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CHAPTER 2—THE CONSTITUTION MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The Jamestown colonists set a political precedent by a. allowing the governor to use a line-item veto. b. instituting a direct democracy. c. instituting a representative assembly. d. creating a judicial system. e. writing a constitutional document. ANS: C REF: The Colonial Background 2. The major reason for the creation of the Mayflower Compact was a. to establish a structure for civil obedience. b. to establish peaceful relations with the natives. c. to establish relations with the French government. d. the revolt in Jamestown which almost destroyed that settlement. e. to establish the settlers' rights to the land. ANS: A REF: The Colonial Background 3. The major historical and political significance of the Mayflower Compact was that it a. served as a prototype for many similar compacts. b. was the start of the first settlement in America. c. depended on the consent of the individuals involved. d. established the colony of Massachusetts. e. both a and c. ANS: E REF: The Colonial Background 4. During the colonial period, all of the following developments took place except : a. the colonists developed a concept of limited government. b. the colonists exercised a large measure of self-government. c. the colonists adopted a variety of bills, such as the Massachusetts Body of Liberties and the Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, that protected civil liberties. d. Louisiana was established as the last of the colonies. e. the colonists acquired crucial political experience. ANS: D REF: The Colonial Background 5. Taxes were imposed on the colonists a. to pay for the coronation of King George III. b. to pay for the establishment of more colonies. c. to pay the costs of Britain's defense of the colonies against the French. d. to purchase Canada (Quebec) from the French. e. none of the above. ANS: C REF: British Restrictions and Colonial Grievances 6. Taxes that the British attempted to impose in the years leading up to the Revolution included all of the following except : a. the Sugar Act, which imposed a tax on sugar. b. the Stamp Act, which taxed, among other things, legal documents.
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c. duties on glass, lead, and paint. d. a tax on tea. e. an income tax. ANS: E REF: British Restrictions and Colonial Grievances 7. In response to the tax protest known as the "Boston Tea Party," the British government a. closed Boston Harbor. b. placed the government of Massachusetts under direct British control. c. backed down and repealed several of the most controversial taxes. d. passed the Sugar Act instead. e. both a and b. ANS: E REF: British Restrictions and Colonial Grievances 8. The First Continental Congress a. was called by the colonies to seek independence from Britain. b.
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