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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What closes the trans-Appalachian west, except to licensed traders, and created the colonies of Quebec, East and West Florida?
(a) The Proclamation of the Colonies.
(b) The Proclamation of 1763.
(c) The Proclamation of the Americas.
(d) The Proclamation of the 1773.

2. The occupations and residences of those emigrating to New York and North Carolina are _____________ the previous colonies.
(a) Better than.
(b) Different from.
(c) The same as.
(d) Worse than.

3. How much regard is there for human suffering and rights?
(a) Some.
(b) Much.
(c) Little.
(d) A great amount of.

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

5. How is this concentration of ages markedly different from the overall percentage of British citizens and from the population of the American colonies?
(a) Over half of the free population was over the age of 21.
(b) Over half of the free population was over the age of 40.
(c) Over half of the free population was under the age of 21.
(d) Over half of the free population was under the age of 10.

6. Was it new that North America had been seen as a place of refuge?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Somewhat.
(d) Maybe.

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

8. What does Bailyn say about what these patterns show about the migration from Britain to America?
(a) A discrete and patterned movement of people.
(b) A movement that, at times, seems to have a pattern.
(c) A unorganized movement of people.
(d) A small amount of movement of people.

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

10. The largest occupation category is what?
(a) Businessmen.
(b) Artisans, craftsmen, or workers trained in specific skills.
(c) Merchants.
(d) Politicians.

11. 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.

12. When does Hillsborough take on the key post of secretary of state for the colonies?
(a) In 1758.
(b) In 1738.
(c) In 1768.
(d) In 1748.

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

14. The overwhelming majority of the individuals emigrating gave their destinations as mainland North American colonies south of where?
(a) Nova Scotia.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) New York.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1775, it is estimated that one in every ____________ of the people in this city was a servant.

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

3. How is the information handled at these sites?

4. Bailyn compares the Register's totals to notices of ships' arrivals in North America and finds what?

5. Where are deliberately organized emigrant vessels more common?

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