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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 much like Great Britain.
(b) One that is much like it is today.
(c) One that is somewhat risky.
(d) One that is constantly at risk.

2. In this chapter, what does Bailyn examine?
(a) The areas which experienced labor shortages in Great Britain during this time period.
(b) The areas which have not been experiencing labor shortages in Great Britain.
(c) The areas which experienced labor shortages in North America during this time period.
(d) The areas which have not been experiencing labor shortages in North America.

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

4. Bailyn argues that for the men a picture develops of lower middle and working class men for whom emigration was what?
(a) Something that they must do for their families.
(b) A desperate escape rather than an opportunity to be sought.
(c) An opportunity to be sought rather than a desperate escape.
(d) Something exciting to do.

5. What is the result of this collection?
(a) It gives some basic information about those who emigrate.
(b) It illuminates what life is like after emigration.
(c) It explains what is faulty about Great Britain.
(d) It illuminates the essential characteristics of the emigration.

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

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

8. Building in general accounts for much of the recruitment of artisans from where?
(a) Nova Scotia.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) France.
(d) Abroad.

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

10. By 1775, it is estimated that one in every ____________ of the people in this city was a servant.
(a) Seven.
(b) Eight.
(c) Five.
(d) Six.

11. Do the concerns over the settlement of western lands and emigration from Britain to the colonies play a role in the early efforts of the British government to establish and shape policies on the western lands?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) Maybe.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

12. These characteristics are shared with other societies, but is America's way of life unique?
(a) A little.
(b) Not very.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

13. Most available for labor are who?
(a) Children.
(b) Women.
(c) Condemned criminals.
(d) Indentured servants.

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

15. What happens to the bill for which the Earl of Hillsborough fought?
(a) It is accepted.
(b) It is modified.
(c) It is considered.
(d) It is defeated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does John Powell, an undersecretary of state for the colonies, suggest?

3. In the pre-Revolutionary years, many people emigrated from where?

4. Do similar situations exist in other industries in this city?

5. When does Hillsborough take on the key post of secretary of state for the colonies?

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