United States History: Hist 1301 Exam Prep Test

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How much do you have knowledge of the history of the United States? Would you be willing to try this quiz? This quiz entails your understanding of the last of the British colonies found along the Atlantic coast, what happened to the Spanish Armada, the result of King Philip’s war, and which man rose to prominence during the Great Awakening. This quiz will teach you about United States history. Please give it a go.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This man helped to pant one of England's first colonies in the 1580s. 
    • A. 

      William Bradford

    • B. 

      Walter Raleigh

    • C. 

      Richard Hakluyt

    • D. 

      John Smith

  • 2. 
    The Spanish Armada
    • A. 

      Caused Spain to abandon New World colonization as a result of its defeat

    • B. 

      Was destroyed by a storm before it left Spain

    • C. 

      Was a treasure fleet attacked by the English

    • D. 

      Attempted to invade England

  • 3. 
    The Indian leader Powhatan was associated with which colony?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Plymouth

    • C. 

      Massachusetts Bay

    • D. 

      New York

  • 4. 
    King Philip's War
    • A. 

      Devastated the Native American culture in New England

    • B. 

      Wasnamed for the French king who orered the Indians to leave his New World colonies

    • C. 

      Led to the virtual destruction of the Pequots

    • D. 

      Was all of the above

  • 5. 
    The Last of the British colonies founded along the Atlantic coast was
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      New Jersey

    • C. 

      New Hapshire

    • D. 

      Carolina

  • 6. 
    Which man rose to prominence during the Great Awakening?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Church

    • B. 

      John Winthrop

    • C. 

      Jonathan Edwards

    • D. 

      John Cotton

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was NOT true of the American attack on Quebec?
    • A. 

      One of the American leaders was Benedict Arnold

    • B. 

      After a prolonged siege, the British surrendered the city

    • C. 

      It was the first of numerous defeats for the Americans

    • D. 

      Smallpox ravaged the American forces

  • 8. 
    At the Battle of Bunker Hill
    • A. 

      The colonists ran without much of a fight

    • B. 

      British General William Howe was killed

    • C. 

      The British lost about half of their troops

    • D. 

      The "Green Mountain Boys" defeated a larger British force

  • 9. 
    Edmund Morgan argues in "The Puritans and Sex" that
    • A. 

      The Puritans thought sex was immoral

    • B. 

      The Puritans thought sex was onbly good for procreation

    • C. 

      The Puritans had rather loose attitudes toward sex

    • D. 

      The Puritans thought sex was good within certain boundaries

  • 10. 
    According to Daniel Boorstin, in his"Paradise Found and Lost,"
    • A. 

      Columbus remained convinced that he had landed in Asia

    • B. 

      Columbus was not the first European to discover the new world

    • C. 

      Columbus knew he had found a new world

    • D. 

      Columbus proved the world was round

  • 11. 
    The Middle Passage
    • A. 

      Was where English Sea Dogs lie in wait for Spanish ships ladden with silver

    • B. 

      Was a horrible and dreadful experience for most Africans

    • C. 

      Was the route taken by SPanish galleons on their passage from Central America to Spain

    • D. 

      Was, for most Africans, not as bad as historians have suggested

  • 12. 
    This man campaigned on behalf of Native Americans and denounced Spanish treatment of them
    • A. 

      Bartolome de Las Casas

    • B. 

      Hernando de Soto

    • C. 

      Francisco Pizarro

    • D. 

      Francisco Vasques de Coronado

  • 13. 
    The Middle Ground was the interaction
    • A. 

      Between the French and Indians whereby the French dominate over the Indians

    • B. 

      Between native peoples and the Spanish, in which the Spanish enslaved Indians

    • C. 

      Between the French and Indians that rested upon mediation and negotiaton

    • D. 

      Between the western and eastern farmers in Virginia, whereby the western farmers received more representation in the House of Burgesses

  • 14. 
    True or False. One of the reasons for the success of the African slave trade was Europe's ability to force African participation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    True or False.  African slaves abandoned their various African cultures and folkways when they came to America. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of these events happened FIRST in Jamestown's history?
    • A. 

      Bacon's Rebellion

    • B. 

      The first Africans landed with Dutch traders

    • C. 

      John Smith seized control of the colony and forced everyone to work

    • D. 

      The Starving Time

  • 17. 
    What phrase best sums up slavery in 1600s Virginia?
    • A. 

      Colonists turned to African slaves as a safer and cheaper form of labor than indentured servants

    • B. 

      Colonists immediately became dependent upon Indian slaves

    • C. 

      Colonists turned into indentured servants because African slaves were unreliable

    • D. 

      Colonists turned to African slavevs after they had worked to deah all the Indian slaves

  • 18. 
    Which of the following individuals was more likely to have gone to the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
    • A. 

      A sugar producer from Barbados

    • B. 

      A 34 year-old laywer and his family

    • C. 

      A poor 20 year-old make

    • D. 

      A slave from Africa

    • E. 

      A Quaker

  • 19. 
    Which of the following individuals was more likely to have gone to Jamestown in 1625?
    • A. 

      A poor 20 year-old male

    • B. 

      A sugar producer from Barbados

    • C. 

      A 34 year-old lawyer and his family

    • D. 

      A slave from Africa

    • E. 

      A Quaker

  • 20. 
    The Puritans valued
    • A. 

      Individualism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Harmony and order

    • D. 

      The pursuit of wealth

    • E. 

      Both b and c

  • 21. 
    What contributed toward the Puritans' declension?
    • A. 

      A drop in tobacco prices

    • B. 

      Economic expansion

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Increased number of slaves

  • 22. 
    In what way did Barbados influence the development of the Carolina colony?
    • A. 

      Sugar production

    • B. 

      Rice production

    • C. 

      Its political system

    • D. 

      Slave codes

    • E. 

      Both a and d

  • 23. 
    What contribution did African slaves make to the Carolina economy in the 1690s?
    • A. 

      Knowledge of cattle-raising techniques

    • B. 

      Knowledge of hunting techniques

    • C. 

      Knowledge of rice-growing techniques

    • D. 

      Knowledge of field-clearing techniques

  • 24. 
    In the settlement of Carolina, slaves filled all of the following roles EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Cattle ranching

    • B. 

      Service in the militia

    • C. 

      Sugar production

    • D. 

      Clearing land

    • E. 

      Fishing along the Carolina coast

  • 25. 
    The colonial way of war included all of the following elements EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      War of extirpation

    • B. 

      Burning crops

    • C. 

      Rangers

    • D. 

      Clear rules of warfare

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