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What is an assembly?
a) gathering of friends
b) religious gathering
c) Law-making bodies.
d) gathering of students

What were colonial assemblies modeled on?
a) England's Parliament.
b) Europe's Common Market.
c) England's House of Lords.
d) Germany's House of Burgesses.

What other form of government did the colonies have?
a) royal assemblies
b) elected govenors
c) elected presidents
d) royal govenors

What was the earliest form of self-government in the New England colonies?
a) The Mayflower Compact.
b) House of Burgesses
c) Assemblies
d) The town meeting.

How many colonies had royal govenors?
a) 8
b) 10
c) 12
d) All 13.

How did the royal govenors become the govenor of their colony?
a) They were chosen by the king of England.
b) They were elected by the males of the colony.
c) They were elected by the land owners of the colony.
d) They were chosen by the richest land owner of the colony.

What couldn't assemblies do?
a) Raise money for the colony.
b) Refuse to give royal govenor's money for their plans.
c) Create laws and solve problems.
d) Elect a royal govenor.

Why was Virginia's House of Burgesses important in history?
a) It created laws, collected taxes, and printed money.
b) It was a model for the other colonies and helped the colonies learn they could govern themselves.
c) It taught England that the colonies needed royal govenors.
d) It was the first government to include all of its citizens in all its processes.

Why is John Peter Zenger important to American history?
a) His trial established freedom of speech.
b) He criticized New York's royal govenor.
c) His trial was the first trial of a newspaper printer.
d) He printed the truth.

Who was Phyllis Wheatley?
a) She was the wife of John Wheatley and taught her young slave to read and write.
b) She was a member of the Boston assembly.
c) She published a book of poetry while she was still enslaved.
d) She was a printer who wrote the truth.

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