SAT Subject US History Practice Question 287: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 287

88. Why did the Iroquois decide to throw their support behind Britain near the end of the French and Indian War?

A. The British had treated the Iroquois better than the French had treated them.
B. The Iroquois felt some personal loyalty to the British.
C. The Iroquois accurately predicted that the British would win the war, and they did not want to side with the losers.
D. The Iroquois had planned all along to betray the French at a strategic moment.
E. The Iroquois were determined to drive the French out of Canada.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The Native Americans felt no personal loyalty to either side. They acted in what they b elieved to be their own best interests, choosing to side with the winner.

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