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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who provided much of the unskilled labor, particularly in the South, for the ironworks?
(a) Slaves.
(b) Young children.
(c) Indentured servants.
(d) Boys.

2. Of the 8,613 emigrants whose sex was registered, about ____________ are males?
(a) One-half.
(b) Two-thirds.
(c) Three-fourths.
(d) One-fourth.

3. What does John Powell, an undersecretary of state for the colonies, suggest?
(a) A statistical assessment of those who do not emigrate.
(b) Emigration be halted.
(c) Emigration be difficult and expensive.
(d) A statistical assessment of emigration be done to see how Britain was affected.

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

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

6. The magnitude of these developments was __________________ in these years than they had been in the preceding years.
(a) Slightly less.
(b) Greater.
(c) Less than.
(d) The same.

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

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

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

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

11. Why does Tompkyns soon hire an extra clerk?
(a) He is overwhelmed with his job.
(b) He is tired of his job.
(c) He is sick.
(d) He is emigrating to America.

12. 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-seventh.
(b) About one-fifth.
(c) About one-sixth.
(d) About one-fourth.

13. 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?
(a) It is a simple solution to achieve this goal.
(b) It makes a lot of sense.
(c) It will be difficult to do.
(d) It makes no sense.

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

15. Bailyn compares the Register's totals to notices of ships' arrivals in North America and finds what?
(a) The Register's totals account for probably around one-fifth of the total number of British emigrants.
(b) The Register's totals account for probably around four-fifths of the total number of British emigrants.
(c) The Register's totals account for probably around three-fifths of the total number of British emigrants.
(d) The Register's totals account for probably around two-fifths of the total number of British emigrants.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is there a small need for additional workers in this region?

2. Most available for labor are who?

3. The ages of the emigrants tended to concentrate around what ages?

4. In the months that followed, how many emigrants do customs officials interview?

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

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