Chapter 6 Test 22 Questions

Choose the letter of the best answer.

____ 1. Great Britain's monarch King George III

A. wanted to keep peace with Britain's Native American allies.

B. wanted Parliament to repeal the Sugar Act.

C. secretly supported a ban on trade with the colonies.

D. tried to convince Samuel Adams to oppose the Stamp Act.

____ 2. The purpose of the Quartering Act was to require the colonies to

A. pay for the salaries of British soldiers.

B. buy only goods that were made in Great Britain.

C. provide housing and supplies for British soldiers.

D. stop making their own coins and use British money instead.

____ 3. The revenue that Great Britain hoped to raise in the colonies

A. was required to have an official tax stamp on it.

B. was needed by the British government to pay its debts.

C. was used to help colonists expand on to more land.

D. was collected by British soldiers stationed in the colonies.

____ 4. A group that staged protests against the Stamp Act was the

A. House of Burgesses.

B. Parliament.

C. Sons of Liberty.

D. Continental Congress.

Select the letter of the term, name, or phrase that best completes the statement.

Matching for 5 - 9

A. Crispus Attucks

B. Boston Massacre

C. Townshend Acts

D. Boston Tea Party

E. Samuel Adams

____ 5. In 1767, the ___ attempted to raise money to pay the salaries of British governors and

other officials in the colonies.

____ 6. One of the colonists who organized protests and urged other colonists to resist British

control was ___, a leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty.

____ 7. In 1770, an incident that the Sons of Liberty called the ___ was used as propaganda to

arouse the colonists' resistance to British authority.

____ 8. One night, in an event that became known as the ___, a group of colonists dressed as

Native Americans boarded three British ships docked in Boston harbor and threw their cargoes overboard.

____ 9. Among the colonists killed in the Boston Massacre was ___, a sailor of African and

Native American ancestry.

____ 10. Why were the British soldiers stationed in the colonies after 1763?

A. to force the colonists to pay their taxes

B. to conduct searches of colonists' homes and businesses

C. to keep peace between the colonists and Native Americans

D. to prevent unhappy colonists from starting a revolution

____ 11. Why did British troops march from Boston into the countryside in April 1775?

A. to break up the first Continental Congress

B. to capture Paul Revere

C. to recover cannons that rebel colonists had captured

D. to arrest Patriot leaders and destroy the militia's supplies

____ 12. What was the reason Parliament passed the Stamp Act?

A. To raise money in the colonies to pay the costs of defending them.

B. To stop the colonists from illegally smuggling goods.

C. To put a tax on the colonists' trade with foreign nations.

D. To stop the colonists from trading with foreign nations.

____ 13. On March 5, 1770, what fight broke out between British soldiers and dockworkers?

A. The Boston Tea Party

B. Lexington and Concord

C. The Boston Massacre

D. Bunker Hill

____ 14. How was the Stamp Act different from the Sugar Act?

A. The Stamp Act was passed by Parliament while the colonial assemblies passed the Sugar Act.

B. Parliament ended the Sugar Act but refused to repeal the Stamp Act.

C. The colonists liked the Sugar Act but not the Stamp Act.

D. The Stamp Act taxed the colonists while the Sugar Act taxed trade.

____ 15. Who became famous for spreading news of the British troops movements?

A. Paul Revere

B. Jonathan Edwards

C. George Whitfield

D. All of the above

____ 16. In what two places did battles take place?

A. Boston and Cambridge

B. Lexington and Concord

C. Charleston and Boston

D. Sudbury River and Charles River

____ 17. Who was captured while spreading the alarm that the British were coming?

A. Paul Revere  

B. Samuel Adams

C. Benedict Arnold

D. William Dawes

____ 18. Who avoided capture while spreading the news that the British were coming?

A. Samuel Adams

B. Paul Revere

C. Benedict Arnold

D. William Dawes

____ 19. Which army advanced as far as Concord and then retreated?

A. Confederate Army

B. Sons of Liberty

C. British Army

D. Patriots


____ 20 In what direction was Paul Revere riding when he was captured?

A. north    B. south    C. east      D. west


____ 21 How many miles from Concord did William Dawes turn back to avoid being captured?

 A. 2 miles    B. 7 mile    C. 10 miles   D. 4 miles


____ 22 According to the map, how far is Lexington from Concord?

A. 6 Miles    B. 3 Miles    C.9 Miles    D. 1 Mile