Puritan Literature Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    The Puritans who settled in Massachusetts came to America to ___.
    • A. 

      Improve their financial situations

    • B. 

      Establish a society where all religious beliefs were tolerated

    • C. 

      Obtained free farmland

    • D. 

      Gain freedom to follow the Puritan religion

  • 2. 
    The Cavaliers who settled colonial Virginia were given ______________.
    • A. 

      Small land grants in the Shenandoah Valley

    • B. 

      Large land grants in eastern Tidewater Virginia

    • C. 

      Town charters throughout the colony

    • D. 

      Fishing rights along the Virginia coast

  • 3. 
    In which region did the Dutch, Quakers, and German settlers contribute to a diverse and tolerant social structure?
    • A. 

      New England colonies

    • B. 

      Middle Atlantic colonies

    • C. 

      Southern colonies

    • D. 

      Western colonies

  • 4. 
    The _______that the Puritans formed was based on the __________.
    • A. 

      New religion-Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      Convent community- Mayflower Compact

    • C. 

      New church- Plymouth Compact

    • D. 

      Religious community- Plymouth Compact

  • 5. 
    __________________________ established Jamestown in 1607 as a business venture.
    • A. 

      Virginia House of Burgesses

    • B. 

      Virginia Company of London

    • C. 

      Plymouth Company of London

    • D. 

      Dodge Company of London

  • 6. 
    The ______________colonies developed an economy based on shipbuilding, fishing, lumbering, small-scale subsistence farming, and eventually industry.
    • A. 

      New England colonies

    • B. 

      Middle Atlantic colonies

    • C. 

      Southern colonies

    • D. 

      Western colonies

  • 7. 
    The ______ prohibited settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, a region that was costly for the British to protect.
    • A. 

      Articles of Confederation

    • B. 

      Appalachian treaty

    • C. 

      Proclamation of 1763

    • D. 

      Stamp Act

  • 8. 
    Those Americans who opposed independence for the colonies were labeled _______and those who favored it were labeled ________.
    • A. 

      Whigs -Tories

    • B. 

      Loyalists-Patriots

    • C. 

      Patriots- Loyalists

    • D. 

      Whigs-Patriots

  • 9. 
     As a result of the French and Indian war, Britain ________.
    • A. 

      Allowed colonists to move west

    • B. 

      Levied new taxes on the colonists

    • C. 

      Helped land speculators

    • D. 

      Built 150 forts along the Mississippi

  • 10. 
    What Enlightenment thinker wrote about about the rights of people to control their property and their relationship to their rulers?
    • A. 

      Rousseau

    • B. 

      Locke

    • C. 

      Voltaire

    • D. 

      Montesquieu

  • 11. 
    American colonists, dressed as Native Americans, staged a protest against British taxation at the ________.
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Battle of Lexington

    • D. 

      Battle of Concord

  • 12. 
    _________, the commander of the American Army, avoided any situation that threatened the destruction of his army.
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Charles Cornwallis

  • 13. 
    _______ is called the “Father of the Constitution because of his role in the Constitutional Convention
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      James Madison

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 14. 
    During and proceeding the American Revolution, American distrust of a strong central government was best shown by _________.
    • A. 

      A lack of debate over the ratification of the Constitution

    • B. 

      Adoption of the Articles of Confederation

    • C. 

      Development of a federal court system

    • D. 

      Constitutional provision for a strong president

  • 15. 
    In order to secure ratification of the Constitution, the federalists had to promise_______.
    • A. 

      More power to the states than to the Federal government

    • B. 

      Create a national Supreme Court

    • C. 

      To add a Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      A political principle that favors democratic policies

  • 16. 
    The _________ proposed a federal government of three separate branches
    • A. 

      Virginia Plan

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Great Compromise

    • D. 

      Federalists Papers

  • 17. 
    The _______ was proposed to forbid practice of government support for one favored church.
    • A. 

      Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

    • B. 

      United States Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Virginia Declaration of Rights

    • D. 

      Virginia Constitution

  • 18. 
    Who was the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
    • A. 

      Patrick Henry

    • B. 

      George Mason

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 19. 
    The _________ offered a great opportunity for expansion because it doubled the size of the United states Government.
    • A. 

      War of 1812

    • B. 

      Northwest Ordinance

    • C. 

      Louisiana Purchase

    • D. 

      Gadsen Purchase

  • 20. 
    This act of Congress created a civil government in the territories once it possessed over 5000 "free male inhabitants of full age"
    • A. 

      Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    • B. 

      Land Ordinance of 1785

    • C. 

      Popular Sovereignty

    • D. 

      Gadsen Purchase

  • 21. 
    During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the Connecticut or Great Compromise solved the problem of congressional representation by ___.
    • A. 

      Granting each state two senators, but basing representation in the house on state population

    • B. 

      Guaranteeing an equal number of Northern and Southern states in Congress

    • C. 

      Establishing a popularly elected Senate and House based upon state population

    • D. 

      Giving greater influence to the larger states in the Senate and greater influence to smaller states in the House

  • 22. 
    _______________ is the Supreme Court case for the basis for the concept of Judicial Reviev.
    • A. 

      McCulloch v. Maryland

    • B. 

      Gibbons v. Ogden

    • C. 

      Worcester v. Georgia

    • D. 

      Marbury v. Madison

  • 23. 
    This Federalists believed in a strong national government and industrial economy to be supported by bankers and business interests in the Northeast.
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Patrick Henry

    • C. 

      George Mason

    • D. 

      Alexander Hamilton

  • 24. 
    This founding father won the Presidental Election of 1800.
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 25. 
    Which was an NOT a Federalists belief?
    • A. 

      A strong national government would tend to usurp the powers of the state governments.

    • B. 

      A strong national government would concentrate too much power at the national level and too little at the state and local levels.

    • C. 

      A national Bill of Rights was necessary.

    • D. 

      A large republic would protect liberty because numerous political factions would check each other and prevent any one faction from gaining too much power.