APUSH Chapter 6 Test Questions
The population in Catholic New France grew very slowly because
disease took a heavy toll on New France’s inhabitants.
During the Seven Years’ War
British officials were disturbed by the lukewarm support of many colonials.
The 1759 Battle of Quebec
ranks as one of the most significant victories in British and American history.
The early wars between France and Britain in North America were notable for the
use of primitive guerrilla warfare.
The one valuable resource in New France was
When William Pitt became prime minister during the Seven Years’ War, he
focused his military strategy on the Quebec-Montreal area.
The long-range purpose of the Albany Congress in 1754 was to
achieve colonial unity and common defense against the French threat.
For the American colonies, the Seven Years’ War
ended the myth of British invincibility.
New England colonists were outraged when British diplomats returned _______________ to France in 1748.
The Jesuit priests, despite their initial failure in gaining converts, played a vital role because
of their exploration and work as geographers.
Arrange the following events in chronological order: (A) George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity; (B) General Edward Braddock is defeated near Fort Duquesne; (C) British troops capture Louisbourg in their first significant victory of the French and Indian War; and (D) General James Wolfe’s army defeats Montcalm’s on the Plains of Abraham.
C. A, B, C, D
With the defeat of Chief Pontiac and his alliance, the British decided to
stabilize Indian-white relations.
France was finally able to join in the scramble for colonies in the New World as a result of the
end of the religious wars.
French motives in the New World included the desire to
compete with Spain for an empire in America.
In the peace arrangements that ended the Seven Years’ War
France surrendered all of its territorial claims to North America.
The British invasion of Canada in 1756 during the Seven Years’ War
ended in defeat.
The French wanted to control Louisiana because they
would then control the mouth of the Mississippi.
The immediate purpose of the Albany Congress of 1754 was to
keep the Iroquois tribes loyal to the British.
In a sense, the history of the United States began with the
fall of Quebec and Montreal.
Beginning with the seventeenth century, America
was involved in every world war since 1688.
In his first military command in the French and Indian War, George Washington
was defeated at Fort Necessity but was allowed to retreat.
During a generation of peace following the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, Britain provided its American colonies with
decades of salutary neglect.
The disunity that existed in the colonies before the Seven Years’ War can be attributed to all of the following except
contempt for the British government.
Benjamin Franklin’s plan for colonial home rule was rejected by the individual colonies because
it did not seem to give enough independence to the colonies.
As a result of General Braddock’s defeat a few miles from Fort Duquesne
the frontier from Pennsylvania to North Carolina was open to Indian attack.
The soldier and explorer whose leadership earned him the title “Father of New France” was
Samuel de Champlain.
The War of Jenkins’s Ear resulted in
British troops being involved in every territory in North America.
The primary economic pursuit of early settlers in New France was
France had to give up its vision of a North American New France when
it was defeated by the British in 1713 and 1763.
In the wake of the Proclamation of 1763
American colonists moved west, defying the Proclamation.
All of the following were allies in the French and Indian War except
The Proclamation of 1763
prohibited colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Seven Years’ War was also known in America as
the French and Indian War.
Unlike the English colonies in America, in New France
there were no popularly elected assemblies.
Benjamin Franklin published in his Pennsylvania Gazette his most famous cartoon of the colonial era, a disjointed snake, which
promoted the idea that America, if they did not accept the Albany Plan, would be cut apart and die.
The clash between Britain and France for control of the North American continent sprang from their rivalry for control of
the Ohio River Valley.
The Indians suffered from their association with the French in New France in all of the following ways except
exclusion from the fur business.
The reason France needed to control the Ohio Valley was to
link its Canadian holdings with those of the lower Mississippi Valley.
The coureurs de bois were
French fur trappers
As a result of the Seven Years’ War, Great Britain
became the dominant power in North America.
The reason Britain needed to control the Ohio Valley was to
continue their westward pushing for continued economic security and supremacy of their way of life.
Government in New France (Canada) was
almost completely autocratic.
Unlike the first three Anglo-French wars, the Seven Years’ War
was fought initially on the North American continent.
In the colonial wars before 1754, Americans
demonstrated an astonishing lack of unity.
With the British and American victory in the Seven Years’ War
a new spirit of independence arose, as the French threat disappeared.
Chief Pontiac decided to try to drive the British out of the Ohio Valley because
the Indians were in a precarious position.
The War of Jenkins’s Ear was
confined to the Caribbean Sea and Georgia.
The Proclamation of 1763 was designed mainly to
work out a fair settlement of the Indian problem.