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APUSH - Chapter 4-5 Test

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This test will determine whether you have learned the essential's of APUSH's chapters 3 through 4.

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      From the ranks of poor families

    • B. 

      Property-owning women

    • C. 

      From subsistence farming families

    • D. 

      Women in their late teen years

    • E. 

      Primarily un-Christian

  • 2. 
    In colonial America, education was most zealously promoted
    • A. 

      In those areas controlled by Spain

    • B. 

      On the frontier

    • C. 

      In New England

    • D. 

      In the middle colonies

    • E. 

      In the South

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Lumbering

    • B. 

      Making clothes

    • C. 

      Iron making

    • D. 

      Rum distilling

    • E. 

      Arms and munitions production

  • 4. 
    The "headright" system, which made some people very wealthy, consisted of
    • A. 

      Discouraging the importation of indentured servants to America

    • B. 

      Giving father's wealth to the oldest son

    • C. 

      Giving land to indentured servants to get them to come to the New World

    • D. 

      Using Indians as forced labor

    • E. 

      Giving the right to acquire fifty acres of land to the person paying the passage of a laborer to America

  • 5. 
    As a result of Bacon's Rebellion,
    • A. 

      Planters began to look for less troublesome laborers

    • B. 

      Nathaniel Bacon was named to head the Virginia militia

    • C. 

      Governor Berkely was dismissed from office

    • D. 

      Better relations developed with local Indians

    • E. 

      African slavery was reduced

  • 6. 
    The jury's decision in the case of John Peter Zenger, a newspaper printer, was significant because
    • A. 

      It allowed the press to print irresponsible criticisms of powerful people

    • B. 

      The ruling prohibited criticism of political officials

    • C. 

      He was found guilty

    • D. 

      It pointed the way to open public discussion

    • E. 

      It supported English law

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      People who did not like to move

    • B. 

      Strong supporters of the Catholic Church

    • C. 

      Loyal to the British king

    • D. 

      Builders of sturdy homes and well-kept farms

    • E. 

      Fiercely independent

  • 8. 
    The slave culture that developed in America
    • A. 

      Was uniquely New World creation

    • B. 

      Was Muslim in its religious teachings

    • C. 

      Contained many Western elements that remained thoroughly European

    • D. 

      Was derived exclusively from African roots

    • E. 

      Rejected Christianity

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The property qualification for voting

    • B. 

      Restricting the right to vote to men only

    • C. 

      The separation of powers

    • D. 

      Self-taxation through representation

    • E. 

      One man, one vote

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Appointed by the king

    • B. 

      Appointed by the British Parliament

    • C. 

      Elected by the vote of colonial legislatures

    • D. 

      Elected by popular vote

    • E. 

      Appointed by colonial proprietors

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was not considered to be a naval store?
    • A. 

      Glass

    • B. 

      Turpentine

    • C. 

      Tar

    • D. 

      Pitch

    • E. 

      Rosin

  • 12. 
    Bacon's Rebellion was supported mainly by
    • A. 

      Young men frustrated by their inability to acquire land

    • B. 

      People from Jamestown only

    • C. 

      The local Indians

    • D. 

      Those protesting the increased importation of African slaves

    • E. 

      The planter class of Virginia

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The trip from the interior of Africa to the coast

    • B. 

      The gruesome ocean voyage to America

    • C. 

      The journey from American parts to their new homes

    • D. 

      The easiest part of their journey to America

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      A more manageable labor force

    • B. 

      More likely to rebel

    • C. 

      Less experience to buy but more expensive to keep

    • D. 

      Cheaper to buy and own

    • E. 

      Less reliable workers

  • 15. 
    While slavery might have begun in America for economic reasons,
    • A. 

      It soon became clear by 1700 that profits were down

    • B. 

      Profit soon played a very small role

    • C. 

      Europe profited most from the institution

    • D. 

      Racial discrimination also powerfully molded the American slave system

    • E. 

      Race was rarely an issue in relations between blacks and whites

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Helped to narrow the gap between rich and poor

    • B. 

      Created a serious problem with inflation

    • C. 

      Were not distributed evenly among whites

    • D. 

      Enabled poor white to escape tenant farming

    • E. 

      Were distributed evenly among whites

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      At times a small parcel of land

    • B. 

      A headright

    • C. 

      Passage to America

    • D. 

      A few barrels of corn

    • E. 

      A suit of clothes

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Some merchants made huge profits as military suppliers

    • B. 

      Of the religious impact of the Puritans

    • C. 

      Fewer yeoman farmers were arriving from Europe

    • D. 

      Of the increase in the slave trade

    • E. 

      Of peacetime economic developments

  • 19. 
    Most of the inhabitants of the colonial American South were
    • A. 

      Native Americans

    • B. 

      Landless farm laborers

    • C. 

      Black slaves

    • D. 

      Landowning small farmers

    • E. 

      Large merchant planters

  • 20. 
    Transportation in colonial America was
    • A. 

      Safter by road than by any other means

    • B. 

      Fast only on the waterways

    • C. 

      So poor that no mail service was established until the 1800s

    • D. 

      Slow by any of the means available

    • E. 

      Surprisingly fast for the time

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Require Americans to sell their molasses to British merchants

    • B. 

      Stimulate the colonies' "triangle trade" with Africa and the West Indies

    • C. 

      Inhibit colonial trade with the French West Indies

    • D. 

      Increase the colonists' standard of living and protect the livelihood of colonial merchants

    • E. 

      Satisfy colonial demands for earning foreign exchange money

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Accusations made by the daughters of business owners

    • B. 

      Caused by ergot in the Puritans' bread

    • C. 

      Unique to the English colonies

    • D. 

      A result of Roger Williams's activities

    • E. 

      The result of unsettled social and religious conditions in rapidly evolving Massachusetts

  • 23. 
    The population of the Chesapeake colonies throughout the first half of the seventeenth century was notable for its
    • A. 

      Large percentage of middle aged men

    • B. 

      Scarcity of women

    • C. 

      Low death rate

    • D. 

      Fast growth rate

    • E. 

      Stable family life

  • 24. 
    By the early eighteenth century, religion in colonial America was
    • A. 

      Stronger than at any previous time

    • B. 

      Moving away from clerical intellectualism

    • C. 

      Less fervid than when the colonies were established

    • D. 

      Becoming less tolerant

    • E. 

      Holding steadfastly to the belief that spiritual conversion was essential for church membership

  • 25. 
    The New England family can best be described as
    • A. 

      Similar to the family in the Chesapeake colonies

    • B. 

      Not very close-knit

    • C. 

      Relatively small in size due to the frequency of deaths from childbirth

    • D. 

      A limiting factor in the growth of the region's population

    • E. 

      A very stable institution

  • 26. 
    As the seventeenth century wore on, regional differences continued to crystalize, most notably
    • A. 

      Loyalty to England

    • B. 

      The use of indentured servants

    • C. 

      The breaking of the Atlanta economy

    • D. 

      The importance of slave labor in the south

    • E. 

      The continuing rigidity of Puritanism

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      The appearance of a recognizably American way of life

    • B. 

      Distinctive political structures

    • C. 

      Distinctive economic structures

    • D. 

      Distinctive ethnic or racial structures

    • E. 

      Distinctive social structures

  • 28. 
    English officials tried to "establish" the Church of England in as many colonies as possible because
    • A. 

      They were concerned about the eternal souls of the colonists

    • B. 

      Such an action brought in more money to England

    • C. 

      Such an action would restore enthusiasm for religion

    • D. 

      The American colonists supported such a move

    • E. 

      The church would act as a major prop for kingly authority

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Planting corn and wheat instead of tobacco

    • B. 

      Releasing unneeded indentured servants early

    • C. 

      Selling slaves to reduce productive labor

    • D. 

      Selling land to reduce their volume of production

    • E. 

      Growing more tobacco to increase their volume of production

  • 30. 
    As a result of poor soil, all of the following conditions prevailed in New England except that
    • A. 

      Frugality became essential to economic survival

    • B. 

      Diversification in agriculture and industry were encouraged

    • C. 

      The area was less ethnically mixed than its southern neighbors

    • D. 

      Hard work was required to make a living

    • E. 

      Reliance on a single, staple crop became a necessity

  • 31. 
    Throughout the greater part of the seventeenth century, the Chesapeake colonies acquired most of the labor they need from
    • A. 

      Captured Indians

    • B. 

      African slaves

    • C. 

      White servants

    • D. 

      Prisoners of war

    • E. 

      West Indian natives

  • 32. 
    Urban development in the colonial south
    • A. 

      Occurred without the development of a professional class

    • B. 

      Led to the construction of an excellent highway system

    • C. 

      Rivaled that of New England

    • D. 

      Was slow to emerge

    • E. 

      Kept pace with the growth of large plantations

  • 33. 
    Southern colonies generally allowed married women to retain separate title to their property because
    • A. 

      Southern families were stable

    • B. 

      Of a smaller number of men than women

    • C. 

      Of religious beliefs

    • D. 

      Southern men frequently died young

    • E. 

      Of English tradition

  • 34. 
    Compared with most seventeenth-century Europeans, Americans lived in
    • A. 

      A more rigid class system

    • B. 

      More primitive circumstances

    • C. 

      Relative poverty

    • D. 

      Affluent abundance

    • E. 

      Larger cities

  • 35. 
    By the eighteenth century, the various colonial regions had distinct economic identities; the northern colonies relied on __________, the Chesapeake colonies relied on ___________, and the southern colonies relied on ________________.
    • A. 

      Furs and skins, tobacco, and iron works

    • B. 

      Cattle and grain, tobacco, fishing

    • C. 

      Shipbuilding, iron works, cattle and grain

    • D. 

      Cattle and grain, tobacco, rice and indigo

    • E. 

      Rice and indigo, lumber and timber, tobacco

  • 36. 
    Most immigrants to the Chesapeake colonies in the seventeenth century came as
    • A. 

      Urban artisans

    • B. 

      Refugees from civil war in Europe

    • C. 

      Indentured servants

    • D. 

      Slaves from Africa

    • E. 

      Yeomen farmers

  • 37. 
    Puritans refused to recognize a woman's separate property rights because
    • A. 

      They worried that such rights would undercut the unity of married persons

    • B. 

      There was so little land available

    • C. 

      New England families were so rare

    • D. 

      Of the short life span of New England women

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 38. 
    In contrast to Chesapeake colonies, those in New England
    • A. 

      Followed the land use pattern established by the local Indians

    • B. 

      Expanded westward in less orderly fashion

    • C. 

      Had a more ethnically mixed population

    • D. 

      Were more orientated toward the individual than toward community interests

    • E. 

      Had a more diversified economy

  • 39. 
    The average age of the American colonists in 1775 was
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      25

  • 40. 
    By the 1700's, what was the percentage of people living in rural areas of colonial America?
    • A. 

      60%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      90%

    • E. 

      75%

  • 41. 
    The leading industry in the American colonies was
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Slave trading

    • C. 

      Commerce

    • D. 

      Manufacturing

    • E. 

      Fishing

  • 42. 
    The triangular trade of the colonial American shipping industry
    • A. 

      Was not that profitable

    • B. 

      Involved the trading of rum for African slaves

    • C. 

      Involved America, France, and England

    • D. 

      Saw the Spanish gaining the largest protfits

    • E. 

      Relied on the Spanish fleet for protection

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