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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Building craftsman and clothing makers were in high demand where?
(a) Massachusetts.
(b) Almost everywhere.
(c) New York.
(d) Maryland.

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

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

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

5. At certain times, vessels would carry _________ numbers of emigrants.
(a) An average.
(b) Large.
(c) Small.
(d) Very small.

6. 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.

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

8. Over ___________ of the migrants went to mainland colonies.
(a) Ten percent.
(b) Eighty percent.
(c) Fifty percent.
(d) Twenty-five percent.

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

10. Why is there a small need for additional workers in this region?
(a) It is already producing a surplus population.
(b) It is not a safe place to live.
(c) It is not growing quickly.
(d) It is mostly unpopulated.

11. In New York and North Carolina, over eighty-five percent of migrants were Scots and were more likely to be __________.
(a) Artisans.
(b) Doctors.
(c) Farmers.
(d) Merchants.

12. 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 northern colonies.
(b) The island colonies.
(c) The central colonies.
(d) The southern colonies.

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

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

15. Do the concerns over the settlement of western lands and emigration from Britain to the colonies play a role in the early efforts of the British government to establish and shape policies on the western lands?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Somewhat.
(d) Maybe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the bill for which the Earl of Hillsborough fought?

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

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