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  • 1. 
    Why did England show little interest in colonizing the NEw World during most of the 1500's?
    • A. 

      Its navy was too weak.

    • B. 

      It saw little promise in the colonies.

    • C. 

      It didn't want to compete with its ally Spain.

    • D. 

      Internal problems were overwhelming its government.

    • E. 

      It considered the America a savage wilderness.

  • 2. 
    The event htat signaled the beginning of the end for the Spanish Empire in the New World was 
    • A. 

      The crumbling of Spain's internal economy.

    • B. 

      The defeat of the Spanish Armada.

    • C. 

      Repeated and successful looting of Spanish ships by English pirates and seamen.

    • D. 

      A series of rebellions in its American colonies.

    • E. 

      A new war with England.

  • 3. 
    The English first attempted colonization in teh America in 
    • A. 

      Roanoke, Virginia.

    • B. 

      Plymouth.

    • C. 

      Newfoundland.

    • D. 

      Jamestown.

    • E. 

      Nova Scotia.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following did NOT influence hte dramatic rise of England's colonization efforts in the early 1600s?
    • A. 

      Population growth in England.

    • B. 

      English land shortages.

    • C. 

      Peace between Britain and Spain.

    • D. 

      Promised rewards for explorers from the crown.

    • E. 

      Desire for religious freedom.

  • 5. 
    What makes the Virginia Company charter such a significant document in American history?
    • A. 

      It guaranteed Jamestown colonists citizenship rights equal to those of Englishmen.

    • B. 

      It outlined the goals and rules of the new colony.

    • C. 

      It established colonial boundaries and outlined the region's power structure.

    • D. 

      It sought a new and shorter trade route to the Orient.

    • E. 

      It was a predecessor to the modern corporation.

  • 6. 
    What single cause was responsible for the death of so many Jamestown settlers in the early years?
    • A. 

      Hazardous weather conditions.

    • B. 

      Attacks by Indians.

    • C. 

      Crop devastation.

    • D. 

      Homesickness.

    • E. 

      Starvation.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Disease.

    • B. 

      The introduction of horses.

    • C. 

      Trade.

    • D. 

      Land.

    • E. 

      Intermarriage.

  • 8. 
    The primary labor source for the eaerly development of the plantation colonies of Virgina and Maryland was
    • A. 

      Families who settled the area.

    • B. 

      Indentured servants.

    • C. 

      Slaves brought from Africa.

    • D. 

      Prisoners.

    • E. 

      Second and third sons of English lords.

  • 9. 
    The Acts of Toleration (1649) granted Marylanders
    • A. 

      The right to self-government.

    • B. 

      Legal sanction for importing African slaves.

    • C. 

      The ability to export products that would directly compete with British goods.

    • D. 

      Freedom of Christian worship.

    • E. 

      Protection from hostile Indians.

  • 10. 
    The strugggling Virgina economy was ultimately saved by
    • A. 

      Peace treaties with local Native American nations.

    • B. 

      The slave trade.

    • C. 

      Rice cultivation.

    • D. 

      An influx of large numbers of new settlers.

    • E. 

      The development of tobacco.

  • 11. 
    The purpose of slave codes was to
    • A. 

      Limit the rights and behavior of Negro slaves.

    • B. 

      Outline how many slaves could be imported to the colonies.

    • C. 

      Regulate the salve trade.

    • D. 

      Prevent masters from excessive discipline or abuse of slaves.

    • E. 

      Legalize slavery in the colonies.

  • 12. 
    Which of these was NOT a reason for the founding of Georgia?
    • A. 

      To protect northern English colonies from encroachment by Spain.

    • B. 

      To provide a second chance for those imprisoned for debt.

    • C. 

      To become a stronghold for the slave trade.

    • D. 

      To produce silk and wine there.

    • E. 

      To serve as an outpost for missionaries.

  • 13. 
    The Iroquois became powerful in the 1500s and 1600s by 
    • A. 

      Building strong relationships with colonists.

    • B. 

      Merging with other branches and tribes.

    • C. 

      Relying on a strong patrilineal social structure.

    • D. 

      Fostering tribal independence.

    • E. 

      Developing a strong trade network with European settlers.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The development ad export of staple crops.

    • B. 

      Slavery.

    • C. 

      An aristocratic social hierarchy.

    • D. 

      Religious tolerance.

    • E. 

      The birth of large urban port cities.

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