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Topic Review: Growth of Representative Govt

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Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

113.20.3.C
113.20.3.B
113.20.3.A

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16 questions
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  • Q1
    With which statement would a Puritan minister in the colony of Massachusetts in 1660 most likely agreed?
    “Both the government and the church have a common purpose of promoting virtue.”
    “All men and women are created equal.”
    “No man should be required to worship against his will.”
    "Women should be leaders in the colony"
    30s
    113.20.3.C
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  • Q2
    The Mayflower Compact and the Virginia House of Burgesses are examples of-
    steps toward representative government
    restrictions to British rule
    documents that outlawed slavery
    economic systems in the colonies
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q3
    The Virginia House of Burgesses was established so that colonists could-
    vote in the British Parliament
    self-govern on a local level
    express their dissatisfaction with the King
    participate in a free market economy
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q4
    Which statement best explains the significance of the Mayflower Compact?
    It weakened the influence of religion on government
    It declared the first Thanksgiving
    It limited the power of the King
    It established a form of self-government based on a social contract
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q5
    Why did the Pilgrims create the Mayflower Compact?
    to guarantee universal religious tolerance in the colony
    to show that they opposed representative government
    to separate from the Puritans
    to establish an orderly community
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q6
    Which document extended the voting rights to non-church members in the colony?
    Magna Carta
    Mayflower Compact
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Virginia House of Burgesses
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q7
    Which of the following led colonists to establish representative governments?
    The distance from England
    A need to make laws
    Traditional rights of Englishmen
    All of the answers are correct
    30s
    113.20.3.A
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  • Q8
    During the 1700's, the British policy of salutary neglect toward the American colonies contributed to-
    the development of self-government
    an increase in representation in Parliament
    a decline in slavery in the northern colonies
    a decline in colonial manufacturing
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    113.20.3.A
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  • Q9
    What is considered the first written colonial constitution in America?
    Virginia House of Burgesses
    Articles of Confederation
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Mayflower Compact
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q10
    One reason the Mayflower Compact is considered important is because it marked the beginning of-
    a self-government based on the will of the people
    the first Thanksgiving
    political parties
    colonist permission to collect taxes
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q11
    The 3 main reasons for the growth of representative government in the colonies were: salutary neglect, a need for peace and order, and influential thinkers.
    True
    False
    30s
    113.20.3.A
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  • Q12
    What was the main purpose of town meetings during the Colonization Era?
    to establish traditions
    to help solve issues within the colony
    to plan activities in the colony
    to select the next minister of the church
    30s
    113.20.3.A
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  • Q13
    What group of people had a voice in colonial America?
    women
    women who owned property
    men
    men who owned property
    30s
    113.20.3.C
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  • Q14
    In representative government, people do what?
    elect representatives to create laws and run the government
    elect laws and run the government
    elect representatives to run schools
    elect representatives to run the government
    30s
    113.20.3.A
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  • Q15
    The first written constitution in the colonies was adopted in what colony?
    Massachusetts
    Georgia
    Connecticut
    Virginia
    30s
    113.20.3.B
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  • Q16
    What event in the late 1700s inspired the colonist to challenge the authority of government?
    The Great Awakening
    The Great Expedition
    The Great Escape
    The Great Migration
    30s
    113.20.3.C
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