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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what kind of world do these people live?
(a) One that is constantly at risk.
(b) One that is somewhat risky.
(c) One that is much like it is today.
(d) One that is much like Great Britain.

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

3. The ages of the emigrants tended to concentrate around what ages?
(a) 25-30.
(b) 10-15.
(c) 20-24.
(d) 30-34.

4. Those between what ages typically travel independent of families?
(a) 20 and 30.
(b) 15 and 24.
(c) 18 and 25.
(d) 10 and 15.

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

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

7. Most emigrants traveled ____________.
(a) In groups.
(b) In pairs.
(c) Alone.
(d) With families.

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

9. Why is the data source that the author mentions incomplete?
(a) It includes only information for England and Scotland.
(b) It includes only information about males.
(c) It includes only information about those who are indentured servants.
(d) It includes only information about life after emigration.

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

11. 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 too much.
(b) Yes, somewhat.
(c) Yes, a great deal.
(d) No, not at all.

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

13. On the verge of the Revolution, the American colonies were producing what percentage of the world's iron supply or about 30,000 tons annually?
(a) About one-sixth.
(b) About one-fifth.
(c) About one-fourth.
(d) About one-seventh.

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) Many women are pregnant.
(b) One year is left out of the count.
(c) Not all travelers are emigrants.
(d) The customs officials did not count correctly.

15. Do those in the colonies have to struggle to maintain the forms of civilized existence that were present elsewhere?
(a) Not much.
(b) No.
(c) A little.
(d) Yes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Building in general accounts for much of the recruitment of artisans from where?

2. The emigrants listed in the Register sailed to America in how many different vessels?

3. Why does Tompkyns soon hire an extra clerk?

4. Most of these vessels listed were probably engaged in commercial voyages and carried passengers for what reason?

5. What does Bailyn say about the force of attraction to North America?

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