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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. During this time, there was also an array of lobbyists working for land speculators and western trading interests, led by whom?
(a) George Washington.
(b) Benjamin Franklin.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Benjamin Moore.

4. Eighteenth century America was _____________________________.
(a) Pre-industrial, pre-urban, and pre-humanitarian.
(b) Much like the British Isles.
(c) Ahead of its time.
(d) More industrial, urban, and humane than most of Europe.

5. What is John Tompkyns' job?
(a) He files all of the paperwork.
(b) He organizes the paperwork.
(c) He sends the reports to the various inspection sites.
(d) He inspects and corrects each incoming report and then copies the information onto large uniform sheets.

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

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

8. What is commonly believed by 1773?
(a) British emigration was becoming more difficult to do.
(b) British emigration was leading to depopulation in certain areas of the British Isles.
(c) British emigration was leading to more wealth for those who stayed behind.
(d) British emigration was becoming unpopular.

9. In the months that followed, how many emigrants do customs officials interview?
(a) Dozens.
(b) Hundreds.
(c) Tens of thousands.
(d) Thousands.

10. 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-seventh.
(c) About one-fourth.
(d) About one-fifth.

11. How many ironworks are operating in the colonies at this time?
(a) Over 150.
(b) Over 250.
(c) Over 100.
(d) Over 200.

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

13. What is also increasing between industries?
(a) Agreements.
(b) Competition.
(c) Employee swapping.
(d) Compromises.

14. 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 northern colonies.
(c) The southern colonies.
(d) The island colonies.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. It is estimated that for the years 1718 to 1775, how many convicts were banished to the colonies?

2. Was it new that North America had been seen as a place of refuge?

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

4. In what kind of world do these people live?

5. In the pre-Revolutionary days, what is the largest urban center in the western world?

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