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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. This raw data that is collected by English and Scottish port officials is sent where?
(a) To one customs board in Edinburgh.
(b) To one customs board in London.
(c) To two customs boards in London and Edinburgh.
(d) To three customs boards in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin.

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

5. Why does Tompkyns soon hire an extra clerk?
(a) He is sick.
(b) He is tired of his job.
(c) He is overwhelmed with his job.
(d) He is emigrating to America.

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

7. English women emigrants were almost always engaged in what sort of work?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Cleaning.
(c) Textile work.
(d) Pottery.

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

9. What is also increasing between industries?
(a) Compromises.
(b) Competition.
(c) Agreements.
(d) Employee swapping.

10. _________ of the nuclear families consisted of only a husband and wife.
(a) One-half.
(b) One-fourth.
(c) One-third.
(d) One-fifth.

11. 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 makes a lot of sense.
(b) It is a simple solution to achieve this goal.
(c) It makes no sense.
(d) It will be difficult to do.

12. What does John Powell, an undersecretary of state for the colonies, suggest?
(a) A statistical assessment of emigration be done to see how Britain was affected.
(b) Emigration be halted.
(c) A statistical assessment of those who do not emigrate.
(d) Emigration be difficult and expensive.

13. The magnitude of these developments was __________________ in these years than they had been in the preceding years.
(a) Greater.
(b) The same.
(c) Less than.
(d) Slightly less.

14. What is commonly believed by 1773?
(a) British emigration was leading to depopulation in certain areas of the British Isles.
(b) British emigration was leading to more wealth for those who stayed behind.
(c) British emigration was becoming unpopular.
(d) British emigration was becoming more difficult to do.

15. In the pre-Revolutionary days, what is the largest urban center in the western world?
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) Edinburgh.
(d) Dublin.

Short Answer Questions

1. The importation of workers from where had begun in 1714?

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

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

4. Building craftsman and clothing makers were in high demand where?

5. Families migrating together tended to go to New York, North Carolina, and _________.

(see the answer keys)

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