The pre-Columbian North American peoples in the Southwest
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.
The origins of the majority of human existence in North America began
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.
In the Great Plains region, most pre-Columbian societies
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.
Native American religions were closely linked to
a. the idea of apocalypse.
b. human sacrifice.
c. ideas of male dominance.
d. visions from the world of spirits.
e. the natural world.
Scholars estimate that human migration into the Americas over the Bering Strait occurred approximately
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.
Cahokia was a large trading center located near what present-day city?
a. St. Louis
c. New Orleans
d. Baton Rouge
The cause of the failure of the Roanoke colony
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.
In Spanish colonial societies, mestizos
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.
In 1620, the Puritan Pilgrims who came to North America
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.
In the 1640s, during the English Civil War, the Cavaliers were
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.
The colony established by people seeking to separate from Pennsylvania was
b. New Jersey.
d. New York.
King Charles I’s treatment of Puritans could be characterized as
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.
Rice production in colonial America
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.
Most seventeenth-century English immigrants to the North American colonies were
b. religious dissenters.
d. commercial agents.
In comparing the colonial societies of Spanish America and English America, people of mixed races had a
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.
The term middle passage refers to the movement of enslaved Africans
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.
Which of the following was NOT characteristic of the English indenture system?
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.
After the Bible, the first widely circulated publications in colonial America were
a. political pamphlets.
d. historical writings.
e. drinking songs.
In the eighteenth century, religious toleration in the American colonies
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.
Primogeniture refers to the
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.
In English North American colonies, the application of slave codes was based on color and
a. nothing more.
c. laboring skills.
d. origin of birth.
e. economic status.
In the English colonies, Jews
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.
Which statement about the economy of the northern colonies is true?
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.
Which statement regarding the lives of slaves in colonial North America is true?
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.
In colonial New England Puritan communities, women
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.
By the 1770s, the two largest port cities in colonial North America were
a. Philadelphia and New York.
b. Boston and Newport.
c. Philadelphia and Charleston.
d. New York and Boston.
e. Boston and Charleston.
The witchcraft trials in Salem
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.
By the mid-eighteenth century, a distinct colonial merchant class came into existence, in part because of
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.
In North America during the eighteenth century, French relations with the Indians differed from that of the English in that they
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.
The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713
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.
The Proclamation of 1763
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.
During the first stage (1754–1756) of the French and Indian War,
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.
In North America during the eighteenth century, the most powerful native group was the
What future American revolutionary figure surrendered to French forces in 1754 at Fort Necessity in the Ohio Valley?
a. George Washington
b. Patrick Henry
c. James Madison
d. Benedict Arnold
e. John Adams
The proposed Albany Plan of 1754
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.
The Townshend Duties of 1767
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.
The Mutiny (or Quartering) Act of 1765
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.
Colonial protests directed against the Townshend Duties took the form of
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.
In the 1760s, “country Whigs” were English colonists who
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.
The leading colonial figure involved in the Boston Massacre was
a. Samuel Adams.
b. Thomas Jefferson.
c. Patrick Henry.
d. James Otis.
e. George Mason.
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