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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the primary nationality of the American colonists?
(a) Europeans.
(b) Irish.
(c) Scottish.
(d) English.

2. Who did the American colonists blame when the wrong people held office?
(a) The voters.
(b) The crown.
(c) Other officials.
(d) Themselves.

3. Who vigorously denounced the Stamp Act riots in 1765?
(a) Henry Laurens.
(b) James Otis.
(c) Daniel Moore.
(d) Thomas Hutchison.

4. What was the highest class of British society called?
(a) Egalitarianism.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Aristocracy.
(d) Hierarchy.

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

6. How was high office in colonial America considered?
(a) As an honor and privilege.
(b) As a right and responsibility.
(c) As a sacrifice and burden.
(d) As a profession and profit.

7. What were those who opposed the Anglican church called?
(a) Heretics.
(b) Converts.
(c) Proselytes.
(d) Dissenters.

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

9. Who bought the small planters tobacco crops rather than taking them on consignment?
(a) British merchant houses.
(b) Irish merchant houses.
(c) Welsh merchant houses.
(d) Scottish merchant houses.

10. How could a colonial adolescent master a particular skill or learn a discipline?
(a) Be indentured or go to school.
(b) Learn from parents.
(c) Be privately tutored.
(d) Learn from a sibling.

11. How could a person be mobile in colonial society?
(a) By replacing someone of a higher rank.
(b) By marrying into a higher social rank.
(c) By demonstrating and possessing qualifications for new rank.
(d) By earning money and buying status for the new rank.

12. Who was the most popular and powerful man in Massachusetts during the last quarter of the 18th century?
(a) Thomas Hutchinson.
(b) Ben Franklin.
(c) Henry McCulloch.
(d) John Hancock.

13. 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.

14. During the war against France, what did farmers buy after they sold their surplus to the British troops?
(a) Needed equipment.
(b) Necessities.
(c) Luxury goods.
(d) More land.

15. What percentage of 18th century colonial Americans were employed in farming?
(a) 90%.
(b) 95%.
(c) 80%.
(d) 85%.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was another name for colonial commoners?

3. What did the colonial American courts treat more seriously than violent acts?

4. What percentage of southern colonists were aristocrats?

5. What was the main consideration for a colonial man to be considered a gentleman?

(see the answer keys)

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