____ 1. The ____ pitted the British and American colonists against the French and their Native American allies.
____ 2. A ____ is a group of armed citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency.
____ 3. During ____, Native Americans in the Great Lakes region fought against the British.
____ 4. King George issued the ____ to close the region west of the Appalachians to colonial settlement.
____ 5. The ____ placed a tax on colonial newspapers and other printed materials.
____ 6. Thomas Paine wrote ____ to urge colonists to break from Britain.
____ 7. The four sections of the ____ explained why the colonies should cut their ties to Britain.
____ 8. A ____ is a foreign soldier hired to fight a war.
____ 9. The ____ was fought on Christmas night, 1776.
____ 10. A ____ is a naval action designed to isolate an area from outside contact.
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
IDENTIFYING MAIN IDEAS
____ 11. The French and Indian War led to
____ 12. The Revolutionary War began with the
____ 13. The Americans won the Revolutionary War mainly because
____ 14. What was a major advantage of the American side in the Revolutionary War?
____ 15. After the fall of Quebec, eastern North America was controlled by
____ 16. One consequence of the French and Indian War was that
____ 17. The introduction to the Declaration of Independence is sometimes called
____ 18. The Battles of Trenton and Princeton were important because they
____ 19. The Battle of Yorktown resulted in
____ 20. According to the Treaty of Paris, the new United States would control
21. Who does the rattlesnake represent?
22. The snake boasts that it has already defeated two British armies. What is meant by the snake’s statement “…and room for more I’ve got behind”?
23. The cartoon is meant as a warning to what nation?
24. What impression does the cartoon give about the strength of the Americans?
ANALYZING A DOCUMENT
The verses below come from a colonial poem entitled “A Lady’s Adieu to Her Tea-Table.” Read them and then answer the following questions below.
Ye cups and saucers that I did admire;
To my cream pot and tongs I now bid adieu;
That pleasure’s all fled that I once found in you...
No more shall my teapot so generous be
In filling the cups with this pernicious [evil] tea,
For I’ll fill it with water and drink out of same,
Before I’ll lose Liberty that dearest name...
25. What action of colonial protest does this poem reflect?
26. Why do you think this poem might have been written and distributed?
27. What does she hope this action will win for her and the colonies?
28. Determining Relevance Why do you think Thomas Paine’s Common Sense had so strong an effect on so many Americans?