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Chapter 6 Practice Quiz 1



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
APPLYING MAIN IDEAS
 

1. 

Which list identifies the three main ideas in the Declaration of Independence?
a.
Natural Rights, Limits on Trade, Unjust Taxes
b.
British Wrongs, the Need for Separation, Independence
c.
Natural Rights, British Wrongs, Independence
d.
Natural Rights, Independence, Future Security
 

2. 

Which battle became a turning point of the war because it prompted the French to join the Patriots?
a.
Saratoga
c.
Bunker Hill
b.
Yorktown
d.
Trenton
 

3. 

When Richard Henry Lee said that he was now “convinced of the necessity of separation,” he was describing the influence of which of the following?
a.
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
b.
Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence
c.
George III’s rejection of the Olive Branch Petition
d.
Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack
 

4. 

Which statement BEST describes the mood of the Continental Congress in May 1775?
a.
Few delegates wanted a formal break with Britain.
b.
Most delegates wanted to break all ties with Britain.
c.
A majority of delegates believed that war with Britain was inevitable.
d.
Most delegates believed that the British king would repeal the Intolerable Acts.
 

5. 

Which of these restates a main idea of the Declaration of Independence?
a.
A king has little more to do than make war.
b.
Subjects are not created equal to a king.
c.
Everyone has the right to life and liberty.
d.
Citizens have a duty to obey their government.
 

6. 

Which of these battles took place in New York?
a.
Brandywine and Saratoga
c.
Trenton and Long Island
b.
Long Island and Saratoga
d.
Princeton and Germantown
 

7. 

The Colonists asked King George III to repeal the Intolerable Acts in the
a.
Treaty of Paris.
c.
Olive Branch Petition.
b.
Declaration of Independence.
d.
Second Continental Congress.
 

8. 

Which of the following battles occurred before the signing of the Declaration of  Independence?
a.
Battle of Long Island
c.
Battle of Saratoga
b.
Battle of Bunker Hill
d.
Battle of Brandywine
 

9. 

The pamphlet that won many colonists to the idea of independence was
a.
The Crisis.
c.
the Declaration of Independence.
b.
Freedom and Democracy.
d.
Common Sense.
 

10. 

Which of the following correctly pairs a foreign friend of the American cause with his contribution?
I. Lafayette-young French officer who brought troops here
II. Pulaski-helped to train cavalry
III. Galvez-brought many soldiers from Europe
IV. Von Steuben-brought discipline to the American army
a.
III and IV
c.
I, II, and IV
b.
I and II
d.
II and III
 



 
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