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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who in colonial America had the best opportunity to become wealthy?
(a) Those engaged in colonial politics.
(b) Those engaged in supplying goods to the colonists.
(c) Those engaged in overseas commerce.
(d) Those engaged in selling arms in the war.

2. 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 no longer felt superior.
(d) The upper class must share their status with commoners.

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

4. After retiring, what does Ben Franklin do that later embarrasses him?
(a) Commission a portrait.
(b) Commission a house.
(c) Commission a special gun.
(d) Commission a uniform.

5. How did the American colonies react to the intrusion of royal authority in 1763?
(a) Welcomed it.
(b) Didn't accept it.
(c) Asked for it.
(d) Ignored it.

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

7. In colonial America, what emerged after politics cease to be a contest among prominent families?
(a) Political parties.
(b) Money for good causes.
(c) Honest officials.
(d) Fair laws.

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

9. What were the religious upheavals in the colonies eventually called?
(a) Religious Revolution.
(b) Great Awakening.
(c) Church's Decision.
(d) Puritan Petitions.

10. How did Baltimore, Norfolk, and Alexandria benefit from increased colonial marketing?
(a) They attracted more lucrative businesses.
(b) More money is spent in them.
(c) They became booming ports.
(d) They became destinations for immigrants.

11. What percent of the American colonial population was poor?
(a) 5%.
(b) 15%.
(c) 10%.
(d) 20%.

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

13. In colonial America, what outweighed the concern for family lineage?
(a) Individual desires of the children.
(b) Individual desires of the father.
(c) Individual desires of the mother.
(d) Individual desires of the head of the household.

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

15. What kinds of laws were proposed in colonial America to curb spending?
(a) Speculative laws.
(b) Monetary laws.
(c) Sumptuary laws.
(d) Pecuniary laws.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did classical republican ideals lay the foundation for?

2. What was critical to the success of colonial American office holders?

3. Who vigorously denounced the Stamp Act riots in 1765?

4. What kind of colonial churches dominated the first third of the 18th century?

5. How did non-English colonial Americans feel about the monarchy?

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