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Unit 1: Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4 Exam

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  • Q1

    1. Which statement best describes the role of women in pre-Columbian North American tribes?

    In no tribes did women participate in the social and economic organization of the tribe.

    In all tribes, both women and men engaged in hunting.

    In all tribes, women cared for the children and prepared meals.

    In some tribes, men took care of the children as the women tended the fields.

  • Q2

    2. Regarding knowledge of the Americas prior to the fifteenth century, most Europeans

    were aware of the travels of the Norse seaman Leif Eriksson in the eleventh century.

    assumed that the Americas were largely unpopulated.

    were entirely unaware of the existence of the Americas.

    believed the Americas consisted of little more than several small islands.

  • Q3

    3. Christopher Columbus

    was trained as a sailor through his long service to Italy.

    believed that Asia could only be reached by sailing east.

    thought the world was much smaller than it is in reality.

    was a man of little ambition.

  • Q4

    4. The colony of Virginia was named in honor of

    Virginia Dare.

    Humphrey Gilbert.

    Elizabeth I.

    Walter Raleigh.

  • Q5

    5. The cause of the failure of the Roanoke colony

    is historically inconclusive.

    deterred the English from another colonizing effort for forty years.

    was a severe food shortage.

    was a virulent malarial epidemic.

  • Q6

    6. Many pre-Columbian tribes east of the Mississippi River were loosely linked by

    common linguistic roots.

    economic compacts.

    the shared use of a series of forts.

    intertribal religious festivals.

  • Q7

    7. In the seventeenth century, English Quakers

    granted women a position within the church generally equal to that of men.

    All these answers are correct.

    believed all could attain salvation.

    had no paid clergy.

  • Q8

    8. The initial Jamestown colonists focused primarily on

    developing peaceful relations with the Indians in the area.

    the search for gold.

    the long-term success of the settlement.

    building a family-centered community.

  • Q9

    9. The English Restoration began with the reign of

    Charles II.

    Oliver Cromwell.

    George I.

    James II.

  • Q10

    10. Like New York, the New Jersey colony

    was characterized by a unified and generally peaceful society.

    had great ethnic and religious diversity.

    quickly developed a strong local government.

    had few slaves during its early existence.

  • Q11

    11. Unlike Puritans, the Quakers

    were not persecuted by the English government.

    rejected the doctrine of original sin.

    paid their clergy handsomely.

    accepted the concept of predestination.

  • Q12

    12. Warfare between Englishmen and Powhatan Indians in Virginia

    was first triggered by the kidnapping of Pocahontas.

    included an Indian attack on Jamestown that killed hundreds of colonists.

    continued without interruption until the early eighteenth century.

    was uncommon until the early eighteenth century.

  • Q13

    13. Originally, the Georgia colony excluded

    indentured servants.

    both free Africans and slaves.


    free Africans.

  • Q14

    14. The first blacks imported to Virginia in 1619

    may have been considered indentured servants by the colonists.

    sparked an immediate rapid stream of African slaves to the British colonies.

    arrived as independent landowners.

    were preferred to European indentured servants.

  • Q15

    15. What statement regarding slavery in English North America in 1700 is FALSE?

    Blacks were heavily concentrated in a few southern colonies.

    There were about 25,000 slaves in the colonies.

    The demand for slaves led to a steady rise in the prices paid for them.

    Blacks outnumbered whites in some areas.


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