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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote about the irreligious "Wild Woods" of the Carolina back country?
(a) Charles Woodmason.
(b) Mason Woodward.
(c) Charles Masonward.
(d) Woodward Charleston.

2. How did the grandest colonial American estates compare to traditional British estates?
(a) There were much larger.
(b) They were worth more.
(c) They were about the same size.
(d) They were much smaller.

3. What was the most radical change brought about by the Revolution?
(a) Common people no longer felt inferior.
(b) Common people had the same opportunities as the upper class.
(c) The upper class must share their status with commoners.
(d) The upper class no longer felt superior.

4. What did colonial religious sects have in common?
(a) They advocated controlling authority.
(b) They advocated disobeying authority.
(c) They advocated disavowing authority.
(d) They advocated honoring authority.

5. What characteristic of their heritage did colonial Americans in New England cling to?
(a) Charity.
(b) Conscientious objection.
(c) Defiance.
(d) Militance.

6. What did the original American colonists pride themselves as being?
(a) Righteous with values and morals.
(b) Fortunate with possessions and families.
(c) Free men with rights and liberties.
(d) Patriots with abilties and drives.

7. What happened in colonial America when Connecticut tried to annex Pennsylvania?
(a) A law suit.
(b) War.
(c) A death.
(d) Riot.

8. How was the Anglican church part of politics in Britain?
(a) It persecuted different religions.
(b) It was separate from the government.
(c) It held a political position.
(d) It was an arm of the crown.

9. In colonial America, how did parents view their power as parents?
(a) Equals within the family.
(b) Limited monarchy.
(c) Head of a democracy.
(d) Dictatorship.

10. What percentage of northern colonists were aristocrats?
(a) 8%.
(b) 11%.
(c) 10%.
(d) 9%.

11. How were superiors, magistrates, and masters to be honored?
(a) As parents.
(b) As mothers.
(c) As fathers.
(d) As equals.

12. What did Republicans hold as extremely important?
(a) Peace and order.
(b) Counterculture and reorganization.
(c) Monarchy and enlightenment.
(d) Liberty and independence.

13. How did non-English colonial Americans feel about the monarchy?
(a) They wished it were abolished.
(b) They had no attachment to it.
(c) They hoped it will continue.
(d) They had great respect for it.

14. How are people regarded in a hierarchical society?
(a) Individuals can easily move between classes.
(b) Individuals are socially equal.
(c) Individuals can never change class.
(d) Individuals belong to a particular class.

15. What was another name for colonial commoners?
(a) Patricians.
(b) Egalitarians.
(c) Plebians.
(d) Serfs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was it called when Ben Franklin appointed his friends and family to official positions after he became Deputy Postmaster General of North America?

2. What percentage of 18th century colonial Americans were employed in farming?

3. In colonial America, a person who didn't have to work for a living still held what responsibility?

4. What was another name for colonial gentlemen?

5. What relationship did the American farmer have with the land he worked?

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