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Boston Tea Party 1773

The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government.

What do you know about The Boston Tea Party 1773?
Try this US History Made Easy Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.  Boston Tea Party 1773
What was the date of the event?

  1. March 16, 1773
  2. July 16, 1773
  3. October 16, 1773
  4. December 16, 1773

2) The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773.

  • True or False?

3) In England, Parliament gives a company the monopoly on the importation of tea in 1698.
What is the company with the monopoly?

  1. North America Tea Company
  2. East India Company
  3. West India Company
  4. Churchill-Jerome Tea Company

4) Controversy between Great Britain and the colonies arose in the 1760s when Parliament sought, for the first time, to directly tax the colonies for the purpose of raising revenue.

  • True or False?

5) In 1773, seven ships are sent to American ports. Four ships are sent to Boston.
What is NOT one of the ports where a ship is sent?

  1. New York
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Charleston
  4. Baltimore

6) Who urges his fellow countrymen to oppose the landing of the tea, because the cargo contained "the seeds of slavery".

  1. John Henry
  2. George Washington
  3. John Morgan
  4. Benjamin Rush

7) When the tea ship Dartmouth arrived in the Boston Harbor in late November, Whig leader Samuel Adams calls for a mass meeting to be held at Faneuil Hall.
Because of the huge crowd, where is the meeting held?

  1. Old South Meeting House
  2. Boston Town Meeting Hall
  3. Old Town Church
  4. Our Lord Church

8) A group of 30 to 130 men, some of them thinly disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded the three vessels and, over the course of three hours, dumped all 342 chests of tea into the water.

  • True or False?

9) In the colonies, who states that the destroyed tea must be repaid, all 90,000 pounds.

  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Alexandra Hamilton
  3. Aaron Burr
  4. John Roberts

10) In February, 1775, Britain passed the Conciliatory Resolution which ended taxation for any colony which satisfactorily provided for the imperial defense and the upkeep of imperial officers.  The Tea Act was repealed with the Taxation of Colonies Act 1778.

  • True or False?

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