Chapter 4 Colonial Pennsylvania

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European Exploration and SettlementWilliam Penn and English SettlementLife in Colonial PennsylvaniaLife on the Pennsylvania Frontier


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was life like for pioneers living on the Pennsylvania frontier in the middle 1700s?
  • 2. 
    What was each of these people doing in Pennsylvania, and what were some of the results of each event?1609 Henry Hudson explores the Delaware Bay1654 Johan Rising attacks Fort Casimir on the Delawar River1682 William Penn arrives in Philadelphia
  • 3. 
    When Henry Hudson reached the Delaware Bay, he was actually searching for __________
    • A. 

      A Northwest Passage to Asia

    • B. 

      A place to trade furs

    • C. 

      A trade route to Africa

    • D. 

      A Swedish colony

  • 4. 
    Dutch explorers traveled to America in the 1600s in order to _______
    • A. 

      Protect settlers from attacks

    • B. 

      Study Native American culture

    • C. 

      Set up colonies

    • D. 

      Set up trading posts

  • 5. 
    Because William Penn was aQuaker, hebelieved that Native Americans should __________
    • A. 

      Also become Quakers

    • B. 

      Be put in jail for their beliefs

    • C. 

      Be treated fairly

    • D. 

      Be driven from the land

  • 6. 
    Family-owned farms in the southeast part of our state raised so much corn and wheat that Pennsylvaia was called the __________________
    • A. 

      Holy experiment

    • B. 

      Breadbasket of America

    • C. 

      Society of Friends

    • D. 

      City of brotherly love

  • 7. 
    The practice of growing only enough food to survive with nothing extra to sell is called _____________________
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Manufacturing

    • C. 

      Subsistence farming

    • D. 

      Pioneering

  • 8. 
    A former Swedish soldier who was made leader of New Sweden in 1642
  • 9. 
    A Lenape chief who signed a Great Treaty of Friendship with William Penn
  • 10. 
    One of the best known trappers who led thousands of pioneers west
  • 11. 
    A Philadelphia businesswoman who made a machine for cleaning corn
  • 12. 
    The only woman to rule one of the 13 colonies
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