Quiz C - Check Your Knowledge  about French and Indian War PLUS

These questions are from Chapters 3 and 4.




Sir Isaac Newton and John Locke

a. challenged traditional notions that humans had no role in determining their fate.

b. were part of a movement known as the Enlightenment.

c. denied the existence of God.

*d. both a and b

e. both b and c




Inventor, scientist recognized in Europe, writer, and political leader, this individual was the greatest symbol of the American Enlightenment:

*a. Benjamin Franklin.

b. John Winthrop.

c. John Locke.

d. Jonathan Edwards.




The most important and sustained political development in British America during the first half of the 18th century was

a. a series of popular uprisings against unfair tax systems.

b. the requirement that royal governors be from the colony they administered.

*c. the growing power of the elected lower houses of assembly.

d. a sustained economic depression that led to colonial unrest.

e. none of the above




Which of the following was true of colonial politics?

a. The colonists remained cautious and concerned after the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689.

*b. The usual structure of colonial government (governor, appointed council, elected lower assembly) resembled the English model of government.

c. The aftermath of the Paxton Boys' Revolt was a renewed sense of political instability.

d. As a result of the Glorious Revolution, Parliament lost its ability to establish colonial courts.

e. both b and d




The movement leading to waves of religious revivals beginning in the 1730s and spreading throughout the English colonies was:

a. the Enlightenment.

b. the Age of Reason.

*c. the Great Awakening.

d. the Glorious Revolution.




The practice of impressments involved

a. attempts by the British to convince their opponents that the Royal Navy was all-powerful at sea.

b. seizure of American sailors who had defected to the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

c. the French policy of forcing all nations to impress their soldiers into the French army.

*d. seizure of supposed British sailors from colonial ports or merchant ships for service on British ships.




The French and Indian War included a battle at Fort Duquesne, an area where two rivers merged to create the Ohio River. The battle represented some of the assumptions, alliances, and goals of the war itself:

a. British generals were concerned about their ability to defeat the French and the Native Americans in a frontier war.

b. Native Americans, such as the Algonquians, supported the French as a way to drive out the British colonists.

c. Virginia colonists, including George Washington, were involved because the colony’s charter included the land in the fertile Ohio Valley.

*d. both b and c




In the French and Indian War,

a. The British, as the war continued, allied with some Iroquois.

b. The French allied with most Native Americans, including the Algonquians.

c. The French fought against most Native Americans, including the Algonquians and Iroquois.

*d.  both a and b.




During the French and Indian War

a. Native Americans, for the most part, sided with the French against the British.

b. the war in the colonies became part of the European Seven Years' War.

c. the French eventually pulled their troops out of the Ohio Valley to protect Quebec and Montreal, allowing the British to take control there.

*d. all of the above




The Appalachian Mountains had been a geographic barrier to settlement of the Ohio Valley; the French and the Indians, the military barrier. With the defeat of the French, which of the following prohibited colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains?

*a. Proclamation of 1763

b. Relocation Act of 1764

c. Navigation Act of 1772

d. Townshend Acts of 1767




These questions are in some cases based on questions in the test database for American Passages.




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