Multiple Choice Practice for the Colonization of America
Welcome to Unit 2 AP US History Multiple Choice Questions
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Facts about the test: The AP US History exam has 55 multiple choice questions and you will be given 55 minutes to complete the section. That means it should take you around 1 minute per question.
The following questions were not written by College Board and, although they cover information outlined in the AP US History Course and Exam Description, the formatting on the exam may be different. 1. Although no gold was found in Jamestown, it became economically profitable due to.....
2. Which colony was created as a safe-haven for Catholics?
B. Rhode Island
3. In order to persuade more people to settle Virginia and grow tobacco, English investors created the...
A. land grant system
B. encomienda system
C. plantation system
D. headright system
4. Which country did not command a large stake in the beaver fur industry in the new world?
D. The Netherlands
5. Which individual helped establish the City on a Hill in New England?
A. William Bradford
B. Roger Williams
C. John Winthrop
D. James Oglethorpe
6. Similar to Virginia's incidents with the Powhatan tribe, the New England settlements often came into conflict with the...
7. Which colony became a refuge for Quakers and one of the most religiously tolerant colonies?
A. South Carolina
D. New York
8. Which event illustrates displeasure with Virginia aristocratic rule and the coming end of indentured servitude? In addition, it will lead to a push toward African slavery.
A. Coode's Rebellion
B. Leisler's Rebellion
C. Pope's Rebellion
D. Bacon's rebellion
9. What statement best illustrates the English policy of salutary neglect?
A. Forcing the crew to be 75% English
B. Requiring a customs check at all English ports
C. Ignoring the transportation of tobacco from England to France
D. Requiring a trade ship to be made in England.
10. Of all the slave punishments, which was considered the worst by most individuals?
B. separation from family
C. public shaming
11. Which 18th-century event best represents the harmful impact of slavery on those enslaved?
A. the Stono Rebellion
B. Bacon's Rebellion
C. Prosser's Rebellion
D. Nat Turner's Rebellion
12. The First Great Awakening was for the most part a reaction to the....
A. traditional focus of theological knowledge
B. growing lawlessness in the colonies
C. the focus on trade
D. impact of the enlightenment
13. The most important of the Great Awakening preachers was...
A. John Winthrop
B. Martin Luther
C. Jonathan Edwards
D. George Whitefield
14. The conflict known as the French and the Indian war was primarily fought between the British and French over fur trading lands located in the...
A. Ohio Valley
B. Eastern Canada
C. Western Canada
15. Although in the 17th century the New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies were both English, Christian, and reliant on trade with the mother country, the biggest difference was that Virginia focussed on...
B. importance of families
C. cash crops
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