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Chapter 4

1. The greatest effort toward education in the colonies took place in

a. the Middle colonies.

b. the Chesapeake.

c. New England.

d. New York.

e. the Carolinas.

2. The original purpose of the College of William and Mary was to

a. promote Enlightenment thinking.

b. train Anglican clergy.

c. provide private tutors for wealthy families.

d. provide an advanced education closer to home than Harvard.

e. both a and d

3. The frontier settlements provided fertile ground for Great Awakening preachers, because

a. the region had few established churches.

b. lawlessness on the frontier was running rampant, and the citizenry were frightened.

c. women were concerned about the wildness of their menfolk.

d. Great Awakening ministers promised that eternal life would be better than what most people could imagine.

e. few ministers had settled in the western areas.

4. Which of these was not affiliated with any religious group?

a. Princeton

b. Columbia

c. Brown

d. University of Pennsylvania

e. Rutgers

5. Most German immigrants who arrived during the first half of the 1700s settled

a. in Philadelphia.

b. in eastern Pennsylvania.

c. in upstate New York.

d. in America's backcountry.

e. in Georgia.

6. James Oglethorpe founded the colony of

a. South Carolina.

b. Georgia.

c. New Jersey.

d. Rhode Island.

e. none of the above

7. Gullah was

a. a slave community in Florida.

b. an African dish made from melons and bananas.

c. an African-inspired dance performed as a part of religious ceremonies.

d. a Creole speech pattern in the Lower South.

e. a type of percussion instrument introduced into British military bands by Africans.

8. The Stono Uprising took place in

a. South Carolina.

b. North Carolina.

c. Virginia.

d. Georgia.

e. Florida.

9. During the Great Awakening, Scottish Presbyterians had a significant impact on

a. the Native Americans.

b. the New England Colonies.

c. the frontier towns throughout the English colonies.

d. the Middle Colonies.

e. the Lenapes of New Jersey.

10. The War of the Austrian Succession was known in the colonies as

a. King Philip's War.

b. King George's War.

c. Queen Anne's War.

d. Metacom's War.

e. King Louis's War.

11. The Albany Plan, which was supposed to unite the colonies for mutual defense, was devised by

a. George Washington.

b. Alexander Hamilton.

c. Benjamin Franklin.

d. Edward Braddock.

e. John Adams.

12. Spiritual leaders among the Delaware were warned by their prophet to

a. fight back against European settlers' incursions onto their land.

b. reject Christianity.

c. stay away from European goods, especially rum.

d. both a and b

e. all of the above

13. The least enforced laws in the colonies laid down by the British included the

a. Molasses Act.
b. Sugar Act.

c. Mercantilist Act.

d. Iron Act.

e. both a and d.

14. The Paxton Boys rebellion centered on

a. lack of economic opportunity.

b. lack of military protection.

c. poor representation in the colonial assembly.

d. both a and b

e. both b and c

15. The British countered the colonists' complaints about lack of Parliamentary representation by claiming that

a. as colonists, they had lost their right to representation inside England.

b. by leaving the country, they had given up their British citizenship.

c. every member of Parliament virtually represented every member of the British Empire.

d. they had been given a chance to send a representative to Parliament but had refused.

e. none of the above
16. Sir Isaac Newton and John Locke

a. challenged traditional notions that humans had no role in determining their fate.

b. were part of a movement known as the Enlightenment.

c. denied the existence of God.

d. both a and b

e. both b and c

17. Which of the following is not an accurate description of medical practices in the American colonies?

a. The wealthiest physicians were those educated in Europe and practicing in the colonies' cities.

b. Surgeon-apothecaries learned their trade as apprentices and performed emergency procedures.

c. Female midwives helped women through childbirth, which nonetheless remained dangerous for both mother and child.

d. The university-trained male doctors, with their superior obstetrical practices, soon replaced midwives as the deliverers of medical aid in childbirth.

e. All are valid descriptions.

18. For the most part, German settlers in America

a. moved into the Carolina backcountry.

b. adopted the dietary habits of their new homeland.

c. refused to allow their children to learn English.

d. chose not to participate actively in governmental processes.

e. settled in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

19. The main area of conflict between the British and the French in the 1740s was

a. fishing rights off the New England coast.

b. control of the fort at Louisbourg.

c. trade and settlement in the Ohio Valley.

d. an ongoing dispute over who should take control of Spanish Florida.

e. who had a right to impress sailors in the Atlantic.

20. Which of the following was not a provision of the Treaty of Paris (1763)?

a. Spain ceded Florida to Britain.

b. Spain ceded control of the port city of New Orleans to Britain.

c. Britain gained control of Canada.

d. France lost all of its territory in North America.

e. All were provisions of the treaty.

Chapter 5

1. Spain became more concerned about protecting its silver mines in Mexico after

a. Britain became more powerful internationally.

b. British colonists began to encroach into Spanish-held territory.

c. the population of the British colonies increased dramatically.

d. both a and b

e. both a and c
2. The Currency Act

a. hurt the colonies even more by going into effect during a depression.

b. stated that all debts to England must be paid in specie.

c. forbade colonies from issuing paper money.

d. was passed just a year after the Stamp Act had already hurt the economy.

e. both a and c
3. The main goal of the Sons of Liberty was to

a. get rid of the Stamp Act.

b. get rid of the Currency Act.

c. end British authority in the colonies.

d. abolish the Quartering Act.

e. both a and b

4. The author of Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania was

a. Thomas Jefferson.

b. Alexander Hamilton.

c. Samuel Adams.

d. Benjamin Franklin.

e. John Dickinson.

5. Boston residents signed a non-importation agreement against the Townshend Act in 1768 because

a. they wanted to build up their own industries.

b. that method had been successful against the Stamp Act.

c. they wanted to stir up the residents of New York.

d. they felt helpless against and angry at the British.

e. they were unhappy with the quality of British goods shipped to America.

6. In the wake of the burning of the British schooner Gaspée,

a. its commander, William Dudingston, died of his wounds.

b. the British Crown tried and hanged twelve participants.

c. the Crown removed five defendants to Britain for trial, further upsetting the colonists.

d. the colonies established Committees of Correspondence to monitor the British and stay informed.

e. none of the above

7. George III's response to the Olive Branch Petition was to

a. agree to meet with American colonial representatives.

b. order the arrest of those bearing the petition.

c. declare the thirteen colonies to be in rebellion.

d. refuse to accept the document.

e. pass the Coercive Acts.
8. In July 1776, the Continental Congress finally

a. won a battle at Cowpens.

b. declared independence.

c. received a formal reply from King George concerning the Olive Branch Petition.

d. began to receive assistance from the French.

e. named a temporary president.

9. In November 1776, the British handed General Washington a humiliating defeat at the battle of
a. Valley Forge.

b. Manhattan Island.

c. White Plains.

d. Fort Washington.

e. Staten Island.

10. A significant surrender by the British took place on October 17, 1777, at

a. Yorktown.

b. Ticonderoga.

c. Saratoga.

d. White Plains.

e. Lake Champlain.

11. One emerging problem for the British after 1777 was the need to

a. consolidate its ever dwindling forces in the colonies.

b. keep more troops in Britain to defend against French encroachment there.

c. protect the border with Canada at the same time that the fighting was moving south.

d. build more ships to replace those sunk by the French in the Atlantic.

e. protect the sugar islands of the Caribbean from the French.

12. The war began to seem winnable to the American patriots after General Horatio Gates was replaced by

a. Archibald Campbell.

b. Nathanael Greene.

c. Banastre Tarleton.

d. Captain Walter Butler.

e. Colonel Andrew Pickens.

13. At least 20,000 __________ left America with the retreating British military after the war ended.

a. whigs

b. African Americans

c. French

d. Spanish

e. Germans

14. The American peace negotiators ignored Congress's instructions to

a. take advice from the French.

b. demand New Orleans as part of the settlement.

c. play the French against the Spanish.

d. both a and b

e. both b and c

15. The adjutant general appointed to serve under General Washington was

a. Nathanael Greene.

b. Horatio Gates.
c. Philip Schuyler.

d. Charles Lee.

e. Francis Marion.

16. Despite attempts at control by other countries, Louisiana's culture remained strongly

a. British.

b. Spanish.

c. French.

d. Native American.

e. Canadian.
17. The Stamp Act Congress met in the city of

a. Philadelphia.

b. Washington.

c. Boston.

d. Albany.

e. New York.

18. The colonists' main objection to the Townshend Duties was that they were designed to

a. place a tax on tea, a colonial staple.

b. place restrictions on colonial manufacturing.

c. inhibit colonial trade in the West Indies.

d. raise revenue for Britain while also reasserting control over provincial governors.

e. stop smuggling in the colonies.

19. After Great Britain closed the port of Boston,

a. The residents of the city took up arms against the British.

b. other colonies closed their ports in support of Boston.

c. the colonies became more revolutionary in spirit.

d. both a and b

e. both b and c

20. The first major battle of the Revolutionary War took place

a. at Bunker Hill.

b. on Green Mountain.

c. in Philadelphia.

d. in New York.

e. in the Shenandoah Valley.

Chapter 6

1. English common law gave women the right to

a. sue in court.

b. act as guardians.

c. control their own property.

d. make a will.

e. none of the above
2. The census of this state in 1790 showed no slaves within the state:

a. New York

b. Pennsylvania

c. Georgia

d. Massachusetts

e. Rhode Island

3. By the 1780s, most Americans were

a. Catholic.

b. Protestant.

c. of French descent.

d. of Irish descent.

e. both b and d

4. The Newburgh conspiracy was a plot to

a. overthrow the government.

b. establish a national tax.

c. get rid of America's standing army.

d. strengthen the Confederation.

e. none of the above

5. A conflict between rural and urban interests over public finance became a long-lasting effect of the war's

a. uneven pattern of suffering.

b. long years of disruption in the agricultural sector.

c. inflation crisis.

d. use of credit.

e. all of the above

6. The person who proposed a national bank that would be similar to the Bank of England was

a. Gouveneur Morris.

b. Alexander Hamilton.

c. George Washington.

d. Robert Morris.

e. James Madison.

7. The Seminoles of Florida were originally part of what Native American tribe?

a. Cherokees

b. Creeks

c. Choctaws

d. Chickasaws

e. Shawnees

8. The main author of the first Northwest Ordinance was

a. Alexander Hamilton.

b. James Madison.

c. Thomas Jefferson.

d. John Jay.

e. John Adams.

9. The Disqualification Act barred people from voting, holding office, teaching school, or keeping taverns, if they had

a. spoken out against the government.

b. been implicated in Shays' Rebellion.

c. been convicted of participating in Shays' Rebellion.

d. not lived in Massachusetts for three years.

e. ever been arrested in Massachusetts.

10. Who refused to participate in the Constitutional Convention because he "smelt a rat"?

a. Patrick Henry

b. Samuel Adams

c. Thomas Jefferson

d. John Adams

e. James Madison

11. Which of the following could be found in the 1787 Constitution?

a. slavery

b. slave

c. slave trade

d. all of the above

e. none of the above

12. What name was taken by those who supported ratification of the Constitution?

a. Nationalists

b. Liberals

c. Loose Constructionists

d. Federalists

e. none of the above

13. Antifederalists wanted members of the House of Representatives to be elected

a. to four year terms.

b. one time only.

c. every year.

d. to two year terms.

e. to six year terms.

14. The first state to ratify the new Constitution was

a. Delaware.

b. Rhode Island.

c. New York.

d. Virginia.

e. Pennsylvania.

15. Joseph Brant was

a. president of William and Mary College.

b. Washington's envoy to Spain.

c. a pro-British Mohawk leader.

d. a fiery evangelical preacher.

e. the first representative to the new Congress from Delaware.

16. The only state to give the vote to propertied women and free blacks was

a. Maryland.

b. Pennsylvania.

c. New Jersey.

d. New York.

e. Massachusetts.
17. The first state to pass an abolition law was

a. Pennsylvania.

b. Virginia.

c. New Jersey.

d. North Carolina.

e. New York.
18. The greatest difficulty facing the Continental Congress after the war was

a. Indian troubles on the frontier.

b. disagreements with foreign countries.

c. the need for a unanimous vote on any action.

d. its inability to tax.

e. problems with unhappy farmers.

19. In regard to the debt crisis after the American Revolution,

a. English mercantile houses demanded repayment of loans in specie, leading to widespread insolvency in the United States.

b. state governments refused to impose taxes to repay war bonds that wealthy speculators owned.

c. the laws of most states provided that farmers could not be imprisoned for debt because such a practice reminded Americans of British practices.

d. both a and c

e. both b and c
20. Which state was not represented at the Philadelphia Convention?

a. Georgia

b. South Carolina

c. Rhode Island

d. Massachusetts

e. New Jersey

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