1 Which of the following was true of a married woman in the colonial era?
a. She would be sentenced to debtors’ prison incurred by her husband.
b. She could vote as her husband’s proxy in elections.
c. She generally lost control of her property when she married.
d. She had no legal claim on the estate of her deceased husband.
e. Her legal rights over her children were the same as those of her husband.
2. Which of the following colonies required each community of 50 or more families to provide a teacher of reading and writing?
e. Rhode Island
3. For the most part of their early history, the colonies of Maryland Virginia
a. provided a healthy environment for child rearing.
b. contained far more men than women.
c. had harsh for punishing premarital sexual relations.
d. encouraged the formation of stable and long-lasting marriages.
4. The primary beneficiaries of the “headright” system were
a. landowners who paid the passage of indentured servants.
b. widows who acquired new husbands from England.
c. indentured servants who were able to acquire their own land.
d. English ship owners who transported new laborers across the Atlantic.
5. The primary cause of Bacon’s Rebellion was
a. Governor Berkley’s harsh treatment of the Indians.
b. to the refusal of landlords to grant indentured servants their freedom.
c. the poverty and discontent of many single young men unable to acquire land.
d. the persecution of the colonists by King Charles II.
6.African slavery became the prevalent form of labor in the 1680's when
a. planters were no longer able to rely on white indentured servants as a labor force.
b. the first captives were brought from Africa to the New World.
c. blacks could be brought to the New World in safer and healthier conditions.
d. the once-clear legal difference between a servant and a slave began to be buried.
7. The culture that developed among the slaves in the English colonies of North America was
a. derived primarily from that of the white masters.
b. based mainly on the traditions of Southern Africa.
c. a combination between several African and American cultures.
d. originally developed in the West Indies and spread northward.
9. Puritan lawmakers in New England prevented married women from having property rights because
a. they believed that property should be held by towns, not private citizens.
b. they feared that too much property would fall into the control of the numerous widows.
c. they feared that separate property rights for women would undercut the unity of married couples.
d. The Bible clearly prevented women from owning property.
10. In New England, elementary education
a. had to be provided by any town with more than 50 families.
b. failed to provide even basic literacy for most citizens.
c. was less widespread than even in the South.
d. for oriented to preparing students to enter college.