Practice Test #7

Practice Test #7 - Use the practice questions below to...

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All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 07: Road To Revolution 1763-1775 1. The English colonies in America wee settled largely by a. Emigrants who were discontented or rebellious in spirit. b. People who were strong supported of their government. c. People whose patterns of living were not changed by their new environment. d. Those who respected authority. 2. It can be said that the American Revolution began a. In 1775. b. When the first English settlers set foot in America. c. With the Boston Tea Party. d. With salutary neglect. 3. Factors that stimulated ideas of independence in the American colonies included all of the following EXCEPT a. The influence of the Spanish colonies in North America. b. Emigrants who were discontented in spirit. c. Rugged pioneer conditioners. d. People wanting a larger share in government. 4. The roots of the American Revolution, which can be traced back to the founding of the first permanent English settlement, took hold and grew for all the following reasons EXCEPT that a. Distance weakens authority b. America’s lonely wilderness stimulated ideas of independence. c. The settlers lacked any system of self-government. d. The influences of tradition and class were weakened in the New World. 5. The founding of the American colonies by the British was a. Accomplished in a well-planned fashion. b. Based on the high-minded aspiration of groups such as the Puritans and the Quakers. c. Undertaken by the government in every case d. Undertaken in a haphazard manner. 6. Under mercantilist doctrine, the American colonies were expected to do all of the following EXCEPT a. Supply Britain with raw materials not available there. b. Become economically self-sufficient as soon as possible. c. Furnish ships, seamen, and trade to bolster the Royal Navy. d. Provide a market for British manufactured goods. 7. The first Navigation Laws were designed to a. Help colonists get the best possible price for their trade goods. b. Eliminate Dutch shippers from the American carrying trade. c. Foster colonial economy that would offer healthy competition with Britain’s d. Encourage agricultural experimentation in the colonies. 8. The British Parliament enacted currency legislation that was intended primarily to benefit a. Virginia tobacco planters. b. British merchants. c. New England merchants. d. Backwoods farmers. 9. The Privy Council’s “royal veto” of colonial legislation a. Was used frequently to overturn laws passed in colonial assemblies. b. Prohibited colonists from conducting the slave trade. c. Was what finally provoked the War of Independence.
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