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Module 3 Lesson 3 The Middle Colonies

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

 1 

Compared with the South, what disadvantage did New England farmers face?
A
Regional farms did not support many cash crops.
B
Few slaves were available to work the rich soil.
C
Demand for farm labor could not be met by supply.
D
Rules prevented raising animals for individual use.
 

 2 

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
 

 3 

New England had plenty of forests. How does this fact connect to the economic importance of shipbuilding to the region?
A
The supply of wood enabled shipbuilders to construct vessels to meet the demands of various traders.
B
The protection offered by forests along the coast encouraged colonists to build a naval fleet to fight the British.
C
Bundles of logs called “pick-up-sticks” were shipped cheaply to England and other colonies for a high fee.
D
Shipbuilders sold the forests for a large sum to a joint stock company owned by a British paper manufacturer.
 

 4 

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.
 

 5 

The economy of the middle colonies was supported largely by the cultivation of
A
staple crops.
B
livestock.
C
slave labor.
D
indentured servants.
 

 6 

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.
 

 7 

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.
 

 8 

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
 

 9 

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.
 

Short Answer
 

 10 

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The population of slaves in the colonies grew by about how many times between 1700 and 1750?
 



 
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