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Chapter 4
(9 questions)
American Life in the
Seventeenth Century,
1607–1692
Question 1
All of the following were true of Indentured
servants EXCEPT
a) they voluntarily mortgaged themselves for several
years to Chesapeake masters.
b) in exchange for their service, they received
transatlantic passage and eventual freedom dues.
c) upon completion of their indenture, they received 50
acre plots of land with which to begin their lives as
freeholders.
d) their freedom dues included a few barrels of corn, a
suit of clothes, and perhaps a small parcel of land.
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Question 2
The Headright system stipulated that
a) upon completion of their indenture, servants
received 50 acre plots of land with which to begin
their lives as freeholders.
b) only the heads of households had the right to own
land in the New World.
c) towns with more than 50 families must provide for
free public education for all children.
d) whoever paid the passage of a laborer received the
right to acquire fifty acres of land.
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Question 3
All of the following were true of Bacon’s Rebellion EXCEPT
a) about a thousand Virginians broke out of control in 1676, led by
a twenty-nine-year-old planter, Nathaniel Bacon.
b) Bacon successfully unseated Berkeley from his governorship,
and set up his own, short-lived proprietary
colony in Virginia.
c) many of the rebels were frontiersmen who had been forced into
the untamed backcountry in search of arable land.
d) the rebels fiercely resented Berkeley’s friendly policies toward
the Indians, whose thriving fur trade the governor monopolized.
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Question 4
The term Middle Passage referred to the
a) middle leg of the so-called Triangular Trade between American,
Britain, and the Caribbean.
b) passage from Boston in New England, through New York and
Philadelphia in the Middle Atlantic colonies, then south to
Charleston.
c) transatlantic sea voyage that brought slaves
to the New World.
d) passage of one’s soul from the Middling state of the Halfway
Covenant into the saving grace of the Elect in Calvinist
doctrine.
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Question 5
The South Carolina slave revolt involved
a) more than fifty resentful blacks along the Stono
River, revolting and trying unsuccessfully to march to
Spanish Florida.
b) an abortive plot, led by a blacksmith named Gabriel,
to attack local slave owners.
c) a failed plot, led by a slave named Denmark
Vescey, to take over the city of Charleston.
d) a revolt of over 200 slaves, led by a charismatic
preacher, that killed 55 whites before the revolt was
overthrown.
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Question 6
All of the following were true of the Half-Way Covenant
EXCEPT it
a) modified the covenant, or the agreement between the church
and its adherents.
b) admitted to baptism—but not full communion—the children of
baptized but not-yet-converted existing members.
c) weakened the distinction between the elect and others, further
diluting the spiritual purity of the original settlers’ godly
community.
d) was largely responsible for the revived spirituality, which later
engendered the Great Awakening.
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Question 7
All of the following were true of the Salem Witch Trials
EXCEPT
a) they grew not only from the superstitions and prejudices of the
age, but also from the turmoil of the Indian Wars.
b) they arose from the fear of many religious traditionalists that
the Puritan heritage was not sufficiently supportive of Yankee
commercialism.
c) most of the accused witches came from families associated
with Salem’s burgeoning market economy.
d) the accusers came largely from subsistence farming families in
Salem’s hinterland.
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Question 8
Leisler’s Rebellion involved
a) tensions between lordly landholders and aspiring
merchants in New York.
b) resentment against upper-class pretensions in
Virginia.
c) American blue bloods resenting the pretensions of
the meaner sort and passing laws to try to keep
them in their place in Massachusetts.
d) ill-feelings over scarcity of land in Pennsylvania.
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Question 9
William Berkeley would have been most likely to say
a) “That old fool has put to death more people in that naked
country than I did here for the murder of my father.”
b) “No country yields a more propitious air for our temper than
New England.”
c) “How miserable that man is that governs a people where six
parts of seven at least are poor, endebted, discontented, and
armed.”
d)
“It being one chief project of the old deluder, Satan, to keep
men from the knowledge of the Scriptures…”
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Answer 1
All of the following were true of Indentured
servants EXCEPT
a) they voluntarily mortgaged themselves for several
years to Chesapeake masters.
b) in exchange for their service, they received
transatlantic passage and eventual freedom dues.
c) upon completion of their indenture, they received 50
acre plots of land with which to begin their lives as
freeholders. (correct)
d) their freedom dues included a few barrels of corn, a
suit of clothes, and perhaps a small parcel of land.
Hint: See pages 69–70.
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Answer 2
The Headright system stipulated that
a) upon completion of their indenture, servants
received 50 acre plots of land with which to begin
their lives as freeholders.
b) only the heads of households had the right to own
land in the New World.
c) towns with more than 50 families must provide for
free public education for all children.
d) whoever paid the passage of a laborer received the
right to acquire fifty acres of land. (correct)
Hint: See page 70.
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Answer 3
All of the following were true of Bacon’s Rebellion EXCEPT
a) about a thousand Virginians broke out of control in 1676, led by
a twenty-nine-year-old planter, Nathaniel Bacon.
b) Bacon successfully unseated Berkeley from his governorship,
and set up his own, short-lived proprietary
colony in Virginia. (correct)
c) many of the rebels were frontiersmen who had been forced into
the untamed backcountry in search of arable land.
d) the rebels fiercely resented Berkeley’s friendly policies toward
the Indians, whose thriving fur trade the governor monopolized.
Hint: See page 70.
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Answer 4
The term Middle Passage referred to the
a) middle leg of the so-called Triangular Trade between American,
Britain, and the Caribbean.
b) passage from Boston in New England, through New York and
Philadelphia in the Middle Atlantic colonies, then south to
Charleston.
c) transatlantic sea voyage that brought slaves
to the New World. (correct)
d) passage of one’s soul from the Middling state of the Halfway
Covenant into the saving grace of the Elect in Calvinist
doctrine.
Hint: See page 72.
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Answer 5
The South Carolina slave revolt involved
a) more than fifty resentful blacks along the Stono
River, revolting and trying unsuccessfully to march to
Spanish Florida. (correct)
b) an abortive plot, led by a blacksmith named Gabriel,
to attack local slave owners.
c) a failed plot, led by a slave named Denmark
Vescey, to take over the city of Charleston.
d) a revolt of over 200 slaves, led by a charismatic
preacher, that killed 55 whites before the revolt was
overthrown.
Hint: See page 76.
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Answer 6
All of the following were true of the Half-Way Covenant
EXCEPT it
a) modified the covenant, or the agreement between the church
and its adherents.
b) admitted to baptism—but not full communion—the children of
baptized but not-yet-converted existing members.
c) weakened the distinction between the elect and others, further
diluting the spiritual purity of the original settlers’ godly
community.
d) was largely responsible for the revived spirituality, which later
engendered the Great Awakening. (correct)
Hint: See page 83.
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Answer 7
All of the following were true of the Salem Witch Trials
EXCEPT
a) they grew not only from the superstitions and prejudices of the
age, but also from the turmoil of the Indian Wars.
b) they arose from the fear of many religious traditionalists that
the Puritan heritage was not sufficiently supportive of Yankee
commercialism. (correct)
c) most of the accused witches came from families associated
with Salem’s burgeoning market economy.
d) the accusers came largely from subsistence farming families in
Salem’s hinterland.
Hint: See page 84.
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Answer 8
Leisler’s Rebellion involved
a) tensions between lordly landholders and aspiring
merchants in New York. (correct)
b) resentment against upper-class pretensions in
Virginia.
c) American blue bloods resenting the pretensions of
the meaner sort and passing laws to try to keep
them in their place in Massachusetts.
d) ill-feelings over scarcity of land in Pennsylvania.
Hint: See page 86.
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Answer 9
William Berkeley would have been most likely to say
a) “That old fool has put to death more people in that naked
country than I did here for the murder of my father.”
b) “No country yields a more propitious air for our temper than
New England.”
c) “How miserable that man is that governs a people where six
parts of seven at least are poor, endebted, discontented, and
armed.” (correct)
d)
“It being one chief project of the old deluder, Satan, to keep
men from the knowledge of the Scriptures…”
Hint: See page 70.
Copyright © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
4 | 19
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