SAT Subject US History Practice Question 267: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 267

68. How did the colonists react to the passage of the Tea Act of 1773?

A. They tarred and feathered the stamp inspectors.
B. They drank only tea that had been smuggled in from Holland.
C. They called for the revocation of the royal charter of Massachusetts.
D. They began cultivating coffee since they could no longer drink tea.
E. They called for delegates from all the colonies to meet in Philadelphia.

Correct Answer: B


The immediate colonial response was to boycott East India tea and drink only smuggled Dutch tea.

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