The infamous Boston Tea Party inspired many movements, the American Revolution and a 21st-century political group among them. What do you know about the Boston Tea Party? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
When was the Boston Tea Party?
For how long had colonists been required to buy only British tea?
a few months
about 10 years
more than 50 years
What was the set of four acts passed in 1767 that set off colonists' anger about taxes?
the Intolerable Acts
the Townshend Acts
the Stamp Acts
For whose salaries was the revenue from the Townshend Acts used?
British tax collectors
Colonial governors and judges
British dukes and lords
When the people of Boston were organizing boycotts of British goods after the Townshend Acts, what homegrown drink was proposed as an alternative to tea?
Because of the high taxes, smuggled tea from this country was in high demand in both England and the Colonies.
Which British prime minister imposed all these taxes?
What was the tea company at the root of the whole problem?
King's Bombay Co.
British East India Co.
Royal Tea Importers
When was the Tea Act passed?
In other ports, tea ships were successfully sent back to England. But this governor of Massachusetts insisted that the ships in Boston stay there and unload.
Who was the de facto leader of the Boston Tea Party?
What was the name of the group that Samuel Adams led?
Committee of Five
Sons of Liberty
From where did the Tea Partyers start their march to Boston Harbor?
Old South Meeting House
About how many men took part in the Boston Tea Party?
How many chests of tea did they dump into Boston Harbor?
How many tea bags does 342 chests amount to?
What was the value of all that tea in today's dollars?
How long did the whole thing take?
What were the names of the ships that were vandalized?
Dartmouth, Eleanor, Beaver
Columbia, Martha, Raccoon
Cornell, Molly, Black Bear
The Tea Partyers were disguised as warriors from this Native American tribe.
What kind of tea was dumped?
Where was the tea from?
What was the British response to the Boston Tea Party?
the Coercive Acts
the Forceful Acts
the Factitious Acts
What did the Colonists call the Coercive Acts?
the Unendurable Acts
the Offensive Acts
the Intolerable Acts
Who was probably the best known participant in the Boston Tea Party?
About how long after the Boston Tea Party did the Revolutionary War start?
When did the term "Tea Party" first appear in print?
This man was the last surviving Tea Party participant. He was "discovered" in the 1830s and briefly became a minor celebrity.
What's the name of the group that re-enacts the Boston Tea Party every year?
Old South Association
Grandsons of Liberty
Sons of Anarchy
What surprising event happened with the re-enactment in 2015?
The police arrived dressed as Mohawk warriors.
Samuel Adams' great-great-great-grandson jumped into Boston Harbor.