jeopardy - Congress for Kids

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Question Number One A:
Back in the day, this location
used a type of government
called “direct democracy”.
A 100
Correct Response One A:
What is Ancient Greece?
A 100
Question Number Two A:
Our American heritage
developed from these three
(3) traditions of government.
A 200
Correct Response Two A:
What are Ancient Greece,
Ancient Rome, and the
English traditions?
A 200
Question Number Three A:
These American traditions
have their roots in the
colonial period.
A 300
Correct Response Three A:
What are representative
government, freedom of
religion, and freedom of the
A 300
Question Number Four A:
The colonists looked to
history to help them form
ideas of government. In
particular, they drew from
these English documents .
A 400
Correct Response Four A:
What are the Magna Carta
and English Bill of Rights?
A 400
Question Number Five A:
This was a tax imposed by the British Parliament
on the colonies of British America. The act
required that many printed materials in the
colonies carry a tax stamp. These printed
materials were legal documents, magazines,
newspapers and many other types of paper used
throughout the colonies.
A 500
Correct Response Five A:
What is the Stamp Act?
A 500
Question Number One B:
This was an incident that led to
the deaths of five civilians at the
hands of British troops on March
5, 1770, the legal aftermath of
which helped spark the rebellion
in some of the British American
colonies, which culminated in
the American Revolution.
B 100
Correct Response One B:
What is the Boston
B 100
Question Number Two B:
This tax, also known as the American Revenue
Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenueraising act passed by the Parliament of Great
Britain on April 5, 1764.The preamble to the act
stated: "it is expedient that new provisions and
regulations should be established for improving
the revenue of this Kingdom ... and ... it is just
and necessary that a revenue should be raised ...
for defraying the expenses of defending,
protecting, and securing the same." The tax rate
was reduced to three pence rather than six for
B 200
Correct Response Two B:
What is the Sugar Act?
B 200
Question Number Three B:
This was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a
town in the British colony of Massachusetts,
against the British government. On December 16,
1773, after officials in Boston refused to return
three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of
colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea
by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
B 300
Correct Response Three B:
What is the Boston Tea
B 300
Question Number Four B:
Referred as part of the larger conflict known as
the Seven Years' War, this was a war fought in
North America between 1754 and 1763. It left
Britain with mad debt.
B 400
Correct Response Four B:
What is the French and Indian
B 400
Question Number Five B:
Supreme power or sovereignty held by a single
person (king or queen)
B 500
Correct Response Five B:
What is a monarchy?
B 500
Question Number One C:
The name of the British
monarch who made life
unbearable for the colonists.
C 100
Correct Response One C:
Who is King George III?
C 100
Question Number Two C:
This is the name of the legislature of Great
C 200
Correct Response Two C:
What is Parliament?
C 200
Question Number Three C:
Heightening tensions between Britain and the
colonies forced the colonists to take action by
doing this.
C 300
Correct Response Three C:
What is rebel?
C 300
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C 400
Question Number Four C:
This event included convention of delegates from
twelve of the thirteen North American colonies
that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters'
Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
C 400
Correct Response Four C:
What is the First Continental
C 400
Question Number Five C:
A convention of delegates from the Thirteen
Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775;
they managed the colonial war effort, and moved
slowly towards independence.
C 500
Correct Response Five C:
What is the Second
Continental Congress?
C 500
Question Number One D:
These acts raised revenue in the colonies to pay
the salaries of governors and judges so that they
would be independent of colonial control, to
create a more effective means of enforcing
compliance with trade regulations.
D 100
Correct Response One D:
What are the Townshend
D 100
Question Number Two D:
The purpose of the First Continental Congress
D 200
Correct Response Two D:
What is to convince the English government to
respect colonists' rights?
D 200
Question Number Three D:
This is one of the purposes of the Declaration of
D 300
Correct Response Three D:
What is to tell European countries why the
colonies deserved to be free?
D 300
Question Number Four D:
These are contained within the Magna Carta.
D 400
Correct Response Four D:
What are rights of individuals that even a
monarch could not take away?
D 400
Question Number Five D:
A group of people who were allowed to vote in
the colonies.
D 500
Correct Response Five D:
Who are white men who owned a certain amount
of land?
D 500
Question Number One E:
This is the purpose of government according to
John Locke.
E 100
Correct Response One E:
What is to protect the rights to life, liberty, and
E 100
Question Number Two E:
The difference between a direct democracy and a
E 200
Correct Response Two E:
What is when elected officials make the laws in a
republic and citizens make the laws themselves in
a direct democracy?
E 200
Question Number Three E:
A group of people chosen to make laws
E 300
Correct Response Three E:
What is a legislature?
E 300
Question Number Four E:
This refers to having to pay taxes without
any voice in government.
E 400
Correct Response Four E:
What is “taxation without representation" ?
E 400
Question Number Five E:
This inspired citizens to continue to fight for
freedom of the press.
E 500
Correct Response Five E:
What is the trial of John Peter Zenger?
E 500
Question Number One F:
This document was drafted by the Second
Continental Congress.
F 100
Correct Response One F:
What is the Declaration of
F 100
Question Number Two F:
This is the division of power
between separate branches of
F 200
Correct Response Two F:
What is the French writer Montesquieu's idea of
separation of powers?
F 200
Question Number Three F:
If a country were to rebel because it was denied
its natural rights, those who rebelled might quote
this individual.
F 300
Correct Response Three F:
Who is John Locke?
F 300
Question Number Four F:
According to England's point of view, this was the
primary purpose of the colonies.
F 400
Correct Response Four F:
What is to contribute to the wealth and power of
F 400
Question Number Five F:
This term describes abuse of
F 500
Correct Response Five F:
What is tyranny?
F 500
The Final Jeopardy Category is:
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Final Jeopardy Question:
Following the DOI, this is what
the 13 colonies became.
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Correct Final Jeopardy Response:
What are 13 free and independent
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