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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 information sent to where is sent directly to the Treasury in London without any editing or summarization?

2. By 1765, it was evident that one result of the employment problems in the silk industry would be what?

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

4. Do similar situations exist in other industries in this city?

5. Bailyn argues that for the men a picture develops of lower middle and working class men for whom emigration was what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Britain takes over Nova Scotia? What is the reason for this?

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

3. What does the author say about East Florida?

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

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

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

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

8. Why is the location of a servant sale important to buyers?

9. What does the author discover about the gender of the emigrants?

10. What is wrong with this survey?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

An overwhelming number of Scottish immigrants ended up in specific colonies.

Part 1) How has this happened? How does this parallel the settling of other colonies?

Part 2) How is this settling reflected in various cultural societies' settlements today?

Part 3) How have these Scottish people helped to create the culture in these areas today?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Patterns can be seen in the immigration to the colonies.

Part 1) What patterns can be seen?

Part 2) Why is the study of these patterns important? For what is it useful?

Part 3) How do these patterns affect us today?

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