Online Quiz

1. What does the author claim is a main, but usually overlooked, motive for the revolutionary war?

  • Colonial America’s desire for less taxation
  • Colonial America’s desire for less rules
  • Colonial America’s desire for more land
  • Colonial America’s desire for more peace
Colonial America’s desire for more land

2. The soon-to-be Americans felt like England had encouraged the Indians to attack them.

  • True
  • Falses
True

3. Most of the colonists decided to leave Britain looking for farmland.

  • True
  • Falses
Falses

4. According to this article, what were the wars of the early 18th century about?

  • The wars were to determine the succession of the Hapsburg Empire
  • The wars were to determine how Palestine would be governed
  • The wars were to determine who would rule Austria and Spain
  • The wars were to determine the rightful heir of Germany
The wars were to determine who would rule Austria and Spain

5. What was the value of the Ohio Valley to the British?

  • It contained a large portion of the fur trade
  • It contained a vast tract of highly arable land
  • It contained a Native Americans to help them fight the French
  • It contained an immense amount of gold
It contained a large portion of the fur trade

6. The Iroquois were master diplomats, pitting the French against the Americans in negotiations.

  • True
  • False
False

7. Why did England decide to increase taxes in the North American colonies?

  • They wanted the income to finance for more privateers to rob the Spanish
  • They wished for the income to buy more jewels
  • They needed the income to pay off the debts they had accumulated over a century of war
  • They desired the income to support their own economy
They desired the income to support their own economy

8. The Currency Act taxed people who earned a living making money instead of farming.

  • True
  • False
False

9. England was able to become allies with the Native Americans because they were better at negotiating.

  • True
  • False
False

10. Why did France prefer an independant United States?

  • Because it was valuable to them to have an independent colony who would not attack their colonies in the New World
  • Because it was valuable to them to have an independent army in the New World
  • Because it was valuable to them to have an independent trading partner in the New World
  • Because it was valuable to them to have an independent source of fur in the New World
Because it was valuable to them to have an independent trading partner in the New World
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