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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 Southern English and Irish ports.
(d) In Northern English and Scottish ports.

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

3. What is John Tompkyns' job?
(a) He sends the reports to the various inspection sites.
(b) He files all of the paperwork.
(c) He inspects and corrects each incoming report and then copies the information onto large uniform sheets.
(d) He organizes the paperwork.

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

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

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

7. 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) Thomas Jefferson.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Benjamin Moore.

8. 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 one customs board in London.
(c) To two customs boards in London and Edinburgh.
(d) To one customs board in Edinburgh.

9. 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) A statistical assessment of those who do not emigrate.
(c) Emigration be difficult and expensive.
(d) Emigration be halted.

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

11. After registering, were vessels free to pick up passengers without registering them?
(a) No.
(b) Only ten passengers.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

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

13. Why is there a small need for additional workers in this region?
(a) It is mostly unpopulated.
(b) It is not a safe place to live.
(c) It is not growing quickly.
(d) It is already producing a surplus population.

14. What is the age that individuals could legally bind themselves as indentured servants?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Eighteen.
(d) Ten.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Bailyn turns his attention to where the emigrants migrated to in North America. How does he argue that they travel to all the colonies?

2. What region has only a small need for additional workers?

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

4. 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?

5. What is Bailyn's first impression of British life in the years leading up to the American Revolution?

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