Unit 1 - Colonies - US History STAAR
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Which characteristic is correctly matched with a number in the table? 
    answer choices
    1: Indigo
    2: Moderate
    3: Rocky Soil
    4: Ships
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. The factors listed above contributed most to the --
    answer choices
    creation of alliances between British settlers and American Indians
    election of British colonists to Parliament
    growth of representative government in the British colonies
    expansion of British trade in the Americas
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Which statement accurately describes the reasons for establishing Plymouth
    and Jamestown?
    answer choices
    Both colonies were established to bring wealth to stockholders.
    Plymouth's founders intended to produce raw materials, while Jamestown's founders expected to discover gold.
    Both colonies were established to limit the expansion of other European empires.
    Plymouth was founded as a refuge from religious persecution, while Jamestown wasfounded for commercial profit.
  • Question 4
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    Q. Which group was among the first to call for an end to slavery?
    answer choices
    American Indians, because they viewed the plight of slaves as similar to their own
    Quakers, because slavery contradicted their religious beliefs
    British loyalists, because Great Britain had ended the slave trade
    Puritans, because the New England economy did not rely on slavery
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Boston and New Orleans were both founded as - 
    answer choices
    port cities
    farming communities
    industrial centers
    military outposts
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sentence best completes this diagram?
    answer choices
    The Puritans allowed women to participate in government.
    The Puritans refused to obey the appointed governor.
    The Puritans outlawed slavery in Massachusetts.
    The Puritans developed a form of representative self-government.  
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. The excerpt above reflects the dissatisfaction of American colonists with the -
    answer choices
    political debates that took place at the Albany Convention
    interference of Great Britain in the slave trade
    economic consequences of the Great Awakening
    economic policies imposed by Great Britain following the French and Indian War
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. From 1690 to 1760, Parliament and the king of England allowed colonists in America to exercise a great deal of control over local and regional matters.Historians have described this practice as "salutary neglect."Which of the following happened as a direct result of this policy?
    answer choices
    The colonies developed a strong tradition of self-government.
    Many proprietary colonies were converted to royal colonies.
    The colonies refused to participate in a system of common defense. 
    Many colonies sought economic aid from other countries.
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following completes the sentence above?
    answer choices
    limited property ownership to church members
    extended voting rights beyond church members
    restricted trade with neighboring colonies
    asked the king to appoint a governor for the colony
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following was a primary reason France sought to colonize North
    America?
    answer choices
    To reduce overpopulation in Europe
    To create communities founded on religious tolerance
    To profit from trading in furs and other goods
    To create joint ventures with other European powers
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. How did geography influence the early economic development of New York,
    Boston, and Charleston?
    answer choices
    Long coastlines offered abundant natural resources.
    Proximity to flooding rivers limited development.
    Natural harbors provided access to markets.
    Extreme climates limited productive activity.
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. British colonists objected to the Proclamation of 1763 because they -
    answer choices
    feared it would provoke attacks from American Indians
    did not want to share control of the fur trade with France
    resented the limits it imposed on westward expansion
    wanted to be able to trade freely with foreign nations
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. This diagram describes events in colonial American that are related to - 
    answer choices
    the eventual adoption of the U.S. Constitution
    the formation of a government controlled by religious officials
    the creation of a national system of checks and balances
    the establishment of the principle of religious freedom
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Catholics immigrated to the Maryland colony in the seventeenth century primarily to - 
    answer choices
    profit from natural resources
    avoid crop failures and famine
    produce cash crops to pay off debts
    escape persecution
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Which statement best explains the significance of the Mayflower Compact?
    answer choices
    It limited the power of future colonial governments.
    It weakened the influence of religion in government.
    It established a form of self-government based on a social contract.
    It guaranteed liberties for colonists through local government.
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. Which feature of colonial self-government does this charter establish?
    answer choices
    Direct democracy
    An elected legislature
    Separation of powers
    Checks and balances
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following best replaces the question mark in the diagram above?
    answer choices
    Created a general council to manage the colonies
    Experienced strict control by Parliament
    Established their own representative institutions
    Appointed governors who reported to the king
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