Reading Review Chapter 6, Section 4: the American Revolution

Reading Review Chapter 6, Section 4: the American Revolution


Reading Review Chapter 6, Section 4: The American Revolution


  1. Navigation Act:
  1. Stamp Act:
  1. First Continental Congress:
  1. Federal System:
  1. Bill of Rights


  1. Why was there tension between American Colonists and the British Government after the French and Indian War?
  1. How did the British make enemies of moderate colonists?
  1. What was the Declaration of Independence and how was it influenced by the Enligtenment?
  1. Why did the British lose the war?
  1. What were problems with the Articles of Confederation and how was the issue fixed?

Chapter 6.1-6.3 Review


____ 1. Aristotle’s earth-centered theory of the universe

A. Scientific Revolution

____ 2. A new way of thinking about the natural world based on observationB. Galileo Galilei

C. scientific method

____ 3. Copernicus’s sun-centered theory of the universeD. geocentric theory

E. Isaac Newton

_____4. Italian scientist whose findings in the field of astronomy supportedF. heliocentric theory

Copernicus’s theory

____ 5. A logical procedure for gathering and testing scientific ideas

____6. English scientist who explained the law of gravity


Multiple Choice

___ 7. The new intellectual movement that stressed reason and thought and the power of the individual to solve problems was the

A. Scientific Revolution B. Enlightenment C. Great Awakening D. geocentric theory

____ 8. The willingness of people to hand over their rights to a ruler in exchange for law and order in society was called the

A. scientific methodB. Magna CartaC. EnlightenmentD. social contract

____ 9. The philosopher who believed that all people are born free and equal, with the rights to life, liberty, and property was

A. John Locke B. Thomas Hobbes C. Jean-Jacques Rousseau D. Baron de Montesquieu.

____ 10. The group of social critics in Enlightenment France were called

A. satirists B. philosophesC. stoics D. revolutionaries.

____ 11. Brilliant French satirist who frequently targeted the clergy, the aristocracy, and government was

A. Thomas HobbesB. Baron de MontesquieuC. VoltaireD. John Locke

____ 12. An influential French writer who wrotethat “Power should be a check to power”was

A. Cesare Beccaria B. Voltaire C. Thomas Hobbes D. Baron de Montesquieu

____ 13. French philosophe Jean Jacques Rousseau believed the best form of governmentwould be:

  1. One that supported rights for the accusedB. One that supported women’s rights
  2. One that separated powerD. One that supported the general will of society

____ 14. Women’s contributions to theEnlightenment included all of the followingexcept

A. urging women to enter male-dominated fields

B. writing about the inequalities between men and women

C. running for office

D. holding social gatherings

_____15. Which of the following were not caused by the spread of the Enlightenment?

  1. Writing of the encyclopediaB. Movement to baroque style art

C. Power of salonsD. Enlighten despots like Frederick II