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The chapter introduction tells the story of Jean L'Archevêque to make the point that
A)the Spanish were brutal tyrants.
B)the French posed a significant threat to British coastal ports.
C)conflicts among the different powers on the North American continent could have dizzying effects on the lives of ordinary people.
D)Native Americans were gaining more control over the backcountry.
What farsighted Comanche leader helped broker peace with the Spanish authorities in 1786?
Like the colonists of New England, the colonists of New France were ________ their countrymen still living in Europe.
A)less likely to own land than
B)more likely to live longer than
C)as likely to attend religious services as
D)just as healthy as
Why did colonists and immigrants settle the backcountry or frontier in the eighteenth century?
A)Due to population growth, older rural communities could not absorb additional population.
B)British imperial policy required the establishment of new towns in the West.
C)They tried to escape the increasing social diversity of the seaport cities and older rural areas.
D)Colonies took steps to defend their frontiers against French expansion.
Backcountry settlements
A)quickly established a social hierarchy that provided consistent local leadership.
B)relied on churches to maintain law and order.
C)created cultures based on a strong sense of egalitarianism.
D)became a new source of land for planters with large contingents of slaves.
The colonial seaports were not only centers for overseas trade, they were also places where
A)enterprising merchants organized and controlled the commerce of the surrounding region.
B)religious revivals had their first major effects.
C)British imperial authority remained visible and strong.
D)slavery was first outlawed.
Unlike slaves on Carolina plantations, those in the Chesapeake
A)had less contact with whites.
B)enjoyed greater autonomy because of the "task system."
C)lived on smaller plantations with fewer slaves.
D)were mostly African-born.
Native-born African Americans
A)had an advantage over African-born slaves in procuring wives.
B)generally got along well with their African-born counterparts.
C)had a similar mortality to African-born slaves.
D)remained a clearly distinct segment of the slave community throughout the eighteenth century.
The direct influence of the Enlightenment in America was
A)widespread, affecting all classes and regions.
B)widespread, affecting all except the poorest backcountry farmers.
C)confined mainly to the clergy.
D)confined mainly to some skilled artisans and elite planters and merchants.
The Great Awakening would be best described as
A)an intellectual movement, based primarily on new discoveries in science.
B)a humanitarian movement, which sought to improve the quality of life for the poor.
C)a rationalist, religious movement, which had its greatest impact among the well-educated in eastern seaboard cities.
D)an emotional, revivalist movement, which had its greatest impact in both the coastal regions and the backcountry.
The Great Awakening caused all of the following EXCEPT
A)the creation of a culture of common experience throughout the colonies.
B)a further division among the regions of colonial North America upon religious grounds.
C)a revival of the influence of a Calvinist vision of God as terrifying and punishing.
D)a furthering of the ideals of the Enlightenment.
American reservations about English society included all of the following EXCEPT
A)anxieties that gross inequalities in wealth would endanger liberty.
B)rejection of the concept of social hierarchy expressed in the English class structure.
C)uneasiness over the extravagance and manners of the upper class.
D)alarm at the corrupt workings of English politics.
English and American politics differed in all of the following ways EXCEPT that
A)unlike England, most colonies had unicameral legislatures.
B)the electorate in America encompassed a much larger proportion of white, adult males than did England's electorate.
C)representation was apportioned more fairly and directly in America.
D)the royal governor lacked the patronage resources of English monarchs and their ministers.
British administration of its empire in America was impaired by all of the following difficulties EXCEPT that
A)the Board of Trade was only an advisory body with no real power.
B)real authority over the colonies was scattered among an array of agencies, none of which paid much attention to American affairs.
C)many British officials in America were dishonest, indifferent, and incompetent.
D)Parliament intervened constantly in colonial affairs, often battling with the monarchy over authority and jurisdiction.
Despite any reservations about English society, most colonials liked being English because
A)the English government left them alone, giving them the best of being both English and a colonial.
B)the English government assisted them in finding alternative markets for their goods.
C)the English government assisted in the creation of domestic industries.
D)All these answers are correct.

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