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In what year did the House of Burgesses, the first elected legislative assembly in the New World, meet?

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1. In what year did the House of Burgesses, the first elected legislative assembly in the New World, meet?
   1550
   1619
   1670
   1700
   1715
2. Who established the Jamestown settlement?
   Maine Company
   Adare Company
   Virginia Company
   Smith Company
   Free Company
3. What does burgess mean?
   Free man
   Farmer
   Peer
   Citizen
   Ploughman
4. The first law passed set the price on what commodity?
   Tobacco
   Sugar
   Indigo
   Cotton
   Calico
5. Until what year did the House of Burgess remain in place in Virginia?
   1619
   1763
   1776
   1900
   Still in place
6. What part of the legislature is based on population?
   Senate
   Congress
   Middle House
   Burgess House
   House of Representatives
7. How many senators are elected from each state?
   One
   Two
   Three
   Five
   Based on population
8. What was the name of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's governing group?
   Council of Assistants
   Puritans
   Puritan Party
   Quakers
   Bay Staters
9. What was the predominant religious group in colonial New England with the exception of Rhode Island?
   Quakers
   Shakers
   Puritans
   Methodists
   Presbyterians
10. What amendment made the election of senators a direct election?
   14
   15
   16
   17
   None



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