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 has long existed in the silk industry?

2. At this time, most individuals concerned with emigration focused on what?

3. Most available for labor are who?

4. A much smaller percentage was going where?

5. _________ of the nuclear families consisted of only a husband and wife.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the result of the collection of statistical information?

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

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

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

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

6. What is commonly believed by 1773?

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

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

9. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

10. Why must the official totals be adjusted upward?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Many immigrants see the colonies as a place of opportunity.

Part 1) How do they come to this view of the colonies?

Part 2) Is this an accurate view? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this optimistic view of the colonies affect the beliefs of Americans and those who immigrate here today?

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