critical appraisal.


Answer following questions

Short answer responses should be about 5-7 sentences in length.

1. True or False: The Federalists Papers argued that the Constitution should include a Bill of Rights.

2. True or False: During the Revolutionary period, Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation offered freedom to all indentured servants and slaves who agreed to join British forces.

3. True or False: The Pilgrims established the first permanent English settlement in what would be the United States.

4. Regarding the Columbian Exchange, all of the following are true EXCEPT:

a) It was a two way exchange of plants

b) It was a two way exchange of disease

c) It was a two way exchange of animals

d) It was a two way exchange of slaves

5. The Roanoke colony is described as “lost” because:

a) The colonists settled outside the Virginian boundaries

b) The colonists seemingly disappeared from the settlement

c) The colonists never arrived at their intended destination

d) The colonists didn’t receive royal approval for their settlement

6. In 1640, when three indentured servants ran away, the punishment for John Punch, identified in the colonial record as “negro” was:

a) a life sentence

b) 120 pounds tobacco

c) several years

d) a death sentence

7. The 1787 Northwest Ordinance prohibited:

a) Established religion

b) Indian Reservations

c) Slavery

d) Land Speculation 

8. All of the following are true regarding the Iroquois Constitution EXCEPT:

a) It demonstrates that prior to European contact Native peoples lived peacefully

b) It demonstrates the significant roles women played in the Iroquois community

c) It demonstrates the role that nature played within the Iroquois community

d) It demonstrates the existence of an alliance between the Five Nations 

9. The Mayflower Compact of 1620 asserted that:

a) Each member of the community would observe the Puritan doctrines of brotherly affection

b) An agreement existed between Indians and settlers that they would peacefully co-exist

c) Just and equal laws made by male representatives onboard were to rule the settlement

d) The price for tobacco was set by agreement between the colonial wealthy elite and the king

10. Stono Rebellion was made up of:

a) a group of colonists who rebelled against the royal governor, James Stono

b) a group of indentured servants who rebelled against tobacco landowners

c) a group of enslaved peoples who sought freedom in Spanish held Florida

d) a group of native peoples, the Stono, who rebelled against the colonists

11. Which of the following is true regarding Zheng He:

a) With his massive fleet, the Chinese undoubtedly made it to America in the fifteenth century

b) His intent to “extract tribute” from “barbarians” reflects a common attitude among explorers

c) An expert propagandist, his images of the new world embellished the available bounty

d) In 1498, he was the first to successfully make the voyage from Europe to the Indies

12. In what way does the Woman Who Fell From the Sky creation story demonstrates the role of women in Iroquois society:

a) Women serve as negotiators

b) Women are fierce warriors

c) Women control the animals

d) Women create the world

13. At its origins, all of the following are true regarding the Constitution EXCEPT:

a) Fugitive slaves, even those in “free” states, were returned to their owners

b) Only 3/5 of the slave population was counted for representative purposes

c) The authors unabashedly included the word slave in the US Constitution

d) The abolition of the external slave trade would not be considered until 1808

14. In a few sentences, summarize the arguments that the petitioners in the “Four Petitions Against Slavery,” use to demand their freedom. (VPH, Four Petitions Against Slavery, 54-58) 

15. Using examples from the document, explain some of the main ways that Thomas Paine argued that separation from England was “common sense.” (VPH, Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 87-91)

16. How did the colonists organize to oppose British power so effectively? In your answer, discuss the role of communication in facilitating the colonial resistance, being sure to cite two specific examples of resistance. (Ch6, Making Connections, Q3, P150)

17. Although the United States denied its female citizens equality in public life, some women were able to exert considerable influence. How did they do so? What were the consequences of this ideology for women? (Ch10, Making Connections, Q3, P260)

Part 2: Essay Question

Directions:  This is not a formal essay response. The essay does not need an introduction, thesis statement, or conclusion. Instead, using the key terms from the outlines and study guide, tell me what you know about this subject. A complete answer, when applicable, will draw upon all aspects of the course: lecture notes, class discussions, assigned readings, handouts, and film clips. 

How did the communal goals of New England settlers compare with the aspirations of the tobacco and rice planters of the southern colonies? In other words compare and contrast the northern colony of Massachusetts with the southern colony of Virginia.  (Ch4, Linking to the Past, Q1, P95)

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