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 other jobs had also become unstable?

2. Can the precise difference between the actual numbers of emigrants and between the Register's totals be established?

3. Do British officials pay much attention at first to the settlement of western lands in America or to emigration from Britain to the colonies?

4. What is the major problem of this survey?

5. What is John Tompkyns' job?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Jonas Brown's plan?

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

4. On what do merchants and their agents rely? Why?

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

6. Who were the people most available for labor?

7. What does the Register record about the major part of migration and and the migration of families?

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

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

10. How are indentured servants often sold?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 changes occur prior to the Revolution in the American colonies.

Part 1) What are two of these changes? Why do they take place?

Part 2) What is significant about these changes?

Part 3) How are these changes reflected in our world today?

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