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  • 1. 

    Religion of William Penn

    • A.

      Catholic

    • B.

      Puritan

    • C.

      Quaker

    • D.

      Mennonite

    Correct Answer
    C. Quaker
    Explanation
    William Penn was a prominent figure in the founding of the American colony of Pennsylvania. He was known for his religious beliefs and was a member of the Quaker faith. Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, believe in the equality of all individuals and promote peace and social justice. Penn's association with the Quaker religion is well-documented, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 2. 

    Penn was ________________ of his colony.

    • A.

      Proprietor

    • B.

      King

    • C.

      President

    • D.

      General

    Correct Answer
    A. Proprietor
    Explanation
    Penn was the proprietor of his colony, meaning he was the owner and controller of the land and its resources. As the proprietor, he had the authority to govern and make decisions for the colony.

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  • 3. 

    William Penn created a government with some democratic ideals.  Which of the following was NOT included?

    • A.

      Trial by jury

    • B.

      Freedom of speech

    • C.

      Freedom of religion

    • D.

      Right to bear arms

    Correct Answer
    D. Right to bear arms
    Explanation
    The right to bear arms was not included in the government created by William Penn. This means that the citizens did not have the freedom to possess and carry weapons. However, trial by jury, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion were all democratic ideals that were included in the government.

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  • 4. 

    Penn's relationship with the Native Americans can be described as:

    • A.

      Hostile

    • B.

      Peaceful

    Correct Answer
    B. Peaceful
    Explanation
    Penn's relationship with the Native Americans can be described as peaceful. This is because William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, had a positive and respectful attitude towards the Native American tribes in the region. He believed in fair treatment and peaceful coexistence, establishing peaceful treaties and purchasing land from the Native Americans instead of forcibly taking it. Penn also promoted trade and cultural exchange between the settlers and the Native Americans, fostering a relatively peaceful relationship compared to other colonial settlements.

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  • 5. 

    Pennsylvania means:

    • A.

      Land of the free

    • B.

      Penn's woods

    • C.

      Penn's world

    • D.

      Penn's land

    Correct Answer
    B. Penn's woods
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Penn's woods" because "Pennsylvania" is derived from the name of William Penn, the founder of the state, and the word "sylvan" which means wooded or forested. Therefore, "Penn's woods" accurately describes the meaning of the name Pennsylvania.

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  • 6. 

    Penn received a grant from which king of Enland?

    • A.

      George III

    • B.

      Charles I

    • C.

      Charles II

    • D.

      George II

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles II
    Explanation
    Penn received a grant from Charles II, the king of England.

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  • 7. 

    Penn gave up some of his power to the elected General Assembly thru this document.

    • A.

      Proclamation of 1763

    • B.

      Declaration of Independence

    • C.

      Charter of Privileges

    • D.

      Magna Carta

    Correct Answer
    C. Charter of Privileges
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Charter of Privileges. The Charter of Privileges was a document that William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, issued in 1701. It granted certain rights and powers to the elected General Assembly of Pennsylvania, allowing them to have a say in the governing of the colony. This document represented a transfer of power from Penn to the elected representatives, demonstrating his willingness to share authority and establish a more democratic system of government.

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  • 8. 

    City of "brotherly love" designed by Willliam Penn.

    • A.

      Harrisburg

    • B.

      Pittsburgh

    • C.

      Erie

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    D. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    Philadelphia is known as the "city of brotherly love" because it was founded by William Penn with the intention of creating a place where people of different religious beliefs could live together peacefully. The name Philadelphia itself means "brotherly love" in Greek. Therefore, Philadelphia is the correct answer as it aligns with the given clue about the city's nickname and its designer, William Penn.

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  • 9. 

    What two crimes were punishable by death under Penn's government?

    • A.

      Treason and adultery

    • B.

      Murder and stealing

    • C.

      Treason and stealing

    • D.

      Murder and treason

    Correct Answer
    D. Murder and treason
    Explanation
    Under Penn's government, the two crimes punishable by death were murder and treason. This means that individuals who committed acts of intentional killing or engaged in actions against the state, such as plotting against the government or attempting to overthrow it, could be sentenced to death. Adultery and stealing were not considered capital offenses in Penn's government, making them punishable by other means but not by death.

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  • 10. 

    All Quaker church services were led by:

    • A.

      Preacher

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      Minister

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    Quaker church services were not led by preachers, priests, or ministers. Quakers believe in the concept of the "priesthood of all believers," which means that every individual has a direct connection with God and can communicate with Him without the need for intermediaries. Therefore, Quaker services were typically unprogrammed and led by the collective participation of the congregation, with individuals speaking as they felt moved by the Holy Spirit.

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  • 11. 

    Why were immigrants attracted to Pennsylvania?

    • A.

      Fertile soil

    • B.

      Peaceful relations with the Natives

    • C.

      Inexpensive land

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Immigrants were attracted to Pennsylvania because of the fertile soil, which provided them with the opportunity to engage in successful agriculture and farming. Additionally, the peaceful relations with the Natives made Pennsylvania a safe place for immigrants to settle and establish their communities. Moreover, the availability of inexpensive land in Pennsylvania further enticed immigrants to move there, as it allowed them to acquire property and build a better future for themselves and their families.

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  • 12. 

    Who fought in the French and Indian War?

    • A.

      French against British

    • B.

      British against colonists

    • C.

      French against Indians

    • D.

      Indians against England

    Correct Answer
    A. French against British
    Explanation
    The French and Indian War was a conflict between the French and the British. It was fought primarily in North America, with both sides vying for control over the lucrative fur trade and territorial expansion. The war lasted from 1754 to 1763 and ultimately resulted in the defeat of the French, leading to British dominance in North America.

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  • 13. 

    Where did the French and Indian War begin?

    • A.

      Eastern Pennsylvania

    • B.

      Western Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Boston, Massachusetts

    • D.

      Philadelphia, PA

    Correct Answer
    B. Western Pennsylvania
    Explanation
    The French and Indian War began in Western Pennsylvania. This region was a major battleground between the French and British forces during the war. The conflict primarily revolved around the control of the Ohio River Valley, and Western Pennsylvania was a crucial part of this contested territory. The war eventually spread to other parts of North America, but its origins can be traced back to the clashes in Western Pennsylvania.

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  • 14. 

    The French and Indian war was a fight for control of the:

    • A.

      Ohio River Valley

    • B.

      Southern colonies

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      All land west of the Mississippi

    Correct Answer
    A. Ohio River Valley
    Explanation
    The French and Indian War was a conflict between the French and British over territorial control in North America. The Ohio River Valley was a highly contested region during this war, as both sides sought to establish dominance and secure valuable fur trade routes. The British ultimately emerged victorious, gaining control of the Ohio River Valley and expanding their influence in the region. This answer accurately identifies the Ohio River Valley as the focal point of the conflict.

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  • 15. 

    Who won the French and Indian War?

    • A.

      Native Americans

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      British

    • D.

      Colonists

    Correct Answer
    C. British
    Explanation
    During the French and Indian War, the British emerged as the winners. They successfully defeated the French and their Native American allies, gaining control over the North American territories previously held by France. This victory allowed the British to expand their colonial empire and solidify their dominance in the region.

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  • 16. 

    French fort at present-day Pittsburgh, burnt down by the French before they fled.

    • A.

      Fort LeBeouf

    • B.

      Fort Pitt

    • C.

      Fort Duquesne

    • D.

      Fort Roberdeau

    Correct Answer
    C. Fort Duquesne
    Explanation
    Fort Duquesne is the correct answer because it was the French fort located at present-day Pittsburgh. The French burned down the fort before they fled, which indicates that it was intentionally destroyed by the French before their departure. Fort LeBeouf and Fort Roberdeau are not relevant to the given information, and Fort Pitt was built by the British after they captured and rebuilt the burned-down Fort Duquesne.

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  • 17. 

    Which man was involved in the first shots of the French and Indian War?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      General Edward Braddock

    • C.

      General Robert E. Lee

    • D.

      Chief Pontiac

    Correct Answer
    A. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was involved in the first shots of the French and Indian War. As a young officer in the British army, he was sent to the Ohio River Valley to confront the French forces. In 1754, Washington led a small force that clashed with the French at the Battle of Jumonville Glen, marking the beginning of the war. This event eventually led to the larger conflict between the British and French in North America, known as the French and Indian War. Washington's involvement in these initial hostilities played a significant role in shaping his military career and later leadership during the American Revolution.

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  • 18. 

    Which general underestimated the enemy (the Native Americans) and on his way to capture Fort Duquesne, was defeated and mortally wounded?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Edward Braddock

    • C.

      Robert E. Lee

    • D.

      George Meade

    Correct Answer
    B. Edward Braddock
    Explanation
    Edward Braddock is the correct answer because he was a British general who led an expedition during the French and Indian War to capture Fort Duquesne. However, he underestimated the strength and tactics of the Native American forces allied with the French. As a result, Braddock's forces were ambushed and suffered a devastating defeat. Braddock himself was mortally wounded during the battle.

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  • 19. 

    The French and Indian War strained the relationship between which two groups who fought on the same side?  It resulted in a war a little over a decade later.

    • A.

      French and Indians

    • B.

      British and French

    • C.

      British and colonists

    • D.

      Colonists and Indians

    Correct Answer
    C. British and colonists
    Explanation
    The French and Indian War strained the relationship between the British and the colonists who fought on the same side. This conflict, also known as the Seven Years' War, was fought between the British and the French, with the colonists supporting the British. However, the war created tensions between the British government and the American colonists due to issues such as taxation and control over the colonies. These tensions eventually led to the American Revolutionary War, which occurred a little over a decade later.

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  • 20. 

    Issued by the King, it forbade colonial settlement pass the Appalachian Mountains.

    • A.

      Walking Purchase

    • B.

      Declaration of Colonial Boundary

    • C.

      Proclamation of 1763

    • D.

      Quartering Act of 1772

    Correct Answer
    C. Proclamation of 1763
    Explanation
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the King and it forbade colonial settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains. This proclamation was put in place to prevent further conflict with Native American tribes and to maintain control over the western territories. It aimed to establish a boundary line and restrict colonial expansion, angering many colonists who felt that it limited their freedom and opportunities for land ownership. This proclamation played a significant role in the growing tensions between the colonists and the British government, ultimately leading to the American Revolution.

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  • 21. 

    Refer to the above map for the following question.What nation would be mostly kicked off the entire continentafter the war?

    • A.

      French

    • B.

      British

    • C.

      Spanish

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. French
    Explanation
    After the war, the nation that would be mostly kicked off the entire continent would be the French. This can be inferred from the map, which suggests that the French territories have been significantly reduced or eliminated as a result of the war. Therefore, the other options (British, Spanish, none of the above) are not applicable as they do not represent the nation that would be mostly affected.

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  • 22. 

    What famous Pennsylvanian drew the above cartoon?

    • A.

      William Penn

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Dickinson

    • D.

      Benjamin Franklin

    Correct Answer
    D. Benjamin Franklin
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin is the correct answer because he is a famous Pennsylvanian who was known for his skills as a cartoonist. He created the above cartoon, showcasing his artistic abilities. Franklin was a polymath who made significant contributions to various fields, including science, writing, and politics. He is often regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and played a crucial role in drafting important documents like the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 23. 

    The above map relates to which historical event?

    • A.

      French and Indian War

    • B.

      Walking Purchase

    • C.

      Proclamation of 1763

    • D.

      Pontiac's Rebellion

    Correct Answer
    B. Walking Purchase
    Explanation
    The above map relates to the Walking Purchase. The Walking Purchase was a land fraud scheme perpetrated by the Pennsylvania government in the 1730s. The map likely shows the area of land involved in the fraudulent purchase. This event led to the displacement of Native American tribes and further strained relations between the Native Americans and the European colonists.

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  • 24. 

    What was the main effect of the Walking Purchase?

    • A.

      Started Pontiac's Rebellion

    • B.

      Started the French and Indian War

    • C.

      War broke out between the colonists and Native Americans

    • D.

      Ended peaceful relations established by William Penn

    Correct Answer
    D. Ended peaceful relations established by William Penn
    Explanation
    The main effect of the Walking Purchase was that it ended the peaceful relations that had been established by William Penn. The Walking Purchase was a land deal between the Pennsylvania colonists and the Native Americans, in which the colonists claimed a much larger amount of land than was agreed upon. This unfair deal led to resentment and conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans, ultimately ending the peaceful relations that had been established by William Penn.

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  • 25. 

    Because of the French and Indian War, Britain was:

    • A.

      The only European country in all of North America

    • B.

      Heavily in debt from the cost of fighting the war

    • C.

      In control of all land west to the Mississippi

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and C
    Explanation
    Because of the French and Indian War, Britain was both the only European country in all of North America and in control of all land west to the Mississippi. The war resulted in Britain gaining control over French territories in North America, making it the only European power in the region. Additionally, the Treaty of Paris in 1763 granted Britain control of all land west of the Mississippi River, further expanding its territorial holdings. These factors contributed to Britain's dominance in North America and its significant debt from the cost of fighting the war.

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