Archive for August 20th, 2011

A Six-Year-Old explains the Wampanoag Indians

Oh my, have you ever seen anything cuter??????? I love the way she says “wigwams” and “Squanto.” Did you know that the Indians made pumpkin pie?

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MC practice chapters 1-4 Test

MC practice 1          Scoopmire

1. Spain was united into a single nation-state when
A. it was invaded by Portugal in the late 15th century.
B. Christopher Columbus returned with news of his discovery of the New World.
C. Prince Henry the Navigator came to the throne.
D. the African Moors were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula.
E. Ferdinand and Isabella were overthrown.

2.  The introduction of American plants around the world resulted in
A.  rapid population growth in Europe.
B.  many illnesses, caused by new germs contained in these foodstuffs.
C.  an African population decline.
D.  very little change.
E. an increase in obese people.
3. The cultivation of tobacco in Jamestown resulted in all of the following EXCEPT
A.    the destruction of the soil.
B.    a great demand for controlled labor.
C.    soaring prosperity for the colony.
D.    diversification of the colony’s economy.
E.  the broad-acred plantation system.

4. As a result of Bacon’s Rebellion,
A.  African slavery was reduced.
B.  planters began to look for less troublesome laborers.
C.  Governor Berkeley was dismissed from office.
D.  Nathaniel Bacon was named head of the Virginia Militia.
E.  better relations developed with the local Indians.

5. Puritan doctrine included the acceptance of
A.  antinomianism.
B.  the pope’s supremacy.
C.  the idea of a covenant with God.
D.  the doctrine of good works.
E.  the King as final religious authority.

6.  Europeans explorers introduced _______ into the New World.
A.  syphilis
B.  maize
C.  tobacco
D.  smallpox
E.  pumpkin

7. According to Anne Hutchinson,
A.  predestination was not a valid idea.
B.  the truly saved need not bother with obey religious or secular law.
C.  antinomianism was heresy.
D.  direct revelation from God was impossible.
E.  a person needed only to obey the law of God.

8. Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia were all similar in that they were all
A.    economically dependent upon the export of a staple crop.
B.    proprietary colonies.
C.    founded after the restoration of Charles II to the throne.
D.    founded as refuges for persecuted sects in England.
E.    able to live in peace with the Native Americans.

9. The institution of encomienda allowed the
A.    native people to enslave members of their own tribe.
B.    Europeans to marry native Americans.
C.    European governments to give Indians to colonists if they promised to Christianize them.
D.   governments of Europe to abolish the practice of Indian slavery and to establish African slavery.
E.   Europeans to establish an economy based on capitalism.

10. Under the Barbados slave code of 1661, slaves were
A. guaranteed the right to marry.
B.  denied the most fundamental rights.
C. protected from the most vicious punishments.
D. given the opportunity to purchase their freedom.
E. assigned a specific monetary value.

11. As a result of Pope’s Rebellion in 1680,
A. the Pueblo Indians destroyed every Catholic church in the province of New Mexico.
B. the Pueblo Indians were destroyed.
C.  the Spanish destroyed Pueblo temples and erected Catholic churches on those sites.
D. the Spanish missionaries suppressed native religions.
E. the French gained control of Mexico.

12. The summoning of Virginia’s House of Burgesses marked an important precedent because it
A.  failed.
B.  was abolished by King James I.
C.  was the first of many miniature parliaments to convene in America.
D.  forced King James I to revoke the colony’s royal charter and grant it self-government.
E.  allowed the seating of non-voting Native Americans.