Voyagers to the West Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does John Powell, an undersecretary of state for the colonies, suggest?

2. What types of groups of emigrants leave steadily over the months for North America?

3. Of the 6,190 emigrants whose occupation is listed, only _____________ listed occupations that were considered "gentle."

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

5. By 1765, it was evident that one result of the employment problems in the silk industry would be what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is done with the raw data from this collection?

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

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

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

5. Who is John Powell? What does he suggest?

6. Who is the Earl of Hillsborough?

7. What is wrong with this survey?

8. 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?

9. After skilled artisans such as those trained in construction, what group do the colonists seek?

10. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many people involved in the expansion of the colonies suffer hardships.

Part 1) What hardships do they suffer? Why do they suffer these hardships?

Part 2) Do they realize the risks they undertake? Why or why not?

Part 3) What type of person must one be to be settler? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The Registry is both faulty and useful.

Part 1) How is it faulty? How is it useful?

Part 2) Why is the information from the Registry important?

Part 3) How is this registry and this study on emigration important? How does it impact us today?

Essay Topic 3

Workers face hardships during the emigration process.

Part 1) What hardships did they face? Why?

Part 2) How were they affected by the hardships? Does this affect the number of people emigrating? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why might someone continue through this tough emigration process? Why kept them from giving up? What does this say about those who immigrated to the Americas?

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