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Day 1 Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR Review.[print questions]

Which of the following is an example of North American colonists seeking religious freedom?
a) King Charles II gave land to eight nobles in 1663 who sought to grow tobacco in the Carolinas to sell in Europe
b) Georgia was established in 1733 as a place for prisoners and convicts from England.
c) In 1636, a colony at Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams on the principle of spiritual tolerance.
d) Thomas Hooker helped create the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut and establish self-government in 1639.

What was the primary reason for the English colonization of Jamestown in 1607 near the James River?
a) wealth creation
b) creating a new social structure
c) religious freedom
d) political alliances with other countries

The establishment of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was a result of which of the following?
a) The colony needed a strong defense to protect British control.
b) The people desired self-government due to the large distance from England.
c) The governor sought a chain-of-command to carry out orders from the king of England.
d) The colony wanted to share and equally distribute wealth.

Which of the following did not contribute to the rise of selfgovernment in the American colonies?
a) distance from England
b) need for societal structure
c) protection of individual rights
d) defense of English sovereignty and control

The establishment of the House of Burgesses in 1619 and creation of the Mayflower Compact in 1620 indicated the colonists understood the importance of:
a) establishing self-government
b) submission to English authority
c) protection of natural resources
d) creating revenue through taxation

Although established long before the American colonies, the Magna Carta in 1215 influenced what feature of colonial life?
a) equal taxation
b) wealth distribution
c) individual rights
d) centralized power

The dependence of the southern colonies on farming lead to which of the following occurrences?
a) The governors of southern colonies established laws to protect labor rights and fair wages.
b) The economic influence of the southern colonies decreased.
c) The king of England increased taxation on the revenue of cotton, tobacco, and coffee.
d) The demand for labor increased the profitability of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

The spread of slavery in the colonization of North America was primarily due to what factor?
a) increase in farming of cotton, tobacco, sugar, and coffee
b) demand for labor in coastal fishing industry
c) creation of shipyards in the northern colonies
d) all of the above

Which of the following statements is true about slavery in the northern colonies in the 17th century?
a) Slaves were common in northern farming communities.
b) Slaves were rare due to the lack of large-scale farming.
c) Slaves were non-existent because it was illegal.
d) Slaves were common in fishing and fur trading.

What best describes Colonial Trans-Atlantic Trade?
a) Africans are captured and sold to factories in Europe where they process raw materials from the American colonies. The goods
b) Raw materials are produced in Africa where they are sent to the American colonies to be processed by slaves. The manufactured
c) Africans are captured and sold into slavery to work on plantations in the American colonies. The raw materials they produce a
d) Raw materials are exported by slaves from Africa and sent to Europe. In exchange, Europe supplies the American colonies and A

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