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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the name of the agreement struck in 1895 between African-American leaders and Southern white leaders that stipulated Southern blacks would work meekly and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law?
(a) The Jim Crow compromise
(b) The Kentucky compromise
(c) The Atlanta compromise
(d) The Jackson compromise

3. The Third Seminole War began in what year?
(a) 1862
(b) 1901
(c) 1869
(d) 1855

4. Who founded the first school for women’s higher education, the Troy Female Seminary?
(a) Edna Calley
(b) Emma Willard
(c) Betty Friedan
(d) Harriot Hunt

5. Christopher Columbus first encountered the Lucayan-Arawak Indians in a location known now as what?
(a) New England
(b) Australia
(c) Peru
(d) The Bahamas

Short Answer Questions

1. Who among Christopher Columbus’s shipmates took the Pinta on an unauthorized expedition in search of an island called "Babeque" to search for gold while in Cuba?

2. Bacon's Rebellion started due to a conflict over how the settlers should deal with what issue?

3. The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by what U.S. President?

4. The author states in Chapter 1 that it is said the source of information of Columbus’s conquests on the islands was written down by a young priest named what?

5. Sam Davis was hung by a mob in Harrodsburg, Kentucky in what year?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe Virginia’s “chain of oppression” in Chapter 3?

2. What was the first representative assembly introduced in Virginia? What were the responsibilities of this assembly regarding slavery?

3. How are the traditions and cultures of the Native American tribes described regarding their perception of women in Chapter 6?

4. How does the author compare and contrast the treatment of women to that of the Native Americans in Chapter 7?

5. What author spent a night in jail following his protest of the Mexican-American War? Why was he arrested?

6. How does the author describe history’s depiction of women in the beginning of Chapter 6?

7. Why did the English send 1,000 soldiers to Virginia in 1676, according to the author in Chapter 3?

8. Where did Christopher Columbus intend to travel when he “discovered” the Americas? Where does the author assert he actually landed in Chapter 1?

9. How does the author describe the uprisings in Kentucky and other colonies in 1760 in Chapter 4?

10. Who wrote the history of Columbus’s adventures in Cuba from the perspective of the inhabitants, according to the author in Chapter 1?

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