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Module3 Review



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Why did the population of Jamestown plummet between 1609 and the spring of 1610?
a.
The Algonquian Indians attacked and burned down much of the colony.
b.
The London Company closed the settlement because it wasn’t making a profit.
c.
A combination of famine, disease, and a harsh winter killed many in the colony.
d.
Infertile soil caused many settlers to seek better farmland in the middle colonies.
 

 2. 

What brought the Powhatan Confederacy to an end?
a.
A Virginia colonist killed a Powhatan leader.
b.
Englishman John Rolfe married Pocahantas, a Powhatan leader’s daughter.
c.
Nathaniel Bacon led angry colonists in burning American Indian villages.
d.
The English Crown canceled the London Company’s charter.
 

 3. 

Many English Catholics came to America in the 1600s to
a.
escape a kingdom that did not allow them to worship freely.
b.
protest England’s separation from the Roman Catholic Church.
c.
provide assistance to Catholic countries such as France and Spain.
d.
found a proprietary colony in a southern region of the New World.
 

 4. 

The Toleration Act of 1649 was significant to America’s development because it
a.
allowed Protestant settlers to move to the colony of Maryland even though it was founded by Catholics.
b.
symbolized the American value of protecting the freedom of individuals and minority groups.
c.
provided an example of how a representative democracy can pass laws in a fair and just manner.
d.
proved that conflicts over beliefs about God can be solved once-and-for-all by human beings.
 

 5. 

Which statement is true of the Southern colonies in the late 1600s?
a.
There were many large plantations and some small farms.
b.
African servants lived separately from white indentured servants.
c.
Skilled craftspeople were essential to the economy.
d.
The important cash crops were tobacco, rice, and indigo.
 

 6. 

The Mayflower Compact could best be described as a/an
a.
detailed list of reasons why the Pilgrims left England for the United States.
b.
trade contract between Great Britain and merchants in the Virginia colony.
c.
early attempt at self-government in the English colonies.
d.
basic agreement requiring colonists to obey Virginia law.
 

 7. 

What effect did the Mayflower Compact have on the development of constitutional democracy in America?
a.
It rested the authority of governments on covenants, or sacred agreements.
b.
It called for a separation of church from government.
c.
It allowed men who were not church members to vote.
d.
It stated that government must protect the religious rights of a small minority.
 

 8. 

Which quotation best expresses the point of view of a New England colonist on education?
a.
“All children need to learn to read, write, and do arithmetic.”
b.
“Only a literate community can keep a record of its successes and failures for the benefit of future generations.”
c.
“Trade is important to our community, which means people have to be able to make simple calculations.”
d.
“All children need to be able to read the Bible.”
 

 9. 

How did women contribute to colonial economies?
a.
ran farms, businesses, and practiced medicine
b.
managed slaves who worked as blacksmiths
c.
ran schools and hospitals
d.
worked in cities as skilled craftspeople
 

 10. 

How were the middle colonies different from the northern and southern colonies?
a.
There were no slaves in the middle colonies.
b.
Most colonists there were fur traders.
c.
Generous land grants brought people to the middle colonies.
d.
Most colonists there escaped religious persecution.
 

 11. 

The economy of the middle colonies was supported largely by the cultivation of
a.
staple crops.
b.
livestock.
c.
slave labor.
d.
indentured servants.
 

 12. 

What contribution did slaves make to the economy of the middle colonies?
a.
They planted and harvested cash crops in the rocky soil.
b.
They worked in cities at skilled crafts such as blacksmithing and carpentry.
c.
They helped women run clothing and grocery shops.
d.
They earned money for their owners by selling products such as butter.
 

 13. 

The staple crops that supported the middle colonists included
a.
corn, tomatoes, and tobacco.
b.
corn, indigo, and tobacco.
c.
wheat, oats, and barley.
d.
wheat, rice, and barley.
 

 14. 

In large part, who filled the growing labor needs of the economy of the middle colonies?
a.
indentured servants
b.
former slaves
c.
apprentices
d.
skilled craftsmen
 

 15. 

How did trade support the economy of the middle colonies?
a.
Merchants in Philadelphia and New York City exported wheat to foreign markets.
b.
Merchants sold dried corn and corn meal grown in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
c.
Merchants imported large quantities of molasses from Britain and the West Indies.
d.
Merchants traded indigo from Pennsylvania for barley and oats from the South.
 

 16. 

The English Bill of Rights reduced the powers of the English monarch while
a.
Sir Edmund Andros ruled all of England.
b.
King James ruled all of England.
c.
Parliament gained power.
d.
Parliament lost power.
 

 17. 

The political ideas of which event shaped the English Bill of Rights?
a.
the French and Indian War
b.
the Enlightenment
c.
the Glorious Revolution
d.
the Great Awakening
 

 18. 

What was the significance of the English Bill of Rights?
a.
It led to the bloodless overthrow of James II.
b.
It influenced the writers of the U.S. Constitution.
c.
It emphasized the authority of the English monarchs.
d.
It resulted in the Committees of Correspondence.
 

 19. 

The African slave who purchased his freedom and devoted himself to ending slavery was
a.
Olaudah Equiano.
b.
Metacomet.
c.
Pontiac.
d.
Squanto.
 

 20. 

The purpose of the series of Navigation Acts passed by Parliament between 1650 and 1696 was to
a.
require colonists to do their trading only with England.
b.
establish duties, or taxes, on items exported to the colonies.
c.
benefit the colonists by promoting a spirit of free trade.
d.
give England freedom to buy and sell goods in any market.
 

 21. 

From the late 1600s to the early 1700s, colonists did all of the following to undermine British restrictions on trade, except
a.
complain to representatives of the Crown.
b.
smuggle sugar, molasses, and rum into the colonies.
c.
trade with plantation owners in the West Indies.
d.
charge taxes on goods exported to England.
 

 22. 

What event marked the start of the French and Indian War?
a.
George Washington surrendered to the French.
b.
The Seven Years’ War broke out in Europe.
c.
George Washington attacked the British in Quebec.
d.
Great Britain and France signed the Treaty of Paris.
 

 23. 

What was one result of the French and Indian War?
a.
France lost land claims in North America while Britain gained Canada and most French lands east of the Mississippi River.
b.
Spain gained Canada and Britain gained New Orleans.
c.
Land east of the Mississippi River was divided equally between France and Britain.
d.
France began moving west to settle new lands.
 

 24. 

In 1764, Parliament passed the Sugar Act in response to Prime Minister George Grenville’s request to tax the colonists. The British prime minister made that request to
a.
pay the costs of the French and Indian War.
b.
pay the costs of the Seven Years’ War.
c.
replace British ships that had been damaged by smugglers.
d.
replace British goods that had rotted because of a boycott.
 

 25. 

Colonists who were upset by Parliament’s effort to tax them might have made all of the following remarks, except
a.
“Just say ‘no’ to British goods!”
b.
“No one asked us if we wanted to be taxed!”
c.
“End the boycotts now!”
d.
“No Taxation without Representation!”
 

 26. 

What event directly sparked the Boston Massacre?
a.
A crowd of sailors dared British troops to shoot at them.
b.
A British soldier standing guard hit a colonist during an argument.
c.
An African American sailor shot and wounded a British soldier.
d.
Colonists spread negative propaganda about British troops.
 

 27. 

The Boston Tea Party clearly demonstrated how
a.
unhappy colonists were with new British laws.
b.
much colonists cared for tea in relation to other imports.
c.
easily colonists could tell cheap tea from expensive tea.
d.
angry colonists were even before the Boston Massacre.
 

 28. 

Parliament repealed almost all of the Townshend Acts because it
a.
wanted to reduce tension in the colonies.
b.
could make the same money on taxing tea as it could on almost all other goods.
c.
wanted to give colonists a sense of independence.
d.
could make more money paying to catch smugglers than paying to collect taxes.
 

 29. 

What word best describes the response of Britain’s Lord North to news of the Boston Tea Party?
a.
relieved
b.
impartial
c.
disturbed
d.
furious
 

 30. 

What did colonists call the Coercive Acts, passed by Parliament in spring of 1774?
a.
the Intolerable Acts
b.
the Tariff of Abominations
c.
Acts of Cruelty
d.
Lord North’s Revenge
 

 31. 

Which of the following is not one of the ways Massachusetts was punished for the Boston Tea Party?
a.
Its charter was canceled.
b.
Boston Harbor was closed.
c.
The colonial governor had to approve when the legislature could meet.
d.
Bostonians had to search for and recover the discarded tea.
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 32. 

The ______________ crops that supported the middle colonists included wheat, oats, and barley. (cash/staple)
 

 

 33. 

In New England political life centered around the ____________________, where people talked about and decided on local issues, such as paying for schools. (church service/town meeting)
 

 



 
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