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The idea of representative government flourished in colonial America because the colonists would-
a) be the source of power
b) be responsible for their own defense
c) give power to only a few leaders
d) have a president to control the government

The Virginia Company established the House of Burgesses in 1619, which-
a) was the first government to have a president
b) established the doctrine of separation of powers
c) had the power to veto acts of Parliament
d) was the first representative legislature in the English colonies

Which region was mainly involved in shipbuilding, forestry, and fishing?
a) Middle Colonies
b) Southern Colonies
c) New England

Economic activity in the New England colonies relied heavily on trade in part because-
a) Puritan beliefs prohibited farming for profit
b) farmers in the region feared attacks from Native Americans
c) a cold climate and poor soil made farming unprofitable
d) the British monarchy provided land grants only to southern colonies

Which colony was founded in 1607 and was successful because of its fertile land, plentiful game, and abundant timber?
a) Virginia
b) Massachusetts
c) Georgia
d) New York

The London Company authorized the settlers of Virginia in 1619 to choose an assembly, the House of Burgesses. What form of government did this establish in the colonies?
a) Representative
b) Dictatorship
c) Direct

A combination of physical isolation and the need to address unique problems led to-
a) the colonies developing their own forms of representative government
b) the colonies depending on established English methods of government
c) a lack of interest in self-government in the colonies
d) the colonies' self-government being halted by England

The Virginia House of Burgesses and the Mayflower Compact are examples of-
a) obnoxious Acts of England's government
b) the Bill of Rights
c) early colonial means of representative government
d) commercial companies that sponsored colonies

A main reason that Virginia and Massachusetts developed different economic activities and settlement patterns was due to-
a) different climates and land
b) lack of good harbors in Virginia
c) the Church of England
d) the temperament of the native populations

The reason that the Mayflower colonists signed the Mayflower Compact in 1620 was to-
a) agree to share colonial lands
b) form a social contract for self-government
c) appoint a governor for their colony
d) regulate the activites of local Native Americans

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