Boston Tea Party

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1. Why is the Boston Tea Party an important event in history?
a. It signaled the opening of the British colony of Massachusetts.
b. It was a major event leading up to the American Revolution.
c. The first shot in the Revolutionary War was fired at the Boston Tea Party.
d. It was a celebration of British Law and the colonies` loyalty to the king.
e. It happened on the night when the United States issued the Declaration of Independence.

2. Who did the colonists dress up as when they boarded the ships in protest?
a. British Redcoats
b. Policemen
c. Sailors
d. Frenchmen
e. Mohawk Indians

3. What was the main reason that the colonists were protesting?
a. They didn`t like the type of tea that was shipped to them
b. They were bored and needed something to do
c. They felt they were being taxed unfairly without being represented in the government
d. They wanted the ships to leave
e. They thought the tea was priced too high

4. True or False: Destroying the tea was not a big deal.

5. How much tea did the colonists destroy?
a. 90,000 pounds of tea
b. Around 1 million dollars worth in today`s money
c. 342 containers of tea
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

6. Was the Boston Tea Party a planned protest?
a. Yes
b. No
c. No one is sure
d. Paul Revere planned it
e. Samuel Adams planned it

7. How many ships did the colonists board and destroy their cargo of tea?
a. 1
b. 3
c. 5
d. 7
e. 13

8. Who led the town meeting earlier that day to discuss the unfair taxation of tea by the British?
a. Samuel Adams
b. Paul Revere
c. John Adams
d. Thomas Jefferson
e. Benjamin Franklin

9. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the Boston Tea Party?
a. The colonists liked to drink tea
b. The colonists asked that the British take the tea back to England
c. The British only allowed the colonists to buy tea from the East India Trading company
d. The British thought that the Mohawk Indians had destroyed the tea
e. The Tea Act put a high tax on tea

10. About how many people participated in the Boston Tea Party protest?
a. 10
b. 45
c. 116
d. 400
e. 1200

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