Advanced Placement United States History Exam Review!

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APUSH Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the Salem witchcraft trials, most of those accused as witches were
    • 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. 
    The major manufacturing enterprise in colonial America in the eighteenth century was
    • 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. 
    The Scots-Irish can best be described as
    • 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. 
    One political principle principle that colonial Americans came to cherish above most others was
    • 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. 
    By 1775, most governors of American colonies were
    • 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. 
    For those Africans who were sold into slavery, the "middle passage" can best be described as
    • 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. 
    Compared with indentured servants, African American slaves were
    • 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. 
    The riches created by the growing slave population in the American South
    • 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. 
    For their labor in the colonies indentured servants received all of the following except
    • 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. 
    On the eve of the American Revolution, social and economic mobility decreased, partly because
    • 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. 
    When the British Parliament passed the Molasses Act in 1733, it intended the act to
    • 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. 
    The Salem witchcraft trials were
    • 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

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