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

2. Why is the data source that the author mentions incomplete?
(a) It includes only information about life after emigration.
(b) It includes only information for England and Scotland.
(c) It includes only information about males.
(d) It includes only information about those who are indentured servants.

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

4. Eighteenth century America was _____________________________.
(a) Much like the British Isles.
(b) Pre-industrial, pre-urban, and pre-humanitarian.
(c) More industrial, urban, and humane than most of Europe.
(d) Ahead of its time.

5. In what kind of world do these people live?
(a) One that is much like it is today.
(b) One that is somewhat risky.
(c) One that is much like Great Britain.
(d) One that is constantly at risk.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bailyn turns his attention to where the emigrants migrated to in North America. How does he argue that they travel to all the colonies?

2. During this time, there was also an array of lobbyists working for land speculators and western trading interests, led by whom?

3. Why is there a small need for additional workers in this region?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say about how the immigrants arrived in the Americas?

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

3. What is the age range for emigrants? What is important about this?

4. 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?

5. Why must the official totals be adjusted upward?

6. What is wrong with this survey?

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

8. What is eighteenth century America like?

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

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

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