APUSH Quiz: The US History!

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APUSH Quiz: The US History! - Quiz

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Dutch colony of New Netherland

    • A.

      Allowed only Dutch immigrants to settle there

    • B.

      Was established for its quick profit of fur trading

    • C.

      Tolerated Quakers from nearby Pennsylvania

    • D.

      Supported free speech and other democratic practices

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Was established for its quick profit of fur trading
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was established for its quick profit of fur trading." This is because the Dutch colony of New Netherland was primarily established as a trading post for the fur industry. The Dutch saw the opportunity to profit from the fur trade with the Native Americans in the area, which led to the establishment of the colony.

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  • 2. 

    The New England Confederation

    • A.

      Included all the New England colonies

    • B.

      Was designed to bolster colonial defense

    • C.

      Led the American colonies to seek independence from England

    • D.

      Was created by the English government to streamline its administration of the colonies

    • E.

      Was an economic and trade alliance

    Correct Answer
    B. Was designed to bolster colonial defense
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was designed to bolster colonial defense." The New England Confederation was formed in 1643 by the colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven. Its main purpose was to provide a unified defense against Native American tribes and potential threats from other European powers. The confederation allowed the colonies to coordinate their military efforts, share intelligence, and provide mutual support in times of conflict. By working together to strengthen their defense, the New England colonies were better able to protect themselves and their interests.

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  • 3. 

    Henry VII aided the entrance of Protestant beliefs into England when he

    • A.

      Allowed Martin Luther to journey England

    • B.

      Broke England's ties with the Catholic Church

    • C.

      Removed himself as the head of the Church of England

    • D.

      Ordered John Calvin to go to Switzerland

    • E.

      Supported the Puritans

    Correct Answer
    B. Broke England's ties with the Catholic Church
    Explanation
    Henry VII aided the entrance of Protestant beliefs into England when he broke England's ties with the Catholic Church. By severing the connection with the Catholic Church, Henry VII allowed for the establishment of the Church of England, which embraced Protestant beliefs. This move allowed for the spread of Protestantism in England and marked a significant shift away from Catholicism as the dominant religion in the country.

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  • 4. 

    Indian policy in early Pennsylvania can best be described as

    • A.

      Extremely harsh

    • B.

      Bad at first but improving later

    • C.

      Influenced mainly by the state supported church

    • D.

      Benevolent

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Benevolent
    Explanation
    The Indian policy in early Pennsylvania can be described as benevolent because it was characterized by a desire to treat the Native American tribes with kindness and goodwill. The colony's founder, William Penn, believed in fair treatment and peaceful coexistence with the indigenous people. He established a policy of purchasing land from the Native Americans rather than forcibly taking it, and he maintained peaceful relations by negotiating treaties and respecting their rights. This approach was in contrast to the harsh treatment and displacement experienced by Native Americans in other parts of colonial America.

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  • 5. 

    As the head of the Dominion of New England, Sir Edmund Andros was all of following except

    • A.

      An able military man

    • B.

      Conscientious

    • C.

      A Puritan

    • D.

      Tactless

    • E.

      A leader who restricted the press

    Correct Answer
    C. A Puritan
    Explanation
    Sir Edmund Andros was the head of the Dominion of New England, but he was not a Puritan. This can be inferred from the fact that the Puritans were known for their strict religious beliefs and practices, and it is unlikely that a Puritan would have been in a position of power during a time when the Puritans were facing persecution. Additionally, Andros was known for his authoritarian leadership style and his restrictions on the press, which further suggests that he did not align with the Puritan values of religious freedom and individual liberty.

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  • 6. 

    The picture of colonial America that is the emerging from new scholarship is a society fromed by

    • A.

      Encounters with native people

    • B.

      European heritage

    • C.

      Many intertwining roots

    • D.

      American heritage

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because the emerging scholarship on colonial America suggests that the society was formed by encounters with native people, European heritage, and many intertwining roots. This implies that all these factors played a significant role in shaping the picture of colonial America.

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  • 7. 

    King Philip's Was resulted in

    • A.

      The lasting defeat of New England's Indians

    • B.

      France's moving into Canada

    • C.

      The formation of a powerful alliance among the Indians to resist the English

    • D.

      The last victory for the Indians

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. The last victory for the Indians
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the last victory for the Indians". This suggests that King Philip's War was a significant event for the Native American tribes involved, as it was their final triumph against the English settlers. The war resulted in the lasting defeat of New England's Indians, as mentioned in one of the options, but it is important to note that this defeat came after the Indians' last victory. The other options, such as France moving into Canada and the formation of a powerful alliance among the Indians, are not supported by the given information.

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  • 8. 

    With the franchise in Massachusetts extended to all adult males who belonged to Puritan congregations, the proportion of qualified voters (approximately 2/5) in this colony as compared to England was

    • A.

      Larger

    • B.

      Somewhat smaller

    • C.

      About the same

    • D.

      Not known

    • E.

      A great deal smaller

    Correct Answer
    A. Larger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "larger." The question states that the franchise in Massachusetts was extended to all adult males who belonged to Puritan congregations. This means that a larger proportion of the population in Massachusetts had the right to vote compared to England, where the franchise was not extended to all adult males. Therefore, the proportion of qualified voters in Massachusetts was larger than in England.

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  • 9. 

    The Separatits migrated from Holland to the New World in order to

    • A.

      Avoid the coming war with France

    • B.

      Gain wealth through all economic incentives the New World offered

    • C.

      Establish a new nation

    • D.

      Avoid the Dutchification of thier children

    • E.

      Escape the jurisdiction of the Virginia Company

    Correct Answer
    D. Avoid the Dutchification of thier children
    Explanation
    The Separatists migrated from Holland to the New World in order to avoid the Dutchification of their children. This suggests that they wanted to preserve their own cultural and religious identity, and believed that their children would be influenced or assimilated into Dutch culture if they remained in Holland. By migrating to the New World, they hoped to establish a new community where they could maintain their own customs and beliefs without the fear of their children being influenced by Dutch culture.

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  • 10. 

    In Calvinist thought the "conversion" was

    • A.

      Something experienced as a group

    • B.

      Earned by a person's good work

    • C.

      A Catholic heresy

    • D.

      An event that freed a person from having to live a holy life

    • E.

      An intense, personal experience when God revealed an individual;s heavenly destiny

    Correct Answer
    E. An intense, personal experience when God revealed an individual;s heavenly destiny
    Explanation
    In Calvinist thought, the "conversion" is seen as an intense and personal experience when God reveals an individual's heavenly destiny. This means that during the conversion process, a person has a profound and deeply personal encounter with God, where their heavenly destiny is made known to them. This experience is considered crucial in Calvinism, as it signifies a person's salvation and their inclusion in God's chosen elect. It is not earned through good works, nor does it free a person from living a holy life. It is a distinct experience that is unique to each individual, emphasizing the personal relationship between the believer and God.

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  • 11. 

    Recently, historians have increasingly viewed the colonial period as

    • A.

      One in which the Puritans had been overlooked

    • B.

      One of contact and adaptation between native population

    • C.

      One in which the settlement of the Caribbean has been stressed too much

    • D.

      One in which economic ambition was the main reason all colonists came

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. One of contact and adaptation between native population
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "one of contact and adaptation between native population." This answer suggests that historians now see the colonial period as a time when there was interaction and adjustment between the native population and the colonizers. This viewpoint acknowledges the significance of the native people and their influence on the development of the colonies, highlighting the importance of understanding their culture and contributions.

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  • 12. 

    As a colony, Rhode Island became known for

    • A.

      Its poor treatment for Indians

    • B.

      Unified religious beliefs

    • C.

      Support of special privilege

    • D.

      Never having secured a charter from Parliament

    • E.

      Individualist and independent attitudes

    Correct Answer
    E. Individualist and independent attitudes
    Explanation
    Rhode Island became known for its individualist and independent attitudes. This suggests that the colony valued personal liberty and autonomy, and its residents were likely to prioritize their own interests and independence over collective or communal beliefs. This attitude may have influenced the colony's political and social structures, as well as its interactions with other colonies and indigenous peoples.

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  • 13. 

    People who flouted the authority of the Puritan Clergy in Massachusetts Bay were subject to which of the following punishments?

    • A.

      Fines

    • B.

      Floggings

    • C.

      Banishment

    • D.

      Death

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    People who disobeyed the authority of the Puritan Clergy in Massachusetts Bay were subjected to various punishments. They could be fined, flogged, banished, or even sentenced to death. This means that all of the above punishments were possible consequences for those who defied the authority of the Puritan Clergy in Massachusetts Bay.

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  • 14. 

    As a result of Sir Edmund Andros's rule,

    • A.

      The power of town meetings were curbed

    • B.

      Official tried to enforce the Navigation Laws

    • C.

      Taxes were levied without the consent of elected representatives

    • D.

      Smuggling was suppressed

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    During Sir Edmund Andros's rule, all of the mentioned outcomes occurred. The power of town meetings was curbed, as Andros aimed to centralize control and limit local autonomy. He also tried to enforce the Navigation Laws, which restricted colonial trade and angered merchants. Additionally, taxes were levied without the consent of elected representatives, undermining the colonists' rights. Andros also suppressed smuggling, further enforcing trade regulations. Therefore, all of the given options accurately describe the consequences of Sir Edmund Andros's rule.

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  • 15. 

    The historical significance of the Pilgrims of Plymouth Bay lies in their

    • A.

      Numerical size

    • B.

      Economic power

    • C.

      Moral and spiritual qualities

    • D.

      Unique charter, which permitted self-government

    • E.

      Unwillingness to merge with the Puritans in Massachusetts Bay

    Correct Answer
    C. Moral and spiritual qualities
    Explanation
    The historical significance of the Pilgrims of Plymouth Bay lies in their moral and spiritual qualities. This group of settlers, known as the Pilgrims, sought religious freedom and were motivated by their strong faith and commitment to their beliefs. They endured great hardships, including a difficult journey and harsh living conditions, but their determination and perseverance were fueled by their moral and spiritual convictions. Their establishment of a self-governing community based on principles of equality and cooperation also contributed to their historical significance.

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  • 16. 

    The Mayflower Compact can be best descibed as

    • A.

      An agreement to follow the dictates of Parliament

    • B.

      A document which allowed women limited participation in government

    • C.

      A constitution which established a working government

    • D.

      A complex agreement to form an oligarchy

    • E.

      A promising step toward genuine self-government

    Correct Answer
    E. A promising step toward genuine self-government
    Explanation
    The Mayflower Compact was a document signed by the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower in 1620. It was an agreement among themselves to establish a government and make decisions collectively for the general good of the colony. It can be described as a promising step toward genuine self-government because it was one of the early attempts at self-governance in the New World, where the colonists took the initiative to create their own rules and regulations rather than being solely governed by an external authority like Parliament.

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  • 17. 

    Initially, the Massachusetts Bay Colony enjoyed all of the following advantages except that of

    • A.

      Being well-equipped expedition

    • B.

      Starting off on a larger scale than any other English colony

    • C.

      Receiving many fairly prosperous and educated immigrants

    • D.

      Receiving a majority of the Puritans coming to the New World

    • E.

      A shared purpose among the first settlers

    Correct Answer
    D. Receiving a majority of the Puritans coming to the New World
    Explanation
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony enjoyed all of the mentioned advantages except for receiving a majority of the Puritans coming to the New World. The colony was well-equipped, starting off on a larger scale than other English colonies, and received many fairly prosperous and educated immigrants. Additionally, the first settlers had a shared purpose, which contributed to the colony's success. However, while the colony did receive a significant number of Puritans, it did not receive a majority of them, making it the exception among the listed advantages.

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  • 18. 

    New England Confederation regarded Dutch New Netherland as

    • A.

      A welcome friend

    • B.

      An enemy to be wiped out

    • C.

      An easy target for Indian raids

    • D.

      The next victim of New Sweden

    • E.

      A trading partner

    Correct Answer
    B. An enemy to be wiped out
    Explanation
    The New England Confederation regarded Dutch New Netherland as an enemy to be wiped out because the Dutch were seen as competitors in the fur trade and their presence threatened the expansion of English colonies in the region. Additionally, the Dutch had established a successful trading post in New Amsterdam (now New York City), which further fueled the desire of the New England Confederation to eliminate their presence and establish English dominance in the area.

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  • 19. 

    Colonists in both the North and South established differences in all of the following areas except

    • A.

      Patterns of settlement

    • B.

      Economies

    • C.

      Political systems

    • D.

      Values

    • E.

      Allegiance to England

    Correct Answer
    E. Allegiance to England
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the differences between the North and South colonies in various areas. The correct answer is "allegiance to England." This means that both the North and South colonies had similarities in terms of their loyalty and support to England. In other words, they both had a strong allegiance to England and did not establish any significant differences in this aspect. However, they did have differences in patterns of settlement, economies, political systems, and values.

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  • 20. 

    One of the traits that made Quakers unpopular in England was

    • A.

      Their refusal to do military service

    • B.

      The high pay given their clergy

    • C.

      Their support of slavery

    • D.

      Their violent treatment of their enemies

    • E.

      Their refusal to hold public office

    Correct Answer
    A. Their refusal to do military service
    Explanation
    The correct answer is their refusal to do military service. Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, believed in nonviolence and peace. They opposed war and refused to participate in military service, which made them unpopular in England where military service was seen as a duty and a sign of loyalty to the country. This refusal often resulted in persecution and discrimination against Quakers, as they were viewed as unpatriotic and a threat to national security.

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  • 21. 

    As founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams

    • A.

      Established religious freedom for all but Jews and Catholics

    • B.

      Supported some types of special privileges

    • C.

      Established complete religious freedom for all

    • D.

      Demanded attendance at worship

    • E.

      Became a very wealthy man

    Correct Answer
    C. Established complete religious freedom for all
    Explanation
    Roger Williams, as the founder of Rhode Island, is known for establishing complete religious freedom for all. This means that he ensured that individuals of all religious backgrounds were allowed to practice their faith without any restrictions or discrimination. Williams believed in the importance of religious tolerance and created a society where people could freely worship according to their own beliefs. This commitment to religious freedom was a significant aspect of his legacy and the founding principles of Rhode Island.

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  • 22. 

    Cultural contributions the Dutch made to America include all of the following except

    • A.

      Easter eggs

    • B.

      Santa Claus

    • C.

      Sauerkraut

    • D.

      Skating

    • E.

      Soccer

    Correct Answer
    E. Soccer
    Explanation
    The Dutch made several cultural contributions to America, including Easter eggs, Santa Claus, sauerkraut, and skating. However, soccer is not mentioned as one of the cultural contributions made by the Dutch to America.

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  • 23. 

    Puritan religious beliefs allowed all of the following EXCEPT...

    • A.

      Drinking alcohol

    • B.

      Eating plentifully

    • C.

      Challenging religious authority

    • D.

      Making love discreetly

    • E.

      Singing songs

    Correct Answer
    C. Challenging religious authority
    Explanation
    Puritan religious beliefs emphasized strict adherence to religious authority and the rejection of any challenges to it. They believed in the absolute authority of God and the Bible, and any questioning or challenging of religious authority was seen as a threat to the stability and order of their society. Therefore, challenging religious authority was not allowed in Puritanism.

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  • 24. 

    ALL the middle colonies were...

    • A.

      Founded by proprietors

    • B.

      Established by joint-stock companies

    • C.

      Notable for their fertile soil

    • D.

      Intended as religious havens

    • E.

      Dependent on slave labor

    Correct Answer
    C. Notable for their fertile soil
    Explanation
    The middle colonies were notable for their fertile soil. This means that the soil in these colonies was rich and productive, which made agriculture a thriving industry. The fertile soil allowed for the growth of various crops, leading to economic prosperity in the region. Additionally, the fertile soil attracted settlers who were interested in farming and establishing successful agricultural communities.

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  • 25. 

    The city of New Haven was settled by

    • A.

      Supporters of Charles II

    • B.

      Refugees from Rhode Island

    • C.

      Supporters of religious freedom

    • D.

      Germans

    • E.

      Puritans

    Correct Answer
    E. Puritans
    Explanation
    The city of New Haven was settled by Puritans. Puritans were a group of English Protestants who wanted to purify the Church of England from within. They believed in strict adherence to religious principles and sought to establish a society based on their religious beliefs. Many Puritans migrated to the New World in search of religious freedom and to create communities where they could practice their faith without interference. New Haven was one such settlement, established by Puritans who sought to create a society governed by their religious principles.

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  • 26. 

    After the Pequot War, Puritan efforts to convert Indians to Christianity can best be described as

    • A.

      Vigorous but unsuccessful

    • B.

      More zealous than those made by Catholics, but still unsuccessful

    • C.

      Filling "praying towns" with hundreds of Indians

    • D.

      Feeble, not equaling that of the Spanish or the French

    • E.

      Very successful

    Correct Answer
    D. Feeble, not equaling that of the Spanish or the French
    Explanation
    After the Pequot War, Puritan efforts to convert Indians to Christianity were feeble and did not match the level of success achieved by the Spanish or the French.

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