SAT US History Practice Test: 05 The Road to Revolution

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1. The First Continental Congress was convened primarily to

A. discuss a unified colonial response to the Intolerable Acts
B. discuss a plan to unite the 13 colonies as an independent nation
C. raise a standing army that could protect the colonists against Britishoppression
D. arrive at a set of internal trade regulations that was fair to all colonies
E. plan a suspension of all trade with Great Britain

2. Why had Great Britain failed to enforce the Navigation Acts before 1763?

A. Smuggling had made the colonies, and therefore Britain, wealthier.
B. The royal governors in the colonies were disloyal to British interests.
C. Britain had no interest in what went on in the American colonies.
D. British representatives found it impossible to enforce laws that so many colonists were determined to ignore.
E. The colonists threatened the lives and property of the people paid to enforce the Navigation Acts.

3. The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Native Americans on the night of the Boston Tea Party for all these reasons EXCEPT:

A. They knew that Native Americans would never be accused or suffer any penalties for the destruction of the tea.
B. They did not want to be prosecuted for the crime of destroying property that was not theirs.
C. They wanted their friends and families to be able to say truthfully that they did not recognize them that night.
D. They knew that dressing up in costumes would add to the excitement and enthusiasm of the undertaking.
E. They hoped that Native Americans would be blamed for the storming of the Dartmouth.

4. Paul Revere chose to distort the facts in his engraving of the Boston Massacre primarily to

A. unite people from all the colonies against the aggressor, Britain
B. satisfy his creative instincts as an artist
C. ensure that the redcoats would not receive a fair trial
D. ensure that history would portray Britain as a villain
E. prove that Crispus Attucks and his friends had died the deaths of heroes