Chapter 4: American Life In The Seventeenth Century

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  • 1. 
    What kind of diseases took 10 years off the life expectancy of new comers in the Chesapeake?
    • A. 

      Dysentery,malaria,typhoid

    • B. 

      Syphillis, smallpox, flu

    • C. 

      Common cold, H1N1, HIV

  • 2. 
    True or False? Men outnumbered Women.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How many years did marriage last about?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      7

  • 4. 
    Why was population growing steady in the 18th century in the Chesapeake?
    • A. 

      Floods every year that provided rich soil for agriculture

    • B. 

      Immunities

    • C. 

      A surplus of food being imported

  • 5. 
    True or False? The Chesapeake Region was excellent for tobacco cultivation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What initiated attacks by Indians by the Chesapeake?
    • A. 

      Expanding farms

    • B. 

      Territories being taken over

    • C. 

      New technology being stolen from the Indians

  • 7. 
    True of False? Indentured servants had to work their entire life time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What was the enclosure movement?
    • A. 

      When farmers lost all their cattle because of disobeying Purtian beliefs

    • B. 

      When large landowners gave a portion of their land to small farmers

    • C. 

      When large landowners closed off their land in England and small farmers lost their jobs

  • 9. 
    How many acres of land did the purchaser of a voyage in the Chesapeake region get granted?
    • A. 

      70

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      50

  • 10. 
    What was the rebellion when landless former indentured servants rebelled against the government of Virginia led by a twenty nine year old planter?
    • A. 

      South Carolina revolt

    • B. 

      Bacon's Rebellion

    • C. 

      Stono Rebellion

  • 11. 
    True or False. The Virginia Assembly allowed the landless owners to vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Why was Nathaniel Bacon and his followers upset over the government of VA?
    • A. 

      Because of the governor's friendly relations with the Indians

    • B. 

      Because their land was taken away for no apparent reason

    • C. 

      Because they had no right to vote

  • 13. 
    What was a reason William Berkeley did NOT want to revenge against the Indians?
    • A. 

      Their territory was among the rivers that had fertile soil and they were provided with that to grow agriculture.

    • B. 

      They had a fur trading relationship that he didn't want to have taken away

    • C. 

      They helped provide lumber and shipping equipments that was what the economy was based off of in VA

  • 14. 
    True or False? As a result of Bacon's rebellion, they expelled Governor Berkley from town.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    How did 20 of the rebels during Bacon's Rebellion die?
    • A. 

      They were hanged.

    • B. 

      They were stoned to death.

    • C. 

      They were beheaded.

  • 16. 
    Where did colonial slavery originate?
    • A. 

      West africa

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Caribbean

  • 17. 
    What made the population of indentured servants decrease in the colonies during the 1680's?
    • A. 

      Diseases

    • B. 

      Indian attacks in the frontier settlements

    • C. 

      Rising wages in England

  • 18. 
    What is the name of the company that lost its monopoly on the slave trade which allowed ambitious colonials to begin trading?
    • A. 

      The Virginia Company

    • B. 

      The Royal African Company

    • C. 

      The Massachusetts Bay Company

  • 19. 
    Where did most of the colonial slave traders come from?
    • A. 

      Rhode Island

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Maryland

  • 20. 
    What % of slaves did NOT reach the shores of the colonies during the Middle Passage?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      20%

  • 21. 
    What happened to the survivors of the Middle Passage?
    • A. 

      They were auctioned off

    • B. 

      They were given to large landowners

    • C. 

      They worked as doctors

  • 22. 
    True or False? Slaves and their children were designated as property for life
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    True or False? The Chesapeake region had very demanding crops and very large plantations that slaves would never interact with other slaves
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What was the African- American dialect that blended English w/ other African languages called?
    • A. 

      Yoruba

    • B. 

      Ibo

    • C. 

      Gullah

  • 25. 
    What was the slave rebellion called where several black slaves tried to kill the whites but only 12 whites were killed while 21 blacks were executed as a result?
    • A. 

      New York City slave revolt

    • B. 

      South Carolina slave revolt

    • C. 

      Stono Rebellion