Hwf #4: Chapter 4: American Life in the Seventeenth Century



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HWF #4: Chapter 4: American Life in the Seventeenth Century

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Define and state the historical significance of the following without using the term or any form of it:


1.

indentured servitude



2.

slave codes



3.

“witch hunting”



___4.

As the seventeenth century wore on, regional differences continued to crystallize, most notably

A)

the use of indentured servants.

B)

loyalty to England.

C)

the continuing rigidity of Puritanism.

D)

the breaking of the Atlanta economy.

E)

the importance of slave labor in the south.




___5.

The population of the Chesapeake colonies throughout the first half of the seventeenth century was notable for its

A)

fast growth rate.

D)

stable family life.

B)

scarcity of women.

E)

large percentage of middle aged men.

C)

low death rate.










___6.

In the seventeenth century, due to a high death rate families were both few and fragile in

A)

New England.

D)

Georgia.

B)

the Chesapeake colonies.

E)

Florida

C)

the middle colonies.










___7.

Throughout the greater part of the seventeenth century, the Chesapeake colonies acquired most of the labor they needed from

A)

African slaves.

D)

West Indian natives.

B)

white servants.

E)

prisoners of war.

C)

captured Indians.










___8.

Bacon's Rebellion was supported mainly by

A)

young men frustrated by their inability to acquire land.

B)

the planter class of Virginia.

C)

those protesting the increased importation of African slaves.

D)

people from Jamestown only.

E)

the local Indians.




___9.

The immediate reason for Bacon's Rebellion was

A)

Indian attacks on frontier settlements.

B)

the wealthy planter class losing control of the colony.

C)

a shortage of indentured servants.

D)

to halt the importation of African slaves.

E)

all of the above.




___10.

As a result of Bacon's Rebellion,

A)

African slavery was reduced.

B)

planters began to look for less troublesome laborers.

C)

Governor Berkeley was dismissed from office.

D)

Nathaniel Bacon was named to head the Virginia militia.

E)

better relations developed with local Indians.




___11.

The majority of African slaves coming to the New World

A)

went to English North America.

B)

were delivered to South America and the West Indies.

C)

came to New England.

D)

were brought by the Dutch.

E)

died before reaching their destination.




___12.

After 1680, reliance on slave labor in colonial America rapidly increased because

A)

higher wages in England reduced the number of emigrating servants.

B)

planters feared the growing number of landless freemen in the colonies.

C)

the British Royal African company lost its monopoly on the slave trade in colonial America.

D)

Americans rushed to cash in on slave trade.

E)

all of the above.




___13.

For those Africans who were sold into slavery, the “middle passage” can be best described as

A)

the trip from the interior of Africa to the coast.

B)

the easiest part of their journey to America.

C)

the journey from American parts to their new homes.

D)

the gruesome ocean voyage to America.

E)

none of the above.




___14.

The physical and social conditions of slavery were harshest in

A)

Maryland.

D)

Massachusetts.

B)

Virginia.

E)

Pennsylvania.

C)

South Carolina.










___15.

African American contributions to American culture include all of the following except

A)

jazz music.

D)

a variety of words.

B)

the banjo.

E)

bongo drums.

C)

the guitar.










___16.

Compared with indentured servants, African American slaves were

A)

less reliable workers.

B)

more likely to rebel.

C)

cheaper to buy and own.

D)

a more manageable labor force.

E)

less expensive to buy but more expensive to keep.




___17.

Urban development in the colonial South

A)

rivaled that of New England.

B)

kept pace with the growth of large plantations.

C)

led to the construction of an excellent highway system.

D)

was slow to emerge.

E)

occurred without the development of a professional class.




___18.

It was typical of colonial New England adults to

A)

marry early and have several children.

D)

die before becoming grandparents.

B)

be unable to read and write.

E)

live solitary lives.

C)

arrive in New England unmarried.










___19.

The special characteristics of New England's population led to the observation that these colonists “invented”

A)

premarital sex.

D)

religious piety.

B)

grandparents.

E)

women's rights.

C)

family life.










___20.

Southern colonies generally allowed married women to retain separate title to their property because

A)

of religious beliefs.

B)

of English tradition.

C)

southern men frequently died young.

D)

southern families were stable.

E)

of a smaller number of men than women.




___21.

Puritans refused to recognize a woman's separate property rights because

A)

of the short life span of New England women.

B)

they worried that such rights would undercut the unity of married persons.

C)

New England families were so rare.

D)

there was so little land available.

E)

of all of the above.




___22.

Thomas Jefferson once observed that “the best school of political liberty the world ever saw” was the

A)

College of William and Mary.

D)

Chesapeake plantation system.

B)

Virginia House of Burgesses.

E)

the English parliament.

C)

New England town meeting.










___23.

The Half-Way Covenant

A)

allowed full communion for all non-converted members.

B)

strengthened the distinction between the “elect” and all others.

C)

brought an end to the Jeremiads of Puritan ministers.

D)

resulted in a decrease in church members.

E)

admitted to baptism but not full membership the unconverted children of existing members.




___24.

The Salem witchcraft trials were

A)

a result of Roger Williams’ activities.

B)

the result of unsettled social and religious conditions in rapidly evolving Massachusetts.

C)

caused by ergot in the Puritans' bread.

D)

unique to the English colonies.

E)

accusations made by the daughters of business owners.




___25.

During the Salem witchcraft trials, most of those accused as witches were

A)

property-owning women.

D)

women in their late teen years.

B)

from the ranks of poor families.

E)

from subsistence farming families.

C)

primarily un-Christian.










___26.

The Salem “witch hunt” in 1692

A)

was the largest “witch hunt” in recorded history.

B)

was the first in the English American colonies.

C)

was opposed by the more responsible members of the clergy.

D)

was ultimately of little consequence for those who were accused of witchcraft.

E)

did not see anyone put to death.




___27.

The late-seventeenth-century rebellion in New York was headed by ______, whereas that in Maryland was led by _______.

A)

Nathaniel Bacon, Catholics

D)

Jacob Leisler, Protestants

B)

William Berkeley, slaves

E)

the Dutch, Catholics

C)

Puritans, Indians






Each of the following questions may have two, three, four, or five correct answers. Circle all correct answers for each question.



28.

Unlike those in the Chesapeake, New England immigrants

a. enjoyed a longer life expectancy.

b. usually migrated in family units.

c. were less ravaged by infectious diseases.

d. had a low premarital pregnancy rate.

e. allowed married women to retain property.






29.

By 1700, the colonial South generally lacked

a. a well-defined social structure. d. a manageable labor force.

b. reliable overland transportation.

c. an urban professional class.

d. a manageable labor force.

e. cash crops.



30. Write your definition of mass hysteria. Then use this definition to argue that the Salem witchcraft episode was or was not a simple case of mass hysteria.

Answer Key HWF #4


1.

Contractual agreement by a poor person to work for a certain number of years for a wealthy landowner in exchange for passage to the New World, food, and other necessities

2.

Laws governing the behavior and rights of forced labor based on the 1661 harsh Barbados code

3.

Process of finding those persons believed to commit heresy or use the help of the devil to hurt good Christians

4.

E

5.

B

6.

B

7.

B

8.

A

9.

A

10.

B

11.

B

12.

E

13.

D

14.

C

15.

C

16.

D

17.

D

18.

A

19.

B

20.

C

21.

B

22.

C

23.

E

24.

B

25.

A

26.

C

27.

D




28.

a, b, c, d

29.

b, c

30.

Definition:
Argument (was Salem in 1692 a case of mass hysteria?):





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