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A People's History of the United States Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year was the first representative assembly introduced in Jamestown in the form of the Virginia House of Burgesses?
(a) 1625
(b) 1600
(c) 1619
(d) 1711

2. What percentage of profits was Christopher Columbus contracted to receive for the goods he brought back to the King and Queen of Spain during his voyage when he accidentally encountered the Americas?
(a) 40%
(b) 5%
(c) 10%
(d) 25%

3. When did Great Britain impose the Stamp Act, requiring that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper made in London?
(a) 1745
(b) 1750
(c) 1765
(d) 1779

4. Where did the first victory of the American Revolution take place?
(a) Jamestown, Virginia
(b) Lexington, Kentucky
(c) Boston, Massachusetts
(d) Yorktown, Virginia

5. When did the Antinomian Controversy take place?
(a) 1711-1713
(b) 1598-1610
(c) 1636-1638
(d) 1669-1672

Short Answer Questions

1. The word “Arawak” comes from “aru” which is the Lucayan word for what?

2. When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after inadvertently landing in the Americas, he told the Queen and King of Spain that he had reached Asia and an island off of China. In reality, Columbus had traveled to what currently-known locations?

3. The Second Seminole War began in 1835 and lasted until when?

4. The Republic of Texas was an independent sovereign nation in North America from 1836 until what year?

5. The author states in Chapter 2, “It is roughly estimated that Africa lost” how many “human beings to death and slavery in those centuries we call the beginnings of modern Western civilization”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What author spent a night in jail following his protest of the Mexican-American War? Why was he arrested?

2. How does the author compare and contrast the treatment of women to that of the Native Americans in Chapter 7?

3. How does Howard Zinn describe the growth in the number of slaves in the United States between 1790 and 1860 in Chapter 9?

4. What choice were the Native American people given in regard to their futures and their homes, according to the author in Chapter 7?

5. Who wrote the history of Columbus’s adventures in Cuba from the perspective of the inhabitants, according to the author in Chapter 1?

6. How does Howard Zinn describe the changes of the Native American population from the 1820s to the 1840s in Chapter 7?

7. When and where did Dorr’s Rebellion occur? How does the author describe the surrounding circumstances of this event in Chapter 10?

8. How does the author describe the Sioux puberty ceremony for women in Chapter 6?

9. How does the author describe history’s depiction of women in the beginning of Chapter 6?

10. How do we know the details of Christopher Columbus’s first encounter with the Arawak people? How does the author describe Columbus’s views of the people in Chapter 1?

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