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  • Q1
    Who were the major combatants during the French and Indian War?
    Great Britain versus England, their Indian allies, and the colonists
    the French and their Indian allies versus the British, their Indian allies, and the colonists
    the French versus the Indians and the Dutch
    France and their Indian allies versus the Dutch and their Indian allies
  • Q2
    What was the major cause of the French and Indian War?
    The British wanted to control Canada, and had attacked several French cities.
    The French and British both wanted to control the fur trade in the Ohio Valley area.
    The American Indian tribes of Canada had been attacking various French forts.
    The Spanish hoped to gain territory north of Florida, and had been harassing the British.
  • Q3
    What do the Proclamation Line of 1763, the Stamp Act of 1765, and the Townshend Acts of 1767 have in common?
    They were all efforts by the British to establish more control over the colonies and bring in money after the French and Indian War.
    They were taxes imposed reluctantly by the American government after independence to raise needed money.
    They were all unreasonable taxes imposed by England on unsuspecting colonists.
    They all dealt with the issue of slavery, either limiting where it could occur or taxing various products made by escaped slaves.
  • Q4
    What role did the Sons of Liberty play in the American crisis with the British government?
    They sailed to Europe to persuade England to invade the American colonies
    They lobbied to pass extra taxes against the American colonists.
    They organized Patriots against the British government.
    They attacked Patriot leaders for disloyalty against the British.
  • Q5
    Which scholar/philosopher was an influence on Enlightenment thought in Europe?
    Andrew Jackson
    John Locke
    Leo Tolstoy
  • Q6
    Which of the following is an Enlightenment idea argued by Newton and Locke?
    The universe is a disorderly place that cannot be explained by humans in a rational way.
    Government was created to protect monarchies and elites.
    All people, except women and blacks, should be given the same rights.
    If government failed to protect natural rights, humans had the right to overthrow it.
  • Q7
    How did Enlightenment thought affect African Americans in the 1760s and 1770s?
    Generally, large numbers of free blacks left for Africa in the late 1700s.
    African Americans began several coordinated, widespread violent rebellions in both the North and the South.
    African Americans were unaffected by Enlightenment thought since they were not allowed to read and write.
    African Americans filed lawsuits in the North, escaped from the South, and protested in large numbers.
  • Q8
    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, in writing the Declaration of Independence, __________.
    never even thought about the issue of slavery or blacks, since it was such a part of American culture
    took for granted the accepted differences between the rights of white men and the rights of blacks
    thought that possibly slaves could be freed and Americans would resolve their differences peacefully at some time in the future
    meant for the phrase "all men are created equal" to include blacks as well as whites
  • Q9
    During the late 1700s, what did slaves increasingly base their freedom suits upon?
    contractual technicalities regarding their terms of service
    revolutionary principles of universal liberty
    the doctrines of the Roman Catholic faith
    humane treatment by white slave masters
  • Q10
    How did Phillis Wheatley distinguish herself?
    She was the first black abolitionist in the colonies.
    She was the first black woman to graduate from a British college.
    She was an accomplished poet.
    She was the first woman to die at the Battle of Lexington.
  • Q11
    For what is Benjamin Banneker well known?
    He was a military leader who led black troops into battle during the American Revolution.
    He was renowned for his knowledge of chemistry.
    He was a well-known minister in the Boston area.
    He was the first black civilian employee of the American government.
  • Q12
    Which of the following statements best describes African Americans' actions during the American Revolution?
    They fought for the side that offered them their best chance at freedom.
    They consistently chose to escape to the west, where they were adopted into Indian tribes.
    They fought with the American colonists because they were fighting for the ideals of democracy.
    They played no role in the revolution because they were forbidden from enlisting in the army.
  • Q13
    Why did most whites not want blacks to enlist in the army?
    They thought that arming blacks would inspire rebellion of slaves across the South.
    They lacked the equipment and uniforms to accept everyone.
    They thought that blacks were cowardly and their enlistment would inspire rebellion.
    They thought that blacks were too cowardly to fight.
  • Q14
    How many African American slaves escaped from their masters during the War for Independence?
  • Q15
    What limitation did blacks encounter after the Revolution?
    They faced economic difficulties and barriers to training and skilled job entry.
    They could not move to cities and were forced to remain as agricultural workers.
    They could not change their names to signify new freedom.
    They had to continue working for their old slave masters.

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