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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where are most of the ironworks built?
(a) In agricultural towns.
(b) Along the coast.
(c) In heavily wooded areas.
(d) In open country.

2. What is Bailyn's first impression of British life in the years leading up to the American Revolution?
(a) One of simplicity as only those in England move to London, the port of exit.
(b) One of complexity as thousands of people in every region of the country move to ports of exit.
(c) One of simplicity as a few hundred people move to London and a few other ports of exit.
(d) One of complexity as tens of thousands of people in every region in Europe moves to ports of exit.

3. Building craftsman and clothing makers were in high demand where?
(a) Almost everywhere.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) Maryland.
(d) New York.

4. During this time, there was also an array of lobbyists working for land speculators and western trading interests, led by whom?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Benjamin Franklin.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Benjamin Moore.

5. Do British officials pay much attention at first to the settlement of western lands in America or to emigration from Britain to the colonies?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) No, not too much.
(c) Yes, a great deal.
(d) Yes, somewhat.

6. At this time, most individuals concerned with emigration focused on what?
(a) Personal losses.
(b) A loss in a sense of nationalism.
(c) A sense of fear felt by those who stay in Great Britain.
(d) Demographic and economic losses.

7. Do similar situations exist in other industries in this city?
(a) Yes.
(b) Yes, but not until later in the century.
(c) Yes, but only in a small amount of industries.
(d) No.

8. Over ___________ of the migrants went to mainland colonies.
(a) Ten percent.
(b) Fifty percent.
(c) Twenty-five percent.
(d) Eighty percent.

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

10. The Earl of Hillsborough argues that the colonies are to benefit the kingdom through commerce and the production of goods. What does he think about settling the western lands, regarding this goal?
(a) It is a simple solution to achieve this goal.
(b) It makes no sense.
(c) It makes a lot of sense.
(d) It will be difficult to do.

11. After 1760 and the end of the war in North America, what happens to the colonies?
(a) They become less risky.
(b) They shrink.
(c) They stay the same.
(d) They expand.

12. What happens to the bill for which the Earl of Hillsborough fought?
(a) It is modified.
(b) It is considered.
(c) It is defeated.
(d) It is accepted.

13. A much smaller percentage was going where?
(a) To Canada and the West Indies.
(b) To North Carolina and New York.
(c) To Canada and Nova Scotia.
(d) To Mexico and the West Indies.

14. The reports from the customs officials show 9,868 individuals leaving for North America from December, 1773 to March, 1776. Why must this number must be adjusted?
(a) Not all travelers are emigrants.
(b) The customs officials did not count correctly.
(c) One year is left out of the count.
(d) Many women are pregnant.

15. Do there appear to be concentrations of indentured servants in particular occupations settling in certain colonies?
(a) Yes.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Not at first.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of groups of emigrants leave steadily over the months for North America?

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

3. How is the information handled at these sites?

4. The overwhelming majority of the individuals emigrating gave their destinations as mainland North American colonies south of where?

5. The occupations and residences of those emigrating to New York and North Carolina are _____________ the previous colonies.

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