Ch7

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Chapter 7
The Road to Revolution,
1763–1775
Question
All of the following were true of Republicanism EXCEPT
a) it had taken root in the minds of the American colonists by the
mid-eighteenth century.
b) it rejected the models of the ancient Greek and Roman
republics.
c) exponents of republicanism defined a just society as one in
which all citizens willingly subordinated their private, selfish
interests to the common good.
d) proponents believed that both the stability of society and the
authority of government depended on the virtue of the citizenry.
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Answer
All of the following were true of Republicanism EXCEPT
a) it had taken root in the minds of the American colonists by the
mid-eighteenth century.
b) it rejected the models of the ancient Greek and Roman
republics. (correct)
c) exponents of republicanism defined a just society as one in
which all citizens willingly subordinated their private, selfish
interests to the common good.
d) proponents believed that both the stability of society and the
authority of government depended on the virtue of the citizenry.
Hint: See pages 126–127.
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Question
All of the following were true of the Radical Whigs EXCEPT
a) they were a group of British political commentators.
b) Whigs mounted withering attacks on the use of patronage and
bribes by the king’s ministers.
c) they warned citizens to be on guard against corruption and to
be eternally vigilant against possible conspiracies to denude
them of their hard-won liberties.
d) they had little effect on pre-Revolutionary American colonial
thought.
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Answer
All of the following were true of the Radical Whigs EXCEPT
a) they were a group of British political commentators.
b) Whigs mounted withering attacks on the use of patronage and
bribes by the king’s ministers.
c) they warned citizens to be on guard against corruption and to
be eternally vigilant against possible conspiracies to denude
them of their hard-won liberties.
d) they had little effect on pre-Revolutionary American colonial
thought. (correct)
Hint: See page 127.
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Question
All of the following were true of the Boston Tea Party
EXCEPT
a) Sons of Liberty disguised as Indians hurled chests of tea into
the sea to protest the tax on tea.
b) protesters wanted to ensure that its cheap price did not prove
an “invincible temptation” to the people.
c) it resulted in the passage of the Tea Act of 1773.
d) tea was the perfect symbol to rally around as almost every
colonist, rich or poor, consumed this imported, caffeinated
beverage.
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Answer
All of the following were true of the Boston Tea Party
EXCEPT
a) Sons of Liberty disguised as Indians hurled chests of tea into
the sea to protest the tax on tea.
b) protesters wanted to ensure that its cheap price did not prove
an “invincible temptation” to the people.
c) it resulted in the passage of the Tea Act of 1773. (correct)
d) tea was the perfect symbol to rally around as almost every
colonist, rich or poor, consumed this imported, caffeinated
beverage.
Hint: See page 135.
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Question
The Sugar Act of 1764
a) revoked the Molasses Act of 1733.
b) resulted in considerably higher taxes on sugar.
c) was forgotten after the Quartering Act of 1765.
d) was the first law ever passed by Parliament for
raising tax revenue in the colonies for
the crown.
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Answer
The Sugar Act of 1764
a) revoked the Molasses Act of 1733.
b) resulted in considerably higher taxes on sugar.
c) was forgotten after the Quartering Act of 1765.
d) was the first law ever passed by Parliament for
raising tax revenue in the colonies for
the crown. (correct)
Hint: See page 129.
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Question
All of the following were true of the Stamp Tax EXCEPT
a) it was intended to raise revenues to support the new military
force.
b) it mandated the use of stamped paper or the affixing of stamps,
certifying payment of tax.
c) stamps were required on bills of sale for about fifty trade items,
as well as on certain types of commercial and legal documents.
d) there was a specific exemption for playing cards, pamphlets,
newspapers, diplomas, bills of lading, and
marriage licenses.
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Answer
All of the following were true of the Stamp Tax EXCEPT
a) it was intended to raise revenues to support the new military
force.
b) it mandated the use of stamped paper or the affixing of stamps,
certifying payment of tax.
c) stamps were required on bills of sale for about fifty trade items,
as well as on certain types of commercial and legal documents.
d) there was a specific exemption for playing cards, pamphlets,
newspapers, diplomas, bills of lading, and
marriage licenses. (correct)
Hint: See page 129.
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Question
All of the following were part of the Intolerable Acts
EXCEPT
a) the Tea Act.
b) the Boston Port Act.
c) a new Quartering Act.
d) the Quebec Act.
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Answer
All of the following were part of the Intolerable Acts
EXCEPT
a) the Tea Act. (correct)
b) the Boston Port Act.
c) a new Quartering Act.
d) the Quebec Act.
Hint: See page 136.
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Question
All of the following were true of the Stamp Act Congress
EXCEPT
a) it brought together, in New York City, twenty-seven
distinguished delegates from nine colonies.
b) it was more effective than the adoption of nonimportation
agreements against British goods.
c) it was largely ignored in England and made little splash, at the
time, in America.
d) the members drew up a statement of their rights and
grievances and beseeched the king and Parliament to repeal
the repugnant legislation.
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Answer
All of the following were true of the Stamp Act Congress
EXCEPT
a) it brought together, in New York City, twenty-seven
distinguished delegates from nine colonies.
b) it was more effective than the adoption of nonimportation
agreements against British goods. (correct)
c) it was largely ignored in England and made little splash, at the
time, in America.
d) the members drew up a statement of their rights and
grievances and beseeched the king and Parliament to repeal
the repugnant legislation.
Hint: See pages 130–131.
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Question
The Declaratory Act
a) reaffirmed Parliament’s right “to bind” the colonies “in
all cases whatsoever.”
b) grudgingly repealed the Stamp Act.
c) rescinded Parliament’s absolute and unqualified
sovereignty over its North American colonies.
d) declared the Vice-Admiralty courts closed.
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Answer
The Declaratory Act
a) reaffirmed Parliament’s right “to bind” the colonies “in
all cases whatsoever.” (correct)
b) grudgingly repealed the Stamp Act.
c) rescinded Parliament’s absolute and unqualified
sovereignty over its North American colonies.
d) declared the Vice-Admiralty courts closed.
Hint: See page 132.
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Question
All of the following were true of the Townshend Acts
EXCEPT
a) the most important of these new regulations was a light import
duty on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea.
b) Townshend, seizing on a dubious distinction between internal
and external taxes, made this tax, unlike the Stamp Act, an
indirect customs duty payable at American ports.
c) the colonists recognized the distinction between internal and
external taxes, but asserted that it did not apply to the
Townshend Acts.
d) the colonists rejected taxes without representation.
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Answer
All of the following were true of the Townshend Acts
EXCEPT
a) the most important of these new regulations was a light import
duty on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea.
b) Townshend, seizing on a dubious distinction between internal
and external taxes, made this tax, unlike the Stamp Act, an
indirect customs duty payable at American ports.
c) the colonists recognized the distinction between internal and
external taxes, but asserted that it did not apply to the
Townshend Acts. (correct)
d) the colonists rejected taxes without representation.
Hint: See page 132.
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Question
All of the following were true of the Boston Massacre EXCEPT
a)
a crowd of some sixty townspeople began taunting and throwing
snowballs at a squad of ten redcoats.
b)
the Bostonians were still angry over the death of an eleven-year-old
boy, shot ten days earlier during a protest against a merchant who had
defied the colonial boycott of British goods.
c)
acting on specific orders, the troops opened fire and killed or wounded
eleven citizens.
d)
both sides were in some degree to blame, and in the subsequent trial
(in which future president John Adams served as defense attorney for
the soldiers), only two of the redcoats were found guilty of
manslaughter.
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Answer
All of the following were true of the Boston Massacre EXCEPT
a)
a crowd of some sixty townspeople began taunting and throwing
snowballs at a squad of ten redcoats.
b)
the Bostonians were still angry over the death of an eleven-year-old
boy, shot ten days earlier during a protest against a merchant who had
defied the colonial boycott of British goods.
c)
acting on specific orders, the troops opened fire and killed or wounded
eleven citizens. (correct)
d)
both sides were in some degree to blame, and in the subsequent trial
(in which future president John Adams served as defense attorney for
the soldiers), only two of the redcoats were found guilty of
manslaughter.
Hint: See page 133.
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