Do You Know Why Europeans Came To North America? Quiz

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The Europeans migrated to America for controlling and expanding their wealth as well as broadening their power over world affairs. Spanish was the first Europeans who explored the New World and first settled in the United States. In the year 1650, England formed an authoritative occupancy on the Atlantic coast. This quiz has been developing to test your knowledge about changes and effects after the invasion of Europeans in North America. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The original Americans came from...
    • A. 

      Africa.

    • B. 

      Asia.

    • C. 

      Middle East.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following European nations were involved in exploring
    • A. 

      Spain.

    • B. 

      The Netherlands (Holland).

    • C. 

      France.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    RAW MATERIALS are...
    • A. 

      Natural resources used by people.

    • B. 

      The native people of Alaska.

    • C. 

      Tables, Automobiles, cell phones.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    England began colonizing North America in...
    • A. 

      1492.

    • B. 

      Early 1500's.

    • C. 

      Late 1500's and early 1600's.

    • D. 

      1776.

  • 5. 
    Europeans came to North America for three reasons; Religious freedom, Adventure, and...
    • A. 

      Tobacco.

    • B. 

      Slavery.

    • C. 

      War.

    • D. 

      Economic Freedom.

  • 6. 
    Jamestown, Virginia was saved by four things; Learning to grow tobacco from natives, John Smith, the arrival of Women, and...
    • A. 

      The arrival of the first slaves from Africa.

    • B. 

      Workers from Boston.

    • C. 

      A large arsenal of weapons.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    An example of democracy in Virginia would be...
    • A. 

      Allowing slaves to vote.

    • B. 

      Allowing women to vote.

    • C. 

      Creation of the House of Burgesses.

    • D. 

      Enslaving Native-Americans.

  • 8. 
    The Separatists arrived in Massachusetts in...
    • A. 

      1776.

    • B. 

      1770.

    • C. 

      1700.

    • D. 

      1620.

  • 9. 
    The Separatists are also known as the...
    • A. 

      Puritans.

    • B. 

      Pilgrims.

    • C. 

      Burgesses.

    • D. 

      Bad Boys from Boston.

  • 10. 
    The Separatists were taught how to survive in New England by...
    • A. 

      The Wampanoags.

    • B. 

      The Puritans.

    • C. 

      The Pilgrims.

    • D. 

      The Rappahonicks.

  • 11. 
    The Puritans settled in...
    • A. 

      Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    • B. 

      Boston, Massachusetts.

    • C. 

      Salem, Massachusetts.

    • D. 

      Jamestown, Virginia.

  • 12. 
    Puritans arrived in...
    • A. 

      1620.

    • B. 

      1630.

    • C. 

      1700.

    • D. 

      1776.

  • 13. 
    The leader of the Puritans was...
    • A. 

      John Winthrop.

    • B. 

      John Smith.

    • C. 

      Squanto.

    • D. 

      Chief Powhattan.

  • 14. 
    The Mayflower Compact was signed by...
    • A. 

      The Puritans.

    • B. 

      The Separatists.

    • C. 

      The House of Burgesses.

    • D. 

      The Wampanoags.

  • 15. 
    Both the Separatists and the Puritans came to North America for...
    • A. 

      Adventure.

    • B. 

      Economic Freedom.

    • C. 

      Religious Freedom.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 16. 
    The Puritans elected and governed themselves with...
    • A. 

      A Governor and House of Burgesses.

    • B. 

      A Governor and a city council.

    • C. 

      A Governor and a General Court.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    Tens of thousands of people came to North America in the 1630's.  This was known as....
    • A. 

      The Great Migration.

    • B. 

      The Enlightenment.

    • C. 

      The Great Awakening.

    • D. 

      The Great Boat Ride.

  • 18. 
    English people brought with them two ideas of democracy from British history.  These were...
    • A. 

      The right of ALL people to vote.

    • B. 

      The right of slaves to vote after seven years of service.

    • C. 

      The English Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    Who were the only people allowed to vote in the colonies?
    • A. 

      White, male landowners.

    • B. 

      All white men.

    • C. 

      All men, white and African-American.

    • D. 

      All men except Native-Americans.

  • 20. 
    A "written set of rules for government to follow" is a...
    • A. 

      Government.

    • B. 

      House of Burgesses.

    • C. 

      Constitution.

    • D. 

      General Court.