10th Grade Semester Test

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10th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

Test for 10th grade semester exam


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  • 1. 
    1. Anne Hutchinson and a few followers settled on an island, later called Rhode Island, and founded the town of _____________________.
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Portsmouth

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      Providence

  • 2. 
    2. The first written constitution of the American colonies was known as the
    • A. 

      Massachusetts Bay Company

    • B. 

      Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

    • C. 

      General Court

    • D. 

      Mayflower Agreemnet

  • 3. 
    3. In 1675 Wampanoag warriors attacked the town of Swansea in what became known as the
    • A. 

      The Pequot War

    • B. 

      Providence

    • C. 

      King Phillip's War

    • D. 

      The Great Migration

  • 4. 
    4. Back country farmers grew only enough to feed their families, which is called
    • A. 

      Rotation farming

    • B. 

      Subsistence farming

    • C. 

      Plantation farming

    • D. 

      Commercialism

  • 5. 
    5. The St. Lawrence River was discovered and mapped by the French explorer
    • A. 

      Jacques Cartier

    • B. 

      Louis Joliet

    • C. 

      Jacques Marquette

    • D. 

      Count Frontenac

  • 6. 
    6. The men who led expeditions to conquer the rest of what is today the country of Mexico and Central America became known as  
    • A. 

      Vaqueros

    • B. 

      Presidios

    • C. 

      Dictators

    • D. 

      Conquistadors

  • 7. 
    7. What granted religious toleration to all Christians in Maryland?
    • A. 

      The Maryland Toleration Act

    • B. 

      The Charter of Privileges

    • C. 

      The Restoration

    • D. 

      The Holy Experiment

  • 8. 
    8. What did the Dutch name their major settlement located on Manhattan Island?  
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      New Amsterdam

    • D. 

      North Carolina

  • 9. 
    9. William Penn built Philadelphia, the capital of Pennsylvania, on land ceded by the
    • A. 

      Powhatan Confederacy

    • B. 

      Wampanoag.

    • C. 

      Lenni Lenape

    • D. 

      Puritans.

  • 10. 
    10. Roger Williams, a strict Separatist, founded the town of
    • A. 

      Portsmouth.

    • B. 

      Wethersfield.

    • C. 

      Providence.

    • D. 

      Boston.

  • 11. 
    11. Privately owned ships licensed by the government to attack ships of other countries were called
    • A. 

      Sloops.

    • B. 

      Privateers.

    • C. 

      Gun boats

    • D. 

      Yachts.

  • 12. 
    12. At the beginning of the 1500s, much of England’s land was divided into large
    • A. 

      Provinces

    • B. 

      Estates

    • C. 

      Corporations

    • D. 

      Counties

  • 13. 
    13. The colony of Maryland resulted from the aspirations of one man, George Calvert, also known as
    • A. 

      Walter Raleigh

    • B. 

      John Cabot

    • C. 

      Lord Baltimore

    • D. 

      Martin Luther

  • 14. 
    14. The person responsible for founding the colony of Georgia is
    • A. 

      John Mason

    • B. 

      James Oglethorpe

    • C. 

      George Calvert

    • D. 

      John Winthrope

  • 15. 
    15. How many Southern colonies are there
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

  • 16. 
    16. All of the following are New England colonies except
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      Massachusetts

    • D. 

      Connecticut

  • 17. 
    17. Which colony has an economy based on agriculture
    • A. 

      Rhode Island

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      Massachusetts

  • 18. 
    17. Which colony was supposed to be a "city upon a hill"?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Massachusetts

  • 19. 
    18. Which colony was called the "Holy Experiment"?
    • A. 

      New Jersey

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Massachusetts

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 20. 
    19. What were the cash crops that were grown in Virginia?
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Indigo

    • D. 

      Cotton

  • 21. 
    20. How many Middle Colonies were there? 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 22. 
    21. All of these are Southern colonies except
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Delaware

    • C. 

      Maryland

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 23. 
    22. What was the region where planters lived? 
    • A. 

      Highlands

    • B. 

      Inland

    • C. 

      Tide water

    • D. 

      Back country

  • 24. 
    23. Complete this pattern New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
    • A. 

      Maryland

    • B. 

      Delaware

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      New Hampshire

  • 25. 
    24. What was the economy of the New England colonies?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Whaling

    • C. 

      Mining

    • D. 

      Business

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