APUSH Unit 1 Practice Test

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Take this online APUSH Unit 1 practice test and enhance your knowledge from the A. P. Curriculum. Basically, APUSH stands for Advanced Placement United States History (also known as A. P. U. S. History) is a college-level exam that is administered every year for high school students. So, if you’ve just started studying U. S. History, play this below quiz and evaluate yourself by answering all the questions asked here. This questionnaire is similar to the actual exam. Shall we begin the test now? Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the religious philosophy of John Calvin and his followers,
    • A. 

      Women and men were saved by faith alone

    • B. 

      God controlled who would receive salvation

    • C. 

      Humans should accept their faith and merely exist on earth.

    • D. 

      Humans had total control over their destinies

    • E. 

      Hell did not exist

  • 2. 
    The single greatest factor that caused the destruction of Native Americans after contact with Europeans was
    • A. 

      Warfare

    • B. 

      Forced conversions to Christianity.

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Planned genocide.

    • E. 

      Forced removal from tribal lands.

  • 3. 
    The Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494 resulted in
    • A. 

      English control of Canada

    • B. 

      The withdrawal of the Spanish from the New World.

    • C. 

      Portuguese control of Brazil.

    • D. 

      French control of Martinique.

    • E. 

      War between Spain and Portugal

  • 4. 
    What factor helps to explain the development of different Native American communities in the New World?
    • A. 

      Feudalism

    • B. 

      Agricultural Revolution

    • C. 

      Warm environment

    • D. 

      Development of secular religion

    • E. 

      Written languages

  • 5. 
    The men largely responsible for Spain's conquest of the New World were known as
    • A. 

      "Sea Dogs"

    • B. 

      Condottiere

    • C. 

      Comerciante

    • D. 

      Los conquistadores

    • E. 

      Coureurs de bois

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT related to the French experience in the New World?
    • A. 

      Contact with the Aztecs

    • B. 

      The fur trade

    • C. 

      Encomiendas

    • D. 

      Samuel de Champlain

    • E. 

      Coureurs de bois

  • 7. 
    The first French explorers were
    • A. 

      Eager to Christianize the Native Americans

    • B. 

      Interested in finding the mythical "northwest passage" to China.

    • C. 

      Ruthless and exploitative of the native peoples.

    • D. 

      Considered stupid by the Native Americans

    • E. 

      Determined to find gold and silver

  • 8. 
    The leader of the failed Roanoke colony was
    • A. 

      Richard Hakluyt

    • B. 

      Walter Raleigh

    • C. 

      Francis Drake

    • D. 

      George Grenville

    • E. 

      Richard Grenville

  • 9. 
    From the beginning of colonization, Spain regarded her New World domain as primarily
    • A. 

      A place to establish penal colonies

    • B. 

      A place to send exiled Moors and Jews

    • C. 

      A source of precious metal.

    • D. 

      Supplier of cheap Native American labor to be used on Spanish estates

    • E. 

      An opportunity to further promote the Catholic faith

  • 10. 
    The English rehearsed for settlement in the New World by colonizing
    • A. 

      Jamaica

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      The Virgin Islands

    • D. 

      Ireland

    • E. 

      Wales

  • 11. 
    Which of the following countries is incorrectly matched with one of its colonies?
    • A. 

      Spain - Puerto Rico

    • B. 

      France - Canada

    • C. 

      England - Ireland

    • D. 

      England - Cuba

    • E. 

      Portugal - Brazil

  • 12. 
    In which of the following colonies was the death rate for the early colonists the most severe?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Rhode Island

    • D. 

      Virginia

    • E. 

      New York

  • 13. 
    Which of the following individuals is INCORRECTLY associated with the colony he established?
    • A. 

      John Smith - Virgina

    • B. 

      Sir George Carteret - New Jersey

    • C. 

      George Calvert - Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Roger Williams - Rhode Island

    • E. 

      John Winthrop - Massachusetts

  • 14. 
    Under the "headright" system in Virginia,
    • A. 

      All new arrivals who had paid their trans-Atlantic fares received fifty-acre land grants

    • B. 

      Every new settler was entitled to one slave.

    • C. 

      New immigrants were guaranteed a year's provision

    • D. 

      Every child was guaranteed a primary education

    • E. 

      Every adult male could vote

  • 15. 
    To resolve the problem of the vast expenses New World settlement required, English merchant-capitalists introduced the concept of
    • A. 

      Feudalism

    • B. 

      Primogeniture

    • C. 

      Proprietorship

    • D. 

      Mercantilism

    • E. 

      The joint-stock company

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following was a Chesapeake colony?
    • A. 

      Rhode Island

    • B. 

      Maryland

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      Massachusetts

    • E. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 17. 
    The joint-stock company
    • A. 

      Was not required to obtain a royal charter

    • B. 

      Encouraged investment in colonial enterprises, with "limited liability" for the investors

    • C. 

      Promised immense wealth to investors

    • D. 

      Required large capital investment

    • E. 

      Proved to be a failure in providing capital for colonization

  • 18. 
    Anne Hutchinson's skillful self-defense at her trial before the magistrates of Massachusetts Bay was ruined by
    • A. 

      Her claim of personal revelation.

    • B. 

      The fact that she was female

    • C. 

      Her rejection of free grace

    • D. 

      Her affinity for the dictum of works

    • E. 

      Her reliance on the Scriptures

  • 19. 
    By 1631 in Massachusetts, which of the following people could vote?
    • A. 

      All married, adult men who owned property and were memebers of the Congregational Church

    • B. 

      All adults

    • C. 

      All adult men

    • D. 

      All adult men who owned property and were members of the Congregational Church

    • E. 

      All men who owned property.

  • 20. 
    1622, The Native American tribes of Virginia
    • A. 

      Formed an alliance with the Native American tribes of New England

    • B. 

      Migrated westward to avoid future contact with settlers

    • C. 

      Established permanently good relations with the English settlers

    • D. 

      Learned from the English settlers how to grow tobacco

    • E. 

      Viciously attacked the Jamestown settlement

  • 21. 
    The most successful agricultural product in seventeenth-century North American colonies was
    • A. 

      Sugar

    • B. 

      Indigo

    • C. 

      Rice

    • D. 

      Tobacco

    • E. 

      Wheat

  • 22. 
    Upon arriving in the New World, English settlers
    • A. 

      Generally adapted old beliefs to the new environment

    • B. 

      Immediately focused on converting the Native Americans

    • C. 

      Rarely were forced to significantly change their old English ways

    • D. 

      Quickly abandoned English beliefs and values

    • E. 

      Usually adopted the customs of the local Indian tribes as a way to survive

  • 23. 
    Puritan dissenter Roger Williams established the colony of
    • A. 

      Rhode Island

    • B. 

      Maryland

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      New Jersey

    • E. 

      New York

  • 24. 
    A feudal land system was associated with which one of the following colonies?
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      Plymouth

    • D. 

      New Jersey

    • E. 

      Massachusetts

  • 25. 
    The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay believed that the best way to reform the Church of England was to
    • A. 

      Rely on help from the English monarchy

    • B. 

      Separate from it and reform it from the outside

    • C. 

      Remain in the Church and reform it from the inside

    • D. 

      Actively work to destroy the tenets with which they disagreed

    • E. 

      Refuse to associate with it in any way

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