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APUSH Unit 1 Review

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  • Q1
    The Mayflower Compact foreshadows the U.S. Constitution in which of the following ways.
    It limits the term of office for all government officials.
    It posits the source of government power in the people rather than in God.
    It establishes three branches of government in order to create a system of checks and balances.
    It ensures both the right to free speech and the separation of church and state.
  • Q2
    The first important cash crop in the American colonies was
  • Q3
    All of the following are examples of conflicts between colonists and Native American tribes EXCEPT
    King Philip's War
    the Stono Uprising
    the Pequot War
    Bacon's Rebellion
  • Q4
    Which of the following statements about cities during the colonial era is NOT true?
    Religious and ethnic diversity was greater in colonial cities than in the colonial countryside.
    The majority of colonists lived in urban areas.
    Most large colonial cities grew around a port.
    Poor sanitation left colonial cities vulnerable to epidemics.
  • Q5
    Colleges and universities during the colonial period were dedicated primarily to the training of
    the clergy
    political leaders
    medical doctors
  • Q6
    Which of the following is the best explanation for why the British did not establish a powerful central government in the American colonies?
    Britain feared that the colonists would rebel against any substantial government force that it established.
    The British cared little how the colonists lived so long as the colonies remained a productive economic asset.
    Britain gave the colonies a large measure of autonomy as a first step in transitioning the region to independence.
    Few members of the British elite were willing to travel to the colonies, even for the opportunity to govern.
  • Q7
    What was the main cause of the exposed land bridge connecting Eurasia to North America?
    Increased snowfall on land during the last Ice Age lowered ocean levels.
    Much of the water in the oceans congealed into vast glacial packs.
    Plate tectonics temporarily led to a rise in the ocean floor within the Bering Sea.
    Extended periods of drought during the last Ice Age lowered ocean levels.
  • Q8
    Which theory best describes the spread of maize as a staple crop through the Native American populations?
    The cultivation of maize occurred separately in isolated pockets throughout the two continents.
    Maize was first developed in the region that is now Mexico and spread through the Americas in a slow and uneven process.
    Maize was first developed upon the Siberian Steppes and carried to the Americas via the land bridge.
    Maize was developed by the nomadic tribes of North America but was first grown intensively as a staple crop by Native American groups in Central and South America.
  • Q9
    The Native American Mississippian Valley culture differed from many other Native American groups in that it
    existed in mainly semi-nomadic populations with limited agriculture
    based its social structure on maternal lineage
    illustrated a higher level of hierarchical political organization
    closely tied its religion to the natural world
  • Q10
    Which tribe of Native Americans is NOT associated with the Iroquois Confederacy?
  • Q11
    In what way did pre-Columbian Mesoamerican and Central American civilizations most greatly contrast with European societies?
    Unlike European societies, the pre-Columbian societies in these regions lacked large draft animals to aid in transportation or agriculture.
    The pre-Columbian civilizations in these regions lacked highly developed trade routes, so they developed more independently than European societies.
    Unlike European societies, the pre-Columbian societies in these regions never established a developed system of class or labor division.
    Unlike European societies, the pre-Columbian societies in these regions failed to develop sophisticated systems within the sciences such as mathematics or astronomy.
  • Q12
    In Native North American culture along the Eastern Seaboard, the Three Sisters would most accurately refer to
    the spiritual belief in three major forces that defined the natural world
    the sustainable agricultural technique of growing maize, beans, and squash
    the matrilineal lines upon which most clans were based in this region
    the trade and cultural network established between Native Americans living in North America and those in Central and South America
  • Q13
    Which of the following statements best describes the view of Native Americans in North America concerning property?
    The transfer of land was allowed only within one's own clan.
    Land should be transferred through paternal lines.
    The right of an individual to use the land was temporary.
    A portion of lands should remain untouched for the use of future generations.
  • Q14
    The large cliff dwelling structures of the North American Southwest are associated with which one of the following tribes?
  • Q15
    The Native American clan in North America was primarily based on
    a kinship network
    a single chieftain and his warriors with their spouses and children
    a defined tribal council of elders, the sons, and spouses
    a single religious leader and his followers

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