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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) US History Questions

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Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
What was the Quartering Act?
  1. Every colonist had to pay a quarter a month in taxes
  2. Taxes on the colonists were one quarter of their earnings
  3. Every colonist had to cut his quarters in half by order of the King
  4. Every colonist had to feed, cloth, and house British soldiers
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
Why was the phrase “taxation without representation” so important to the revolutionary cause?
  1. Colonists did not wish to support a government in which they had no voice.
  2. Great Britain would have ended taxation if colonists had kept the peace.
  3. Colonists believed that Great Britain should only tax certain items.
  4. Great Britain only taxed the colonists to force them into war
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
What is Intolerable Acts?
  1. a series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British
  2. Act which reduced the power of the Massachusetts legislature while increasing the power of the royal governor
  3. Signed in 1774, intended to reorganize the way these British territories were governed
  4. Allowed a soldier or official accused of a crime to be tried outside the colony in British courts
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
What effect did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense have on colonial leaders?
  1. It caused them to reject Enlightenment ideas.
  2. It inspired them to challenge British authority.
  3. It explained to them the good sense of monarchy.
  4. It persuaded them to modify British laws.
Grade 11 :: Colonial Period by Jurneesmom
What was the Proclamation of 1763?
  1. a treaty to end the French/Indian War
  2. a tax that was placed on glass and tea
  3. a command from the king to close all lands north and west of the Appalachian Mountains to new settlements by the colonists
  4. a command to close the Boston Harbor
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
During the Boston Tea Party, what did the colonist dress up like?
  1. Loyalists
  2. Native Americans
  3. French men
  4. Tories
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
Why was the Battle of Saratoga a turning point for the Patriots?
  1. The Patriots realized they did not need foreign allies.
  2. The Patriots saved the army from losing enlisted men.
  3. The Patriots got a Prussian to train the Continental Army.
  4. The Patriots gained the support of France and Spain.
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
Who was the first person to be killed in the Boston Massacre?
  1. Patrick Henry
  2. Crispus Attucks
  3. Baron von Steuben
  4. Marquis de Lafayette
Grade 11 :: Colonial Period by Jurneesmom
When the British conquered Fort Duquesne, what did they rename it?
  1. Fort Washington
  2. Fort Pitt
  3. Fort Braddock
  4. Fort George
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
What is the event where British soldiers killed 5 unarmed colonists and wounded others?
  1. French/Indian War
  2. Boston Tea Party
  3. Boston Massacre
  4. Intolerable Acts
Grade 11 :: Colonial Period by Jurneesmom
What was the main pressure leading up to the French and Indian War?
  1. Concern for the Indians
  2. Desire for land
  3. A war in Europe
  4. Different political philosophies
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
What happened to some tax collectors?
  1. shot
  2. given bonus for good work
  3. tarred and feathered
  4. given medals of honor
Grade 11 :: Colonial Period by Jurneesmom
What was preliminary conflict to the French and Indian War?
  1. King Phillip's War
  2. King James' War
  3. King George's War
  4. Burger King's War
Grade 11 :: Democratic Foundations by Jurneesmom
Who composed the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Adams
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
At the First Continental Congress, Patrick Henry used what key phrase to show his support for the Revolution?
  1. “Give me liberty or give me death”
  2. “Give me freedom or give me death”
  3. “Give me liberty or kill me now”
  4. “Give me freedom or kill me now”
Grade 11 :: Democratic Foundations by Jurneesmom
Which of the following phrases from the Declaration of Independence emphasizes the importance of natural rights?
  1. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . .”
  2. “The History of the King of Britain is a History of repeated injuries . . .”
  3. “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient [short-lived] causes..
  4. In every state of these oppressions, we have petitions for redress [correction] in the most humble terms . . .”
Grade 11 :: American Revolution by Jurneesmom
Who were the Sons of Liberty?
  1. a society of colonists who did not wish to break from Britain
  2. a group of patriots who protested British laws
  3. a society of scholars who wrote pamphlets
  4. a group of diplomats who tried to gain foreign support
Grade 11 :: Democratic Foundations by Jurneesmom
Why was the Declaration of Independence written?
  1. to describe the rights all people should have
  2. explain why governments are established and describes the citizen’s rights if the government acts unfairly
  3. declares the colonies’ independence from Britain
  4. all of the above
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