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

    Correct Answer
    A. Dysentery,malaria,typhoid
    Explanation
    The diseases that took 10 years off the life expectancy of newcomers in the Chesapeake were dysentery, malaria, and typhoid. These diseases were prevalent in the region and had a severe impact on the health and mortality rates of the population. People who contracted these diseases often faced significant health complications and a reduced life expectancy.

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  • 2. 

    True or False? Men outnumbered Women.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Men outnumbered women" is false. This means that there are more women than men.

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  • 3. 

    How many years did marriage last about?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7. This suggests that the duration of the marriage was approximately 7 years.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Immunities
    Explanation
    The population in the Chesapeake region grew steadily in the 18th century due to immunities. This suggests that the people living in the area had developed immunity to diseases that were prevalent at the time. As a result, they were able to survive and reproduce, leading to a growing population. This immunity may have been developed over time through exposure to diseases or through genetic factors. The presence of immunities allowed the population to thrive and contribute to the steady growth in the region.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Chesapeake Region was indeed excellent for tobacco cultivation. The area had fertile soil and a favorable climate, which were ideal conditions for growing tobacco. The region's economy heavily relied on tobacco production, and it became a major cash crop for the colonists. The success of tobacco cultivation in the Chesapeake Region played a crucial role in the development of the American colonies and their trade relationships with Europe.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Expanding farms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is expanding farms. As farms expanded in the Chesapeake region, the settlers encroached on Indian lands, leading to conflicts and attacks by the Indians. The increasing demand for land and resources by the settlers resulted in tension and clashes between the two groups. The expansion of farms disrupted the traditional way of life for the Native Americans, leading to resistance and aggression.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    they contractually worked in exchange for passage

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. When large landowners closed off their land in England and small farmers lost their jobs
    Explanation
    The enclosure movement refers to a historical period in England when large landowners enclosed their land, preventing small farmers from accessing and using it. This led to the displacement of many small farmers who lost their jobs and livelihoods as a result. The enclosure movement was a significant shift in land ownership and agricultural practices during the 18th and 19th centuries in England.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      70

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      50

    Correct Answer
    C. 50
    Explanation
    The purchaser of a voyage in the Chesapeake region was granted 50 acres of land.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Bacon's Rebellion
    Explanation
    Bacon's Rebellion was a rebellion in which landless former indentured servants in Virginia revolted against the government. It was led by Nathaniel Bacon, a young planter. The rebellion was a result of grievances against the government's policies, including their failure to protect settlers from Native American attacks. The rebels demanded a more aggressive approach towards Native Americans and greater political representation. Although the rebellion was ultimately suppressed, it highlighted the tensions between the wealthy elite and the lower classes in colonial Virginia.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The VA assembly disenfranchised them.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Because of the governor's friendly relations with the Indians
    Explanation
    Nathaniel Bacon and his followers were upset over the government of VA because of the governor's friendly relations with the Indians. This suggests that they believed the governor's actions were compromising the safety and interests of the settlers. They may have felt that the governor's friendly approach towards the Indians was endangering their lives and their land. This could have led to a sense of betrayal and frustration among Bacon and his followers, prompting them to rebel against the government.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. They had a fur trading relationship that he didn't want to have taken away
    Explanation
    William Berkeley did not want to seek revenge against the Indians because they had a fur trading relationship that he did not want to risk losing.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    As a result of Bacon's rebellion, Governor Berkley was indeed expelled from town. Bacon's rebellion was a popular uprising in colonial Virginia in 1676, led by Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkley. The rebellion was fueled by grievances against Berkley's policies, particularly his refusal to protect settlers from Native American attacks. Bacon and his followers successfully took control of Jamestown and forced Berkley to flee. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the outcome of Bacon's rebellion.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. They were hanged.
    Explanation
    During Bacon's Rebellion, 20 rebels were executed by hanging. This method of execution involves suspending a person by the neck with a rope, causing death by asphyxiation. Hanging was a common form of punishment during this time, and it was used to deter others from participating in rebellious activities. The rebels were likely hanged publicly as a warning to others who may have been considering joining the rebellion.

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  • 16. 

    Where did colonial slavery originate?

    • A.

      West africa

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      Caribbean

    Correct Answer
    C. Caribbean
    Explanation
    Colonial slavery originated in the Caribbean. The Caribbean was one of the primary destinations for European colonizers who established plantations and used enslaved Africans for labor. The region had favorable conditions for growing cash crops such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton, which required a large workforce. The demand for labor led to the importation of enslaved Africans from West Africa to the Caribbean, where they were forced into brutal conditions and subjected to harsh treatment. The Caribbean became a hub for the transatlantic slave trade and played a significant role in the development and perpetuation of colonial slavery.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Rising wages in England
    Explanation
    During the 1680s, the population of indentured servants decreased in the colonies due to rising wages in England. As wages increased in England, fewer individuals were willing to become indentured servants and endure the hardships of servitude in the colonies. This led to a decline in the number of people seeking indentured servitude as a means to immigrate to the colonies, resulting in a decrease in the population of indentured servants during this period.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Royal African Company
    Explanation
    The Royal African Company is the correct answer because it was the company that lost its monopoly on the slave trade. This loss of monopoly allowed ambitious colonials to begin trading in slaves. The Virginia Company and the Massachusetts Bay Company were not specifically involved in the slave trade and therefore are not the correct answers.

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  • 19. 

    Where did most of the colonial slave traders come from?

    • A.

      Rhode Island

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Maryland

    Correct Answer
    A. Rhode Island
    Explanation
    Most of the colonial slave traders came from Rhode Island. Rhode Island was heavily involved in the slave trade during the colonial period, with numerous ships being sent to Africa to acquire enslaved people. The state's economy was heavily dependent on the slave trade, and many wealthy Rhode Island families made significant profits from this inhumane practice. Therefore, it can be inferred that Rhode Island was a major hub for colonial slave traders.

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  • 20. 

    What % of slaves did NOT reach the shores of the colonies during the Middle Passage?

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      15%

    • C.

      20%

    Correct Answer
    C. 20%
    Explanation
    During the Middle Passage, which was the transatlantic journey of enslaved Africans to the colonies, it is estimated that approximately 20% of slaves did not survive the voyage and reach the shores. This was due to the harsh conditions on board the slave ships, including overcrowding, disease, and malnutrition. The high mortality rate during the Middle Passage was a tragic consequence of the brutal slave trade.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. They were auctioned off
    Explanation
    The survivors of the Middle Passage were auctioned off. This means that they were sold to the highest bidder, typically to plantation owners or other individuals who needed labor. This practice was common during the transatlantic slave trade, where enslaved Africans were forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The survivors would be sold as property and forced to work on plantations, mines, or in households, enduring harsh conditions and exploitation.

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  • 22. 

    True or False? Slaves and their children were designated as property for life

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the time of slavery, slaves and their children were indeed designated as property for life. This meant that they were considered the legal possessions of their owners and had no rights or autonomy. Slavery was a system that dehumanized and exploited individuals, treating them as objects to be bought, sold, and owned. Slaves and their offspring were seen as property that could be inherited, traded, or treated however their owners saw fit. This practice was prevalent in many societies throughout history and had devastating consequences for the enslaved individuals and their families.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Chesapeake region had less demanding crops and the plantations were in closer proximity to each other allowing for contact amongst the slaves from other plantations.

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  • 24. 

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

    • A.

      Yoruba

    • B.

      Ibo

    • C.

      Gullah

    Correct Answer
    C. Gullah
    Explanation
    Gullah is the correct answer because it refers to the African-American dialect that blended English with other African languages. Gullah developed among African slaves in the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia, particularly on the Sea Islands. It incorporates elements of various West African languages, such as Yoruba and Ibo, as well as English. The Gullah language and culture have been preserved by the Gullah people and continue to be an important part of African-American heritage.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. New York City slave revolt
  • 26. 

    What was the slave rebellion called where slaves tried to escape Spanish Florida but a militia was there to stop them?

    • A.

      New York City slave Revolt

    • B.

      Stono Rebellion

    • C.

      South Carolina slave revolt

    Correct Answer
    B. Stono Rebellion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stono Rebellion. The Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion that took place in South Carolina in 1739. Slaves from the Stono River area attempted to escape to Spanish Florida, but a local militia intercepted and suppressed the rebellion. This uprising was one of the largest and most significant slave rebellions in colonial America, leading to stricter slave codes and restrictions on enslaved people's rights and freedoms.

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  • 27. 

    True or False? No slave rebellion will equal that destruction of Bacon's rebellion

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Bacon's Rebellion was a significant slave rebellion that took place in colonial Virginia in 1676. Led by Nathaniel Bacon, the rebellion was a response to the colonial government's failure to address the grievances of the frontiersmen. The rebellion resulted in the burning of Jamestown, the capital of Virginia at the time, and caused significant destruction and loss of life. No other slave rebellion in American history has matched the level of destruction and impact caused by Bacon's Rebellion.

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  • 28. 

    What is the order of social class in the Southern society?

    • A.

      Merchant planter, landless whites, indentured servants, small farmers, slaves

    • B.

      Small farmers, merchant planter, landless whites, indentured servants, slaves

    • C.

      Merchant planter, small farmers, landless whites, indentured servants, slaves

    Correct Answer
    C. Merchant planter, small farmers, landless whites, indentured servants, slaves
    Explanation
    In the Southern society, the order of social class is determined by the occupations and wealth of individuals. The merchant planters, who were wealthy landowners and businesspeople, held the highest social status. They were followed by small farmers, who owned their own land but had less wealth and influence. Landless whites, who did not own land and often worked as laborers, were next in the social hierarchy. Indentured servants, who were contracted to work for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America, occupied a lower social class. Finally, slaves, who were considered property and had no rights or freedom, were at the bottom of the social order.

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  • 29. 

    What were the FFV's

    • A.

      AKA the freedom founders of VA, a group of liberals in VA

    • B.

      AKA the first families of VA, wealthy extended clans that dominated politics in the colony

    • C.

      AKA the flex fuel vehicles, vehicles that are designed to run on gasoline or a blend of up to 85% ethanol (E85).

    Correct Answer
    B. AKA the first families of VA, wealthy extended clans that dominated politics in the colony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AKA the first families of VA, wealthy extended clans that dominated politics in the colony. This explanation suggests that the FFV's refer to the first families of Virginia, who were wealthy extended clans that held significant power and influence in the political landscape of the colony.

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  • 30. 

    True or False? The landless whites were the largest group.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    small farmers were

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  • 31. 

    What are the landless whites?

    • A.

      People who worked as shopkeepers or government officials

    • B.

      Former indentured servants

    • C.

      Lawyers and doctors

    Correct Answer
    B. Former indentured servants
    Explanation
    Landless whites refers to individuals who were once indentured servants. Indentured servitude was a labor system in which individuals would work for a specific period of time in exchange for passage to America or other benefits. Once their indenture was completed, these individuals often found themselves without land or property, hence the term "landless." They were not shopkeepers or government officials, lawyers, or doctors, but rather individuals who had served a period of indenture and were now without land or property.

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  • 32. 

    What was the average life expectancy in New England?

    • A.

      70

    • B.

      65

    • C.

      32

    Correct Answer
    A. 70
    Explanation
    The average life expectancy in New England was 70. This means that on average, people in New England were expected to live up to the age of 70.

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  • 33. 

    True or False? The New England families migrated as colonies not by themselves

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The New England families migrated as colonies, meaning they traveled together in groups rather than individually. This was a common practice during the colonization period, as it provided safety, support, and a sense of community for the settlers. By migrating as colonies, the families could establish settlements and build a new society together, sharing resources and working collectively towards their goals. This approach also allowed for better organization and coordination in terms of logistics and decision-making.

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  • 34. 

    Did women in New England have property rights after marriage?

    • A.

      Yes, they had more rights that Old England

    • B.

      No, with the exception of widowhood

    Correct Answer
    B. No, with the exception of widowhood
    Explanation
    Women in New England did not have property rights after marriage, except in the case of widowhood. This means that upon marriage, women would typically lose their right to own and control property, as it would be transferred to their husbands. However, if a woman became a widow, she would regain control over her late husband's property. This limited exception allowed widows to have some property rights, but overall, women in New England did not have extensive property rights after marriage.

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  • 35. 

    True or False? Like the old England women they could not inherit their husband's property.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    they could, unlike old England women.

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  • 36. 

    Why didn't women in the Chesapeake need to give up their property at the time of marriage?

    • A.

      Low life expectancy of husband

    • B.

      They had more rights that old England

    • C.

      They were granted land after marriage

    Correct Answer
    A. Low life expectancy of husband
    Explanation
    During the time period in question, the Chesapeake region had a low life expectancy for husbands. This means that women did not need to give up their property at the time of marriage because their husbands were not expected to live long enough to inherit it. Therefore, women were able to retain ownership of their property even after getting married.

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  • 37. 

    Who was towns planned out by in New England?

    • A.

      The governor

    • B.

      The House of Burgesses

    • C.

      Proprietors

    Correct Answer
    C. Proprietors
    Explanation
    In New England, towns were planned out by proprietors. Proprietors were individuals or groups who owned large tracts of land and were responsible for organizing and overseeing the development of towns. They would divide the land into lots, allocate them to settlers, and establish the layout and infrastructure of the town. The proprietors played a crucial role in shaping the early settlements in New England by determining the location, design, and governance of the towns.

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  • 38. 

    True or False? Houses in New England were surrounded by a town center

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In New England, houses were indeed surrounded by a town center. This is because the town center was the heart of the community, where important buildings such as the church, town hall, and marketplace were located. Houses were typically built close to the town center to ensure easy access to these facilities and promote social interaction among the residents. This setup fostered a sense of community and allowed for efficient governance and commerce within the town.

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  • 39. 

    How do we know that New England valued education?(pick more than one)

    • A.

      The establishment of Harvard

    • B.

      Everyone received free education

    • C.

      Educated ministers and lawyers

    • D.

      Fifty or more families in a town required a school

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The establishment of Harvard
    D. Fifty or more families in a town required a school
    Explanation
    The establishment of Harvard and the requirement of fifty or more families in a town to have a school indicate that New England valued education. The establishment of Harvard shows that there was a significant investment in higher education, suggesting a commitment to fostering intellectual growth and knowledge. Additionally, the requirement of having a school in towns with fifty or more families demonstrates the importance placed on providing education to the community, further highlighting the value placed on education in New England.

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  • 40. 

    How did the New England region differ from the Chesapeake?

    • A.

      Chesapeake was a larger more organized region while New England was smaller and less organized

    • B.

      The New England was matrilinear while Chespeake was patrilinear

    • C.

      The New England grew out of the head right system and plantations while the Chespeake had more of a tobacco economy

    Correct Answer
    C. The New England grew out of the head right system and plantations while the Chespeake had more of a tobacco economy
    Explanation
    The answer explains that the New England region grew out of the head right system and plantations, indicating that it had a different economic structure compared to the Chesapeake region. On the other hand, the Chesapeake region was described as having more of a tobacco economy. This suggests that the two regions had different primary industries and economic focuses.

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  • 41. 

    What was the type of preaching that preachers used to scold their parishioners?

    • A.

      Jeremiad

    • B.

      Mosaic

    • C.

      Witchcraft

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeremiad
    Explanation
    Jeremiad refers to a type of preaching where preachers scold their parishioners. It is a form of sermon that originated in the 17th century, named after the biblical prophet Jeremiah who was known for his warnings and rebukes. Jeremiads were often characterized by a tone of moral indignation, emphasizing the sins and shortcomings of the congregation and calling for repentance and reform. This style of preaching was commonly used to criticize societal issues and promote moral righteousness among the people.

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  • 42. 

    What was the halfway covenant?

    • A.

      It cut people in the church membership in half.

    • B.

      It gave partial membership to those have not yet received conversion.

    • C.

      It gave the church half of the offerings given by the churchgoers so the church could expand.

    Correct Answer
    B. It gave partial membership to those have not yet received conversion.
    Explanation
    The halfway covenant was a religious practice in colonial New England that allowed partial membership in the church to individuals who had not experienced a full conversion. This meant that they could participate in certain church activities and have their children baptized, but they were not considered full members of the church. This practice was introduced to encourage more people to join the church and maintain its influence in society.

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  • 43. 

    True or False? Because of the halfway covenant the men were the majority church goers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    women were.

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  • 44. 

    During the Salem witch trials who accused who of being a witch?

    • A.

      Accusers were the elite merchants and the accused were the farmers

    • B.

      Accusers were slaves or indentured servants accused were the farmers

    • C.

      Accusers were the farmers and the accused were the elite merchantss

    Correct Answer
    C. Accusers were the farmers and the accused were the elite merchantss
    Explanation
    During the Salem witch trials, it was the farmers who accused the elite merchants of being witches. This was a significant deviation from the traditional power dynamics, as typically the elite merchants held more influence and authority. The accusation of the merchants by the farmers suggests a shift in social dynamics and a potential desire for power and control.

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  • 45. 

    How did the Salem witch trials end?

    • A.

      When the governor's wife was accused

    • B.

      When the minister was accused

    • C.

      When the teenage girls admitted to pretending they were bewitched

    Correct Answer
    A. When the governor's wife was accused
    Explanation
    The Salem witch trials ended when the governor's wife was accused. This accusation brought the hysteria and fear surrounding the trials closer to the government, causing doubt and skepticism among the people. As a result, the trials lost credibility and public support, leading to their eventual end.

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  • 46. 

    What was New England economy centered around?

    • A.

      Slave labor, Tobacco planting

    • B.

      Shipbuilding, fishing, trading

    • C.

      Sugar cane plantations, lumber

    Correct Answer
    B. Shipbuilding, fishing, trading
    Explanation
    The correct answer is shipbuilding, fishing, trading. New England's economy was centered around these industries because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Shipbuilding was a major industry, as New England produced many ships for trade and fishing. Fishing was also a significant part of the economy, with New England's coastal waters providing abundant fish stocks. Trading was another key economic activity, as New England had access to various goods and resources from both domestic and international markets. This combination of shipbuilding, fishing, and trading formed the foundation of New England's economy.

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  • 47. 

    What were the women early settlers doing in their region?(pick more than one)

    • A.

      Planting

    • B.

      Weaving

    • C.

      Butchering

    • D.

      Cooking

    • E.

      Raising children

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Weaving
    D. Cooking
    E. Raising children
    Explanation
    The women early settlers were engaged in various activities in their region. They were involved in weaving, which suggests that they were skilled in creating textiles and fabrics. Additionally, they were responsible for cooking, indicating that they played a vital role in preparing meals for their families and communities. Lastly, they were involved in raising children, highlighting their role in nurturing and caring for the younger generation.

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  • 48. 

    What were the men early settlers doing in their region?( pick more than one)

    • A.

      Weaving

    • B.

      Cleaning

    • C.

      Clearing land

    • D.

      Raising land

    • E.

      Cropping

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Clearing land
    E. Cropping
    Explanation
    The early settlers were engaged in clearing land and cropping. Clearing land refers to the process of removing trees, rocks, and other obstacles to prepare the land for cultivation. This was necessary as the settlers needed to create space for their crops and establish farms. Cropping refers to the act of growing and harvesting crops, which was the main occupation of the early settlers. By clearing the land, they were able to create fertile fields and cultivate various crops for sustenance and trade.

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  • 49. 

    Why was the 17th century in America much more comfortable than the 17th century in Europe?

    • A.

      Land was cheap, immigrants were from the middle class of Europe

    • B.

      Crops were easier to grow, people were more hostile

    • C.

      Better weather and new technology

    Correct Answer
    A. Land was cheap, immigrants were from the middle class of Europe
    Explanation
    In the 17th century, America was more comfortable than Europe due to two main factors. Firstly, land was cheap in America, making it easier for people to acquire and own property. This allowed for greater economic opportunities and social mobility. Secondly, many of the immigrants who came to America during this time were from the middle class of Europe. These individuals brought with them skills, knowledge, and resources that contributed to the development and prosperity of the American colonies.

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