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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Seminole people are originally from what current U.S. state?
(a) Florida
(b) Massachusetts
(c) Louisiana
(d) Maine

2. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by whom?
(a) King Edward IV
(b) King George III
(c) King Charles I
(d) Queen Victoria

3. When was the Treaty of Paris signed?
(a) September 18, 1734
(b) July 28, 1629
(c) February 10, 1763
(d) May 15, 1729

4. Where did the first victory of the American Revolution take place?
(a) Yorktown, Virginia
(b) Jamestown, Virginia
(c) Lexington, Kentucky
(d) Boston, Massachusetts

5. Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers against what governor?
(a) Jonathan Schell
(b) Andrew Jackson
(c) Augusto César Sandino
(d) William Berkeley

6. What is the title of Chapter 9?
(a) The Socialist Challenge
(b) The Coming Revolt of the Guards
(c) The Empire and the People
(d) Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

7. When was Catharine Beecher born?
(a) 1800
(b) 1815
(c) 1752
(d) 1698

8. The Louisiana Purchase was an acquisition by the United States of lands claimed by France which took place in what year?
(a) 1799
(b) 1803
(c) 1819
(d) 1698

9. In what year was Mary Dyer executed?
(a) 1703
(b) 1660
(c) 1690
(d) 1599

10. The author states in Chapter 2, “It is roughly estimated that Africa lost” how many “human beings to death and slavery in those centuries we call the beginnings of modern Western civilization”?
(a) 3 million
(b) 20 million
(c) 50 million
(d) 6 million

11. Where was W. E. B. Du Bois born?
(a) Great Barrington, Massachusetts
(b) Concord, Massachusetts
(c) New York, New York
(d) Portland, Maine

12. The Louisiana Purchase was an acquisition by the United States of lands claimed by France totally how many square miles?
(a) 828,000
(b) 523,000
(c) 645,000
(d) 234,000

13. Where did the Dorr Rebellion take place?
(a) Connecticut
(b) Maine
(c) Rhode Island
(d) Massachusetts

14. What title refers to the fictional story of a woman put on trial in 1747 for having an illegitimate child?
(a) The Speech of Polly Baker
(b) The Scarlet Letter
(c) The Empire and the People
(d) The Unreported Resistance

15. Martin Van Buren served as U.S. President during what years?
(a) 1911-1915
(b) 1837-1841
(c) 1845-1849
(d) 1861-1865

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the two main resources sought by Christopher Columbus on his voyage when he first encountered the Arawaks?

2. According to the author in Chapter 4, in 1700 colonial trade equaled £500,000; by 1770 it totaled how much?

3. The First Seminole War began in 1814 and lasted until what year?

4. When was W. E. B. Du Bois born?

5. On Columbus’s second voyage for the King and Queen of Spain, he was unable to locate gold so he instead filled his ships with how many slaves?

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