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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The information sent to where is sent directly to the Treasury in London without any editing or summarization?
(a) Dublin.
(b) Edinburgh.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

2. By 1765, it was evident that one result of the employment problems in the silk industry would be what?
(a) A large exodus of weavers to other countries in Europe.
(b) A large exodus of weavers to the colonies.
(c) A small exodus of weavers to the colonies.
(d) A large exodus of weavers to other trades.

3. What does John Powell, an undersecretary of state for the colonies, suggest?
(a) A statistical assessment of those who do not emigrate.
(b) Emigration be halted.
(c) Emigration be difficult and expensive.
(d) A statistical assessment of emigration be done to see how Britain was affected.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bailyn say about what these patterns show about the migration from Britain to America?

2. These characteristics are shared with other societies, but is America's way of life unique?

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

4. The emigrants listed in the Register sailed to America in how many different vessels?

5. The ages of the emigrants tended to concentrate around what ages?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Britain takes over Nova Scotia? What is the reason for this?

2. How do British officials initially feel about settlement of western lands in America or to emigration from Britain?

3. What does the author say about East Florida?

4. On what do merchants and their agents rely? Why?

5. What does Bailyn say about the force of attraction to North America?

6. What does Bailyn say about where the emigrants migrated the most?

7. What is Bailyn's first impression of British life in the years leading up to the American Revolution?

8. Why is the location of a servant sale important to buyers?

9. What does the author discover about the gender of the emigrants?

10. What is wrong with this survey?

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