Colonial Beginnings
Choose the correct answer for each question.

1Which of the following characterized English society in the sixteenth century?
a stagnant economy
a rapidly growing population
declining per capita output and real household income
all of the above
none of the above

2What was the purpose of the Mayflower Compact?
to reach an agreement on who would pay for the Mayflower should the vessel be lost in a storm
to force the Native Americans to agree to abide by English laws and customs
to establish a civil government, because the settlers had no legal right to be where they were
all of the above
none of the above

3The first permanent successful English settlement in North America ws located at
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Roanoke Island, North Carolina
New London, Connecticut
St. Augustine, Florida
Jamestown, Virginia

4Puritan society was organized around
the individual
the family
a social hierarchy based on wealth
a social hierarchy based on education
elaborate church ritual

5Which of the following statements about Virginia is correct?
unlike Massachusetts, it had no established church
it was governed by an appointed governor and governor's council and a House of Burgesses elected by landowners
by 1640 a great majority of its plantation laborers were African slaves
the indentured servants' chances of upward social mobility improved in the second half of the 1600s
conflict with Native Americans was nonexistent