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Grade 11 American Revolution
Who was the ruler of England during the American Revolution?
  1. Edward I
  2. Henry IV
  3. George III
  4. Elizabeth II
Grade 11 American Revolution
Who uttered the famous words, "Give me liberty of give me death"?
  1. Patrick Henry
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. George Grenville
  4. Benedict Arnold
Grade 11 American Revolution
Who was the French general that supported the colonist during the Revolution?
  1. Marquis de Lafayette
  2. Maréchal Leclerc
  3. Louis Franchet d'Espérey
  4. Charles de Gaulle
Grade 11 American Revolution
One weakness of the Articles of Confederation was the inability of the central government to do what?
  1. Establish a postal system
  2. Collect adequate taxes from the states
  3. Control western lands
  4. Admit new states to the Union
Grade 11 American Revolution
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
Grade 11 American Revolution
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
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
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 American Revolution
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 American Revolution
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
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 American Revolution
Grade 11 American Revolution
Colonial opposition to the Stamp Act was stronger than opposition to the Sugar Act because
  1. merchants feared reduced profits
  2. the Stamp Act included a tax on newspapers
  3. the Stamp Act affected colonists directly
  4. the Sugar Act actually reduced the tax on molasses
Grade 11 American Revolution
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 American Revolution
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
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