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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At this time, most individuals concerned with emigration focused on what?
(a) A sense of fear felt by those who stay in Great Britain.
(b) Personal losses.
(c) Demographic and economic losses.
(d) A loss in a sense of nationalism.

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

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

4. 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.

5. When does Hillsborough take on the key post of secretary of state for the colonies?
(a) In 1758.
(b) In 1748.
(c) In 1738.
(d) In 1768.

6. As what do the colonies become known?
(a) A potential gold mine in land values, consumer markets, and so on.
(b) A threat to British power.
(c) A no man's land.
(d) A savage land.

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

8. Of the 6,190 emigrants whose occupation is listed, only _____________ listed occupations that were considered "gentle."
(a) 2.3%.
(b) 4.5%
(c) 23%.
(d) 45%

9. What closes the trans-Appalachian west, except to licensed traders, and created the colonies of Quebec, East and West Florida?
(a) The Proclamation of 1763.
(b) The Proclamation of the Americas.
(c) The Proclamation of the Colonies.
(d) The Proclamation of the 1773.

10. 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 two-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 four-fifths of the total number of British emigrants.

11. In the provinces, is there mass exodus anywhere in Britain?
(a) No.
(b) In some provinces.
(c) Some.
(d) Yes.

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

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) A desperate escape rather than an opportunity to be sought.
(c) Something exciting to do.
(d) Something that they must do for their families.

14. What does Bailyn say about the force of attraction to North America?
(a) It is a waste of time for British emigrants.
(b) It is powerful for British emigrants.
(c) It is attractive to British emigrants.
(d) It is a a necessary evil for British emigrants.

15. In the pre-Revolutionary years, many people emigrated from where?
(a) France.
(b) The British mainland.
(c) England.
(d) The European continent.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where do they immigrate?

2. English women emigrants were almost always engaged in what sort of work?

3. More than half of the migrants to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are ____________.

4. Most available for labor are who?

5. Construction, and in particular what type of building, was also a large industry in the North American colonies?

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