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Question 1

The pre-Columbian North American peoples in the Southwest

Select one:

a. were primarily hunters of small game.

b. built large irrigation systems for farming.

c. lived in small, nomadic tribes.

d. created an economy exclusively based on trade.

Question 2

The origins of the majority of human existence in North America began

Select one:

a. with migrations across an ancient land bridge over the Bering Strait.

b. with the explorations of Christopher Columbus.

c. as a result of the development of the wheel.

d. long after the last ice age ended.

e. from the southern tip of South America.

Question 3

In the Great Plains region, most pre-Columbian societies

Select one:

a. engaged in sedentary farming.

b. lived in small nomadic tribes.

c. hunted buffalo for survival.

d. used horses.

e. developed a harsh religion that required human sacrifice.

Question 4

Native American religions were closely linked to

Select one:

a. the idea of apocalypse.

b. human sacrifice.

c. ideas of male dominance.

d. visions from the world of spirits.

e. the natural world.

Question 5

Scholars estimate that human migration into the Americas over the Bering Strait occurred approximately

Select one:

a. 2,000 years ago.

b. 5,000 years ago.

c. 9,000 years ago.

d. 11,000 years ago.

e. 18,000 years ago.

Question 6

Cahokia was a large trading center located near what present-day city?

Select one:

a. St. Louis

b. Memphis

c. New Orleans

d. Baton Rouge

e. Detroit

Question 7

The cause of the failure of the Roanoke colony

Select one:

a. was a severe food shortage.

b. is historically inconclusive.

c. deterred the English from another colonizing effort for forty years.

d. was the death of the colony’s governor.

e. was a virulent malarial epidemic.

Question 8

In Spanish colonial societies, mestizos

Select one:

a. were considered to be at the top of the social hierarchy.

b. came to make up the largest segment of the population.

c. were officially illegal but generally tolerated.

d. were usually sold into slavery.

e. was the name given to Catholic priests, friars, and missionaries.

Question 9

In 1620, the Puritan Pilgrims who came to North America

Select one:

a. intended to settle at Cape Cod.

b. came over the objections of the Virginia colony.

c. were seeking to escape military service in England.

d. hoped to create their ideal close-knit Christian community.

e. enjoyed a particularly mild winter their first year.

Question 10

In the 1640s, during the English Civil War, the Cavaliers were

Select one:

a. the forces of Parliament, who were largely Puritans.

b. supporters of King Charles I.

c. Scottish and Irish gentry desiring to secede from England.

d. both the forces of Parliament and supporters of King Charles I.

e. neither the forces of Parliament nor supporters of King Charles I.

Question 11

The colony established by people seeking to separate from Pennsylvania was

Select one:

a. Maryland.

b. New Jersey.

c. Delaware.

d. New York.

e. Kentucky.

Question 12

King Charles I’s treatment of Puritans could be characterized as

Select one:

a. relatively tolerant.

b. extremely hostile.

c. governed by economic motives.

d. more likely to advance Puritan thought in England.

e. unlikely to involve imprisonment for religious beliefs.

Question 13

Rice production in colonial America

Select one:

a. was very difficult and unhealthy work.

b. relied largely on free white labor.

c. represented a new crop to most Africans.

d. was found mostly in the Chesapeake colonies.

e. mostly occurred in inland regions.

Question 14

Most seventeenth-century English immigrants to the North American colonies were

Select one:

a. aristocrats.

b. religious dissenters.

c. laborers.

d. commercial agents.

e. landowners.

Question 15

In comparing the colonial societies of Spanish America and English America, people of mixed races had a

Select one:

a. higher status than pure Africans in Spanish America.

b. higher status than pure Africans in English America.

c. lower status than pure Africans in Spanish America.

d. higher status than pure Africans in both Spanish and English America.

e. lower status than pure Africans in both Spanish and English America.

Question 16

The term middle passage refers to the movement of enslaved Africans

Select one:

a. from the coastal regions of colonies to their interiors.

b. from Africa to Europe.

c. from the Caribbean to the mainland colonies.

d. between individual North American colonies.

e. from Africa to the New World.

Question 17

Which of the following was NOT characteristic of the English indenture system?

Select one:

a. Most indentured servants received land upon completion of their contracts.

b. Contracts for indenture generally lasted four to five years.

c. The presence of indentured servants was a source of social unrest.

d. Female indentured servants were typically not allowed to marry while under contract.

e. Female indentured servants constituted one-fourth of the total arrivals.

Question 18

After the Bible, the first widely circulated publications in colonial America were

Select one:

a. political pamphlets.

b. hymnals.

c. almanacs.

d. historical writings.

e. drinking songs.

Question 19

In the eighteenth century, religious toleration in the American colonies

Select one:

a. flourished due to the diversity of practices brought by settlers.

b. was unmatched in any European nation.

c. was enhanced because no single religious code could be imposed on any large area.

d. grew despite laws establishing the Church of England as the official colonial religion.

e. All these answers are correct.

Question 20

Primogeniture refers to the

Select one:

a. right to vote.

b. passing of property to the firstborn son.

c. tending of a servant’s indenture.

d. arrangement of authority within New England assemblies.

e. practice of granting land only to those assured of salvation.

Question 21

In English North American colonies, the application of slave codes was based on color and

Select one:

a. nothing more.

b. religion.

c. laboring skills.

d. origin of birth.

e. economic status.

Question 22

In the English colonies, Jews

Select one:

a. had their largest community in Rhode Island.

b. did not live in most of the colonies.

c. enjoyed considerable toleration.

d. could not practice their religion openly anywhere.

e. could not vote or hold office.

Question 23

Which statement about the economy of the northern colonies is true?

Select one:

a. Conditions for farming were more favorable than in the southern colonies.

b. Planters were more likely to rely on slave labor.

c. Agriculture was not the dominant industry of the economy.

d. New England was able to develop several major export crops.

e. The economy was more diverse than in the southern colonies.

Question 24

Which statement regarding the lives of slaves in colonial North America is true?

Select one:

a. Most slaves worked as house servants.

b. Whites rarely intruded upon the conventions of black society.

c. Slaves had no opportunity to develop their own society or culture.

d. Slave religion was a blend of Christianity and African folk tradition.

e. Slaves hardly ever resisted their masters.

Question 25

In colonial New England Puritan communities, women

Select one:

a. were not highly valued.

b. were considered to be socially equal to males.

c. were expected to devote themselves to serving the needs of their husbands and households.

d. could not be official members of the church.

e. were more likely to become pregnant before marriage than in the South.

Question 26

By the 1770s, the two largest port cities in colonial North America were

Select one:

a. Philadelphia and New York.

b. Boston and Newport.

c. Philadelphia and Charleston.

d. New York and Boston.

e. Boston and Charleston.

Question 27

The witchcraft trials in Salem

Select one:

a. were unique in the history of colonial New England.

b. saw the original accusers recant their charges.

c. led to prison terms, but no executions.

d. provided evidence of a decline in religious fervor.

e. almost resulted in the revocation of Massachusetts’s charter.

Question 28

By the mid-eighteenth century, a distinct colonial merchant class came into existence, in part because of

Select one:

a. the abolishment of the British Navigation Acts.

b. the development of a substantial colonial manufacturing industry.

c. illegal colonial trade in markets outside of the British Empire.

d. new access by non-British ships to the colonial carrying trade.

e. All these answers are correct.

Question 29

In North America during the eighteenth century, French relations with the Indians differed from that of the English in that they

Select one:

a. offered the Indians more and better trading goods.

b. largely isolated themselves from Indian tribes.

c. were more tolerant of Indian cultures.

d. made little effort to convert Indians to Christianity.

e. forced Indians to adjust to European ways.

Question 30

The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713

Select one:

a. ended King William’s War.

b. transferred territory from the French to the English in North America.

c. was a considerable victory for Spain in North America.

d. slowed England’s western expansion of its American colonies.

e. transferred territory from the English to the French in the Caribbean.

Question 31

The Proclamation of 1763

Select one:

a. disrupted England’s western trade in the colonies.

b. was generally effective.

c. was supported by many Indian tribal groups.

d. encouraged settlement of the western edge of the colonies.

e. led to renewed conflict with the remaining French colonists in the West.

Question 32

During the first stage (1754–1756) of the French and Indian War,

Select one:

a. only the Iroquois Indians were allied with the French.

b. the Iroquois remained largely passive.

c. English colonists fought with the support of the Iroquois.

d. the colonists fought with the French against the English.

e. the colonists fought primarily against the Iroquois.

Question 33

In North America during the eighteenth century, the most powerful native group was the

Select one:

a. Iroquois.

b. Cherokee.

c. Seminole.

d. Chickasaw.

e. Sioux.

Question 34

What future American revolutionary figure surrendered to French forces in 1754 at Fort Necessity in the Ohio Valley?

Select one:

a. George Washington

b. Patrick Henry

c. James Madison

d. Benedict Arnold

e. John Adams

Question 35

The proposed Albany Plan of 1754

Select one:

a. was intended to give the colonies greater independence from royal authority.

b. recognized the land rights of Indian tribes living within the colonies.

c. was approved by the colonial assemblies but was vetoed by Parliament.

d. revealed the difficulties colonies had in cooperating with each other.

e. attempted to create a united front with New France against Indian attacks.

Question 36

The Townshend Duties of 1767

Select one:

a. constituted a form of taxation quite similar to the Stamp Act.

b. were ultimately ratified by the New York Assembly.

c. drew no immediate objection from the colonists.

d. were withdrawn before they took effect.

e. were taxes on what Townshend believed to be external transactions.

Question 37

The Mutiny (or Quartering) Act of 1765

Select one:

a. required colonists to evacuate their farms to occupying British soldiers.

b. was regarded by objecting colonists as a form of taxation without consent.

c. resulted in the killing of several British soldiers by colonists.

d. allowed British officers to force colonists into military service for England.

e. declared that all ships in the colonial navy must have a British officer on board.

Question 38

Colonial protests directed against the Townshend Duties took the form of

Select one:

a. the Boston Massacre.

b. colonial governments increasing taxes on British merchants.

c. the banning of British merchant ships from some colonial ports.

d. a colonial nonimportation agreement.

e. the Boston Tea Party.

Question 39

In the 1760s, “country Whigs” were English colonists who

Select one:

a. feared the political protests would damage the long-term profits of America.

b. considered the British government to be corrupt and oppressive.

c. defended the British imperial system.

d. called on King George III to more firmly assert his authority.

e. believed the political philosophy of John Locke gave too much power to the king.

Question 40

The leading colonial figure involved in the Boston Massacre was

Select one:

a. Samuel Adams.

b. Thomas Jefferson.

c. Patrick Henry.

d. James Otis.

e. George Mason.

 

 

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Question Question 1 The pre-Columbian North American peoples in the Southwest Select one: a. were primarily hunters of small game. b. built large irrigation systems for farming. c. lived in small, nomadic tribes. d. created an economy exclusively based on trade. Question 2 The origins of the majority of human existence in North America began Select one: a. with migrations across an ancient land bridge over the Bering Strait. b. with the explorations of Christopher Columbus. c. as a result of the development of the wheel. d. long after the last ice age ended. e. from the southern tip of South America. Question 3 In the Great Plains region, most pre-Columbian societies Select one: a. engaged in sedentary farming. b. lived in small nomadic tribes. c. hunted buffalo for survival. d. used horses. e. developed a harsh religion that required human sacrifice. Question 4 Native American religions were closely linked to Select one: a. the idea of apocalypse. b. human sacrifice. c. ideas of male dominance. d. visions from the world of spirits. e. the natural world. Question 5 Scholars estimate that human migration into the Americas over the Bering Strait occurred approximately Select one: a. 2,000 years ago. b. 5,000 years ago. c. 9,000 years ago. d. 11,000 years ago. e. 18,000 years ago. Question 6 Cahokia was a large trading center located near what present-day city? Select one: a. St. Louis b. Memphis c. New Orleans d. Baton Rouge e. Detroit Question 7 The cause of the failure of the Roanoke colony Select one: a. was a severe food shortage. b. is historically inconclusive. c. deterred the English from another colonizing effort for forty years. d. was the death of the colony’s governor. e. was a virulent malarial epidemic. Question 8 In Spanish colonial societies, mestizos Select one: a. were considered to be at the top of the social hierarchy. b. came to make up the largest segment of the population. c. were officially illegal but generally tolerated. d. were usually sold into slavery. e. was the name given to Catholic priests, friars, and missionaries. Question 9 In 1620, the Puritan Pilgrims who came to North America Select one: a. intended to settle at Cape Cod. b. came over the objections of the Virginia colony. c. were seeking to escape military service in England. d. hoped to create their ideal close-knit Christian community. e. enjoyed a particularly mild winter their first year. Question 10 In the 1640s, during the English Civil War, the Cavaliers were Select one: a. the forces of Parliament, who were largely Puritans. b. supporters of King Charles I. c. Scottish and Irish gentry desiring to secede from England. d. both the forces of Parliament and supporters of King Charles I. e. neither the forces of Parliament nor supporters of King Charles I. Question 11 The colony established by people seeking to separate from Pennsylvania was Select one: a. Maryland. b. New Jersey. c. Delaware. d. New York. e. Kentucky. Question 12 King Charles I’s treatment of Puritans could be characterized as Select one: a. relatively tolerant. b. extremely hostile. c. governe...
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