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

2. Of the 6,190 emigrants whose occupation is listed, only _____________ listed occupations that were considered "gentle."

3. Over ___________ of the migrants went to mainland colonies.

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

5. In 1753, into what debate does the Earl of Hillsborough enter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the provinces different from the urban areas?

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

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

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

5. Who is John Powell? What does he suggest?

6. What is commonly believed by 1773?

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

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

9. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bailyn discusses Nova Scotia.

Part 1) What does he say about Nova Scotia? Why does she discuss Nova Scotia?

Part 2) How does Nova Scotia compare to other colonies?

Part 3) What is significant about the information Bailyn provides about Nova Scotia? How is Nova Scotia today affected by emigration over 200 years ago?

Essay Topic 2

Florida and other southern states are part of East and West Florida.

Part 1) What information does the author give about East and West Florida?

Part 2) What is significant about this information? How does the settlement of one affect the settlement of the other?

Part 3) Why is one region better than the other? Why is it easier to settle?

Part 4) What is learned about the importance of experience and working with others in this section about East and West Florida?

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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