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VIRGINIA STANDARDS OF LEARNINGSpring 2012 Released TestVirginia andUnited States HistoryForm H0112, CORE 1Property of the Virginia Department of EducationCopyright ©2012 by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia23218-2120. All rights reserved. Except as permitted by law, this material may not be reproduced or used in any form orby any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any information storage or retrievalsystem, without written permission from the copyright owner. Commonwealth of Virginia public school educators mayreproduce any portion of these released tests for non-commercial educational purposes without requesting permission.All others should direct their written requests to the Virginia Department of Education, Division of Student Assessmentand School Improvement, at the above address or by e-mail to [email protected]
Virginia and United States HistoryDirectionsRead each question and choose the best answer. Then fill in the circle on your answerdocument for the answer you have chosen.SAMPLEWhich speech is associated with the Civil Rights Movement?BCD
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1Which date on this timeline represents the beginning of a permanent Britishpresence in North America?Establishment of Early American Colonies1565St. AugustineRoanoke15871607JamestownMassachusetts1620BCD
2Which colony was established as a business venture?
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3The initial French exploration of North America resulted in —BCD
5Which factor contributed to colonial victory in the American Revolution?AShortages of British troopsDisloyalty of British generalsLack of British popular supportWeakness of the British NavyBCD
4The Treaty of Alliance of 1778 was signed by the United States and —
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6Which document directly influenced the first ten amendments to theConstitution of the United States?FMayflower CompactGVirginia Declaration of RightsHArticles of ConfederationJEmancipation Proclamation
7This statement was issued by the Continental Congress because the Britishgovernment did not allow —That the foundation of . . . all free government, is a right in the peopleto participate in their legislative council: . . .— Declaration of Rights and Grievances, 1774BCD
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