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. The reports from the customs officials show 9,868 individuals leaving for North America from December, 1773 to March, 1776. Why must this number must be adjusted?

2. Eighteenth century America was _____________________________.

3. Why does Tompkyns soon hire an extra clerk?

4. What is John Tompkyns' job?

5. In 1753, into what debate does the Earl of Hillsborough enter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is the Earl of Hillsborough?

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

4. What is commonly believed by 1773?

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

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

7. What does Bailyn say about the vessels traveling to America?

8. What does the author say about the silk industry?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

London becomes a magnet for those seeking work and those seeking workers.

Part 1) London became a magnet fro those seeking work and those seeking workers?

Part 2) What connection does this supply and demand create between London and the colonies?

Part 3) How does this urban metropolis affect those in the Americas?

Essay Topic 2

Indentured servants are often bought and sold once they reach the colonies.

Part 1) Why did this purchase happen here? Why was it not done earlier?

Part 2) How might this have affected both the servants and the sellers? Why?

Part 3) Why would someone become an indentured servant? Would you become one?

Essay Topic 3

Several possible solutions are considered for the emigration problem.

Part 1) What are these solutions? What are the pros and cons of each?

Part 2) Which solution is chosen? How successful is it?

Part 3) How does this solution affect Great Britain, the United States and Canada today?

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