British Colonies In America

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British Colonies In America

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  • 1. 
    Number 12 on the map.
    • A. 

      New Hampshire

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Delaware

    • D. 

      Connecticut

    • E. 

      New Jersey

    • F. 

      Pennsylvania

    • G. 

      Virginia

    • H. 

      Massachusetts

    • I. 

      Rhode Island

    • J. 

      Maryland

    • K. 

      North Carolina

    • L. 

      South Carolina

    • M. 

      Georgia

  • 2. 
    Which of the following caused Jamestown’s near failure?
    • A. 

      The discovery of gold and silver in the colony

    • B. 

      John Smith’s leadership

    • C. 

      The failure of the tobacco crop

    • D. 

      The swampy site chosen for its settlement

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was a driving force in Puritan settlements?
    • A. 

      A love of luxury and wealth

    • B. 

      A desire to live without religion

    • C. 

      A passion for social order

    • D. 

      A desire to return to England

  • 4. 
    Which three colonies were founded in an attempt to escape religious persecution?
    • A. 

      New York, New Jersey, and Georgia

    • B. 

      Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland

    • C. 

      North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

    • D. 

      New York, Virginia, and Georgia

  • 5. 
    The Virginia colony survived largely because the English colonists
    • A. 

      Were well cared for by the Virginia Company.

    • B. 

      Developed lasting friendships with Native Americans.

    • C. 

      Worked cooperatively for the good of the colony.

    • D. 

      Began growing tobacco for sale.

  • 6. 
    The Puritans migrated to New England to
    • A. 

      Escape religious persecution.

    • B. 

      Establish Catholic missions.

    • C. 

      Maintain the practices of the Anglican Church.

    • D. 

      Start tobacco plantations.

  • 7. 
    Both Pennsylvania and Maryland were established to
    • A. 

      Offer a haven for certain religious groups.

    • B. 

      Provide freedom for enslaved Africans.

    • C. 

      Train Native Americans in the colonists’ ways.

    • D. 

      Provide new homes for the New York Dutch.

  • 8. 
    Why were the early years in Jamestown full of hardship?
    • A. 

      Many settlers refused to work.

    • B. 

      Powhatan destroyed the settlers’ crops.

    • C. 

      John Smith was an ineffective leader.

    • D. 

      The king abolished the Virginia Company.

  • 9. 
    What role did tobacco play in Virginia’s early colonial period?
    • A. 

      It was banned by the Church of England.

    • B. 

      It was traded for Native American crops.

    • C. 

      It was not as profitable as raising livestock.

    • D. 

      It became the foundation of the colony’s economy.

  • 10. 
    How did Puritans regard different ideas and cultures?
    • A. 

      They ignored them.

    • B. 

      They tolerated them.

    • C. 

      They were open to acquiring them.

    • D. 

      They adamantly rejected them.

  • 11. 
    One way Georgia differed from Maryland was that
    • A. 

      All faiths were tolerated.

    • B. 

      Only Catholics could live there.

    • C. 

      It jailed debtors.

    • D. 

      Only Protestants could live there.

  • 12. 
    The British policy of salutary neglect
    • A. 

      Prevented the colonies from developing diverse economies.

    • B. 

      Sent many royal officers to run the colonies.

    • C. 

      Enforced strict laws such as the Navigation Act.

    • D. 

      Allowed the colonies economic freedom.

  • 13. 
    Which of these is an accurate statement about the British colonies?
    • A. 

      Children benefited from an excellent system of public education.

    • B. 

      Politics and society were dominated by landowning men.

    • C. 

      Society provided equal opportunities for all groups.

    • D. 

      Society could not be divided into clear social levels.

  • 14. 
    The desire in the colonies to increase the production of staple crops like tobacco and rice led to
    • A. 

      A decrease in the use of indentured servants as a labor force.

    • B. 

      An increase in the number of slaves brought from Africa.

    • C. 

      The establishment of the Navigation Act.

    • D. 

      A lessening of the flow of immigrants to the colonies.

  • 15. 
    In colonial South Carolina and Georgia, most slaves worked
    • A. 

      In cities.

    • B. 

      On fishing ships.

    • C. 

      In factories.

    • D. 

      On farms.

  • 16. 
    The Great Awakening is best described as
    • A. 

      The conversion of thousands of Native Americans to Christianity.

    • B. 

      The shift of many New Englanders to the Quaker faith.

    • C. 

      A total rejection of Puritan ideas.

    • D. 

      A series of religious revivals in the British colonies.

  • 17. 
    Britain did not want the colonies to manufacture goods because
    • A. 

      It did not want colonial farming to suffer.

    • B. 

      It wanted to ship raw materials to the colonies and sell them there.

    • C. 

      It wanted the profit from selling manufactured goods to the colonies.

    • D. 

      It wanted to ship bullion to the colonies.

  • 18. 
    Which colonial region was most active in promoting public education?
    • A. 

      The New England Colonies

    • B. 

      The Southern Colonies

    • C. 

      The Middle Atlantic Colonies

    • D. 

      The Canadian Colonies

  • 19. 
    What major role did West Africans play in the European settlement of the Americas?
    • A. 

      They supplied the labor needed to cultivate cash crops.

    • B. 

      They supplied the firearms needed to control rebellious Native Americans.

    • C. 

      They taught Europeans methods for farming tobacco.

    • D. 

      They were the largest consumer of American products.

  • 20. 
    What was the major work of enslaved African Americans in Virginia and Maryland?
    • A. 

      Growing rice

    • B. 

      Cultivating tobacco

    • C. 

      Cultivating indigo

    • D. 

      Shipbuilding

  • 21. 
    What effect did the Great Awakening have on religious life in the colonies?
    • A. 

      It enhanced the political and spiritual authority of ministers.

    • B. 

      It reinforced the social order in the colonies.

    • C. 

      It strengthened traditional Puritan teachings.

    • D. 

      It helped make religion in the colonies more democratic.

  • 22. 
    What was a colony’s function under the mercantile system?
    • A. 

      To provide raw materials

    • B. 

      To manufacture finished goods

    • C. 

      To ship finished goods

    • D. 

      To provide labor for factories

  • 23. 
    Why did the colonies gain extensive freedom in self-government in the 1700s?
    • A. 

      Governors refused to enforce British laws in the colonies.

    • B. 

      Britain declined to interfere in colonial political affairs.

    • C. 

      The Dutch protected the colonies’ right to self-government.

    • D. 

      Colonists won the Glorious Revolution.

  • 24. 
    In colonial America, married women were
    • A. 

      Allowed to serve in legislatures.

    • B. 

      Legally dependent on their husbands.

    • C. 

      Allowed to vote if they owned land.

    • D. 

      Given the same legal rights as their husbands.

  • 25. 
    Women’s main contribution to the colonial household was to
    • A. 

      Keep the household operating.

    • B. 

      Plan leisure time activities.

    • C. 

      Supplement the family income.

    • D. 

      Teach family members manners.

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