Practice Test #5 - Use the practice questions below to...

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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 5: Colonial Society On The Eve of Revolution 1770-1751 1) One outstanding feature common to all of the eventually rebellious colonies was their a. relatively equal wealth. b. economic organization c. similar social structures. d. rapidly growing populations. 2) As a result of the rapid population growth in colonial America during the eighteenth century. a. a momentous shift occurred in the balance of power between the colonies and the mother country. b. the British government was pleased that more workers would be available to fill an increasing need for laborers in Britain. c. the need for slave labor reclined. d. the colonists became more dependent on Britain for the god that they needed to survive. 3) Regarding government, the Scots-Irish colonists a. showed remarkable willingness to follow authority. b. supported only Britain. c. cherished no love for the British or any other government. d. stated a preference for Catholic authority. 4) By 1775, the _____ were the largest non-English ethnic group in colonial America. a. Africans b. Germans c. West Indians d. Scots-Irish 5) Most non-English Europeans who migrated to colonial America a. settled in eastern seaboard cities. b. were Catholics. c. moved to the western frontier. d. became intensely loyal to the British crown out of gratitude. 6) The population of the thirteen American colonies was a. about evenly divided among Anglo-Saxons, French, Scots-Irish, and Germans. b. perhaps the most diverse in the world, although it remained predominantly Anglo-Saxon. c. about one-half non-English. d. most ethnically mixed in New England. 7) The most ethnically diverse region of colonial America was _____ whereas _____ was the least ethnically diverse. a. New England, the South b. the middle colonies, the South c. the South, New England d. the middle colonies, New England 8) In contrast to 17th century, by 1775 colonial America a. had become more stratified into social classes and had less social mobility. b. had all but eliminated poverty. c. found that it was easier for ordinary people to acquire land. d. had nearly lost their fear of slave rebellion. 9) By the mid-1700’s, the number of poor people in the American colonies a. became greater than in all of Europe. b. had increased to the point of over population. c. had begun to decline from seventeenth-century levels. d. remained tiny compared with the number in England.
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10) On the eve of the America Revolution, social and economical mobility decreased, partly because a. some merchants made huge profits as military suppliers. b. of peacetime economic developments.
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