SAT US History Practice Test 2: The Colonial Period

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1. The settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth differed in that

A. Jamestown was settled by Pilgrims, while Plymouth was settled by Puritans.
B. the settlers of Jamestown were married with families, while the settlers of Plymouth were mostly single males.
C. the settlers of Jamestown were largely single men seeking gold and adventure, while the settlers of Plymouth were mostly family units seeking religious freedom.
D. Jamestown was a royal colony, while Plymouth was settled by individuals without any connection to the crown.
E. Jamestown enjoyed a good relations with the Native Americans, while Plymouth colony was under constant attack from the Native Americans.

2. Which person is correctly associated with a colony?

A. John Smith—Plymouth Colony
B. James Olgethorpe—Georgia
C. John Rolfe—Carolina
D. Lord Baltimore—North Carolina
E. Jonathan Winthrop—Connecticut

3. The headright system

A. was an example of the Barbados Slave Codes.
B. referred to the number of people aboard a ship traveling from England to the New World.
C. was a form of slavery.
D. helped to populate the colonies of Virginia and Maryland.
E. increased the number of slaves imported to the New World.

4. The major crops grown in the Southern colonies

A. were used within the colonies.
B. were sold as exports.
C. depended on small farmers as the major producers.
D. made the Southern colonies the "bread basket" of the English colonies.
E. increased the number of indentured servants necessary to produce these crops.