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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is this concentration of ages markedly different from the overall percentage of British citizens and from the population of the American colonies?
(a) Over half of the free population was over the age of 21.
(b) Over half of the free population was over the age of 40.
(c) Over half of the free population was under the age of 21.
(d) Over half of the free population was under the age of 10.

2. Where are deliberately organized emigrant vessels more common?
(a) In Northern English and Northern Irish ports.
(b) In Northern English and Scottish ports.
(c) In Southern English and Irish ports.
(d) In Southern English and French ports.

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

4. Construction, and in particular what type of building, was also a large industry in the North American colonies?
(a) Wagon building.
(b) Shipbuilding.
(c) Homebuilding.
(d) Business construction.

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

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

7. Most of these vessels listed were probably engaged in commercial voyages and carried passengers for what reason?
(a) To have enough workers on the ship.
(b) To break even on their profits.
(c) To help them get to America.
(d) To fill out their cargo and to gain some extra profit.

8. Why is the data source that the author mentions incomplete?
(a) It includes only information about those who are indentured servants.
(b) It includes only information for England and Scotland.
(c) It includes only information about life after emigration.
(d) It includes only information about males.

9. What has long existed in the silk industry?
(a) Labor unrest.
(b) Happy employees.
(c) Many jobs.
(d) The same weaving techniques.

10. Is the movement to the colonies a patternless roaming?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) Yes.
(c) At first.
(d) No.

11. How much regard is there for human suffering and rights?
(a) Little.
(b) A great amount of.
(c) Much.
(d) Some.

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

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

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

15. Do similar situations exist in other industries in this city?
(a) Yes, but not until later in the century.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Yes, but only in a small amount of industries.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where do they immigrate?

2. After registering, were vessels free to pick up passengers without registering them?

3. How many ironworks are operating in the colonies at this time?

4. Of the 8,613 emigrants whose sex was registered, about ____________ are males?

5. What is commonly believed by 1773?

(see the answer keys)

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