SAT Subject US History Practice Question 559: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 559

90. During the 1770s punitive Acts of Parliament were aimed primarily at Massachusetts because

A. Massachusetts's governor was a member of the Sons of Liberty
B. Bostonians had provoked the Boston Massacre and had held the Boston Tea Party
C. the stamp agent for Massachusetts had been attacked and thrown out of town
D. the Massachusetts legislature had abolished slavery throughout the colony
E. the people of Massachusetts did not believe in the separation of church and state

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Conflict with soldiers and the deliberate destruction of valuable property made Boston the target of Parliament's anger.

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