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Settling North America (1497-1732) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What became of North America's very first English settlement?

Question 2 2. Finding a Northwest Passage was the hope of many European merchants and monarchs including the _____.

Question 3 3. Why was it difficult for the Dutch to establish a settlement in the New World?

Question 4 4. Indentured servants _____.

Question 5 5. The London Company solved the problem of an insufficient labor force in Jamestown by _____.

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Question 6 6. How did the English settlers who founded Jamestown plan to become rich?

Question 7 7. The Rebellion of 1676 _____.

Question 8 8. Which colonies were founded on the idea of fleeing religious persecution in England?

Question 9 9. Which colony was intended as a place of shelter for the Quakers?

Question 10 10. What resulted from the Pilgrims' landing at a site outside their London Company charter?

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Question 11 11. What saved the Virginia settlement of Jamestown?

Question 12 12. The colonists of Jamestown faced numerous serious issues during the early years of their settlement, some of which were _____.

Question 13 13. What impact did the neighboring Powhatan Confederacy have on Jamestown?

Question 14 14. What was William Penn's legacy as the founder of Pennsylvania?

Question 15 15. How did the Pilgrims avoid death while living in Plymouth?

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Question 16 16.

'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,

Taught my benighted soul to understand

That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:

Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.

Some view our sable race with scornful eye,

'Their colour is a diabolic die.'

Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,

May be refin'd and join th'angelic train.

Who most likely wrote this poem?

Question 17 17. Which was NOT a motivation for French and English voyages to the Americas in the 16th century?

Question 18 18. What was Edwin Sandys' legacy in Virginia?

Question 19 19. Which of the following factors prompted the drastic increase in America's colonial population from 1690 to 1754?

Question 20 20. How did the Navigation Acts impact the governance of the Colonies?

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Question 21 21. What did New Netherland have in common with Jamestown?

Question 22 22. Why was Massachusetts founded?

Question 23 23. Which of the following sequence of events is in chronological order?

Question 24 24. Which of the following changes would have most improved Jamestown's chance for success?

Question 25 25. Why was the colony of New Jersey founded?

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Question 26 26. How did the original indentured servants of Plymouth escape their service to the London Company?

Question 27 27. Why were the Slave Codes passed?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is FALSE regarding Sir Francis Drake?

Question 29 29. Why did Cecil Calvert approve the Act of Religious Toleration in Maryland ?

Question 30 30. What was the significance of King Philip's War?

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