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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 average ages for immigrants to the colonies range from a low of ________________ to a high of 40.5 for Canada.
(a) 20.5 for Massachusetts.
(b) 18.7 for North Carolina.
(c) 27.8 for New York.
(d) 15. 3 for Virginia.

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

3. In the months that followed, how many emigrants do customs officials interview?
(a) Dozens.
(b) Thousands.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Tens of thousands.

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

5. 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?
(a) It makes a lot of sense.
(b) It is a simple solution to achieve this goal.
(c) It will be difficult to do.
(d) It makes no sense.

Short Answer Questions

1. What closes the trans-Appalachian west, except to licensed traders, and created the colonies of Quebec, East and West Florida?

2. 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?

3. At certain times, vessels would carry _________ numbers of emigrants.

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

5. Do those in the colonies have to struggle to maintain the forms of civilized existence that were present elsewhere?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bailyn say about the families who migrated together?

2. What does the author say about the iron industry?

3. What does Bailyn say about the number of people leaving for North America from December 1773 to March 1776 and those who are not emigrants?

4. How do most of the emigrants travel? Why?

5. Describe the spreading of the population in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War. What is the significance of this?

6. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

7. What is commonly believed by 1773?

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

9. What is wrong with this survey?

10. From where do people emigrate in the pre-Revolutionary years? To where do they immigrate?

(see the answer keys)

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