The Ultimate APUSH Unit 1 Quiz! Trivia

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The Ultimate APUSH Unit 1 Quiz! Trivia

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  • 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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