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. Was it new that North America had been seen as a place of refuge?

2. What is the major problem of this survey?

3. 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?

4. It is estimated that for the years 1718 to 1775, how many convicts were banished to the colonies?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is known about correlation between age and where the emigrants migrated?

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

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

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some grantees have problems when the American Revolution begins.

Part 1) What is a grantee? Why would the American Revolution cause problems?

Part 2) How were the other settlers affected by the American Revolution?

Part 3) Does the information in this book give any insight into causes and consequences of the American Revolution? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The situation in New York is similar in many ways to the events in other colonies.

Part 1) Describe the situation in New York. How is it like the situations in other colonies?

Part 2) Why do these similarities between the colonies exist?

Part 3) What is the purpose of this chapter? What is the significance of ending the book with this chapter?

Essay Topic 3

A large number of the immigrants is young and male.

Part 1) How is this proven? Why are so many young and male?

Part 2) How might this have affected the development of the colonies?

Part 3) How have these young men helped make our country what it is today?

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