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U.S. History (Pre-Columbian Period to 1791) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What did Shays' Rebellion reveal about the federal government?

Question 2 2. Which of the following was NOT a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

Question 3 3. Why was the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland significant?

Question 4 4. Why was the colony of New Jersey founded?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a British government measure which angered colonists prior to the American Revolution?

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Question 6 6. Why did the British begin taxing the colonies in the 1760s and 1770s?

Question 7 7. _____, known for his patience and fairness, was chosen to preside over the convention.

Question 8 8. How did the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan differ?

Question 9 9. Why did Carolina split into the two colonies of North and South Carolina ?

Question 10 10. Why did Cecil Calvert approve the Act of Religious Toleration in Maryland ?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is true of the lifestyle developed by the Hopi tribe?

Question 12 12. How were the Chinook and Tillamook tribes able to achieve an affluent, highly complex society?

Question 13 13. How did the views on civil rights of anti-federalists differ to those of federalists in the debate regarding the ratification of the Constitution?

Question 14 14. Why were state conventions responsible for the ratification of the Constitution rather than the state government?

Question 15 15. How did colonists who were still loyal to the British crown react to the creation of the new country?

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Question 16 16. What territorial protection measure for Native Americans did the success of the American Revolution destroy?

Question 17 17. Why were mulattos considered to be above the lowest societal group?

Question 18 18. Amerigo Vespucci's biggest legacy was _____.

Question 19 19. Which power did the central government not have under the Articles of Confederation?

Question 20 20. How did the Northwest Ordinance affect the treatment of Native Americans?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements was true of Rhode Island, based on what you have learned?

Question 22 22. Why was Massachusetts founded?

Question 23 23. How did the reintroduction of horses affect the lives of American tribes?

Question 24 24. What was the most significant cause of death among Native Americans following contact with Europeans?

Question 25 25. Which best describes the task system?

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Question 26 26. How were indentured servants different from slaves in the 1600s colonial society?

Question 27 27. What led to Shays Rebellion?

Question 28 28. What was William Penn's legacy as the founder of Pennsylvania?

Question 29 29. The Boston Massacre occurred in:

Question 30 30. What was the original purpose of the Constitutional Convention?

U.S. History (Pre-Columbian Period to 1791) Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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