Midterm Study Quiz #1

Question 1 of 43

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In the Micmac Indian response (outside reading) to the French belief in their superiority, which of the following is NOT a statement made by the Indians to show that they are happier and have better lives than the French?

Select one of the following:

  • They are content in what they have

  • They believe their country is better than France

  • They believe their women are more attractive than French women

  • The French work all day and just barely get enough fish to eat and have to ask the Indians for help and additional food while the Indians have plenty of food and leisure time.

Question 2 of 43

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A study of the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations of Latin America shows that these groups

Select one of the following:

  • developed advanced and complex societies before the arrival of the Europeans

  • were large, but not well organized

  • established extensive trade with Pacific Rim nations

  • were strongly influenced by their contact with Asian and African civilizations, which allowed them to maintain some autonomy when Europeans arrived

Question 3 of 43

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The French and English colonists both created settler societies where they lived closely with and often intermarried with the American Indians.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 43

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Which of the following was a cause for the European era exploration?

Select one of the following:

  • Renaissance

  • Monarch and trade routes

  • Landless population

  • Reformation

  • All of the above

Question 5 of 43

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Unlike the Spanish who had plantations and enslaved the native people, the French were more interested in commerce and focused on trading with the native people.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 43

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Which of the following was NOT a reason for Spain's exploration of the Americas?

Select one of the following:

  • Search for wealth

  • Religious conversion of native people to Catholicism

  • Desire of exotic women

  • National glory

Question 7 of 43

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To Quakers, liberty was

Select one of the following:

  • limited to white, landowning men

  • strictly and narrowly defined

  • a universal entitlement

  • extended to women, but not blacks

  • limited to the spiritually inclined

Question 8 of 43

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Like the settlers of Massachusetts, the early settlers in Virginia were mostly families

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 43

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Bacon's Rebellion was caused by a conflict between enslaved blacks and free whites in Virginia.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 43

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Puritans believed that the Church of England needed reform, and all of them wanted to separate from the church.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 11 of 43

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In the Pequot War of 1637

Select one of the following:

  • the Pequots defeated the colonists in a battle that temporarily drove back the Massachusetts Bay settlers

  • Connecticut and Massachusetts soldiers teamed with Narragansett allies to set the main Pequot village on fire and kill 500 Pequots

  • the Narragansetts joined the Pequots to fight the Puritans, leading to the elimination of both tribes

  • the barbarity of the Native Americans surprised the colonists

Question 12 of 43

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Maryland was similar to Virginia in that

Select one of the following:

  • both started out as proprietary colonies

  • tobacco provided crucial to its economy and society

  • John Smith had to take over both colonies and organize the settlers to work

  • the king approved the creation of each colony only because of pressure from Parliament

Question 13 of 43

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The practice of "salutary neglect" meant

Select one of the following:

  • leaving the slaves alone to live as they wished in their quarters

  • the British government left the colonies largely alone to go themselves

  • failing to quarter British troops was a punishable offence for colonists

  • colonial legislatures were supposed to meet only when absolutely necessary

Question 14 of 43

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Thomas Jefferson took many of the ideas from John Locke when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. However, Jefferson wrote that man had the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, rather than Locke's version with the pursuit of

Select one of the following:

  • property

  • freedom

  • politics

  • wealth

  • religion

Question 15 of 43

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Britain's response to the Boston Tea Party was

Select one of the following:

  • the Townshend Acts

  • the Intolerable Acts

  • A declaration of war

  • the Suffolk Resolves

  • the Boston Massacre

Question 16 of 43

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Which of the following is NOT true of the Great Awakening?

Select one of the following:

  • It presented a new style of preaching that was far more stoic and subdued than the old style

  • It provided colonists with new ideas about democracy and rebellion

  • It led to the emergence of new denominations

  • It increased societal tensions because Old Lights were placed against the New Lights

Question 17 of 43

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During the early and mid-eighteenth century (the period of salutary neglect), colonial assemblies

Select one of the following:

  • lost political power to colonial governors

  • remained purely advisory bodies to the royal government

  • became more powerful and assertive

  • rejected the ideas of the Enlightenment and refused to listen to the colonial population.

  • worked closely with Parliament

Question 18 of 43

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What major event led the British government to start actively seeking ways to make the colonies bear part of the cost of empire?

Select one of the following:

  • The English Civil War

  • The Pequot War

  • The Seven Years War

  • The Boston Tea Party

  • The Glorious Revolution

Question 19 of 43

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Virtual representation meant that

Select one of the following:

  • the colonies elected representatives to the House of Commons

  • the colonial governor served as the colony's representative in London

  • members of the British parliament represented the entire empire

  • the King appointed representatives for the colonies

Question 20 of 43

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Which of the following acts did NOT actually tax the colonists

Select one of the following:

  • The Sugar Act

  • The Declaratory Acts

  • The Townshend Acts

  • The Stamp Act

Question 21 of 43

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The Constitution did not mention slavery by name

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 43

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The Constitution was signed in 1787, and all thirteen states ratified it by mid-1788, in less than a year's time

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 23 of 43

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Which of the following clauses relating to slavery was NOT included in the Constitution

Select one of the following:

  • Slave Trade Clause

  • Fugitive Slave Clause

  • Thee-Fifths Clause

  • Human Nature Clause

Question 24 of 43

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During the Revolutionary War period, Thomas Paine's Common Sense was important because it

Select one of the following:

  • described a military plan for the defeat of England

  • convinced many Americans who had been undecided to support independence

  • contained an outline for a new form of government, which became the Articles of Confederation

  • argued for the addition of a bill of rights to the Constitution

Question 25 of 43

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The central government under the Articles of Confederation could raise money by levying taxes.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 26 of 43

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For the Constitution to go into effect, how many states had to ratify it?

Select one of the following:

  • a majority

  • 9

  • 13

  • 15

Question 27 of 43

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The Articles of Confederation

Select one of the following:

  • gave the central government complete power over the states and citizens

  • included an independent executive branch

  • never went into effect because it was not ratified

  • created a central government that was weaker than the individual states

Question 28 of 43

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One factor that led to the formation of the first two political parties in the United States in the 1790s was the conflict over the

Select one of the following:

  • distribution of power between the federal and state governments

  • spread of slavery into the western territories

  • control of interstate commerce and the right of the national government to tax

  • acquisition of lands from France and Spain

Question 29 of 43

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Thomas Jefferson justified the purchase of Louisiana from France because

Select one of the following:

  • it was a power clearly outlined for executive in the Constitution

  • he believed it was important for the success of the country as an agricultural nation

  • he saw in was a way to undermine the power of the Federalists and eliminate them as a political threat

  • he saw it as land available for the new factories created during early industrialization

Question 30 of 43

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The winner of the presidential election of 1800 was

Select one of the following:

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • John Adams

  • Aaron Burr

  • George Washington

Question 31 of 43

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The different English people who went to America during the early colonial period wanted which of the following?

Select one of the following:

  • Religious freedom

  • land

  • Wealth

  • All of the above

Question 32 of 43

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The transition from hunting/gathering to farming among the American Indians (precolonization) led to a more sedentary lifestyle. Which of the following was NOT an effect of this?

Select one of the following:

  • It led to larger populations

  • It made society more stable

  • It led to hierarchies and divisions of labor

  • It led to people having and wanting larger families

Question 33 of 43

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Which heading best completes this partial outline?
-Vast timber resources
-Rocky soil
-Rich ocean fishing grounds
-Single family farms

Select one of the following:

  • Factors in the economic development of colonial New England

  • reasons for the development of southern plantations

  • Features contributing to Dutch Success in Colonial New Amsterdam

  • components of the british system of mercantilism

Question 34 of 43

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The Glorious Revolution witnessed uprisings and conflicts in colonial America, especially in

Select one of the following:

  • New Hampshire

  • Maryland

  • the Carolinas

  • Pennsylvania

Question 35 of 43

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A much higher percentage of the population was able to vote in England than in the American colonies

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 36 of 43

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The Quebec Act of 1774

Select one of the following:

  • added Canada to the British empire in North America

  • was part of a British effort to force the New England colonies to stop their protests against the empire

  • extended Quebec's border south and took land away from Massachusetts

  • convinced colonists that the British government hoped to strengthen its power throughout all of its colonial holdings, including America

Question 37 of 43

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Which of the following acts did NOT actually tax the colonists

Select one of the following:

  • The Sugar Act

  • The Declaratory Act

  • The Townshend Acts

  • The Stamp Act

Question 38 of 43

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John Adams recommended George Washington as commander of the Continental Army because

Select one of the following:

  • he knew that Washington was a military genius

  • he shared Washington's view of the importance of natural rights

  • Washington was from Virginia, and he could help unify the colonists

  • he knew Washington hated the British after his involvement in the Seven Years War.

Question 39 of 43

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The central government under the Articles of Confederation could raise money by levying taxes

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 40 of 43

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Shay's Rebellion convinced many leaders (especially Federalists) that a stronger central government was needed

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 41 of 43

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One of the most serious criticisms of the Constitution during ratification was that it

Select one of the following:

  • did not create a standing army

  • did not include a specific list outlining citizens' rights

  • failed to designate a state capital

  • did not include enough direct references to God

Question 42 of 43

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The end of the War of 1812 can best be described as

Select one of the following:

  • a British Victory

  • an American victory

  • an Indian Victory

  • a war without a true victor

Question 43 of 43

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The War of 1812 has been called the "Second War for American Independence" primarily because the

Select one of the following:

  • British blocked United States access to the port of New Orleans

  • United states continued to have to resist taxes imposed by Great Britain

  • British government had never fully respected the United States as a free nation until them

  • United States and Great Britain had not signed a peace treaty after the Revolutionary war

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