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The New England Colonies


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  • 1. 

    The New England is made up of which states?

    • A.

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island,,New Hampshire and Maine

    • B.

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire

    • C.

      Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Georgia and New Hampshire

    • D.

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New York

    Correct Answer
    A. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island,,New Hampshire and Maine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. These states are all located in the New England region of the United States.

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  • 2. 

    The geography is mainly made up of ________________.

    • A.

      Flat plains

    • B.

      Hills and low mountains

    • C.

      Hills and high mountains

    • D.

      Sandy beaches

    Correct Answer
    B. Hills and low mountains
    Explanation
    The geography is mainly made up of hills and low mountains. This suggests that the area has a varied topography with both elevated landforms and slightly higher peaks. The presence of hills and low mountains indicates a moderate level of relief in the region, which can provide scenic landscapes and potential for outdoor activities such as hiking. Additionally, this type of geography may also influence the local climate and drainage patterns.

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  • 3. 

    The soil is thin and rocky which makes __________________ difficult

    • A.

      Fishing

    • B.

      Hunting

    • C.

      Farming

    • D.

      Playing football

    Correct Answer
    C. Farming
    Explanation
    The soil being thin and rocky creates unfavorable conditions for farming. The lack of depth and presence of rocks make it difficult for plants to establish strong root systems and access necessary nutrients. Additionally, the rocky soil may hinder the use of agricultural machinery and make it challenging to cultivate the land effectively. Therefore, farming would be difficult in such conditions.

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  • 4. 

    The winter tends to be _____________ and __________________.

    • A.

      Long and rainy

    • B.

      Short and sunny

    • C.

      Long and snowy

    • D.

      Long and warm

    Correct Answer
    C. Long and snowy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "long and snowy". This answer implies that the winter season typically lasts for a long period of time and is characterized by heavy snowfall.

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  • 5. 

    The summers are _____________and ___________________.

    • A.

      Short and warm

    • B.

      Short and cold

    • C.

      Long and rainy

    • D.

      Long and warm

    Correct Answer
    A. Short and warm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "short and warm." This suggests that the summers are not very long in duration, but they are characterized by high temperatures.

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  • 6. 

    In 1630, 900 Puritans arrived to New England and formed the _________________.

    • A.

      New Hampshire Bay Company

    • B.

      Massachusetts Bay Company

    • C.

      Mississippi River Company

    • D.

      New York Trading Company

    Correct Answer
    B. Massachusetts Bay Company
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Massachusetts Bay Company. In 1630, a group of 900 Puritans arrived in New England and established the Massachusetts Bay Company. This company was formed to create a new colony where the Puritans could practice their religious beliefs freely. The Massachusetts Bay Company played a significant role in the colonization and development of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which later became the state of Massachusetts.

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  • 7. 

    The Puritans received a charter to establish settlements in what is now _______________and ____________________.

    • A.

      Massachusetts and Maine

    • B.

      Maine and New Hampshire

    • C.

      New Hampshire and Massachusetts

    • D.

      Rhode Island and Vermont

    Correct Answer
    C. New Hampshire and Massachusetts
    Explanation
    The Puritans received a charter to establish settlements in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

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  • 8. 

    The leader of the Puritan settlement was ______________________.

    • A.

      John Bunyon

    • B.

      John Winters

    • C.

      Josh Stone

    • D.

      John Winthrop

    Correct Answer
    D. John Winthrop
    Explanation
    John Winthrop was the leader of the Puritan settlement. He was a prominent figure in early American history and played a crucial role in the establishment and governance of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Winthrop served as the colony's governor for several terms and was known for his strong religious beliefs and commitment to creating a society based on Puritan values. His leadership and influence helped shape the early development of the New England colonies.

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  • 9. 

    The main town was _____________________which was located on an excellant harbor.

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston
    Explanation
    The main town referred to in the question is Boston. It is described as being located on an excellent harbor. This implies that Boston has a favorable location for maritime activities and trade, making it an ideal place for a town to develop and thrive.

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  • 10. 

    The elected assembly was called the ___________________________.

    • A.

      General Assembly

    • B.

      High Court

    • C.

      General Court

    • D.

      Court of Order

    Correct Answer
    C. General Court
    Explanation
    The elected assembly was called the General Court.

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  • 11. 

    Members were elected _________________ .

    • A.

      Twice a year

    • B.

      Every year

    • C.

      Every two years

    • D.

      When someone died

    Correct Answer
    B. Every year
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "every year" because it implies that members were elected on an annual basis. This suggests that there was a regular election process in which new members were chosen each year.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the minister in a church in Salem believed Puritans should split entriely from the Church of England?

    • A.

      Roger Staubach

    • B.

      Roger Williams

    • C.

      Robert Winters

    • D.

      John Stalling

    Correct Answer
    B. Roger Williams
    Explanation
    Roger Williams is the correct answer because he was a Puritan minister in Salem who believed that the Puritans should completely separate from the Church of England. He was a strong advocate for religious freedom and the separation of church and state, which led to his banishment from Massachusetts Bay Colony and the founding of Rhode Island as a haven for religious tolerance.

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  • 13. 

    He was forced to move south to Rhode Island and bought land from the Native American's and founded the town of _______________________.

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Williamsburg

    • C.

      Providence

    • D.

      Prescott

    Correct Answer
    C. Providence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Providence. The explanation is that the person in question was forced to move south to Rhode Island and purchased land from the Native Americans, which led to the founding of the town of Providence.

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  • 14. 

    A woman also questioned teh Puritan teachings. Her name was ____________________.

    • A.

      Anne Hathaway

    • B.

      Anabel Williams

    • C.

      Agatha Cristie

    • D.

      Anne Hutchinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Anne Hutchinson
    Explanation
    Anne Hutchinson is the correct answer because she was a woman who questioned the Puritan teachings. She was a prominent figure in the early colonial period of America and challenged the religious authority of the Puritan leaders in Massachusetts. Hutchinson held religious meetings in her home where she discussed and criticized the teachings of the Puritans, particularly their emphasis on salvation through good works. Her actions led to her being put on trial and eventually banished from the colony.

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  • 15. 

    After being put on trial and expelled from Massachusetts she estabilished a settlement first in __________________and then later in _____________________.

    • A.

      Rhode Island and New York State

    • B.

      New Hampshire and Florida

    • C.

      Vermont and New Hampshire

    • D.

      Rhode Island and Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    A. Rhode Island and New York State
    Explanation
    After being put on trial and expelled from Massachusetts, the person in question established a settlement first in Rhode Island and then later in New York State.

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  • 16. 

    How many followers did Thomas Hooker leave with and move to Connecticut?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      100

    • D.

      300

    Correct Answer
    C. 100
    Explanation
    Thomas Hooker left with 100 followers and moved to Connecticut.

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  • 17. 

    What is the name of the town that Thomas Hooker founded?

    • A.

      Fords Landing

    • B.

      Hartford

    • C.

      Buffalo

    • D.

      Boston

    Correct Answer
    B. Hartford
    Explanation
    Thomas Hooker founded the town of Hartford.

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  • 18. 

    The colonists in Connecticut established a government when they wrote the document called theFundamental Orders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the colonists in Connecticut did indeed establish a government when they wrote the document called the Fundamental Orders. This document, created in 1639, is considered to be one of the first written constitutions in American history. It outlined the structure and powers of the government, including the establishment of a legislative body and the election of officials. The Fundamental Orders played a significant role in shaping the political and legal systems of Connecticut and served as a model for future colonial and state constitutions in America.

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  • 19. 

    John Wheelright was forced to leave Massachusetts because he agreed with John Williams.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    John Wheelright was not forced to leave Massachusetts because he agreed with John Williams. The statement does not provide any information about John Wheelright's departure from Massachusetts or his agreement with John Williams. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 20. 

    John Wheelright moved to __________________and founded the town of _______________.

    • A.

      Rhode Island and founded the town of Providence

    • B.

      Vermont and and founded the town of Bristol

    • C.

      New Hampshire and founded the town of Exeter

    • D.

      New York and founded the town of Syracuse

    Correct Answer
    C. New Hampshire and founded the town of Exeter
    Explanation
    John Wheelright moved to New Hampshire and founded the town of Exeter.

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  • 21. 

    Each Puritan town governed themselves by setting up ___________________________, an assembly of townspeople tht decides local issues. Only _____________________ heads of households could participate. The town meetings set local  ___________and elected people to run the town.New England families earned their livelihoods in many different ways. Many were _______, _____________, and shipbuilders.  Ships were important because they moved goods between New England and _____________.

    Correct Answer
    taxes town meetings
    male
    Europe
    fisherman
    farmers
    Explanation
    Each Puritan town governed themselves by setting up town meetings, an assembly of townspeople that decides local issues. Only male heads of households could participate. The town meetings set local taxes and elected people to run the town. New England families earned their livelihoods in many different ways. Many were fishermen, farmers, and shipbuilders. Ships were important because they moved goods between New England and Europe.

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  • 22. 

    Another name for the chief of Wampanog who was a major opponent of the English was __________________ but the English called him  __________________.

    Correct Answer
    Metacom
    King Philip
    Explanation
    Metacom, also known as King Philip, was the chief of Wampanog and a significant adversary of the English. The English referred to him as King Philip.

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