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Why did the thirteen American colonies want to purchase goods from the West Indies?
1. The West Indies were the only places that would trade with them.

2. The West Indies were the only places that made high-quality goods.

3. The West Indies gave the colonies the chance to trade with other countries.

4. The colonies wanted to avoid a potential conflict with the West Indies.

3. The West Indies gave the colonies the chance to trade with other countries.

2

Britain hoped that by enforcing the Navigation Acts, they would weaken their rivals, especially the
1. Spanish.

2. French.

3. Italians.

4. Dutch.

4. Dutch

3

In which American colonies were cash crops raised for sale or export?
1. the New England and middle colonies

2. the middle and southern colonies

3. the southern and New England colonies

4. the southern, middle, and New England colonies

4. the southern, middle, and the New England Colonies

4

Why did some American colonists engage in smuggling and piracy?
1. to collect more money for the British government

2. because that was a way to obtain goods cheaply

3. to stop imports from sailing from other countries

4. because there were no consequences for breaking the law

2. because that was a way to obtain goods cheaply

5

Which of the following statements best describes the thirteen American colonies’ view on trade?
1. The colonies could get the best prices for finished goods that were purchased from Britain.

2. The colonies purchased finished goods only from Britain because other nations sold items of poor quality.

3. The colonies needed to purchase all finished goods from Britain because they were unable to manufacture their own.

4. The colonies often could get better prices on finished goods from nations other than Britain.

4. The colonies often could get better prices on finished goods from nations other than Britain.

6

Mercantilism is an economic theory stating that colonies should
1. build independent economies.

2. trade with many other nations.

3. mainly benefit the founding country.

4. not be burdened with taxes.

3. mainly benefit the founding country.

7

How did the Navigation Acts set limits on colonial exports?
1. Goods had to be shipped to British ports before being sold to other countries.

2. Ships from other countries could only deliver limited goods to the colonies.

3. The colonies were taxed on items they received from other countries.

4. The colonies were not allowed to ship any goods to Britain.

1. Goods had to be shipped to British ports before being sold to other countries.

8

Why was molasses important to the thirteen American colonies?
1. There was no tax on molasses, so it was cheap to import it.

2. Britain was forced to buy molasses from the colonies.

3. The colonists needed molasses to make rum, a valuable export.

4. Molasses was a raw material that was found only in the thirteen colonies.

3. The colonists needed molasses to make rum, a valuable export.

9

During the colonial era, a long growing season and rich soil had a great effect on the economy of
1. the New England colonies.

2. the middle colonies.

3. the southern colonies.

4. all thirteen American colonies.

3. the southern colonies.

10

How did the economy of the American colonies affect enslaved workers from Africa?
1. Enslaved workers from Africa were sent to the middle colonies to work in the mines digging for coal.

2. Enslaved workers from Africa were brought to New England to do the dangerous jobs of fishing and whaling.

3. Few enslaved workers from Africa were needed in the South because the growth of cash crops was limited.

4. The number of enslaved workers from Africa increased in the South because they were needed to grow labor-intensive crops.

4. The number of enslaved workers from Africa increased in the South because they were needed to grow labor-intensive crops.