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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What supported the colonial southern plantations that made networks of influence unnecessary?
(a) Outside investors.
(b) Family networks.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Farming.

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

3. What would eventually secure the people's right to participate in government?
(a) The right to vote.
(b) The right to own property.
(c) Religious freedom.
(d) Legal documents.

4. When Ben Franklin was a boy, what important man discussed books with him?
(a) William Allen.
(b) James Logan.
(c) William Burnet.
(d) Andrew Hamilton.

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

6. Towards the middle of the 18th century, how fast was the American population growing?
(a) It doubled every 20 years.
(b) It doubled every 5 years.
(c) It doubled every 15 years.
(d) It doubled every 10 years.

7. How did colonial gentry demonstrate virtue?
(a) By supporting trade schools and farms.
(b) By church attendance and charitable contributions.
(c) By consuming enough to employ the commoners.
(d) By righteous behavior and virtuous living.

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

9. What was the ideology of the Enlightenment?
(a) Counterculture.
(b) Mysticism.
(c) Rationalism.
(d) Republicanism.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Why was poverty considered a virtue for common colonial people?
(a) It kept them satisfied.
(b) It kept them subjected.
(c) It kept them submissive.
(d) It kept them industrious.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did John Locke view a child's mind?

2. What percentage of southern colonists were aristocrats?

3. Historically, what kinds of men are guilty for all wars and tyrannies?

4. At the middle of the 18th century, what did many revolutionary leaders feel the colonies still needed?

5. How were domestic servants treated in colonial America as compared to Europe at that same time?

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