The Stamp Act

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
The Stamp Act.

1. What did the Stamp Act tax?
a. Tea and Sugar
b. Mail sent between England and the American colonies
c. It was an income tax on the colonial lawyers
d. Printed materials like newspapers and legal documents
e. Weapons such as muskets and rifles

2. Why did the British government decide to tax the colonies?
a. To pay for the French and Indian War
b. To pay for a new palace for King George
c. To pay for a war against Spain
d. To pay for improvements in the city of London
e. To pay for new ships being built for the Royal Navy

3. Why did the American colonists protest against the Stamp Act?
a. Because they thought they should not have to pay any taxes at all
b. Because they were being taxed without having any representation in the government
c. Because they already paid high taxes such as income tax to the British government
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

4. What year did the British begin to impose the Stamp Act?
a. 1760
b. 1762
c. 1765
d. 1775
e. 1776

5. How did the colonists protest against the Stamp Act?
a. They refused to pay the tax
b. They boycotted British goods
c. They burned the stamped paper in the streets
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

6. What was the meeting of delegates from the colonies to discuss the Stamp Act called?
a. Continental Congress
b. Stamp Act Convention
c. Congress Against Taxes
d. Anti-tax Colonial Convention
e. Stamp Act Congress

7. What group took to the streets to protest against the Stamp Act?
a. Sons of Liberty
b. Green Mountain Boys
c. The Minutemen
d. Patriots of America
e. Continental Congress

8. What was the result of the American protests against the Stamp Act?
a. The British declared war on the American colonies
b. The British parliament repealed the Stamp Act
c. The British ordered the protesters shot
d. The British continued to enforce the Stamp Act and the Americans finally gave in and paid the tax
e. All of the above

9. What was the Declaratory Act?
a. A declaration from the American colonies to the British that they would not pay any British taxes
b. A declaration of war by the British
c. A statement from the British Parliament stating that they had the right to tax the colonies
d. A new tax on tea and sugar
e. A tax on income to pay for repealing the Stamp Act

10. True or False: The British never tried to tax the American colonies again after the Stamp Act.

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