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The Road to Independence

Quiz by Kevin Burkwit

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  • Q1
    Many colonists did not feel represented by British Parliament, while Wales and Scotland held 27 and 45 seats, respectively, the American colonists accounted for how many of the 558 seats in Westminster at the time?
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    approximately 10 percent
    approximately half
  • Q2
    One sign that Parliament was out of touch with the American colonies is the fact that only one Member of Parliament raised objections to the passage of the 1765 tax law which was known as which of the following?
    The English Bill of Rights
    The Stamp Act
    The Declaration of Independence
    The "Intolerable" Acts
  • Q3
    At the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, the British government maintained a national debt in excess of 122 million pounds sterling. Which of the selections listed below was a result of this situation?
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    trade with Britain was restricted
    tax revenues from the colonies decreased
    trade with France was encouraged
    taxes were raised on the colonies
  • Q4
    The 1764 Sugar Act, which actually lowered sugar tax rates but increased enforcement, and the 1764 Currency Act, which barred colonies from printing their own money, are both best described as which of the following selections?
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    political posturing by the colonists
    economic liberalization which pleased colonists
    political protests by the colonists
    economic restrictions which angered colonists
  • Q5
    The end of the British colonial policy of “salutary neglect,” under which restrictions on trade and other activities within the colonies were little enforced, resulted in which of the following selections?
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    decreased tensions between the colonies and Britain
    decreased tensions between the colonies and Spain
    increased tensions between the colonies and Britain
    increased economic freedom

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