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

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

3. What was the highest level of knowledge of a trade in colonial America?
(a) Expert.
(b) Master.
(c) Apprentice.
(d) Journeyman.

4. Historically, what do good Englishmen do?
(a) Help the downtrodden.
(b) Build their economy.
(c) Fortify their defenses.
(d) Resist tyranny.

5. In colonial America, what was a self-made man called?
(a) An industrious Samuel.
(b) A poor Richard.
(c) A wealthy William.
(d) A lucky Tom.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are people regarded in a hierarchical society?

2. Who argued that Britain was an unnatural parent?

3. How much land did the British victory over France in 1759-1763 open for speculation or settlement?

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

5. What characteristic separated patricians from plebeians?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the responsibility of the government under a monarchy?

2. What was the thinking of many colonial American Protestants towards child rearing?

3. What would a colonist do if someone spoke publicly against him?

4. Why was traditional hierarchical authority brought to question throughout the 18th century?

5. How did gentry families try to emulate English nobility?

6. In small face-to-face colonial society, give two examples of how official and personal affairs combined.

7. How did colonial inland trade change after 1745?

8. What was the difference between morality under a republic rather than a monarchy?

9. How did religion in colonial America support the authority and order of the monarchy?

10. How was the term 'gentleman' redefined in the 16th century?

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