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. Most available for labor are who?

2. In the provinces, is there mass exodus anywhere in Britain?

3. More than half of the migrants to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are ____________.

4. How many ironworks are operating in the colonies at this time?

5. After registering, were vessels free to pick up passengers without registering them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the Earl of Hillsborough?

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

3. Who were the people most available for labor?

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

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

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

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

8. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Land speculators are important in the selling of land.

Part 1) What is a land speculator? How are they important?

Part 2) What would the colonies have been like without land speculators? Could the colonies have expanded without land speculators? Why or why not?

Part 3) What type of person would make a good land speculator? What qualities would one need to be successful?

Essay Topic 2

The British see emigration as a problem.

Part 1) What is emigration? How is it a problem for the British?

Part 2) What does this problem reveal about the British?

Part 3) Is emigration still a problem for some countries? Why or why not?

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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