1. How did colonial society change between 1620 and 1720 ?
a. there was usually more democracy and citizen’s rights (apart from slaves and natives)
b. the British government gradually gave more and more control to the colonies
c. there was usually less equality as people that arrived earlier controlled power and land
d. slowly farming became less important and a majority of colonists worked in industry
2. Why was there more and more war between Natives and British colonists in the 1600s?
a. the Indians were angry about the British selling alcohol b. the Indians were angry about British efforts to convert them to Christianity c. larger and larger numbers of British settlers taking Indian land
d. the natives were unable to tolerate disgusting warm British beer
3. Why were Natives fighting each other more and more in the 1600s and 1700s?
a. they were being pushed into each other by the Europeans and were competing for dwindling fur
b. large numbers of natives converted to Christianity and became involved in religious combat
c. the natives saw from the British fighting the French and Dutch that only war would give them power
d. they decided that only teamwork would give them a chance of resisting the Europeans
5. What does the phrase ‘Salutary Neglect’ refer to in American History?
a. the bad treatment of Native Americans b. the favoritism shown to the Carribean colonies by the British crownc. Britain’s ‘forgetting’ America during the chaos of the mid-1600s
d. the focus on trade that caused royal governors to ignore American farmers
6. The economy of the New England colonies
a. attracted the largest number of immigrants of any region
b. was based on agriculture and trade with Indians
c. was based on shipbuilding, fishing, and trade with Carribean islands
d. depended on slave labor to produce products
e. exported manufactured goods to England
7. What were the Navigation Acts?
a. English regulations that told Americans what, where and how they could sell or buy merchandise
b. English regulations that forced American ship captains to improve safety aboard their vessels
c. English regulations that mapped out the exact routes ships would take across the Atlantic
d. English regulations that forced unemployed Americans to become sailors
8. The most important fact about eighteenth-century colonial America was its
a. economic underdevelopment b. shortage of available land c. very high population growth.
d. level of violence.
9. The Seven Years' War in America broke out over
a. land in Massachusetts. b. land in the Ohio Valley c. religious differences. d. trade policies
10. The region of least economic growth during the 1700s was
a. the Middle Colonies b. New England c. the South d. New York
Which of these is NOT a reason why many colonists went to the frontier?
a. the good land near the coast was expensive b. they were searching for adventure and treasure
c. it was impossible to compete with slaves for jobs d. much land had been ‘burned-out’
Which of these was NOT a common characteristic of American frontier settlers
a. disliked Native Americans b. well-educated c. took land without paying
d. disliked easterners e. hunted and cut down trees
Who were the ‘REGULATORS’?
a. English tax collectors sent to America b. frontier people who rebelled against the eastern elites
c. religious American settlers who wanted to reach a fair compromise with Native Americans
d. Native Americans who rejected European things such as guns and iron1. At the time of the Revolution ___% of Americans were younger than 16
a. 70% b. 50% c. 20% d. 30%
2. The people involved in the ‘Boston Massacre’ were
a. poor and they wanted change b. crushed by English taxes c. wanted protection from the Indians
d. believed in Locke’s concept of social justice
3. The Revolution may have started in New England because
a. its was more affected by British measures b. it had the fewest Loyalists c. it was closest to the sea and Englandd. it was the home state of George Washington
4. Which is NOT true of British actions in the American colonies?
a. they lowered the price of tea b. they lowered the tax on sugar
c. they asked the American colonies to pay for 1/3 the cost of their defense
d. the taxes on stamps affected only a minority of Americans
e. they encouraged Americans to take Indian land
5. Before 1773, when the Americans complained and protested taxes, the British usually
a. sent troops to enforce tax collection b. reduced or cancelled the taxes c. increased the taxes
d. invited American representatives to London
6. During the Revolutionary War, some American farmers
a. joined the Indians. b. emigrated to Canada c. got jobs in factories d. sold food to the British
7. The first big American Patriot victory in the Revolutionary War was
a. Saratoga b. Monogahela c. Bunker Hill d. Breed's Hill
8. British attacks during the Revolutionary War often failed because of
a. poor coordination b. insufficient force c. lack of weapons d. Patriot spies e. Patriot heroism
9. Americans who actively supported independence during the Revolutionary War were around
a. 90% b. 75% c. 5% d. 35% e. 10%
10. Americans who did NOT support independence were called
a. revolutionaries b. firebrands c. loyalists d. deists
11. France's help to America during the Revolutionary War was
a. naval power b. loans c. guns d. soldiers e. all of these
12. American Patriot soldiers during the Revolutionary War were
a. well paid and well fed b. usually from the middle class c. only white d. mainly from the lower classes
13. Most Native Americans during the Revolutionary War
a. supported the American Patriots because they also hated George IIIb. supported the French
c. remained neutral and did not help either the British or the American Patriots
d. fought against the American Patriots to save their lands
14. A majority of slaves during the Revolutionary War
a. joined the British army b. supported the American Patriots, hoping for freedom after the war
c. escaped to join the Indians in the Florida Everglades d. remained enslaved without change
15. The final battle of the War, Yorktown in 1781 was won when
a. American and French forces surrounded the British by land and sea
b. General Washington reconquered New York c. British king George III died
d. a massive hurricane destroyed most of the British fleet