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1. Which of the following formed the basis of Native American
society in the Eastern Woodlands region?
a.
A strong spirituality.
b. The extended family, or kinship groups.
c.
The development of agriculture.
d. The establishment of village life.
e.
Both C and D.
2. Which of the following was the primary commodity affluent
Europeans wanted from the East?
a.
Spices.
b. Teas.
c.
Rugs.
d. Opiates.
e.
Coffee.
3. Which of the following statements regarding West African
cultures is most accurate?
a.
Although Muslim traders tried to introduce Islam to the
region, West Africans refused to convert.
b. Slavery was unknown before the Portuguese conquest.
c.
Extended families were always patrilinear, and polygamy
was customary.
d. Traditional African religions included a belief in a single allpowerful God and lesser gods who could be either benevolent or
harmful.
e.
The statements above are all incorrect.
4.
The Treaty of Tordesillas called for which of the following?
a.
A division of the world between the Spanish and Portuguese
on either side of the demarcation line.
b. An end to the ten-year war between Spain and Portugal.
c.
Outlawing of Spanish participation in the African slave trade.
d. The replacement of King John of Portugal with Isabella and
Ferdinand.
e.
Both A and B.
5. The Spanish mercantile system operated on what widely held
assumption?
a.
Nations had the right to trade with the colonies of other
countries.
b. The primary goal of economic activity was a favorable
balance of trade.
c.
Colonists were under an obligation to build plantations and
mines.
d. The slave trade would provide most of the money to run the
Spanish colonial government.
e.
Colonists were under no obligation to build plantations or
mines.
6. Which of the following statements is false about the Spanish
system of labor?
a.
By the time the king outlawed most Native American
slavery, the Arawaks of the West Indies had been destroyed.
b. The encomienda system evolved from a labor system to one
that gave Indian property to colonists.
c.
The Spanish turned to Africans to replace the rapidly
decreasing supply of Native American labor.
d. While large numbers of Native Americans had died due to
harsh working conditions and diseases, the African slaves proved
immune to those factors.
e.
Both B and D are false.
7. Martin Luther was critical of which of the following tenets of the
Roman Catholic Church?
a.
Requirement of celibacy for priests.
b
Contention that each of the seven sacraments were
biblically justified.
c
Contention that only priests could interpret the Bible.
d. Sale of indulgences.
e.
All of these.
8.
Virginia’s ultimate success was assured by which of the following?
a.
Discovery of silver.
b. Development of the fur trade.
c.
Cultivation of tobacco.
d. Discovery of gold.
e.
Cultivation of rice.
9. Which of the following statements concerning Africans in early
Virginia is false?
a.
Some Africans came as slaves.
b. A few free blacks in Virginia acquired land of their own.
c.
Conditions for Africans were far less rigid in Virginia than in
the West Indies.
d. By 1660, Africans outnumbered Europeans in the
Chesapeake Bay area.
e.
Some Africans served a few years of bond service before
gaining their freedom.
10. Even after the French government made Quebec a royal province
in the 1660s, population growth remained slow primarily because
a.
only wealthy investors were welcomed.
b. Protestants were not allowed to immigrate to the province.
c.
French peasants preferred the climate of Virginia.
d. Both A and B.
e.
Both B and C.
11. Affluent individuals in the Netherlands often invested their capital
in which of the following?
a.
Trade.
b. Agriculture.
c.
Manufacturing.
d. Flower culture.
e.
Shipbuilding.
12. When John Winthrop told his followers that the Massachusetts
colony must be “as a City upon a Hill,” he meant that.
a.
they had a duty to build a model moral community.
b. they should avoid locating their cities in swampy areas.
c.
the colony’s development would depend on their ability to
work hard and show other people what they could accomplish.
d. their law code should avoid harsh punishments so that
others would want to join them.
e.
they should all remain in one central location and farm
surrounding areas.
13. The English Civil War affected the American colonies in which of
the following ways?
a.
With England convulsed in civil war, the mother country for
a time failed to provide military protection to the colonies.
b. Several colonies began to discuss forming a confederation,
but none was ready yet to do so.
c.
William Berkeley, governor of Virginia, found his position
strengthened due to England’s neglect.
d. All of these.
e.
None of these.
14. The Half-Way covenant allowed baptized adults to do which of
the following?
a.
Take leadership roles in the congregation.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Receive communion.
Have their children baptized.
Marry partners who had not been baptized.
All of these.
15. Which of the following statements best describes the uprising
known as Bacon’s Rebellion?
a.
Although it began in Virginia, the rebellion soon spread to
Maryland and New Jersey.
b. The uprising caused major political changes in Virginia as the
governor tried to placate the rebels.
c.
Begun as an Indian-white conflict, the rebellion evolved into
a conflict between the participants and their colonial government.
d. Nathaniel Bacon gained enough notoriety from his
leadership of the rebellion to be elected governor of Virginia later on.
e.
The majority of Virginians were solidly behind Bacon and his
men.
16. Unlike most of its residents, William Penn considered
Pennsylvania a failure for what reason?
a.
Settlers arrived later there than elsewhere and found it
difficult to break into the already existing network of trade.
b. He himself went even further into debt.
c.
Most settlers lost money on their venture.
d. Although planned as a haven for Quakers, the majority of
the settlers were actually Anglicans.
e.
None of these.
17. The consequences of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in England
included which of the following?
a.
It brought the Protestant pair of William and Mary to power.
b. It resulted in the deaths of thousands of British citizens.
c.
It was upsetting to many American colonists who supported
the Catholic kings.
d. It caused several colonies to consider declaring their
independence.
e.
All of these.
18. Which of the following most accurately describes the cause of the
Salem witchcraft hysteria?
a.
A reaction of traditionally minded folk to a new, more
commercial society.
b. Fears about the influence on the young of a slave women
from the Caribbean.
c.
A long-term problem that led to dozens of executions.
d. A result of hallucinogenic agents in the soil.
e.
Both A and D.
19. Why did English settlers adopt enslavement of Africans as a
system of labor?
a.
Native Americans too easily escaped and too often died.
b. They already associated light-skinned people with racial
superiority.
c.
Improving economic conditions in England cut down on their
supply of white servants.
d. All of these.
e.
None of these.
20. Because of his efforts to improve society through science,
inventions, and civic organizations, what political leader became the
greatest symbol of the American Enlightenment?
a.
Benjamin Franklin.
b. John Winthrop.
c.
John Locke.
d. Cadwllader Colden.
e.
Jonathan Edwards.
21. Which of the following is not an accurate description of medical
practices in the American colonies?
a.
The wealthiest physicians were those educated in Europe
and practicing in the colonial cities.
b. Surgeon-apothecaries learned their trade as apprentices and
performed emergency procedures.
c.
Female midwives helped women through childbirth, which
nonetheless remained dangerous for both mother and child.
d. University-trained male doctors, with their superior
obstetrical practices, soon replaced midwives as the deliverers of
medical aid in childbirth.
e.
All of these are valid descriptions.
22. Which of the following statements regarding the Great Awakening
is true?
a.
The movement shattered the existing church structure by
departing from Calvin’s beliefs regarding church membership.
b. It embraced Christian rationalism because it included
everyone who tried to lead the Christian life.
c.
The movement started in America and spread to England.
d. Its leaders condemned a series of revivals that spread
throughout the colonies.
e.
Both A and C.
23. What was one of the most lasting effects of the Great Awakening?
a.
A split between New Lights and Old Lights that was never
repaired.
b. The founding of several new colleges.
c.
The belief by New Lights that religious training was more
important than salvation.
d. All of these.
e.
None of these.
24. What was the main area of conflict between the British and the
French in the 1740’s?
a.
Fishing rights off the New England coast.
b. Control of the fort at Louisbourg.
c.
Who had the right to impress sailors in the Atlantic.
d. An ongoing dispute over who should take control of Spanish
Florida.
e.
Trade and settlement in the Ohio Valley.
25. Which of the following was true of colonial politics?
a.
The colonists remained cautious and concerned after the
Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689.
b. The usual structure of colonial government (governor,
appointed council, elected lower assembly) resembled the English
model of governments.
c.
The aftermath of the Paxton Boys’ Revolt was a renewed
sense of political instability.
d. As a result of the Glorious Revolution, Parliament lost its
ability to establish colonial courts.
e.
Both B and D.
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