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1. What is the Gault site? Where is it? What three things allowed people to inhabit the site for thousands of years?
2. Who was the Half-King? What role did he play in initiating the French and Indian War? What motivated him to act as he did? How did the Half-King’s actions affect George Washington’s diplomatic mission?
3. What common misperceptions and myths about the Powhatans and Pocahontas did the film correct? Give at least four examples.
4. Who was “Jane?” What did we learn about her that changed our understanding of the Jamestown settlement? Upon what evidence was this based? Where was the evidence found? What does chemical analysis tell us about her past?
5. What two “spots” in the Americas did the Spanish find something of great value? How did the Spanish experience influence the London Company when they developed the directions for the original Jamestown settlers?
6. What is a Virgin Soil epidemic? How was it related to domestic animals? Why did Native Americans experience a virgin soil epidemic?
7. Who are the Melungeons? What does MDNA tell us about their origins? What does this suggest about race relations in early Virginia?
8. How was the Navigation Act and Charles II’s seizure of New York related to trade? How did it impact relations between the Dutch and English?
9. What is the significance of what was found in the gravesite of Gabriel Archer? What can be understood from it?
10. How did the Hanoverian monarchs differ from the Stuarts? What was it about the Hanoverians which pleased Parliament?
11. How did the Columbian Exchange impact European agriculture and diet? Why was this so important?
12. What was Enclosure? How did it affect England’s poor? Why did it lead the elite to fear them?
13. Why did African slaves replace indentured servants as the primary labor force in Virginia?
14. Why did so many of the Jamestown colonists die in the first years of settlement?
15. What did the English settlers expect from Powhatan and his people? What did Powhatan and his people expect from the English? Did each meet the others expectations?
16. What was the “Glorious Revolution?” What brought it about? How did it change the way Massachusetts was governed?
17. What brought about the Salem Witch Trials? What role did young girls play in the affair and why? Why did so many people believe the accusations? Once the Puritans understood that the accused were actually innocent, how did they explained what happened?
You must answer all three of the video questions and 13 of the 14 lecture questions for a total of 16 answers. Each answer is worth 6.25 points. Indicate on your exam the number of the question you are answering. You do not need to include the question, just the number.
Answers should be in complete sentences about one paragraph in length. Most of the questions have multiple question marks; therefore each part of the question must be answered.