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. A much smaller percentage was going where?

2. What is the age that individuals could legally bind themselves as indentured servants?

3. The flow of individuals into New York and North Carolina seem to form small communities composed largely of _________ working the land.

4. Of the 8,613 emigrants whose sex was registered, about ____________ are males?

5. The English migrants most often went to Pennsylvania, Maryland and ________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the Earl of Hillsborough?

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

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

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

5. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

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

7. What is wrong with this survey?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Other areas of the British Isles do not see a mass exodus.

Part 1) Why do they not see a mass exodus?

Part 2) How are they still affected by mass exoduses elsewhere?

Part 3) Is there still a connection between these locations and the areas where many people are leaving? If so, what is this connection? If not, why is there no connection?

Essay Topic 3

The Registry is both faulty and useful.

Part 1) How is it faulty? How is it useful?

Part 2) Why is the information from the Registry important?

Part 3) How is this registry and this study on emigration important? How does it impact us today?

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