacturing.
  5. flee from the Americas and venture to other countries.
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Who invented the cotton gin?
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. George Washinton
  4. John Adams
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Grade 11 Colonial Period
The two denominations that enjoyed the status of "established" churches in various colonies were the
  1. Quakers and Dutch Reformed.
  2. Baptists and Lutherans.
  3. Anglicans and Congregationalists.
  4. Roman Catholics and Presbyterians.
  5. Methodists and Baptists.
Grade 11 Colonial Period
What happened during the Salem Witch Trials?
  1. Townspeople in Salem started accusing their neighbors of beling witches
  2. The Wicked Witch of the West was put on trial
  3. Puritans started putting non-Puritans in jail
  4. All of the slaves living in Salem were accused of being witches
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Why did Parliament pass the Sugar Act?
  1. They wanted to buy more sugar from the colonies
  2. They wanted to make it easier for the colonists to buy sugar
  3. The colonists had stopped buying sugar
  4. They wanted to stop the colonists from smuggling sugar
Grade 11 Colonial Period
What does the phrase "no taxation without representation" mean?
  1. Government should be allowed to tax people whenever they want
  2. People shouldn't be taxed when they aren't represented in government
  3. Taxes shouldn't be allowed at all
  4. The colonists shouldn't be allowed to tax their government
Grade 11 Colonial Period
German settlement in the colonies was especially heavy in
  1. Massachusetts.
  2. Maryland
  3. New York
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Virginia
Grade 11 Colonial Period
The most honored professional in colonial America was the
  1. lawyer
  2. clergyman
  3. doctor
  4. journalist
  5. teacher
Grade 11 Colonial Period
Besides offering rest and refreshment, colonial taverns served an important function as centers of
  1. news and political opinion.
  2. trade and business.
  3. medicine and law.
  4. religious revival.
  5. plays
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