Voyagers to the West Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Chapter 5 Identities and Motivations: The Dual Emigration.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Do those in the colonies have to struggle to maintain the forms of civilized existence that were present elsewhere?
(a) No.
(b) Not much.
(c) A little.
(d) Yes.

2. As what do the colonies become known?
(a) A threat to British power.
(b) A potential gold mine in land values, consumer markets, and so on.
(c) A no man's land.
(d) A savage land.

3. In 1753, into what debate does the Earl of Hillsborough enter?
(a) Whether Great Britain should stay in control of the colonies.
(b) Whether to create a national census.
(c) Whether to allow people to emigrate to the colonies.
(d) Whether to create a new nation out of the colonies.

4. What is the major problem of this survey?
(a) Information is given by word of mouth.
(b) There are many stowaways.
(c) There is no legal requirement for vessels carrying emigrants to register with customs.
(d) Most people cannot write to fill out the paperwork.

5. More children below the age of ten and more _________________ departed from Scotland.
(a) Women and girls.
(b) Men and boys.
(c) Women and boys.
(d) Men and girls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Earl of Hillsborough grasp?

2. In the months that followed, how many emigrants do customs officials interview?

3. This raw data that is collected by English and Scottish port officials is sent where?

4. Why does Tompkyns soon hire an extra clerk?

5. When does Hillsborough take on the key post of secretary of state for the colonies?

(see the answer key)

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