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. Migrants to Nova Scotia tended to be similar to those going to New York and North Carolina while those migrating to the West Indies tended to be similar to those migrating to which colonies?

2. When does Hillsborough take on the key post of secretary of state for the colonies?

3. How is the information handled at these sites?

4. What is the result of this collection?

5. Why is the data source that the author mentions incomplete?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who were the people most available for labor?

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

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

5. What does Bailyn say about the families who migrated together?

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

7. Why must the official totals be adjusted upward?

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

9. Describe the spreading of the population in the American colonies before the Revolutionary War. What is the significance of this?

10. Who is the Earl of Hillsborough?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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