Pvhs American/US History 1 Mid-term

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American History Quizzes & Trivia

This test will contain content from the PVHS American History 1 Coursework from sections 1a-1h


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    England established its first enduring settlement in:
    • A. 

      New Foundland

    • B. 

      Jamestown

    • C. 

      St. Lawrence Valley

    • D. 

      Florida

  • 2. 
    Roger Williams is best known in American history as? :
    • A. 

      Advocating the uniting of church and state into a theocracy

    • B. 

      An early champion of religious freedom

    • C. 

      The chief justice at the Salem witch trials.

    • D. 

      The founder of New Hampshire.

    • E. 

      The first royal governor of Massachusetts

  • 3. 
    When did Spain establish permanent settlement in California?
    • A. 

      1749

    • B. 

      1769

    • C. 

      1750

    • D. 

      1755

  • 4. 
    During the 17 century, The New England ______ contributed to our country's sense of mission, its work ethic, and its moral sensibility.
    • A. 

      Puritans

    • B. 

      Immagrants

    • C. 

      Slavess

    • D. 

      Loyalist

  • 5. 
    The New England colonies were more successful and stable than the Chesapeake Bay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Certain characteristics made the 13 American colonies very different from England.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    One of the reasons for Roger William’s banishment from Massachusetts Bay was his belief that?:
    • A. 

      The King of England had no right to give away land belonging to the Indians.

    • B. 

      The church and the state should be linked.

    • C. 

      The covenant of grace was a false doctrine

    • D. 

      Good works were essential to salvation

  • 8. 
    Who wrote the first declaration of independence draft?
    • A. 

      Richard Henry

    • B. 

      Benjamin Harrison

    • C. 

      King George III

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 9. 
    The Massachusetts constitution was written by __________ in 1780.
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Winthrop

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Roger Williams

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was a major market for New England goods in the late 17c?:
    • A. 

      Continental Europe.

    • B. 

      South America.

    • C. 

      India.

    • D. 

      England.

    • E. 

      The West Indies.

  • 11. 
    Colonial cities functioned primarily as?:
    • A. 

      Mercantile centers for collecting agricultural goods and distributing imported manufactured goods.

    • B. 

      Places where most poor immigrants settled and worked as independent artisans.

    • C. 

      Centers where large scale financial and banking operations were conducted.

    • D. 

      Places to which wage earners commuted from numerous surrounding communities.

    • E. 

      Centers of light manufacturing.

  • 12. 
    According to the Proclamation of 1763?:
    • A. 

      Colonial militiamen were required to put down Pontiac's Rebellion.

    • B. 

      Colonial paper money could not be printed.

    • C. 

      Contact between colonials and Indians was strictly forbidden.

    • D. 

      Settlers were prohibited from crossing the Appalachians.

    • E. 

      Speculators were allowed to purchase certain lands from trans-Appalachian tribes.

  • 13. 
    The Stamp Act Congress was significant because it?:
    • A. 

      Demonstrated that the colonies were loyal to Parliament.

    • B. 

      Repealed the Stamp Act.

    • C. 

      Led directly to the First Continental Congress.

    • D. 

      Failed to persuade Parliament of colonial discontent.

    • E. 

      Marked an important step toward the unity of the colonies.

  • 14. 
    England passed the Stamp Act in 1765 to?:
    • A. 

      Punish Americans for protests to the Sugar Act.

    • B. 

      Control the American press.

    • C. 

      Raise money to reduce England's national debt.

    • D. 

      Allow for illegal search-and-seizure of smugglers.

    • E. 

      Allow Americans to settle the Ohio River Valley.

  • 15. 
    The Declaration of Independence stated that?:
    • A. 

      Men are created unequal.

    • B. 

      Governments derive their power from God.

    • C. 

      It was not right that a small island should rule a large continent.

    • D. 

      People have the right to abolish governments destructive of their rights.

    • E. 

      There shall be no taxation without representation.

  • 16. 
    One of the purposes for writing the Declaration of Independence was to?:
    • A. 

      Persuade the still undecided American populace to accept a permanent break with Great Britain.

    • B. 

      Convince potential foreign allies of American determination to gain independence.

    • C. 

      Protect captured American soldiers from possible treatment as traitors.

    • D. 

      Rally all the states behind a common cause.

    • E. 

      Convince the British government to accept American independence.

  • 17. 
    The first civilian town in Texas was established by Spain in what year?:
    • A. 

      1747

    • B. 

      1748

    • C. 

      1749

    • D. 

      1750

  • 18. 
    Epidemic diseases introduced by European fishermen and fur traders reduced the population of New England's coastal Indians about ____ percent by the early 1620s.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      70

    • D. 

      90

  • 19. 
    In ______ Massachusetts population had fallen from 20,000 to just 750 in what year
    • A. 

      1629

    • B. 

      1631

    • C. 

      1633

    • D. 

      1635

  • 20. 
    By the early 1700s, the slave codes of the English colonies in North America established all of the following rules EXCEPT that they?:
    • A. 

      Made slavery a permanent condition.

    • B. 

      Limited the rights of slaves severely.

    • C. 

      Provided that the children of slaves would also be slaves.

    • D. 

      Allowed a slave with some white ancestry to apply for freedom.

  • 21. 
    What did the Great Awakening, inter-colonial trade and American attitudes toward English culture and constitutional theory have in common?:
    • A. 

      They created disdain for England.

    • B. 

      They contributed to a growing sense of shared American identity.

    • C. 

      They contributed to a growing sense of shared American identity.

    • D. 

      they created a rebellious spirit in America.

    • E. 

      They helped create imperial rivalry between England and France.

  • 22. 
    Which was NOT a result of the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War)?:
    • A. 

      France lost Canada.

    • B. 

      Great Britain incurred high war costs.

    • C. 

      Great Britain gained Louisiana.

    • D. 

      Great Britain saw a need to tighten its administrative system.

    • E. 

      Great Britain made a decision to reinvigorate the mercantile system.

  • 23. 
    Slavery in the United States was unique in treating human beings like animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The _______ Slavery Convention described slavery as "...the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised..." Therefore a slave is someone who cannot leave an owner, master, overseer, controller, or employer without explicit permission, and who will be returned if they stray or escape. They may be "legally" owned, or controlled to the same extent informally.
    • A. 

      1905

    • B. 

      1919

    • C. 

      1926

    • D. 

      1918

  • 25. 
    In all cultures, slaves were symbolically dishonored. For example, they were branded, tattooed, or required to wear distinctive collars, clothing, or hairstyles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Slavery apparently modeled on the domestication of animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The earliest known system of laws, the _________ Code, recognized slavery.
    • A. 

      Yangtze

    • B. 

      Hammurabi

    • C. 

      Indus

    • D. 

      Mesopotamian

  • 28. 
    The first true slave society in history emerged in ancient Greece between the ____ and ____ centuries.
    • A. 

      1st, 2nd

    • B. 

      3rd, 4th

    • C. 

      4th, 6th

    • D. 

      5th, 7th

  • 29. 
    During the ______s, decades before Columbus's "discovery" of the New World, Europeans exploited African labor on slave plantations built on sugar producing islands off the coast of West Africa.
    • A. 

      1100

    • B. 

      1200

    • C. 

      1300

    • D. 

      1400

    • E. 

      1500

  • 30. 
    Christians and Muslims increasingly began to recruit slaves from ______________.
    • A. 

      East Africa

    • B. 

      West Africa

    • C. 

      North central Africa

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    Slaves held the lowest status in premodern societies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Many ancient societies considered slavery a matter of bad luck or accident.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Who developed a new justification for slavery: the notion of the "natural slave."
    • A. 

      William Lloyd Garrison

    • B. 

      Greek philosopher Aristotle

    • C. 

      Richand Henry

  • 34. 
    In the Christian world, the most important rationalization for slavery was the so-called "Curse of Ham."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    It was not until the late _____ century that pseudo-scientific racism provided the basic justification for slavery.
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      16th

    • C. 

      17th

    • D. 

      18th

    • E. 

      19th

  • 36. 
    Some slaves served in royal courts as officials, soldiers, servants, and artisans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Under a system known as __________, slaves owed a share of their crop or their labor to an owner or a lineage.
    • A. 

      Collateral

    • B. 

      Field labor

    • C. 

      Pawnship

    • D. 

      Clientage

  • 38. 
    Most slaves that landed on the African coast were captured by Europeans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Slaves suffered extremely high mortality. Half of all slaves infants died during their ________ of life.
    • A. 

      First 3 months

    • B. 

      First 6 months

    • C. 

      First year

  • 40. 
    The most common form of opposition to slavery was "Day-toDay" resestance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    European power eventually turn to African labor because Africans were experienced in intensive agriculture and raising livestock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    During ______, half of million slaves lived in southern towns and cities, where they worked in textile mills, iron works, tabacco factories, laundries and shipyards.
    • A. 

      1840

    • B. 

      1850

    • C. 

      1860

    • D. 

      1870

  • 43. 
    By the ___ th century, black slaves could be found in every New World area colonized by Eauropeans, from Nova Scotia to Buenos Aires.
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      .19

  • 44. 
    Before the Civil War, the abolitionists used all of the following tactics EXCEPT?:
    • A. 

      Using moral persuasion on slaveholders.

    • B. 

      Providing assistance to escaped slaves.

    • C. 

      Lobbying state legislatures for "personal liberty" laws.

    • D. 

      Asking Congress for laws outlawing slavery in the states.

  • 45. 
    England, France, Denmark, Holland, and Portugal had all established slave trading post on the west African coast by the __________.
    • A. 

      17th century

    • B. 

      18th century

    • C. 

      19th century

    • D. 

      16th century

  • 46. 
    In the year _________, slaves in the South Carolina seized arms, killed whites, and burned houses.
    • A. 

      1712

    • B. 

      1739

    • C. 

      1680

    • D. 

      1740

  • 47. 
    By _______, the nine state north of Delaware had freed slaves.
    • A. 

      1750

    • B. 

      1804

    • C. 

      1820

    • D. 

      1821

  • 48. 
    Harriet Tubman gained fame?:
    • A. 

      In the gold fields of California.

    • B. 

      As an African-American poet.

    • C. 

      As an advocate of the Fugitive Slave Law.

    • D. 

      By helping slaves to escape to Canada.

  • 49. 
    Between 1830 and 1860, many southerners came to defend slavery because of all of the following reasons EXCEPT?:
    • A. 

      The growth of the cotton economy made slavery very profitable again.

    • B. 

      They saw how the North silenced those with pro-slavery opinions while they remained tolerant of opposition.

    • C. 

      They believed slaves were better off than the poor unfortunate people who worked in northern factories.

    • D. 

      The attacks of the abolitionists pushed them into defending the southern way of life.