Practice Exam Ch 2

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Among the problems facing the early settlers of Jamestown colony were:

high rates of death and disease.

A key motivation behind early English settlement in the American colonies was:

a. acquisition of land, and thus a measure of personal independence. b. escape from the material and spiritual corruptions of England. c. the profits to be made in trans-Atlantic commerce. d. all of the above

Which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?

Mayflower Compact; trial of Anne Hutchinson; Half-Way Covenant

Which of the following was not a significant outcome of the start of Chesapeake tobacco cultivation?

campaigns to discourage migration by English women, who, it was feared, would distract male Virginians from their work in the fields

Which of the following was not a significant feature of indentured servitude in seventeenth-century Virginia?

Indentured servants never comprised more than a small percentage of Virginians, the great majority of whom arrived either as free settlers or slaves.

Which of the following was not a significant trend of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English society?

the elimination of gender hierarchies

Which of the following was not a central theme of Puritan thought

The quest for material prosperity is a sign of moral corruption.

Which of the following was not a characteristic of early New England society?

equality of the sexes in church affairs, but not in government affairs

The first permanent English settlement in the area now known as the United States was at:

Jamestown, Virginia.

The English "enclosure" movement of the 1500s and 1600s forced small farmers off "commons" land so that the land could be taken up by:


The main lure for the majority of migrants from England to the New World was:

land ownership

A "visible saint" was the term Puritans used to describe:

a person who had experienced divine grace, often during a lightning storm.

Which was not a characteristic of Roger Williams’ Rhode Island colony?

It required citizens to attend church.

In 1619, the first elected assembly in colonial America was:

The House of Burgesses in Virginia.

Colonial Virginia’s economic substitute for gold was:


In 1600s Virginia, a femme sole could do all of the following except:


Cecilius Calvert envisioned Maryland as a refuge for:


In the religious view of the Puritans, you would get to heaven if:

God predestined you to heaven or hell; no earthly act could change that.

Having fled religious intolerance in England, the Puritans in Massachusetts:

were intolerant of persons who disagreed with their version of Christianity.

The Mayflower Compact of 1620 asserted that:

just and equal laws made by male representatives onboard were to rule.

Who was the English-speaking American Indian the Pilgrims encountered at Plymouth Bay in 1620?


The expansion of tobacco cultivation in the early 1600s led to an increase in demand for which of the following labor groups?

Indentured servants

Which of the following did not happen in the 1630s?

The House of Burgesses was established

Which of the following colonies was established first?


Who of the following was the founding Governor of Virginia?

John Smith

Which of the following crops did John Rolfe introduce to the English colonies?


Who was the most prominent Native American leader in the original area of English settlement in Virginia?


The Half-Way Covenant applied to whom?

grandchildren of the English Great Migration

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