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1

The proposed Albany Plan of 1754:

revealed the difficulties colonies had in cooperating with each other.

2

The leading colonial figure in the Boston Massacre was:

Samuel Adams.

3

What future American revolutionary figure surrendered to French forces in 1754 at Fort Necessity in the Ohio Valley?

George Washington

4

England was fortunate that King George III was young, bright, and surprisingly mature for his age.

False

5

The events of Lexington and Concord:

occurred before there was a formal American declaration of independence.

6

Because they needed protection, colonists in both the East and the West were glad to have regular British troops stationed permanently in America.

False

7

What was the significance of Thomas Paine's Common Sense?

It informed the colonists of their identity as a distinct people and their destiny as a nation

8

In 1763, Ottawa Chief Pontiac ________.

organized a general uprising

9

The Proclamation of 1763:

was supported by many Indian tribes.

10

Which of the following stated Parliament's belief in its own sovereignty?

Declaratory Act

11

Parliament responded to the Boston Tea Party by:

reducing the powers of self-government in Massachusetts.

12

The author of Common Sense:

considered the English constitution to be the greatest problem facing the colonists.

13

According to the terms of the Peace of Paris of 1763:

France ceded Canada and all of its claims to land east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans, to Great Britain.

14

Colonists were concerned over the immediate impact of the Stamp Act, not its long-range implications.

False

15

By the 1750s colonial legislatures had come to see themselves as:

little parliaments.

16

The Tea Act of 1773:

gave the East India company a monopoly on the American tea trade.

17

Which of the following was NOT argued by Thomas Paine in Common Sense?

Parliament had deliberately and wickedly brought about all of America's misfortunes.

18

Whose defeat at the makeshift defensive structure known as Fort Necessity began the Seven Years' War?

George Washington

19

Which of the following British leaders actually supported the colonists' objections to taxation by Parliament?

William Pitt

20

Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, and in the Declaratory Act it declared that it would not tax the colonies in this way again.

False

21

Which of the following is NOT an example of how the colonies were beginning to seize authority a year before the Declaration of Independence, during early 1775?

Many colonial leaders increasingly issued explicit calls for full independence.

22

Whose defeat at Québec effectively ended the Seven Years' War on the continent of North America?

the marquis de Montcalm