Unit Two Practice Exam - HIS 1043 SCHWIFF Unit Two Practice...

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HIS 1043 SI SHIRLEY SCHWIFF FALL 08 Unit Two Practice Exam DIRECTIONS: Each of the questions or incomplete statements below is followed by five suggested answers or completions. Select the one that is best in each case. 1. The famous cartoon of 1754 by Benjamin Franklin offered a warning to the 13 colonies if they did which of the following? a. Refused to enter the Seven years’ War b. Continued to follow the British policy of mercantilism c. Did not protest the Stamp Act d. Continued trading with French Canada e. Rejected the Albany Plan 2. During the 1760s and 1770s, the most effective American tactic in gaining the repeal of the Stamp and Townshend Acts was a. Tarring and feathering British tax agents b. Sending petitions to the King and Parliament c. Boycotting British goods d. Destroying private property, such as tea, on which a tax was to be levied e. Using death threats to intimidate British tax agents 3. The American victory that brought about the open French alliance occurred at a. Yorktown b. Saratoga c. Princeton d. Bunker’s Hill e. Trenton 4. Colonial ministers who opposed the Great Awakening were known as a. “New Lights” b. “Old Lights” c. Evangelicals d. Pietists e. Contraries 5. A major source of information for the colonists was
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HIS 1043 SI SHIRLEY SCHWIFF FALL 08 a. Newspapers b. Books c. Church meetings d. The market place e. The town crier 6. The trial of Joseph Peter Zenger in 1735 for seditious libel a. Established the government’s right to censor the press b. Encouraged editors to be more critical of public officials c. Resulted in a “hung jury” and a dismissal of the charges d. Determined that government censorship of the press was unconstitutional e. Found Zenger guilty 7. Parliament claimed the right to tax and legislate England’s American colonies whenever it desired, without direct American representation in Parliament, through the passage of: a. The declaratory act b. The proclamation of 1763 c. The Townshend acts d. The intolerable acts e. The currency acts 8. Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense is significant in that it a. Emotionally aroused thousands of colonists to the abuses of British rule, the oppressiveness of the monarchy, and the advantages of colonial independence. b. Rallied American spirits during the bleak winter of 1776, when it appeared that Washington’s forces, freezing and starving at Valley Forge, had no hope of surviving the winter, much less defeating the British. c. Called for a strong central government to rule the newly independent American states and foresaw the difficulties inherent within the Articles of Confederation. d. Asserted to its British readers that they could not beat the American colonists militarily unless they could isolate New England from the rest of the American colonies. e.
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Unit Two Practice Exam - HIS 1043 SCHWIFF Unit Two Practice...

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