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Whiskey Rebellion (Grade 8)

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Whiskey Rebellion

1. 
The Whiskey Rebellion began in what year?
  1. 1789
  2. 1791
  3. 1794
  4. 1801
2. 
The Whiskey Rebellion was a violent protest against a tax placed on distilled beverages.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Despite the Whiskey Rebellion's name brandy was actually the most popular distilled beverage in the United States at the time.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
What was the purpose of the whiskey tax?
  1. To create funds to purchase new lands
  2. To end the production of alcoholic beverages
  3. To send funds to France to aid in their revolution
  4. To pay off the debt incurred by the Revolutionary War
5. 
The whiskey tax was the idea of                   .
  1. Aaron Burr
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. George Washington
  4. Alexander Hamilton
6. 
In some parts of the new United States farmers used whiskey to trade for goods or services because little currency had made it to the frontier.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
What was the first step opponents of the whiskey tax took against it?



8. 
In 1791, a tax collector in Washington County, Pennsylvania was tarred and feathered.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
The Mingo Creek Association tried to protect federal tax collectors traveling to Pennsylvania.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Distillers who did not comply with the whiskey tax were subpoenaed to appear in federal court in which city?
  1. Washington DC
  2. Philadelphia
  3. New York
  4. Boston
11. 
Federal troops and militia clashed at the Battle of                   .
  1. Bower Hill
  2. Harpers Ferry
  3. Springfield Armory
  4. Pittsburgh Landing
12. 
Some of the rebels wanted to rejoin Great Britain.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Who led the militia force against the rebels?
  1. James McFarlane
  2. David Bradford
  3. George Washington
  4. Hugh Henry Brackenridge
14. 
The rebellion dispersed in when faced with the on coming federal forces.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
The whiskey tax was repealed during which president's administration?
  1. Andrew Jackson
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Millard Filmore
  4. James Monroe

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