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Apush Cram Session #1

Heys, seeing as how the APUSH test is coming up quite fast, I decided to to help everyone study. I took the tests my APUSH teacher gave us and typed it all up. I won't put up the answers until later or if everyone bombarding me with requets because they can't read instructions.

But anyways, this is the first test he gave us


1. England’s defeat of the Spanish Armada
[a] led to a Franco-Spanish alliance that prevented England from establishing its own American colonies
[b] helped ensure England's naval dominance in the North Atlantic
[c] allowed England to take control of Spain's American colonies
[d] occurred despite weather conditions which favored Spain.
[e] demonstrated that Spanish Catholicism was inferior to English Protestantism

2. Arrange the following events in chronological order: (A) Reformation, (B) Founding of Jamestown Colony, (C) Restoration, (D) Defeat of the Spanish Armada, (E) Colony of Georgia founded.
[a] A, D, B, C, E
[b] C, A, D, B, E
[c] E, D, A, C, B
[d] D, A, B, C, E
[E] A, B, C, D, E

3. The financial means for England's first permanent colonization in America were provided by
[a] an expanding wool trade
[b] a royal proprietor
[c] Queen Elizabeth II
[d] the law of primogeniture
[e] a joint stock company

4. All of the following provided motives for English colonization EXCEPT
[a] a desire for markets
[b] a need for a place to exploit slave labor
[c] unemployment
[d] thirst for adventure
[e] desire for religious freedom

5. Despite an abundance of fish and game, early Jamestown settlers continued to starve because
[a] there were not enough gentlemen to organize the work force
[b] they lacked leaders to organize efficient hunting and fishing parties
[c] their fear of Indians prevented them from venturing too far from town
[d] they had neither weapons nor fishing gear
[e] they wasted time looking for gold

6. Captain Jon Smith's role at James town can be best described as
[a] persuading the colonists to continue their hunt for gold.
[b] worsening the colonies's relationship with the Indians.
[c] very limited
[d] saving the colony from collapse
[e] reducing the terrible death toll

7. The native people of Virginia (Powhatans) succumbed to the Europeans because they
[a] lacked the unity necessary to resist the well organized whites
[b] died in large numbers from European diseases
[c] were not a reliable labor source
[d] could be disposed of by Europeans with no harm to the colonial economy
[e] all of these.

8. After the purchase of slaves in 1619 by Jamestown settlers, additional purchases of Africans were few because
[a] many colonists were morally opposed to slavery
[b] indentured servants refused to work with them
[c] they were too costly
[d] their labor was not needed
[e] they were poor workers.

9. The summoning of Virginia's House of Burgesses marked an important precedent because it
[a] allowed the seating of nonvoting Native Americans
[b] forced King James I to revoke the colony's royal charter and grant it self-government
[c] failed
[d] was abolished by King James I
[e] was the first of many miniature parliaments to convene in America

10. A major reason for the founding of the Maryland colony was to
[a] help the Protestants
[b] allow Lord Baltimore to keep all the land for himself
[c] establish a defensive buffer against Spanish colonies in the South
[d] repudiate the feudal way of life
[e] create a refuge for the Catholics

11. Maryland's Act of Toleration
[a] actually sanctioned less religious tolerant than what previously existed
[b] protected Jews and atheists
[c] gave freedom only to Catholics
[d] was issued by Lord Baltimore
[e] abolished the death penalty

12. The statues governing slavery in the North American colonies originated in
[a] Barbados
[b] Virginia
[c] England
[d] Brazil
[e] Spain

13. The colony of Georgia was founded
[a] as a defensive buffer for South Carolina
[b] by a joint stock company
[c] by eight proprietors chosen by Charles II
[d] by King George
[e] in the seventeenth century

14. Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia were similar in that they were all
[a] founded as refugees for persecuted religious sects in England
[b] economically dependent on the export of a staple crop
[c] able to live in peace with the Native Americans
[d] founded after the restoration of Charles II to the throne
[e] proprietary colonies
15. Arrange the following events in chronological order: the founding of (A) Georgia, (B) the Carolinas, (C) Virginia, (D) Maryland
[a] A, C, B, D
[b] C, D, B, A
[c] D, C, B, A
[d] B, D, C, A
[e] C, B, A, D

16. Match each item with the correct definition:
__ A. predestination
__ B. Conversion
__ C. Antinomianism

1. belief that from the moment of creation some souls were "saved" and other "damned"
2. belief that faith, good works, and repentance could earn salvation
3. the sign of receipt of God's free gift of saving grace
4. belief that those whom God had marked for salvation need not to obey secular laws

[a] A-2, B-4, C-3
[b] A-4, B-1, c-3
[c] A-1, B-3, C-2
[d] A-3, B-2, C-1
[e] A-1, B-3, C-4

17. In Puritan doctrine, the "elect" were referred to as
[a] "patroons"
[b] Seperatists
[c] Anglicans
[d] Pilgrims
[e] "Visible Saints"

18. Match each colony with its associated item
__ A. Plymouth
__ B. Connecticut
__ C. Massachusetts bay

1. General Court
2. Mayflower Compact
3. Fundamental Orders
4. patroonships

[a] a-2, b-3, c-1
[b] a-1, b-4, c-3
[c] 1-3, b-2, c-1
[d] a-3, b-2, c-4
[e] a-4, b-1, c-2

19. The Mayflower Compact can be best described as
[a] an agreement to follow the dictates of parliament
[b] a constitution
[c] a promising step toward genuine self-government
[d] a document which allowed women limited participation in government
[e] a complex agreement to forma oligarchy

20. Among the Puritans, it was understood that
[a] the purpose of government was to enforce God's laws
[b] they would establish democratic government in America
[c] women could become religious leaders
[d] all adult white male landowners could vote for political leaders
[e] clergymen would hold the most powerful political office

21. According to Anne Hutchinson, a dissenter in Massachusetts Bay,
[a] a person needs only to obey the law of God
[b] the truly saved need not bother to obey the laws of God or man
[c] antinomianism was heresy
[d] direct revelation from God was impossible
[e] predestinated was not a valid idea

22. As the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams
[a] demanded attendance at worship
[b] established religious freedom for all bust Jews and Catholics
[c] supported some types of special privileges
[d] became a very wealthy man
[e] established complete religious freedom for all

23. King Philip's War resulted in
[a] France's moving into Canada
[b] the lasting defeat of New England's Indians
[c] the last victory for the Indians
[d] the formation of a powerful alliance among the Indians to resist the English
[e] none of these

24. The New England Confederation
[a] was an economic and trade alliance
[b] was designed to bolster colonial defense
[c] included all of the New England colonies
[d] was created by the English government to streamline its administration of the colonies
[e] led the American colonies to seek independence from England

25. One of the traits that made Quakers unpopular in England was
[a] their refusal to do military service
[b] their refusal to hold public office
[c] the high pay given their clergy
[d] their violent treatment of their enemies

capitalization? who the heck came up with this horrible rule?!

[=DarkOrange][=2]my ap equilavent courses:
ib art; ib math sl; ib english

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26. Indian policy in early Pennsylvania can be best described as
[a] extremely harsh
[b] influenced mainly by the state supported church
[c] bad at first but improving later
[d] benevolent
[e] none of these

27. ALL the middle colonies were
[a] notable for their fertile soil
[b] dependent on slave labor
[c] intended as religious havens
[d] established by joint stock companies
[e] founded by proprietors

28. Arrange the following in chronological order: the founding of (A) New York, (B) Massachusetts Bay, (C) Pennsylvania, (D) Plymouth
[a] a, c, d, b
[b] c, b, a, d
[c] d, b, a, c
[d] a, c, b, d
[e] b, d, c, a

29. The "Headright" system, which made some people very wealthy, entailed
[a] giving the right to acquire fifty acres of land to the person paying the passage of a laborer to America
[b] giving land to indentured servants to get them to come to the New World
[c] discouraging the importation of indentured servants to America
[d] giving a father's wealth to the oldest con
[e] using Indians as forced labor

30. Throughout the greater part of the seventeenth century, the Chesapeake colonies acquired most of the labor they needed from
[a] West Indian Natives
[b] African slaves
[c] captured Indians
[d] Prisoners of war
[e] white servants

31. Bacon’s Rebellion was supported mainly by
[a] people from Jamestown only
[b] the local Indians
[c] the planter class of Virginia
[d] those protesting the increased importation of African slaves
[e] young men frustrated by their inability to acquire land

32. As a result of Bacon's Rebellion,
[a] African slavery was reduced
[b] planters began to look for less troublesome laborers
[c] Governor Berkeley was dismissed from office
[d] Nathanial Bacon was named to head the Virginia militia
[e] better relations developed with local Indians

33. Many of the slaves who reached North America
[a] were originally captured by African coastal tries and then sold to European slave traders
[b] settled in the middle colonies
[c] were captured in southern Africa
[d] came from western Africa
[e] eventually gained their freedom

34. For those Africans who were sold into slaver, the "middle passage" can be best described as
[a] the gruesome ocean voyage to America
[b] the easiest part of their journey to America
[c] the trip from the interior of Africa to the Coast
[d] the journey from American parts to their new homes
[e] none of these

35. The slave society that developed in North America was one of the few slave societies in history to
[a] perpetuate itself by its own natural reproduction
[b] produce a new culture based entirely on African heritage
[c] reduce their numbers by suicide
[d] develop its own techniques of growing corn and wheat
[e] rebel against its masters

36. As slavery spread in the South,
[a] planters tried to imitate the ways of English country gentlemen
[b] it also increased dramatically in New England
[c] gaps in the social structure widened
[d] the great plantation owners worked less
[e] social differences within society narrowed

37. It was typical of colonial New England adults to
[a] live alone
[b] arrive in New England unmarried
[c] marry early and have several children
[d] die before becoming grandparents
[e] be unable to read and write

38. Southern colonies generally allowed married women to retain separate title to their property because
[a] of religious beliefs
[b] southern families were stable
[c] southern men frequently died young
[d] of a smaller number of men than women
[e] of English tradition

39. In seventeenth century colonial America all of the following are true regarding women EXCEPT
[a] women were regarded as morally weaker than men
[b] abusive husbands were punished
[c] women has no rights as individuals
[d] women could not vote
[e] a husband's power over his wife was not absolute

40. Thomas Jefferson once observed that "the best school of political liberty the world ever saw" was the
[ Virginia House of Burgesses
[b] New England town meeting
[c] Chesapeake plantation system
[d] College of William and Mary
[e] the English parliament

41. The Half-Way Covenant
[a] allowed full communion for all nonconverted members
[b] strengthened the distinction between the "elect" and all the others
[c] brought an end to the Jeremiads of Puritan ministers
[d] admitted to baptism but not full membership the unconverted children of existing members
[e] resulted in a decrease in church members

42. The Salem witchcraft trials were
[a] unique to the English colonies
[b] caused by ergot in the Puritan's bread
[c] a result of Roger Williams's activities
[d] the result of unsettled social and religious conditions in rapidly evolving Massachusetts
[e] accusations made by daughters of business owners

43. The New England economy depended heavily on
[a] tobacco
[b] slave labor
[c] the production of many staple crops
[d] sighing, shipbuilding, and commerce
[e] all of these

44. In contrast to the Chesapeake colonies, those in New England
[a] had a more ethnically mixed population
[b] followed the land use pattern established by the local Indians
[c] were more oriented toward the individual than toward community interests
[d] expanded westward in a less orderly fashion
[e] had a more diversified economy

45. The combination of Calvinism, soil, and climate in New England resulted in the people there possessing which of the following qualities:
[b] energy
[c] self-reliance
[d] stubbornness
[e] all of these

capitalization? who the heck came up with this horrible rule?!

[=DarkOrange][=2]my ap equilavent courses:
ib art; ib math sl; ib english

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Joined: Nov 2007

Thank you so much!!
this is really helpful to review with. :)
Could you please post the later tests as well? Like around 35 to the end of the book?

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Joined: Sep 2007

Eh. sorry man, but I can't seem to find where I put the rest of the tests. D:

So I suppose we should just do the practice tests online.
Which is what I should be doing atm..

capitalization? who the heck came up with this horrible rule?!

[=DarkOrange][=2]my ap equilavent courses:
ib art; ib math sl; ib english

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Joined: Sep 2007

here are the answers:
1. b
2. a
3. e
4. b
5. e
6. d
7. e
8. c
9. e
10. e
11. a
12. a
13. a
14 b
15. b
16. e
17. e
18. a
19. c
20. a
21. b
22. e
23. b
24. b
25. a
26. d
27. a
28. c
29 a
30 e
31 e
32 b
33 a
34 a
35 a
36 c
37 c
38 c
39 c
40 b
41 d
42 d
43 d
44 e
45 e

capitalization? who the heck came up with this horrible rule?!

[=DarkOrange][=2]my ap equilavent courses:
ib art; ib math sl; ib english

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