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Which statement best explains the significance of the Mayflower Compact?
a) It established a form of self-government based on a social contract.
b) It limited the power of future colonial governments.
c) It weakened the influence of religion in government.
d) It guaranteed liberties for colonists through local government.

The economic resources of the New England colonies include all of the following EXCEPT:
a) Staple Crops
b) Fishing
c) Whaling
d) Shipbuilding

Which government is known as the first constitution in the colonies?
a) Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
b) Virginia House of Burgesses
c) Mayflower Compact
d) U.S. Constitution

Who founded the colony of Pennsylvania?
a) William Penn
b) Thomas Hooker
c) Roger Williams
d) James Oglethorpe

Who founded the colony of Georgia for military and debtors?
a) James Oglethorpe
b) Roger Williams
c) Thomas Hooker
d) William Penn

Which government was known as the first representative government in the colonies?
a) Virginia House of Burgesses
b) Mayflower Compact
c) Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
d) U.S. Constitution

Tobacco, Cotton, Rice and Indigo are examples of which economic resource?
a) Cash Crops
b) Staple Crops
c) Sustenance Farming

Wheat, barley, corn are examples of which type of economic resource?
a) Staple Crops
b) Cash Crops
c) Sustenance Farming

Catholics immigrated to the Maryland colony in the seventeenth century primarily to
a) profit from natural resources
b) avoid crop failures and famine
c) produce cash crops to pay off debts
d) escape persecution

In 1636, Thomas Hooker . . . established the first English settlement in Connecticut. Convinced that government should rest on free consent, he:
a) limited property ownership to church members
b) extended voting rights beyond church members
c) restricted trade with neighboring colonies
d) asked the king to appoint a governor for the colony

Which of the following was a primary reason France sought to colonize North America?
a) To reduce overpopulation in Europe
b) To create communities founded on religious tolerance
c) To profit from trading in furs and other goods
d) To create joint ventures with other European powers

Which factor greatly encouraged the growth of the triangle trade?
a) The profitability of cash-crop agriculture
b) The invention of the steam engine
c) The development of the factory system
d) The establishment of protective tariffs

Which statement accurately describes the reasons for establishing Plymouth and Jamestown?
a) Both colonies were established to bring wealth to stockholders.
b) Plymouth’s founders intended to produce raw materials, while Jamestown’s founders expected to discover gold.
c) Both colonies were established to limit the expansion of other European empires.
d) Plymouth was founded as a refuge from religious persecution, while Jamestown was founded for commercial profit.

Which excerpt from the Declaration of Independence best explains why colonists were unhappy about their lack of representation in the British parliament?
a) “He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people.”
b) “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”
c) “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”
d) “For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.”

The Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Quartering Act contributed to the Revolutionary War by-
a) Angering colonists who felt their rights had been violated
b) Imposing regulations on colonial agriculture
c) Restricting colonial trade

No taxation without representation reflects the dissatisfaction of American colonists with-
a) Economic policies imposed by England after French Indian War
b) Political debates at the Albany Plan of Union
c) Interference with England in the slave trade
d) Economic consequenses of the Great Awakening

The Declaration of Independence states that all men have unalienable rights which were:
a) Rights that people are born with
b) Rights earned by being loyal to the government
c) Rights you get when you become a citizen
d) Rights received when joining the military

What was the biggest reason the colonists felt England violated their rights?
a) They didn't have enough land for the people
b) They didn't have weapons to protect themselves
c) They had to pay taxes
d) They didn't have representation in Parliament

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