Hist 1301 Exam 1

52 Questions
History Quizzes & Trivia

This questions are a review of Unit 1. It covers chapters 1,2,3,4,5.

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  • 1. 
    The Last of the British colonies founded along the Atlantic coast was
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      New Jersey

    • C. 

      New Hapshire

    • D. 

      Carolina

  • 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. 
    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

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Plymouth

    • C. 

      Massachusetts Bay

    • D. 

      New York

  • 5. 
    • 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

  • 6. 
    • 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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    Which man rose to prominence during the Great Awakening?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Church

    • B. 

      John Winthrop

    • C. 

      Jonathan Edwards

    • D. 

      John Cotton

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    True or False.  African slaves abandoned their various African cultures and folkways when they came to America. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    What contributed toward the Puritans' declension?
    • A. 

      A drop in tobacco prices

    • B. 

      Economic expansion

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Increased number of slaves

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    • 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

  • 21. 
    • 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

  • 22. 
    What was the main cause for military conflict between the English and Native Americans?
    • A. 

      English settlers encroaching onto Indians lands

    • B. 

      Indians resisting English attempts to dominate and subjugate them

    • C. 

      Poor trade relations between the colonists and the Indians

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    The Puritans valued
    • A. 

      Individualism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Harmony and order

    • D. 

      The pursuit of wealth

    • E. 

      Both b and c

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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

  • 26. 
    Which statement is most true about London's perceptions of the American colonies after 1763?
    • A. 

      The colonies would bring the downfall of the British empire if it continued its rebellion

    • B. 

      The colonies needed to buy more British goods

    • C. 

      The colonies had an unimportant role in mercantilism

    • D. 

      The American colonies could eventually become an equal partner with Great Britain in the imperial relationship

    • E. 

      Both a and b

  • 27. 
    This man led a rebellion in Virginia
    • A. 

      William Berkeley

    • B. 

      William Bradford

    • C. 

      John Winthrop

    • D. 

      Nathanial Bacon

  • 28. 
    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

  • 29. 
    True or False. Americans disliked, and were adversely affected by, the policies of mercantilism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The Navigation Acts of the 1600s
    • A. 

      Required all goods imported into the colonies to be shipped in British vessels

    • B. 

      Were attempts to wrest the colonial trade from the French

    • C. 

      Were not based on mercaantilist principles

    • D. 

      Was all of the above

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      To help pay for the British military presence in North America

    • B. 

      To impose imperial control over the colonies

    • C. 

      To help pay the debts from the French and Indian War

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 32. 
    John Locke's contract theory of government argued that
    • A. 

      The only legitimate governments are the ones that allow all adults, regardless of sex and race, to vote

    • B. 

      Kings have a "divine" right to rule their subjects as long as their subjects prosper

    • C. 

      Governments were formed when strong men seized authority

    • D. 

      Men have certain rights in the state of nature, including the right to life, liberty, and property

  • 33. 
    True or False.  By declaring independence, Americans were attempting to protect traditional English liberties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Montezuma II ruled the
    • A. 

      Inca

    • B. 

      Mayas

    • C. 

      Aztecs

    • D. 

      Toltecs

  • 35. 
    The most culturally diverse of the American colonies were
    • A. 

      In New England

    • B. 

      In the south

    • C. 

      In the Middle Colonies

    • D. 

      The colonies were roughly equal in this respect

  • 36. 
    Which of the following was an element of the American perspective immediately after the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      Full independence from Britain

    • B. 

      Submission to British imperial rule

    • C. 

      Westward expansion

    • D. 

      Free trade with France and Holland

    • E. 

      Both a and c

  • 37. 
    Benjamin Franklin
    • A. 

      Epitomized the Great Awakening

    • B. 

      Epitomized the Enlightenment in America

    • C. 

      Wrote "Of Freedom and Will"

    • D. 

      Was a Philadelphia printer

    • E. 

      Both b and d

  • 38. 
    What phrase best sums up slavery in 1600s Virginia?
    • A. 

      Coloniest immediately became dependent upon indian slaves

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Colonists turned to African slaves after they had worked to death all the Inian slaves

    • D. 

      Colonists turned to indentured servants because African slaves were unreliable

  • 39. 
    True or False.  The Stamp Act Congress agreed with Parliament's right to pass revenue-raising taxes but protested protective tariffs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Which of the following individuals was more likely to have gone to Carolina?:
    • A. 

      A sugar producer from Barbados

    • B. 

      A 34 year-old lawyer and his family

    • C. 

      A poor 20 year old male

    • D. 

      A Quaker

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    Letters fom a Farmer in Pennsylvania
    • A. 

      Were a major factor in the repeal of the Stamp Act

    • B. 

      Argued that Parliament could pass internal, but not external taxes

    • C. 

      Argued that Parliament had no right to levy taxes for revenue

  • 42. 
    The Spanish explorers who travelled throughout North America were searching primarily for what?
    • A. 

      Land to build their own colonies

    • B. 

      Trade with the indians

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Beaver fur

  • 43. 
    Which of these events happened FIRST in Jameston's history?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Bacon's Rebellion

    • C. 

      The first Africans landed with Dutch traders

    • D. 

      The Starving Time

  • 44. 
    One of the reasons for the collapes of Native American cultures were:
    • A. 

      Over-exploitation of land

    • B. 

      Foreign invasion

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      All of the above contributed

  • 45. 
    Which of the following events occured LAST?
    • A. 

      Townshend Acts

    • B. 

      Coercive Acts

    • C. 

      Sugar Act

    • D. 

      Stamp Act

  • 46. 
    What were the Puritans' goals when they came to America?
    • A. 

      Become a trading empire

    • B. 

      Establish a holy commonwealth

    • C. 

      Find gold and silver in NEw World

    • D. 

      Sell Indian slaves

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 47. 
    Why did Pontiac lay siege to Fort Detroit in 1763?
    • A. 

      To protest Britain's disregard for the Middle Ground

    • B. 

      To protest the enroachment of white settlers on Indian lands

    • C. 

      To protest the British defeat to the French

    • D. 

      To protest British lemon laws

    • E. 

      Both a and b

  • 48. 
    • A. 

      Sugar Act

    • B. 

      Stamp Act

    • C. 

      Navigation Act

    • D. 

      Molasses Act

    • E. 

      Quartering Act

  • 49. 
    All of the following are exampes of transplantation EXCEPT
    • A. 

      House of Burgesses

    • B. 

      Slave codes

    • C. 

      County courts

    • D. 

      Milita

  • 50. 
    True or False.  English adopted Indian ways of conducting war but Indians did not adopt any Englihs tools or methods of warfare
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    What was one consequence of the colonial way of war?
    • A. 

      Warfare on the frontier became less restrained and more brutal

    • B. 

      Indians began to fight less

    • C. 

      Europeans increasingly relied on Indian allies to fight other Indians

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 52. 
    The boycotts in America
    • A. 

      Affected imperial policy and laws

    • B. 

      Helped to forge and American identity

    • C. 

      Encouraged American industry

    • D. 

      Gave a political voice to those who did not otherwise have one

    • E. 

      Did all of the above