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Late 17c and 18c American Society - Quiz 1

Question 1

Thomas Jefferson once observed that the best school of political liberty the world ever saw was the?

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College of William and Mary.

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New England town meeting.

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Chesapeake plantation system.

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Virginia House of Burgesses.

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Congregationalist meeting house.

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Question 2

By the early 1700s, the slave codes of the English colonies in North America established all of the following rules EXCEPT that they?

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made slavery a permanent condition.

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limited the rights of slaves severely.

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provided that the children of slaves would also be slaves.

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allowed a slave with some white ancestry to apply for freedom.

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Question 3

The Salem Village witchcraft crisis occurred for which of the following reasons?

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experiencing feelings of powerlessness and insecurity, many Puritans found in witchcraft an explanation for the disorder and change around them.

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as the poor felt more and more powerless, they tried to take out their frustrations on the wealthy by charging them with practicing witchcraft.

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old-guard Puritans created the crisis to regain their power and restore morality to the community.

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the crisis was primarily the result of a power struggle among leading Puritan families.

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Question 4

According to the Whig ideology, the best defense against corruption and tyranny rested in the?

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increased power of the executive.

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maintenance of a strong standing army.

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suppression of dissent and sedition.

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eternal vigilance by the people.

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Question 5

Which of the following is NOT TRUE of English colonial families in mid-18c America?

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physical punishment was the normal method of enforcing unquestioned obedience from children.

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women lost virtually all of their legal rights as individuals once they married.

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most families bore children who lived long enough to bear children of their own.

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more than 90% of families lived in rural areas at about this time.

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women, while subservient to their husbands, set the moral standards by which children were raised and decided how the children would be educated and trained.

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Question 6

Benjamin Franklin's concept of the "ideal American" differed from John Winthrop's in which of the following ways?

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Franklin included women and blacks; Winthrop did not.

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Franklin emphasized devotion to one's family; Winthrop emphasized devotion to God.

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Franklin emphasized political activism; Winthrop shunned political involvement.

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Franklin valued individualism; Winthrop valued the submission of individual will to the good of the community.

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Question 7

Anglo-American women in colonial times?

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could own property or execute legal documents only if they were widowed or unmarried.

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enjoyed more liberties and rights than did Native American women.

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attended church less frequently than did Anglo-American men.

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attended church less frequently than did Anglo-American men.

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were required by law to learn to read and write, in order to teach their children.

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Question 8

What did the Great Awakening, inter-colonial trade and American attitudes toward English culture and constitutional theory have in common?

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they created disdain for England.

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they contributed to a growing sense of shared American identity.

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they created a rebellious spirit in America.

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they helped create imperial rivalry between England and France.

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Question 9

Colonial cities functioned primarily as?

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mercantile centers for collecting agricultural goods and distributing imported manufactured goods.

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places where most poor immigrants settled and worked as independent artisans.

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centers where large scale financial and banking operations were conducted.

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places to which wage earners commuted from numerous surrounding communities.

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centers of light manufacturing.

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Question 10

Between 1650 and 1750, family life in the English colonies changed such that in?

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both northern and southern colonies, it grew more patriarchal.

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northern colonies it grew less patriarchal, while in southern colonies it grew more patriarchal.

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both northern and southern colonies, it grew less patriarchal.

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northern colonies it grew more patriarchal, while in southern colonies it grew less patriarchal.

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Question 11

Colonial law generally defined slaves as chattels. This meant that slaves were considered as?

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human beings with limited rights.

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pieces of property with no rights.

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servants who served for a limited period of time.

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slaves who received freedom upon the death of their masters.

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employees who received pay for their work.

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