Unit One APUSH Exam

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In this AP U. S. History exam, put your knowledge to the test on such topics as the American colonies, Separatists, Roger Williams, the Barbados slave code of 1661, the Chesapeake colonies and much more. How much can you tell us?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The middle colonies were notable for their...
    • A. 

      Lack of good river transportaion

    • B. 

      Unusual degree of democratic control

    • C. 

      Lack of industry

    • D. 

      Status as the least "American" of the colonies

    • E. 

      Established churches

  • 2. 
    The picture of colonial America that is emerging from new scholarship is a society formed by
    • A. 

      Encounters with native people

    • B. 

      European heritage

    • C. 

      Many interwining roots

    • D. 

      American heritage

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    All of the following apply to the Separatists except
    • A. 

      They were radical Puritans

    • B. 

      They were also known as Pilgrims

    • C. 

      They authorized the Mayflower Compact

    • D. 

      They sought to break away from the Church of England

    • E. 

      They were led by John Winthrop

  • 4. 
    Roger Williams got into trouble with the Massachusetts Bay authorites because he
    • A. 

      Demanded the Massachusetts Bay charter be upheld

    • B. 

      Advocated Roman Catholicism

    • C. 

      Clamed that the colony's civil government should not regulate religious behavior

    • D. 

      Claimed to have had a direct revelation from God

    • E. 

      Wanted to leave the colony

  • 5. 
    Under the Barbados slave code of 1661, slaves were
    • A. 

      Guaranteed the right ot marry.

    • B. 

      Denied the most fundamental rights

    • C. 

      Protected from the most vicious punishments

    • D. 

      Given the opportunity to purhase their freedom

    • E. 

      Assigned specific monetary value

  • 6. 
    As the seventeenth century wore on, regional differences continued to develop, most notably
    • A. 

      The use of indentures servants

    • B. 

      Loyalty to England

    • C. 

      The continuing rigidity of Puritanism

    • D. 

      The breaking of the Atlanta economy

    • E. 

      The importance of slave labor in the south.

  • 7. 
    The population of the Chesapeake colonies throughout the first half of the seventeenth century was notable for its
    • A. 

      Fast growth rate

    • B. 

      Scarcity of women

    • C. 

      Low death rate

    • D. 

      Stable family life

    • E. 

      Large percentages of middle aged men

  • 8. 
    The "headright" system, which made some people very wealthy, entailed
    • A. 

      Using Indians as forced labor

    • B. 

      Giving land to indentured servants to get them to come to the new world

    • C. 

      Giving the right to acquire fifty acres of land to the person paying the passage of a laborer

    • D. 

      Discouraging the importation of indentured servants to America

    • E. 

      Giving a father’s wealth to the oldest son

  • 9. 
    English yeoman who agreed to exchange their labor temporarily in return for payment of their passage to an American colony were called
    • A. 

      Headrights

    • B. 

      Burgesses

    • C. 

      Indentured servants

    • D. 

      Slaves

    • E. 

      Birds of passage

  • 10. 
    By the end of hte seventeenth century, indentured servants who gained their freedom
    • A. 

      Ofter gained great wealth as more land opened for settlement

    • B. 

      Rarely returned to work for their masters

    • C. 

      Almost always found high-paying jobs in the cities

    • D. 

      Had little choice but to hire themselves out for low wages

    • E. 

      Ofter returned to England penniless

  • 11. 
    Bacon's Rebellion was supported mainly by
    • A. 

      Young men frustrated by their inability to acquire land

    • B. 

      The planter class of Virginia

    • C. 

      Those protesting the increased importation of African slaves

    • D. 

      Peole from Jamestown only

    • E. 

      The local Indians

  • 12. 
    As a result of Bacon's Rebellion,
    • A. 

      African slavery was reduced

    • B. 

      Planters began to look for less troublesome laborers

    • C. 

      Governor Berkeley was dismissed from office

    • D. 

      Nathaniel Bacon was named to head the Virginia militia

    • E. 

      Better relations developed wiht local Indians

  • 13. 
    While slavery might have begun in America for economic reasons,
    • A. 

      It soon became clear by 1700 that profits were down.

    • B. 

      Race was rarely an issue in relations between black and whites.

    • C. 

      Racial discrimination also powerfully molded the American slave system.

    • D. 

      Profits soon played a very small role.

    • E. 

      Europe soon played a very small role.

  • 14. 
    Most of the inhabitants of hte colonial American South were
    • A. 

      Merchant planters

    • B. 

      Landowning small farmers

    • C. 

      Landless farm laborers

    • D. 

      Black slaves

    • E. 

      Native Americans

  • 15. 
    It was typical of colonial New England adults to
    • A. 

      Marry early and have several children

    • B. 

      Be unable to read and write

    • C. 

      Arrive in new england unmarried

    • D. 

      Die before becoming grandparents

    • E. 

      Live solitary lives

  • 16. 
    Urban development in the colonial South
    • A. 

      Rivaled that of New England

    • B. 

      Kept pace with the growth of large plantations

    • C. 

      Led to the construction of an excellent highway system

    • D. 

      Was slow to emerge

    • E. 

      Occurred without the development of a professional class

  • 17. 
    The New England family can best be described as
    • A. 

      Relatively small in size due to the frequency of deaths from childbirth

    • B. 

      Similar to the family units of the Chesapeake colonies

    • C. 

      A limiting factor in the growth of the regions population

    • D. 

      Not very close-knit

    • E. 

      A very stable institution

  • 18. 
    Southern colonies generally allowed married women to retain seperate title to their property because
    • A. 

      Of religious beliefs

    • B. 

      Of English tradition

    • C. 

      Southern men frequently died young.

    • D. 

      Southern families were stable.

    • E. 

      Of a smaller number of men than women

  • 19. 
    Thomas Jefferson once observed that "the best school of political liberty the world ever saw" was the
    • A. 

      College of William and Mary

    • B. 

      Virginia House of Burgesses

    • C. 

      New England town meeting

    • D. 

      Chesapeake plantation system

    • E. 

      The English parliament

  • 20. 
    Puritans refused to recognize a woman's right to own property because
    • A. 

      Of the short life span of New England women

    • B. 

      They worried that such rights would undercut he unity of married persons

    • C. 

      New England families were so rare

    • D. 

      There was so litle land availible

    • E. 

      All of the above are true

  • 21. 
    All of the following were consequences of the Half-Way Covenant except
    • A. 

      It weakened the distinction between "the elect" and others

    • B. 

      It maintained the original agreement of the covenant

    • C. 

      It conferred partial membership rights in the once-exclusive congregations

    • D. 

      It increased the numbers of church members

    • E. 

      Women became the majority in the Puritan congregations

  • 22. 
    During the Salem witchcraft trials, most of those accused as witches were
    • A. 

      Property-owning women

    • B. 

      From the ranks of the poor families

    • C. 

      Primarily un-Christian Indians

    • D. 

      Women in their late teen years.

    • E. 

      From subsitence farming families

  • 23. 
    The New England economy depended heavily on
    • A. 

      Slave labor

    • B. 

      The production of many staple crops

    • C. 

      Fishing, shipbuilding, and commerce

    • D. 

      Tobacco

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    In contrast to the Chesapeake colonies, those in New England
    • A. 

      Had a more diverse economy

    • B. 

      Expanded westward in a less orderly fashion

    • C. 

      Had a more ethnically mixed population

    • D. 

      Were more oriented toward the individual than toward community interests

    • E. 

      Followed the land use pattern established by the local Indians

  • 25. 
    European contact with Native Americans led to
    • A. 

      The Europeans' acceptance of the horse into their culture

    • B. 

      The deaths of millions of Native Americans, who had little resistance to European diseases

    • C. 

      The introduction into the New World of such plants as potatoes, tomatoes, and beans

    • D. 

      An increase in the Native American population

    • E. 

      Hte use of tobacco by Native Americans

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