Social Studies

1. For revolutionaries like Sam Adams, the term _______ embraced a way of life, a core ideology, and an
uncompromising commitment to liberty and equality.
A. independency
B. republicanism
C. federalism
D. Americanism
2. Which of the following best describes the Columbian Exchange that occurred during the Age of
Discovery?
A. It was a religious transformation.
B. It was an exchange of trade foods.
C. It was a genetic shift due to population interbreeding.
D. It was a cultural transformation.
3. At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Madison drafted the plan presented by Virginia
Governor Randolph, and William Patterson of _______ presented a plan that was similar to the Articles of
Confederation.
A. South Carolina
B. Pennsylvania
C. New Jersey
D. Massachusetts
4. The Committee of Correspondence was initiated by
A. Samuel Adams.
B. Ben Franklin.
C. John Adams.
D. Patrick Henry.
5. The Articles of Confederation called for which of the following?
A. A chief executive
B. The right of the legislature to assess taxes
C. The Northwest Ordinance
D. A single legislative body
6. Anti-Catholic sentiment erupted in Maryland when, in 1689, news arrived of the deposition of
A. Charles I.
B. Charles II.
C. James I.
D. James II.
7. Which of the following was the primary interest of the British government in approving James
Oglethorpe's Georgia colony?
A. Providing an asylum for British debtors
B. Thwarting Spanish claims in the area south of Carolina
C. Developing new lands for rice production
D. Increasing immigration to the southern colonies
8. Under the _______ system, Spanish conquistadores were rewarded with local villages and control over
the local labor force.
A. plantation
B. encomienda
C. impresario
D. land reform
9. Which of the following statements is true of life in the New England colonies?
A. Only married women could exercise control of their property.
B. Literacy wasn't considered important.
C. Many New England women were prosperous entrepreneurs.
D. Those who aspired to the social elite had to be members of a Congregational church.
10. In which of the following colonial wars did the American colonists capture the fort at Louisbourg and
begin to crave domination over the entire western region that included the Ohio Valley?
A. King William's War
B. King George's War
C. War of Spanish Secession
D. Queen Anne's War
11. Which of the following is true with regards to the Navigation Acts by the eighteenth century?
A. The Navigation Act of 1696 abolished the American customs service.
B. In general, the colonists despised the acts and smuggling was rampant.
C. The colonists became used to buying and using British goods.
D. The acts replaced the colonial admiralty courts.
12. In America, the main influence of the Enlightenment was expressed through
A. family life.
B. moral values.
C. practical scientific experimentation.
D. philosophies of religion.
13. In Jefferson's view, George Washington's action in addressing the Whiskey Rebellion
A. was appropriate but not sufficiently bold.
B. wouldn't have been necessary save for the influence of Republican clubs.
C. amounted to an inappropriate overreaction.
D. was a fitting response to an immediate threat to the federal government.
14. With respect to the eighteenth century, the concept of the "middle ground" is helpful in
A. explaining the attitudes and preferences of the Scots-Irish.
B. understanding the attitudes of Indians living between the Appalachians and the Mississippi.
C. explaining the relationship between German and Scots-Irish settlers in the backcountry.
D. understanding the role of Catholic priests in California and the Spanish Southwest.
15. In 1777, who commanded the American soldiers who captured 5,800 British soldiers under General
Burgoyne at Saratoga?
A. George Washington
B. William Howe
C. Benedict Arnold
D. Horatio Gates
16. Before departing for what would become the Plymouth Colony, the Scrooby Separatists first lived for a
time in
A. the Netherlands.
B. Scotland.
C. Belgium.
D. the Chesapeake.
17. In his Farewell Address, Washington warned against permanent foreign alliances and
A. lowering the tariff on imported goods.
B. the unjust oppression of black slaves.
C. the formation of political factions.
D. the power of the moneyed interests.
18. In the southern campaign launched by the British, Cornwallis lost a battle with the Americans under
Nathaniel Greene at
A. Charles Town.
B. Cowpens.
C. Savannah.
D. Camden.
19. Jacques Cartier sailed to the New World in 1534 in search of
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A. a northwest passage to China.
B. Newfoundland.
C. the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
D. Montreal.
20. Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, known in America as the Intolerable Acts, in response to
A. the Boston Massacre.
B. Patrick Henry's Resolves.
C. insults addressed to the customs commissioners.
D. the Boston Tea Party.

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