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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's, The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 04: American Life in The Seventeenth Century 1607-1692 1. The population of the Chesapeake colonies throughout the first half of the seventeenth century was notable for its A. Fast growth rate. B. Scarcity of women. C. Low death rate D. Stable family life. 2. In the seventeenth century, due to a high death rate families were both few and fragile in A. New England. B. The Chesapeake colonies. C. The middle colonies. D. Georgia. 3. During the seventieth century, indentured servitude solved the labor problem in many English colonies for all the following reasons except that A. The Indian population proved to be unreliable work force because they died in such large numbers. B. African slaves cost too much money. C. In some areas families formed too slowly to provide a natural population increase. D. Spain had stopped sending slaves to its New World colonies. 4. The head right system, which made some people very wealthy, entailed A. Using Indians as force labor. B. Giving land to indentured servants to get them to come to the new world. C. Giving the right to acquire fifty acres of land to person paying the passage of a laborer to America. D. Discouraging the impersonation in indentured servants to America. 5. By 1700, the most populous colony in English America was A. Massachusetts. B. Virginia. C. New York. D. Pennsylvania. 6. Seventeenth- century colonial tobacco growers usually responded to depressed prices for their crop by A. Selling slaves to reduce productive labor. B. Selling land to reduce their volume of production. C. Growing more tobacco to increase their volume of production. D. Planting corn and wheat instead of tobacco. 7. ____________________ reaped the greatest benefit from the land policies of the Head right system. A. Indentured servants. B. African slaves C. Merchant slaves D. New England colonists 8. English yeomen who agreed to exchange their labor temporarily in return for payment of their passage to an American colony were called A. Head lights B. Burgesses. C. Indentured servants D. Slaves 9. Throughout the greater part of the seventeenth century, the Chesapeake colonies acquired most of the labor they needed from A. African slaves B. White servants C. Captured Indians D. West Indian natives 10. Most immigrants to the Chesapeake colonies in the seventeenth century came as A. Indentured servants. B. Slaves from Africa C. Yeomen farmers D. Urban artisans
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11. Over the course of the seventeenth century, most indentured servants A. Became landowners B. Devolved into slavery C. Managed to escape the terms of their contracts. D. Faced increasingly harsh circumstances.
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