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In 1689, King William and Queen Mary
a) dissolved Parliament.
b) executed King Charles I.
c) signed the English Bill of Rights.
d) established a two-house legislature.

The Zenger case helped established the right of
a) freedom of the press.
b) habeas corpus.
c) trial by jury.
d) freedom of religion.

How did some colonists get around the Navigation Acts?
a) by supporting mercantilism
b) by selling to English merchants
c) by smuggling
d) by growing their own tobacco

In colonial families, who usually handled childcare and domestic duties?
a) grandparents
b) older children
c) men
d) women

In colonial times, how did a young man often learn a trade?
a) by becoming enslaved
b) by becoming an apprentice
c) by becoming an indentured servant
d) by buying his own business

Unlike the poor in Europe, lower-class colonists
a) ofen lived in luxury.
b) had a great deal of leisure time.
c) could count on a comfortable retirement.
d) could hope to acquire property and move up the social scale.

Free African Americans in the colonies were allowed
a) to vote.
b) to sit on juries.
c) to be slaveholders and own property.
d) to become part of the gentry.

How many enslaved Africans were taken to British North America?
a) around 500,000
b) around 750,000
c) around one million
d) less than two million

What percent of enslaved Africans died or committed suicide during the Middle Passage?
a) 10 to 15
b) 15 to 20
c) 20 to 25
d) 25 to 30

Which of the following was a factor in the growth of southern slavery?
a) the Navigation Acts
b) an increase in colonial shipbuilding
c) the plantation system
d) the growth of apprenticeship

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