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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What information is sometimes estimated by the customs officials?
(a) Gender.
(b) Age.
(c) Trade.
(d) Race.

2. Where are deliberately organized emigrant vessels more common?
(a) In Northern English and Northern Irish ports.
(b) In Southern English and French ports.
(c) In Northern English and Scottish ports.
(d) In Southern English and Irish ports.

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

4. What does the Earl of Hillsborough grasp?
(a) The implications of the westward expansion and emigration.
(b) The importance of the colonies.
(c) The positive effects expansion has on Great Britain.
(d) The weaknesses found in the colonies.

5. Where is the silk industry developed in the late seventeenth century?
(a) Four blocks in East London.
(b) Four blocks in West London.
(c) Four blocks in North London.
(d) Four blocks in South London.

6. In the months that followed, how many emigrants do customs officials interview?
(a) Tens of thousands.
(b) Thousands.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Dozens.

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

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

9. More than half of the migrants to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are ____________.
(a) Indentured servants.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Merchants.
(d) Artisans.

10. Of the 6,190 emigrants whose occupation is listed, only _____________ listed occupations that were considered "gentle."
(a) 4.5%
(b) 23%.
(c) 45%
(d) 2.3%.

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

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

13. 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 large exodus of weavers to other trades.
(c) A small exodus of weavers to the colonies.
(d) A large exodus of weavers to other countries in Europe.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. These characteristics are shared with other societies, but is America's way of life unique?

2. Why is there a small need for additional workers in this region?

3. The ages of the emigrants tended to concentrate around what ages?

4. What other jobs had also become unstable?

5. What is the result of this collection?

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