AP US History Practice Test 6

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Question 9 questions

Time 9 minutes

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Questions 1-3 refer to the following information.

THE BURNING OF JAMESTOWN, 1676

"Whereas complaint has been made to this Board by Capt. William Pierce, Esq., that six of his servants and a negro of Mr. Reginald's has plotted to run away unto the Dutch plantation from their said masters, and did assay to put the same in Execution upon Saturday night, being the 8th day July, 1640, as appeared to the Board by the Examinations of Andrew Noxe, Richard Hill, Richard Cookeson and John Williams, and likewise by the confession of Christopher Miller, Peter Milcocke and Emanuel, the foresaid Negro…the court taking the same into consideration as a dangerous precedent for the future time (if left unpunished), did order that Christopher Miller, a Dutchman (a prime agent in the business), should receive the punishment of whipping, and to have thirty stripes and so be burnt in the cheek with the letter R and to work with a shackle on his leg for one whole year and longer if said master shall see cause, and after his full time of service is expired with his said master to serve the colony for seven whole years, and the said Peter Milcocke to receive thirty stripes and to be Burnt in the cheek with the letter R, and after his term of service is Expired with his said master to serve the colony for three years, and the said Richard Cockson, after his full time Expired with his master, to serve the colony for two years and a half, and the said Richard Hill to remain upon his good behavior until the next offense, and the said Andrew Noxe to receive thirty stripes, and the said John Williams, a Dutchman and a [surgeon] after his full time of service is Expired with his master, to serve the colony for seven years, and Emanuel, the Negro, to receive thirty stripes and to be burnt in the cheek with the letter R and to work in shackles one year or more as his master shall see cause."

Decisions of the General Court, 1640

1. The excerpt best supports which one of the following conclusions?

2. Why were confrontations such as those in the excerpt rare in the New England colonies?

3. Which of the following protests is most similar to the burning of Jamestown shown in the picture?

Questions 4-6 refer to the following information.

4. The cartoon above supports which one of the following conclusions?

5. The Seven Years' War is also popularly labeled the "French and Indian War." Why?

6. Which of the following best describes the causal link between the Seven Years' War and the Revolutionary War?

Questions 7-9 refer to the following information.

"…Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.

"There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose; and there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."

President George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

7. The sentiments expressed by Washington in his Farewell Address most warn against partisan divisions that occurred before which of the following conflicts?

8. Washington's Farewell Address best exemplifies which of the following political philosophies?

9. Elsewhere in the Address, Washington promotes which of the following approaches to foreign policy?