Ch. 3.1 The Southern Colonies

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 158

Southern Colonies Quizzes & Trivia

Virginia was known as the first successful southern colony out of the five that existed. Slaves were the backbone of the economy of these southern colonies with the cotton market thriving. Take the test below and see what else you understood from chapter 3 on the southern colonies and their history.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Founded in April 1607, this Virghina colony was named after the English king.
  • 2. 
    He gained control of Jamestown in 1608 and pushed the settlers to work hard and build better housing.
  • 3. 
    Wahunsonacock led this powerful alliance of the Algonquian Indians.
  • 4. 
    This system of granting land gave colonists who paid their own way 50 acres of land, and an additional 50 acres for each person brought with them.
  • 5. 
    These colonists agreed to work from four to seven years on the farms of those who paid their journey to America.
  • 6. 
    This Maryland law was the first effort in the English colonies to support religious freedom.
  • 7. 
    He founded the colony of Georgia with the hpe of attracting small farmers to settle there.
  • 8. 
    Many farms and plantations in the southern colonies grew these and were grown to sell and make a profit.
  • 9. 
    They were in large demand in the South due to the need for a large, agricultural workforce.
  • 10. 
    This former slave recorded his experiences in the southern colonies.
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