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This Week in History: The Boston Massacre
1. A big week for our newly formed nation, the Boston Massacre occurred on March, 5. What year did it happen?
   1769
   1772
   1770
   1780
   1800
2. The first man to be shot was also a sailor and former slave, who was he?
   Crispus Attucks
   Thomas Preston
   Paul Revere
   Samuel Gray
   Samuel Maverick
3. How many colonists were killed in the massacre?
   10
   5
   25
   100
   62
4. Which American president defended the British soldiers in court?
   John Adams
   Thomas Jefferson
   George Washington
   James Madison
   John Hancock
5. British soldiers were ordered to Boston in order to protect which tax measure?
   Tea
   Rum
   Stamp
   Textiles
   Sugar
6. The Sons of Liberty used the Boston Massacre to advocate for the removal of British troops. Which famous patriot made one of the most popular engravings of the incident?
   Samuel Adams
   John Hancock
   Robert Morris
   James Otis
   Paul Revere
7. Even those they were unarmed, the colonists provoked the British, by throwing what at them?
   Candy
   Shoes
   Hats
   Snowballs
   Paper
8. Just five years later, which battle started off the Revolution?
   The Battle of Bunker Hill
   The Battles of Lexington and Concord
   The Battle of White Plains
   The Battle of Chelsea Creek
   The Battle of Quebec
9. The British soldiers were nicknamed what by their American cousins?
   Bluecoats
   Turncoats
   Redcoats
   Tri-corners
   Georgies
10. How many years did the British occupy Boston?
   Eight
   Ten
   Four
   Five
   Seven



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