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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) New York.
(b) Almost everywhere.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Maryland.

2. 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 three-fifths 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 one-fifth 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.

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

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

5. These characteristics are shared with other societies, but is America's way of life unique?
(a) No.
(b) A little.
(c) Not very.
(d) Yes.

6. Of the 8,613 emigrants whose sex was registered, about ____________ are males?
(a) Two-thirds.
(b) One-half.
(c) Three-fourths.
(d) One-fourth.

7. A much smaller percentage was going where?
(a) To Canada and Nova Scotia.
(b) To Canada and the West Indies.
(c) To North Carolina and New York.
(d) To Mexico and the West Indies.

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

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

10. The emigrants listed in the Register sailed to America in how many different vessels?
(a) 402.
(b) 102.
(c) 202.
(d) 302.

11. Can the precise difference between the actual numbers of emigrants and between the Register's totals be established?
(a) Yes, in a few years.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

12. Where are most of the ironworks built?
(a) Along the coast.
(b) In open country.
(c) In agricultural towns.
(d) In heavily wooded areas.

13. What information is sometimes estimated by the customs officials?
(a) Trade.
(b) Gender.
(c) Age.
(d) Race.

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

15. It is estimated that for the years 1718 to 1775, how many convicts were banished to the colonies?
(a) 40,000.
(b) 20,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 30,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Hillsborough take on the key post of secretary of state for the colonies?

2. What is the major problem of this survey?

3. The occupations and residences of those emigrating to New York and North Carolina are _____________ the previous colonies.

4. Families migrating together tended to go to New York, North Carolina, and _________.

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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