Early Colonial Period Quiz/governmental Concepts

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Early Colonial Period Quiz/Governmental Concepts. 15 Questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did the Enlightenment influence American colonists? 
    • A. 

      It Abolished Slavery in the colonies and ended the slave trade

    • B. 

      It introduced ideas of natural rights and government by agreement

    • C. 

      It gave women the right to vote and own property

    • D. 

      It inspired colonists to help others and start homes for orphans.

  • 2. 
    What Caused The French and Indian war?
    • A. 

      Conflict between English and French Fur traders in the Ohio Valley

    • B. 

      Fighting between Fr and Eng

    • C. 

      Fighting among Native American groups

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Benjamin Franklin, a man of reason and science, was a good exmaple of the
    • A. 

      Great Awakening in the American Colonies

    • B. 

      The Enlightenment in the American Colonies

    • C. 

      The Glorious Revolution in the American Colonies

    • D. 

      Salutary Neglect in the American Colonies

  • 4. 
    The great Enlightenment thinker John Locke argued that people have
    • A. 

      A moral obligation to their king

    • B. 

      Certain rights that governments must protect

    • C. 

      Inner religious emotions

    • D. 

      The sovereignty and goodness of god.

  • 5. 
    What did the Enlightenment emphasize as the paths to knowledge?
    • A. 

      Religion and prayer

    • B. 

      Hard work and education

    • C. 

      Art and humanities

    • D. 

      Reason and science

  • 6. 
    What was the result of the fact England ignored the colonies early on?
    • A. 

      The colonists became used to acting independently

    • B. 

      England enforced all the laws in the colonies

    • C. 

      Trade profits suffered due to England's interface

    • D. 

      Colonial governors acted like Hitler and put people in jail

  • 7. 
    Br laws that affected the colonies were made by
    • A. 

      The king

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      The President

  • 8. 
    What was distinctive about the New England Colonies
    • A. 

      The Region attracted immigrants from all over Europe

    • B. 

      New England had long winters and rocky soil

    • C. 

      Man settlers used enslaved Africans on their plantations

    • D. 

      The Scots-Irish settled there

  • 9. 
    What major industries made New England prosperous?
    • A. 

      Farming and Hunting

    • B. 

      Fishing and the slave trade

    • C. 

      Shipbuilding and Fishing

    • D. 

      Smuggling an pirating

  • 10. 
    What was the purpose of the Navigation Acts?
    • A. 

      To make sure Eng received part of New England Trade Profits

    • B. 

      To make sure the colonies ensured proper shipping traffic in colonial water

    • C. 

      To make sure Spain had control of territorial waters in the Caribbean

    • D. 

      To make sure that Eng kept New England's ships out of its waters

  • 11. 
    Which of the following happened during the triangular trade?
    • A. 

      Ships exported rum and iron from New England and traded it in Africa

    • B. 

      Ships cargo was traded in Africa for slaves to be brought to America

    • C. 

      Slaves were traded for sugar and molasses that were shipped to the colonies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What area was considered the Backcountry?
    • A. 

      Land "back" in England

    • B. 

      Land along the Appalachians

    • C. 

      Land where the slaves lived

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    What was the importance of Cash crops?
    • A. 

      These crops were shipped to Europe

    • B. 

      These crops were used to pay property tax

    • C. 

      These crops were sold for money

    • D. 

      All of the above are true

  • 14. 
    What colony was founded earliest?
    • A. 

      Providence

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Plymouth

    • D. 

      Jamestown

  • 15. 
    What colonial region was considered the "Breadbasket" of the colonies because they made so much grain?
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      New England Colonies

    • C. 

      Southern Colonies

    • D. 

      The Middle Colonies