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According to Thomas Hobbes, life (and subsequently human nature) is what?
a) Fleeting, horrible, violent
b) Violent, horrible, and short
c) Horrible, Nasty, Brutish, and Short
d) Unfair, shor, and nasty

Jean Jacques Rousseau believed that ...
a) Human nature was primarily good
b) Human nature was primarily evil
c) Human nature is neither good nor evil
d) Human nature is positive until it is corrupted by society

The Regulator Rebellion in North Carolina happened because
a) The Governor of North Carolina wa abusive to his people
b) The farmers and independent workers of NC were being taxed into bankruptcy
c) The farmers and independent workers in NC didn't want to pay taxes for the public good
d) The people of North Carolina were combative and hated King George II

Popular sovereignty refers to which of these?
a) The concept that the power of a government is derived from the people
b) The concept that the power of a government is derived from the majority
c) The concept that popular rule is better than authoritarian rule
d) The concept that popularly elected legislatures are superior to monarchies

German settlers in the western parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania were largely what?
a) Peaceful
b) Helpful to their neighbors
c) Possessive and aggressive, often violent
d) Eager to become Americans

The Committees of Correspondence did what?
a) Called upon the Second Continental Congress
b) Connected the colonial leaders of each colony to the network of Patriots
c) Readied the Minutemen for battle
d) Networked colonial resources during the Revolutionary War

Philanthropy refers to ...
a) The study of human actions
b) Giving government subsidies to the poor
c) The study of human behavior
d) Charitable giving and civic good works

William Penn recruited his potential Pennsylvania settlers from which European country?
a) England
b) Spain
c) France
d) Holland

The Administration of Justice Act did what
a) Allowed the British to control the colonia courts
b) Closed down trade in the Boston port
c) Came to be known as the Intloerable Act
d) Prevented British soldiers and officials from being prosecuted for felonies

Which of the revolutionaries was the instigator and rabble rouser?
a) John Hancock
b) Samuel Adams
c) John Adams
d) Patrick Henry

General Edward Braddock was significant because ...
a) He was the General in charge of all British soldiers in the American colonies
b) He was the General in charge of all British soldiers in North America
c) He was the General in charge of the British army in the colonies
d) He was the General in charge of the British forces during the F and I War

Each of the following was a reason for the colonists to enjoy their membership in the British Empire in the 1750s EXCEPT
a) military protection from the Indians and the French.
b) opportunity for university education in England.
c) opportunity for trade.
d) British subsidies for colonial industry.

During the fifty years after the Glorious Revolution, the British policy of neglect of the colonial economy
a) was lessened as officials in London learned more about the colonial economies.
b) was sustained by some Parliamentary leaders who believed relaxation of restrictions would spur commerce.
c) caused the colonists to feel more American than English.
d) was lessened by the capabilities of royal officials in America.

By the 1750s colonial legislatures had come to see themselves as
a) little parliaments.
b) agents of the royal governor.
c) powerless.
d) agents for democratic reform.

A conference of colonial leaders gathered in Albany, New York in 1754 to discuss a proposal by Benjamin Franklin to
a) declare war on the French and Indians.
b) negotiate a treaty with the French.
c) establish one general government for all the colonies.
d) extend the operation of the colonial postal service.

Both the French and the English were well aware that the battle for control of North America would be determined in part by
a) who had the Dutch on their side.
b) which group could win the allegiance of native tribes.
c) whose king was the best military commander.
d) whose armies could best fight Indian fashion.

The British victory in the Great War for the Empire
a) expelled France and Spain from North America.
b) gave England control of most the settled regions of North America.
c) resulted in the defeat of all North American Indian tribes.
d) resulted in less contact between Britain and America.

Prior to the Great War for the Empire, the Iroquois Confederacy
a) traded exclusively with the English.
b) traded exclusively with the French.
c) traded only with the five tribes that made up the Confederacy.
d) maintained their autonomy by avoiding a close relationship with both the French and the English.

Which of the following did NOT occur during the prime ministry of William Pitt?
a) Americans were reimbursed for supplies requisitioned in their British colonies.
b) Colonial assemblies were in charge of recruitment in their respective colonies.
c) Most of the fighting was done by colonial militia.
d) The French lost the city of Quebec.

The English decision to reorganize the British Empire after 1763 was the result of
a) colonial unrest, which the British government planned to put down before it became serious.
b) enormous war debts and large increases in territory.
c) the accession of George III to the English throne.
d) colonial demands for more efficient government.

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