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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. What other jobs had also become unstable?
(a) Teaching.
(b) Communication fields.
(c) Agricultural employment.
(d) Painting employment.

2. At this time, most individuals concerned with emigration focused on what?
(a) Personal losses.
(b) A sense of fear felt by those who stay in Great Britain.
(c) A loss in a sense of nationalism.
(d) Demographic and economic losses.

3. Bailyn turns his attention to where the emigrants migrated to in North America. How does he argue that they travel to all the colonies?
(a) They all take the same few boats.
(b) They travel to all the colonies in equal amounts.
(c) They do not travel to all the colonies in equal amounts.
(d) They often purchase their own vessels for the journey.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Building craftsman and clothing makers were in high demand where?

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

3. To where do they immigrate?

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

5. Bailyn argues that for the men a picture develops of lower middle and working class men for whom emigration was what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

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

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

4. What happens after 1760 and the end of the war in North America?

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

6. What are the differences between Hillsborough and lobbyists such as Benjamin Franklin?

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

8. What is known about most of the families who emigrated?

9. 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?

10. Why must the official totals be adjusted upward?

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