B. It was the first case in which Europeans enslaved blacks



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What follows are all the multiple choice questions from quizzes through chapter 14. They constitute the majority of the questions that will be on the semester final.
1. Which of the following is a correct statement about the use of slave labor in colonial Virginia?

A. Slave ownership was forced on reluctant White Virginians by profit-minded English merchants and the mercantilist officials of the crown.

B. It was the first case in which Europeans enslaved blacks

C. It fulfilled the original plans of the Virginia Company

D. It first occurred after Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin, which greatly stimulated the demand for low-cost labor

E. It spread rapidly in the late seventeenth century, as blacks displaced white indentured servants in the tobacco fields.


2. In the eighteenth century, colonial Virginia and colonial Massachusetts were most alike in that both

  1. relied on the marketing of a single crop

  2. were heavily dependent on slave labor

  3. had an established Anglican church

  4. were royal colonies

  5. administered local government through justices of the peace

3. Which of the following statements about Africans brought as slaves to the British North American colonies is true?



  1. They were the primary labor force for plantations in the Chesapeake by 1630

  2. They had much lower life expectancy in the Chesapeake than in South Carolina or the West Indies

  3. They greatly outnumbered Europeans in every colony south of the Mason-Dixon line by 1776

  4. They maintained cultural practices brought from Africa

  5. They were the primary labor source in Pennsylvania until 1720

4. Which of the following was true of a married woman in the colonial era?



  1. She would be sent to debtor’s prison for debts incurred by her husband

  2. She could vote as her husband’s proxy in elections

  3. She generally lost control of her property when she married

  4. She had no legal claim to the estate of her deceased husband

  5. Her legal rights over her children were the same as her husband

5. The First Great Awakening was:



  1. a religious revival that occurred throughout the American colonies

  2. a slave rebellion in colonial South Carolina

  3. an eighteenth century religious movement among Native Americans

  4. the flowering of Enlightenment political thought in North America

  5. and early colonial protest against British imperialism

6. The mercantilist system of the eighteenth century led to



  1. the restriction of governmental intervention in the economy

  2. the protection of Native Americans from European economic exploitation

  3. the expansion of colonial manufacturing

  4. the subordination of the colonial economy to that of the mother country

  5. noncompetitive commercial relations among nations

7. The North American colonies took advantage of Great Britain’s policy of salutary neglect to



  1. establish religious freedom as a fundamental right

  2. work out trade arrangements to acquire needed products from other countries

  3. introduce the practice of slavery to the new world

  4. establish a standing army

  5. make favorable territorial settlements with France

8. The Navigation Acts were part of the British policy of



  1. isolationism

  2. capitalism

  3. mercantilism

  4. monopolism

  5. imperialism

9. The mercantilist system of the eighteenth century led to



  1. the restriction of governmental intervention in the economy

  2. the protection of Native Americans from European economic exploitation

  3. the expansion of colonial manufacturing

  4. the subordination of the colonial economy to that of the mother country

  5. noncompetitive commercial relations among nations

10. Colonial cities functioned primarily as



  1. mercantile centers for collecting agricultural goods and distributing imported manufactured goods

  2. places were poor immigrants settled and worked as independent artisans

  3. centers where large-scale financial and banking operations were conducted

  4. places to which wage earners commuted from numerous surrounding communities

  5. centers of light manufacturing

11. The North American colonies took advantage of Great Britain’s policy of salutary neglect to



  1. establish religious freedom as a fundamental right

  2. work out trade arrangements to acquire needed products from other countries

  3. introduce the practice of slavery to the new world

  4. establish a standing army

  5. make favorable territorial settlements with France

12. The Navigation Acts were part of the British policy of



  1. isolationism

  2. capitalism

  3. mercantilism

  4. monopolism

  5. imperialism

13. By the 1750’s, the British colonies on the North American mainland were characterized by all of the following EXCEPT



  1. disdain for British constitutional monarchy

  2. many religious denominations

  3. a society without a hereditary aristocracy

  4. a growing number of non-English settlers

  5. acceptance of slavery as a labor system

14. The First Great Awakening led to all of the following EXCEPT



  1. separatism and secession from established churches

  2. the renewed persecution of witches

  3. the growth of institutions of higher learning

  4. a flourishing of the missionary spirit

  5. a greater appreciation of the emotional experiences of faith




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