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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Where is the silk industry developed in the late seventeenth century?
(a) Four blocks in North London.
(b) Four blocks in South London.
(c) Four blocks in West London.
(d) Four blocks in East London.

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

4. The overwhelming majority of the individuals emigrating gave their destinations as mainland North American colonies south of where?
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) Nova Scotia.
(d) New York.

5. The English migrants most often went to Pennsylvania, Maryland and ________.
(a) Massachusetts.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Nova Scotia.
(d) Virginia.

6. To where do they immigrate?
(a) Canada.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Cuba.
(d) America.

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

8. Bailyn turns his attention to where the emigrants migrated to in North America. How does he argue that they travel to all the colonies?
(a) They travel to all the colonies in equal amounts.
(b) They all take the same few boats.
(c) They do not travel to all the colonies in equal amounts.
(d) They often purchase their own vessels for the journey.

9. Families migrating together tended to go to New York, North Carolina, and _________.
(a) Florida.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) Nova Scotia.
(d) Virginia.

10. Do there appear to be concentrations of indentured servants in particular occupations settling in certain colonies?
(a) Maybe.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Not at first.

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

12. In 1753, into what debate does the Earl of Hillsborough enter?
(a) Whether to create a national census.
(b) Whether to allow people to emigrate to the colonies.
(c) Whether Great Britain should stay in control of the colonies.
(d) Whether to create a new nation out of the colonies.

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The flow of individuals into New York and North Carolina seem to form small communities composed largely of _________ working the land.

2. At this time, most individuals concerned with emigration focused on what?

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

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

5. 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?

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