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The Declaration of Independence

3.2
(37 votes)
15 questions
English
1

What are the natural rights alluded to in the Declaration of Independence?

Rights that all people are entitled to

Rights given by laws

Rights that evolve with society

61% got this right

2

Which example describes natural rights?

Rights that should be protected by government

Rights given under specific circumstances

Rights granted to only certain citizens

Rights restricted by government

63% got this right

3

Why were taxes an ongoing source of conflict for the American colonists?

They were taxed without having representation in Parliament

They felt the taxes should be invested in colonial infrastructure

They paid higher taxes than those living in England

46% got this right

4

Which best describes the purpose of the Second Continental Congress?

Leaders who worked to create the Declaration of Independence

British soldiers who collected taxes from colonists

Colonists who rioted in the streets against taxation without representation

48% got this right

5

What purpose did the introduction to the Declaration of Independence serve?

It indicated why independence was necessary

It declared independence from Britain

It detailed how to change the Declaration

It listed colonial grievances against the Crown

Hard  33% got this right

6

Which describes the natural rights influenced by John Locke during the Enlightenment?

“They are endowed by their Creator; Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness"

“Governments are instituted among Men”

“It is their right, to throw off such government”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident”

46% got this right

7

The Declaration of Independence refers to the Rights being unalienable. What does unalienable mean?

Indisputable

Negotiable

Not foreign

Transferable

56% got this right

8

Which best describes the main action called for by the Declaration of Independence?

To give the United States the power of self-government

To create the First Continental Congress

To declare war on Great Britain

To seek peace with Great Britain

70% got this right

9

Who was appointed to write the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

John Locke

Thomas Paine

55% got this right

10

What is a grievance?

A complaint of a problem

A sauce made from cooked meat juices

An amount of money taken to settle a dispute

72% got this right

11

One grievance listed is "depriving us of the benefit of Trial by Jury." Which legal change most likely came from this?

Due process of law was implemented

All colonial court cases were retired

New judges were given power

67% got this right

12

Where did the Second Continental Congress meet?

Philadelphia

Boston

Cleveland

New York City

54% got this right

13

What is another word for Parliament?

Government

Complaints

United States

Easy  82% got this right

14

What day was the Declaration of Independence actually officially signed?

August 2, 1776

December 2, 1777

January 1, 2022

July 4, 1776

38% got this right

15

How many grievances were listed in the Declaration of Independence? It’s the same number as Constitutional amendments!

27

17

37

7

40% got this right