America & the British Empire (1)


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1 Prior to successfully colonizing the New World, England defeated a major rival, and just prior to losing many of its New World colonies, England defeated another major rival. The rivals were first?:
France, then the United States.
France, then Holland.
Portugal, then Spain.
Spain, then France.
France, then Spain.

2 Which of the following was NOT involved in the Triangle Trade during the colonial period?:

3 The most significant consequence of the French and Indian Was was that?:
Spain received Florida as a prize of war.
colonists feared being dragged into another European war.
England and the colonies began to distrust each other.
there were British attacks against the tribes that had sided with the French.
French power in Canada was strengthened.

4 Most of the thirteen original colonies?:
started as proprietary colonies and became royal colonies by the 1750s.
were within their first twenty years successful in terms of their original plans.
started as charter colonies and became royal colonies by the 1750s.
were formed as royal colonies.
purchased their charters from their proprietors.

5 The economic theory of mercantilism would be consistent with which of the following statements?:
economies will prosper most when trade is restricted as little as possible.
colonies are of little economic importance to the mother country.
it is vital that a country imports more than it exports.
tariff barriers should be avoided as much as possible.
a government should seek to direct the economy so as to maximize exports.

6 The Wool Act of 1699, the Hat Act of 1732, and the Iron Act of 1750 were British attempts to?:
tax ships entering American ports.
punish Bostonian merchants.
increase American manufacturing.
limit American manufacturing.
provide colonial manufacturers with European markets.

7 Which of the following resulted from King William's and Queen Anne's Wars?:
the French were driven from the North American continent.
the Stuart kings were driven from power.
the wars heightened Anglo-Americans' sense of British identity and made them feel dependent on the mother country for protection.
the British captured New Orleans and started to settle Louisiana.

8 In the 1750s, the relationship between the British Empire and the American colonies was characterized by which of the following?:
most Americans believed that the benefits of the empire far outweighed the costs.
the British strictly enforced colonial trade regulations.
most Americans objected to their membership in the British Empire.
the British constantly intervened in American affairs.

9 Which of the following was a major market for New England goods in the late 17c?:
Continental Europe.
South America.
the West Indies.

10 The long-range purpose of the Albany Congress in 1754 was to?:
achieve colonial unity and common defense against the French threat.
propose independence of the colonies from Britain.
declare war on the Iroquois nation.
prohibit New England and New York from trading with the French West Indies.