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Ap Us History Quiz

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AP US History Quiz

Chapters 3 & 4



Part I: Multiple Choice (2 points each, 60 points total)

  1. Of the estimated 11 million African slaves carried to America, the great majority were sent to
  1. Brazil and the Caribbean.
  2. British North America.
  3. Chile.
  4. Argentina.
  5. Central America.

  1. During the colonial period, the bulk of the slaves sent to the North American colonies were supplied by the
  1. Dutch.
  2. American slave merchants.
  3. Portuguese.
  4. Spanish.
  5. British.

  1. In the eighteenth century, which of the following colonies had the largest African –American population?
  1. Rhode Island
  2. New Jersey
  3. Massachusetts
  4. New York
  5. Virginia
  1. In the early seventeenth century, Virginia blacks
  1. were encouraged to marry white women.
  2. occasionally served in the House of Burgesses.
  3. were sometimes indentured servants.
  4. greatly outnumbered whites.
  5. slowly integrated into white society.
  1. The most serious slave rebellion of the colonial period was
  1. the Stono Uprising.
  2. the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy.
  3. Nat Turner’s Rebellion.
  4. the Jamestown Massacre.
  5. Bacon’s Rebellion.
  1. British authorities based their colonial commercial policies on the theory of
  1. feudalism.
  2. monopolism.
  3. mercantilism.
  4. federalism.
  5. republicanism.
  1. The Navigation Acts established the principle that
  1. certain American products could be sold only in England.
  2. only English or colonial merchants could engage in colonial trade.
  3. all colonial goods that were to be sold in England had to be shipped in English vessels.
  4. all of the above
  5. none of the above
  1. A major objective of the Navigation Acts was to eliminate the ________ from the American trade.
  1. Dutch
  2. Spanish
  3. Portuguese
  4. English
  5. Swedes
  1. People from which colonial region tended to be the most flagrant violators of the Navigation Acts?
  1. The Chesapeake
  2. The Middle Colonies
  3. The Carolinas
  4. New England
  5. The southern colonies
  1. Each of the following colonies was part of the Dominion of New England EXCEPT
  1. Massachusetts.
  2. Pennsylvania.
  3. New Jersey.
  4. Connecticut.
  5. Rhode Island.
  1. From 1686 until 1689, the royal governor of the Dominion of New England was
  1. William Berkeley.
  2. Edmund Andros.
  3. Nathaniel Bacon.
  4. John Winthrop.
  5. Cotton Mather.
  1. The peaceful ousting of James II by Parliament in 1688 was known as
  1. the Enlightenment.
  2. the Restoration.
  3. Parliament’s Rebellion.
  4. the Glorious Revolution.
  5. the People’s War.
  1. After ousting James II from the throne, Parliament offered the English monarchy to
  1. William and Mary.
  2. Charles III.
  3. James III.
  4. George I.
  5. Elizabeth I.
  1. The factor most responsible for the growth in the colonial population between 1700 and 1770 was the
  1. natural reproduction of colonial families.
  2. great wave of immigration during that period.
  3. program of forced migration instituted by the monarchy.
  4. dramatic upsurge in the importation of slaves.
  5. increasing intermarriage between settlers and Native Americans.
  1. The largest group of white, non-English immigrants to the colonies were
  1. the Dutch.
  2. the Germans.
  3. the Swedish.
  4. the Scots-Irish.
  5. the French.
  1. The first large group of German immigrants moved to America seeking
  1. free land.
  2. religious tolerance.
  3. an opportunity to become wealthy farmers.
  4. markets for their craft products.
  5. work.
  1. For many Americans, the main appeal of the Enlightenment was its focus on
  1. searching for useful, practical knowledge.
  2. reviving interest in classical education.
  3. defending traditional Christian beliefs.
  4. pure scientific research.
  5. achieving a classless society.
  1. The one American who, more than anyone else, symbolized the spirit of the Enlightenment was
  1. Jonathan Edwards.
  2. George Washington.
  3. Cotton Mather.
  4. George Whitefield.
  5. Benjamin Franklin.
  1. The West Indies played a vital role in the colonial economy by
  1. providing colonial merchants with profits that offset their British debts.
  2. supplying New England merchants with naval stores.
  3. acting as the midpoint in the burgeoning African slave trade.
  4. facilitating colonial smuggling activity.
  5. providing rum to the colonies.
  1. The Great Awakening
  1. had less impact on ordinary Americans than the Enlightenment.
  2. was a highly unified and coordinated religious revival movement.
  3. took place in many regions of the colonies, over several decades of the eighteenth century.
  4. affected, for the most part, only Congregationalists.
  5. spread quickly, but faded even faster.
  1. The two most important leaders of the Great Awakening in colonial America were
  1. Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield.
  2. John Winthrop and Jonathan Edwards.
  3. John Locke and Benjamin Franklin.
  4. Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard.
  5. Cotton Mather and George Whitefield.
  1. Followers of the Great Awakening, who emphasized a powerful, emotional religion, were known as
  1. “Old Lights.”
  2. “New Lights.”
  3. Presbyterians.
  4. deists.
  5. evangelicals.
  1. Which of the following was NOT an important effect of the Great Awakening?
  1. It stimulated higher education in the colonies.
  2. It strengthened the authority of the old colonial religions.
  3. It encouraged the development of individualism.
  4. It fostered an optimistic view of the future among those touched by it.
  5. It evoked a sense of ʺnew birthʺ among believers.
  1. The major source of Anglo-French conflict in the colonies was
  1. slavery.
  2. international naval supremacy.
  3. an ongoing argument about relations and treaties with Native Americans.
  4. political grievances.
  5. control of the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys.

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Join or Die

Ben Franklin, Philadelphia Gazette, May 9, 1754

  1. The colonial political cartoon shown above was printed by Ben Franklin in 1754. Which of the following statements most accurately describes its purpose?
  1. an attempt to drum up colonial support for troops fighting in the French and Indian War
  2. sought to emphasize the importance of the Albany Plan of Union which Franklin had offered at the Albany Congress
  3. expressed anger over Grenville’s taxes and encouraged colonial union against revenues in the thirteen North American colonies
  4. encouraged the young nation to unify under the new Constitution which had been written at Philadelphia
  5. suggested that events like Bacon’s and Shays’ Rebellions would destroy the young nation

  1. The leading figure at the Albany Congress, and designer of the Albany Plan, was
  1. Thomas Jefferson.
  2. George Washington.
  3. William Pitt.
  4. John Adams.
  5. Benjamin Franklin.

  1. Which of the following wars between England and France had the greatest political and economic impact on colonial America?
  1. King William’s War
  2. Queen Anne’s War
  3. King George’s War
  4. the French and Indian War
  5. King Philip’s War
  1. The man who led Great Britain to victory in the Seven Years’ War was
  1. Lord North.
  2. John Trenchard.
  3. Horatio Nelson.
  4. King George II.
  5. William Pitt.
  1. The Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the Seven Years’ War, made each of the following territorial changes EXCEPT
  1. Spain gained Louisiana.
  2. Britain gained Florida.
  3. France lost its entire land claim in continental North America.
  4. Spain gained Guadelupe and Martinique in the Caribbean.
  5. Britain gained Canada.
  1. Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the Seven Years’ War?
  1. It made colonists more aware of their land.
  2. It led to the creation of several new English colonies.
  3. It trained a corps of American officers.
  4. It revealed British discontent with America’s contribution to its own defense.
  5. It forced the colonists to cooperate on an unprecedented scale.

Part II: True or False

You know the deal pick if the statement is either True or False.  However, if the answer is false correct the statement so that it is true. (2 points each, 20 points total)

  1. Americans contributed very little in the way of men and revenue to the conduct of the Seven Years’ War. _______________

  1. The main reason the Navigation Acts controlling American trade did not create much discontent in the colonies was because Britain did not effectively enforce the laws. _______________
  1. The Glorious Revolution brought the Stuart monarch Charles II to the English throne. _______________
  1. African culture was completely wiped out among seventeenth-century African Americans. _______________
  1. Race was an important factor that led Englishmen to make permanent slaves of their black servants. _______________
  1. Although women played important economic roles in seventeenth-century New England, they had relatively few legal rights. _______________
  1. Emphasis on domestic life was a low priority in the values of seventeenth-century New Englanders. _______________
  1. Slaves vastly outnumbered freemen in seventeenth-century Virginia. _______________
  1. By 1775, most Americans lived in cities. _______________
  1. In the first half of the seventeenth century, the population of the thirteen colonies doubled every twenty-five years. _______________

Part III: Free Response Questions

Choose one of the following questions. Questions must be answered completely to receive full credit. Answers must address the question selected or you will receive no credit. (20 Points)


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