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  • Q1

    What was one way slow communication with the British government affected the American colonies

    Smuggling of goods in the colonies decreased

    Self-government developed in the colonies

    The colonies united for trade and defense

    The colonies petitioned the government to establish a navy

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q2

    For what reason did a group of colonists agree to this compact? 

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    To form a social contract among themselves

    To demonstrate goodwill towards American Indians

    To establish trade relations with other colonies

    To declare independence from all European nations

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q3

    The Virginia Company authorized a general assembly in Virginia so colonists could-

    vote in the British Parliament

    self-govern on a local level

    express dissatisfaction with British rule

    participate in a free market economy

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q4

    Which factor most contributed to the creation of the documents in this list? 

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    The economic system of Mercantilism

    The opportunity for trade with American Indians

    The distance of the colonies from Great Britain

    The doctrine of the Church of England

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q5

    What statement explains the significance of this colonial institution?

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    The king revoked Virginia's charter because the assembly became too powerful

    The assembly served as a model for other colonial legislatures

    Colonists used the assembly to overrule decisions of the royal governor

    The assembly sent delegates to Parliament to represent Virginia

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q6

    The factors in the table contributed most to the-

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    election of British colonists to Parliament

    expansion of British trade in the Americas

    creation of alliances between British settlers and American Indians

    growth of representative government in the British colonies

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q7

    From 1690-1760, Parliament and the king of England allowed colonists a great deal of control over local and regional matters. Historians have described this practice as "salutary neglect." Which of the following happened as a direct result of this policy? 

    The colonies refused to participate in a system of common defense

    The colonies established a strong tradition of self-government

    Many proprietary colonies were converted to royal colonies

    Many colonies sought economic aid from other countries

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q8

    Which of the following best replaces the question mark in the diagram?

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    Established their own representative institutions

    Experienced strict control by Parliament

    Created a general council to govern the colonies

    Appointed governors who reported to the King

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q9

    Which statement best describes the influence of this document?

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    It was the first attempt to combine political and religious laws

    It helped establish the tradition of self-government

    It established the concept of unalienable rights

    It outlined a plan for independence from British rule

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q10

    Which statement best explains the significance of the Mayflower Compact?

    It weakened the influence of religion in government

    It limited the power of future colonial governments

    It guaranteed liberties to the colonists through local government

    It established a form of self-government based on a social contract

    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q11

    Which sentence best completes this diagram? 

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    The Puritans refused to obey the appointed governor

    The Puritans allowed women to participate in government

    The Puritans outlawed slavery in Massachusetts

    The Puritans developed a form of representative self government

    8.3.C: Social Studies - History
  • Q12

    Which of the following completes the sentence in the excerpt? 

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    limited property ownership to church members

    asked the king to appoint a governor for the colonies

    extended voting rights beyond church members

    restricted trade with neighboring colonies

    8.3.C: Social Studies - History
  • Q13

    Thomas Hooker's Fundamental Orders of Connecticut is important in U.S. political history because it was an early colonial document that-

    extended suffrage to women

    outlawed protective tariffs

    provided for the election of representatives

    proposed the creation of an independent country

    8.3.B: Social Studies - History
  • Q14

    Which feature of colonial self-government does this charter establish?

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    Separation of powers

    Direct Democracy

    An elected legislature

    Checks and Balances

    8.20.A: Social Studies - Citizenship
  • Q15

    Settlers in Maryland struggled to resolve various disputes in the early days of the colony. The Maryland Assembly resolved many of those disputes in 1649 by passing a law that-

    granted farmland to former indentured servants

    allowed men without property to vote in all elections

    extended citizenship to American Indians

    allowed all Christians to worship freely

    8.23.C: Social Studies - Culture

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