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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In this chapter, what does Bailyn examine?
(a) The areas which experienced labor shortages in Great Britain during this time period.
(b) The areas which have not been experiencing labor shortages in North America.
(c) The areas which have not been experiencing labor shortages in Great Britain.
(d) The areas which experienced labor shortages in North America during this time period.

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

3. By 1765, it was evident that one result of the employment problems in the silk industry would be what?
(a) A large exodus of weavers to the colonies.
(b) A small exodus of weavers to the colonies.
(c) A large exodus of weavers to other countries in Europe.
(d) A large exodus of weavers to other trades.

4. How is the information handled at these sites?
(a) The same.
(b) Not well.
(c) Differently.
(d) Almost the same.

5. Eighteenth century America was _____________________________.
(a) Ahead of its time.
(b) More industrial, urban, and humane than most of Europe.
(c) Much like the British Isles.
(d) Pre-industrial, pre-urban, and pre-humanitarian.

6. Families migrating together tended to go to New York, North Carolina, and _________.
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Florida.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Nova Scotia.

7. How many ironworks are operating in the colonies at this time?
(a) Over 200.
(b) Over 100.
(c) Over 150.
(d) Over 250.

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

9. The flow of individuals into New York and North Carolina seem to form small communities composed largely of _________ working the land.
(a) Individuals.
(b) Men.
(c) Families.
(d) Couples.

10. It is estimated that for the years 1718 to 1775, how many convicts were banished to the colonies?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 40,000.
(c) 30,000.
(d) 20,000.

11. The English migrants most often went to Pennsylvania, Maryland and ________.
(a) Massachusetts.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Nova Scotia.
(d) Tennessee.

12. Construction, and in particular what type of building, was also a large industry in the North American colonies?
(a) Shipbuilding.
(b) Wagon building.
(c) Homebuilding.
(d) Business construction.

13. What does Bailyn say about the force of attraction to North America?
(a) It is a a necessary evil for British emigrants.
(b) It is powerful for British emigrants.
(c) It is a waste of time for British emigrants.
(d) It is attractive to British emigrants.

14. The ages of the emigrants tended to concentrate around what ages?
(a) 30-34.
(b) 20-24.
(c) 10-15.
(d) 25-30.

15. What is the result of this collection?
(a) It illuminates the essential characteristics of the emigration.
(b) It illuminates what life is like after emigration.
(c) It explains what is faulty about Great Britain.
(d) It gives some basic information about those who emigrate.

Short Answer Questions

1. More than half of the migrants to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are ____________.

2. Do there appear to be concentrations of indentured servants in particular occupations settling in certain colonies?

3. Bailyn argues that for the men a picture develops of lower middle and working class men for whom emigration was what?

4. Where are most of the ironworks built?

5. After 1760 and the end of the war in North America, what happens to the colonies?

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