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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Is child labor popular in the silk industry at this time?
(a) At the beginning of the century.
(b) In some regions.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

3. Migrants to Nova Scotia tended to be similar to those going to New York and North Carolina while those migrating to the West Indies tended to be similar to those migrating to which colonies?
(a) The central colonies.
(b) The southern colonies.
(c) The island colonies.
(d) The northern colonies.

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

5. Into where does the population of the colonies spread?
(a) North and south.
(b) To Florida.
(c) Along the Atlantic coast.
(d) The backcountry of the coastal colonies and trans-Appalachian west.

6. More children below the age of ten and more _________________ departed from Scotland.
(a) Men and boys.
(b) Women and boys.
(c) Men and girls.
(d) Women and girls.

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

8. What is the major problem of this survey?
(a) There is no legal requirement for vessels carrying emigrants to register with customs.
(b) Most people cannot write to fill out the paperwork.
(c) There are many stowaways.
(d) Information is given by word of mouth.

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

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

11. What other jobs had also become unstable?
(a) Painting employment.
(b) Communication fields.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Agricultural employment.

12. A much smaller percentage was going where?
(a) To Mexico and the West Indies.
(b) To Canada and Nova Scotia.
(c) To Canada and the West Indies.
(d) To North Carolina and New York.

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

14. The information sent to where is sent directly to the Treasury in London without any editing or summarization?
(a) London.
(b) Dublin.
(c) Paris.
(d) Edinburgh.

15. What types of groups of emigrants leave steadily over the months for North America?
(a) Very large.
(b) Small.
(c) Large.
(d) Medium.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the silk industry developed in the late seventeenth century?

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

3. Those between what ages typically travel independent of families?

4. What does Bailyn say about what these patterns show about the migration from Britain to America?

5. Why is the data source that the author mentions incomplete?

(see the answer keys)

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