Chapter 4 Section 1 Practice

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Nancy_Simmons
N
Nancy_Simmons
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 2 | Total Attempts: 160
Questions: 35 | Attempts: 98

SettingsSettingsSettings
Chapter 4 Section 1 Practice - Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what year did the Pilgrims start their colony?

    • A.

      1492

    • B.

      1629

    • C.

      1640

    • D.

      1620

    • E.

      1635

    Correct Answer
    D. 1620
    Explanation
    In 1620, the Pilgrims started their colony. This is known as the year the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, aboard the Mayflower. They established the Plymouth Colony, seeking religious freedom and a fresh start in the New World. This event is significant in American history as it marks the beginning of European colonization in the region and the foundation of one of the earliest English settlements in North America.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Who was the leader of the Puritans?

    • A.

      Roger Williams

    • B.

      Thomas Hooker

    • C.

      Anne Hutchinson

    • D.

      John Winthrop

    • E.

      Charles I

    Correct Answer
    D. John Winthrop
    Explanation
    John Winthrop was the leader of the Puritans. He was a prominent figure in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and served as its governor for several terms. Winthrop was a devout Puritan and played a crucial role in establishing and guiding the Puritan community in New England. He is known for his famous sermon "A Model of Christian Charity," in which he emphasized the importance of creating a "City upon a Hill," a society based on moral and religious principles. Winthrop's leadership and influence were instrumental in shaping the early Puritan settlements in America.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Roger Williams started what colony?

    • A.

      Rhode Island

    • B.

      Massachusetts

    • C.

      Massachusetts Bay Colony

    • D.

      Connecticut

    • E.

      England

    Correct Answer
    A. Rhode Island
    Explanation
    Roger Williams started the colony of Rhode Island.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in what year? 

    • A.

      1492

    • B.

      1629

    • C.

      1640

    • D.

      1620

    • E.

      1635

    Correct Answer
    B. 1629
    Explanation
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1629. This was the year when the Massachusetts Bay Company received a royal charter from King Charles I, granting them permission to establish a colony in New England. The colony was established by a group of Puritan settlers led by John Winthrop, who sought to create a religiously and socially conservative community. The establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony marked a significant event in the colonization of North America and played a crucial role in the development of the United States.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Thomas Hooker started what colony?

    • A.

      Rhode Island

    • B.

      Massachusetts

    • C.

      Massachusetts Bay Colony

    • D.

      Connecticut

    • E.

      England

    Correct Answer
    D. Connecticut
    Explanation
    Thomas Hooker started the colony of Connecticut. He was a prominent Puritan minister who disagreed with the strict religious and political policies of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1636, Hooker led a group of settlers to establish a new colony in Connecticut, where they established the town of Hartford. Hooker's ideas on government and religious freedom greatly influenced the development of Connecticut's constitution, known as the Fundamental Orders, which is often considered the first written constitution in American history.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    What did the Puritans name their town?

    • A.

      Providence

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      Plymouth

    • D.

      Hartford

    • E.

      Salem

    Correct Answer
    E. Salem
    Explanation
    The Puritans named their town Salem.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    What did the Pilgrims name their town?

    • A.

      Providence

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      Plymouth

    • D.

      Hartford

    • E.

      Salem

    Correct Answer
    C. Plymouth
    Explanation
    The Pilgrims named their town Plymouth. This is historically accurate as the Pilgrims, who were a group of English separatists, settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. They named the town after the port city of Plymouth in England, which is where they had departed from before their journey to the New World.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    What did Charles I grant each colony?

    • A.

      Freedom

    • B.

      Charter

    • C.

      Religious tolerance

    • D.

      Independence

    • E.

      Representation

    Correct Answer
    B. Charter
    Explanation
    Charles I granted each colony a charter. A charter is a written document that outlines the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a colony. It served as a legal document that established the colony's governance and granted certain freedoms and privileges to the colonists. The charter also defined the relationship between the colony and the English crown, providing a framework for the colony's administration and organization.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    How did Puritans spend their Sabbath?

    • A.

      Worshiping

    • B.

      Working

    • C.

      Visiting

    • D.

      Thinking

    • E.

      Relaxing

    Correct Answer
    A. Worshiping
    Explanation
    The Puritans spent their Sabbath by worshiping. This was a significant part of their religious beliefs and practices. They believed in dedicating the Sabbath day to God and attending religious services. Worshiping on the Sabbath included attending church, participating in prayers, singing hymns, and listening to sermons. It was a time for spiritual reflection, repentance, and seeking God's guidance. The Puritans valued the Sabbath as a sacred day and considered it a vital part of their religious observance.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    What did Massachusetts Bay Colony, Rhode Island, and Connecticut all have in common?

    • A.

      The people all wanted freedom

    • B.

      All the citizens were all allowed to vote

    • C.

      The people were all independent

    • D.

      The people wanted to get away from the King

    Correct Answer
    D. The people wanted to get away from the King
    Explanation
    The common factor among Massachusetts Bay Colony, Rhode Island, and Connecticut was that the people in these colonies wanted to distance themselves from the King. This suggests that they desired to establish their own independent governance and separate from the control and influence of the monarchy.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Roger Williams chose to leave Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Roger Williams did not choose to leave Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was actually banished from the colony for his religious beliefs and his advocacy for the separation of church and state. Williams went on to found the colony of Rhode Island, which became a haven for religious freedom and tolerance.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Thomas Hooker chose to leave Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Thomas Hooker chose to leave Massachusetts Bay Colony because he disagreed with the strict religious and political policies of the Puritan leaders. He believed in a more democratic form of government and wanted more religious freedom. As a result, he led a group of settlers to establish the Connecticut Colony, where they could practice their own beliefs and have more political autonomy.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Anne Hutchinson lived a long life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Anne Hutchinson lived a long life" is false. The given information does not provide any details or evidence about Anne Hutchinson's lifespan. Therefore, we cannot make any assumptions about the length of her life based on the given statement.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Religious toleration was practiced in all three of the colonies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because religious toleration was not practiced in all three of the colonies. In fact, religious toleration was only practiced in one of the colonies, Rhode Island. The other two colonies, Massachusetts Bay and Pennsylvania, had strict religious beliefs and practices, and did not tolerate other religions.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    All the Puritans colonized because they wanted religious freedom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because not all the Puritans colonized for the sole purpose of seeking religious freedom. While religious freedom was certainly a motivating factor for some Puritans, others were also driven by economic opportunities, the desire to establish a new society, or escape political persecution. Therefore, it would be incorrect to claim that all Puritans colonized solely for religious freedom.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    The Puritans thought that people could not get messages from God except through the Bible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Puritans believed that the Bible was the only source of divine revelation and that individuals could not receive messages from God through any other means. They emphasized the importance of scripture and rejected the idea of personal revelations or direct communication with God outside of biblical teachings. This belief was central to their religious practices and shaped their strict adherence to biblical principles in all aspects of life.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    The Puritans wanted to break away from the Church of England.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. The Puritans did not want to break away from the Church of England entirely. They wanted to reform the Church and remove what they saw as corrupt practices and rituals. They believed in a simpler, more pure form of worship. Some Puritans eventually did break away and form their own separate churches, but the majority initially sought to remain within the Church of England and bring about change from within.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Roger Williams believed that church and state should be separate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Roger Williams, a prominent figure in American colonial history, strongly advocated for the separation of church and state. He believed that the government should not interfere with religious matters and that individuals should have the freedom to practice their own faith without any coercion from the state. Williams's views on religious freedom and the separation of church and state greatly influenced the development of these principles in the United States, ultimately leading to their inclusion in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Therefore, the statement that Roger Williams believed in the separation of church and state is true.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    The colonists trusted King Charles I.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the colonists trusted King Charles I, and the answer given is false. This implies that the colonists did not trust King Charles I.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    Pilgrims and Puritans agreed...

    • A.

      That they wanted to leave England.

    • B.

      That they wanted to decide how they could worship..

    • C.

      That they wanted to leave the English church.

    • D.

      In the way they wanted to worship.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. That they wanted to leave England.
    B. That they wanted to decide how they could worship..
    Explanation
    The Pilgrims and Puritans both agreed on two things. First, they wanted to leave England. Second, they wanted to have the freedom to decide how they could worship. This suggests that they were dissatisfied with the religious and political conditions in England and sought a new place where they could practice their faith and have more control over their religious practices.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    Roger Williams and Thomas Hooker agreed.....

    • A.

      In representative government.

    • B.

      That the Native people could be trusted.

    • C.

      That the Puritan church had too much to say about government.

    • D.

      Small government was not good.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In representative government.
    C. That the Puritan church had too much to say about government.
    Explanation
    Roger Williams and Thomas Hooker agreed in representative government and that the Puritan church had too much to say about government. This means that they both believed in a system of government where representatives are elected to make decisions on behalf of the people. They also believed that the Puritan church should not have excessive influence over the government, indicating a desire for a separation of church and state.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    Anne Hutchinson believed....

    • A.

      That God could speak directly to people.

    • B.

      That the Bible was the only source for God to speak.

    • C.

      Women should be able to talk about their religion.

    • D.

      That children should attend church.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. That God could speak directly to people.
    C. Women should be able to talk about their religion.
    Explanation
    Anne Hutchinson believed that God could speak directly to people and that women should be able to talk about their religion. She was a Puritan spiritual advisor who challenged the traditional gender roles and religious authority of the time. Hutchinson held religious meetings in her home, where she discussed her interpretations of scripture and claimed to receive divine revelations. She believed that individuals could have a personal relationship with God and did not need the clergy as intermediaries. Hutchinson's beliefs and actions ultimately led to her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    Puritans thought....

    • A.

      King Charles I was picking on them.

    • B.

      All landowners should vote.

    • C.

      That only stockholders should be allowed to own land in their colony.

    • D.

      They should make religion less fancy.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. King Charles I was picking on them.
    C. That only stockholders should be allowed to own land in their colony.
    D. They should make religion less fancy.
    Explanation
    The Puritans believed that King Charles I was targeting them because of their religious beliefs and practices. They also believed that only stockholders should be permitted to own land in their colony, as it would ensure a more stable and prosperous community. Additionally, they believed in simplifying religious practices and making them less elaborate or showy, as they considered it to be a distraction from true faith.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    When 15,000 people colonized Massachusetts Bay Colony it was called the _____________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Great Migration
    Explanation
    The term "Great Migration" refers to the mass movement of people from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the early 17th century. Around 15,000 individuals migrated to the colony during this time, seeking religious freedom and economic opportunities. This migration played a significant role in the establishment and growth of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, making it an appropriate answer to the question.

    Rate this question:

  • 25. 

    The Puritans assembly was called the ________________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    General Court
    Explanation
    The Puritans assembly was called the General Court. This term refers to the governing body of the Puritan colonies in New England, where important decisions and laws were made. The General Court consisted of elected representatives from each town and was responsible for maintaining order, making policies, and enforcing laws. It played a crucial role in the development and administration of the Puritan colonies, making it an appropriate answer for the question.

    Rate this question:

  • 26. 

    The plan for the government in Connecticut was called the _______________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fundamental Orders of Connecticut." The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was a document that established the government structure in Connecticut in 1639. It is considered to be the first written constitution in American history. The document outlined the powers and responsibilities of the government, as well as the rights and liberties of the people. It served as a model for other colonial charters and influenced the development of democratic principles in the United States.

    Rate this question:

  • 27. 

    Many early New England colonists made their living farming and lumbering.  What was one other common way?

    Correct Answer(s)
    fishing
    Explanation
    Many early New England colonists relied on fishing as a common way to make a living. The region's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean provided abundant opportunities for fishing, which became an important industry. The colonists would catch fish such as cod, haddock, and mackerel, which they would then preserve or trade with other colonies. Fishing not only provided a source of food but also served as a means of economic sustenance for the early settlers in New England.

    Rate this question:

  • 28. 

    The settlers had conflicts with what native tribe?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Wampanoag
    Explanation
    The settlers had conflicts with the Wampanoag tribe.

    Rate this question:

  • 29. 

    What was the name of the chief of the tribe that fought the settlers?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Metacom
    Explanation
    Metacom is the correct answer because he was the chief of the tribe that fought against the settlers. He was also known as King Philip, and he led the Wampanoag tribe during King Philip's War, which was a conflict between Native American tribes and English colonists in New England. Metacom's leadership and resistance against the settlers made him a prominent figure in Native American history.

    Rate this question:

  • 30. 

    What is the word that describes a government in which people vote and elect individuals to speak for them?

    Correct Answer(s)
    representative
    Explanation
    A government in which people vote and elect individuals to speak for them is called a representative government. In this system, citizens have the power to choose their representatives who will make decisions and pass laws on their behalf. This allows for a more democratic and participatory form of governance, where the voices and interests of the people are represented and taken into consideration.

    Rate this question:

  • 31. 

    The Native Americans taught the settlers to grow four crops: Indian corn, pumpkins, squash and ____________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    beans
    Explanation
    The Native Americans taught the settlers to grow four crops: Indian corn, pumpkins, squash, and beans. Beans were an important crop for the Native Americans as they provided a good source of protein and nutrients. They were also able to be stored for long periods of time, making them a valuable food source during the winter months. Additionally, beans were often grown alongside corn and squash in a farming technique known as the "Three Sisters," where the plants supported and benefited from each other's growth.

    Rate this question:

  • 32. 

    In the 1600's settlers began to hunt _________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    whales
    Explanation
    In the 1600's, settlers began to hunt whales. This was due to the high demand for whale oil, which was used for lighting and lubrication purposes. Settlers realized that whales provided a valuable resource and started hunting them extensively. This led to the development of the whaling industry, with settlers using various techniques to capture and kill whales for their valuable oil and other products. The hunting of whales had a significant impact on whale populations, leading to a decline in their numbers over time.

    Rate this question:

  • 33. 

    The Puritans believed 15 crimes were worthy of the death penalty.  What was the crime that caused twenty men and women to be put to death?

    Correct Answer(s)
    witchcraft
    Explanation
    During the time of the Puritans, they strongly believed in the existence of witches and their ability to cause harm. Witchcraft was considered a serious crime as it was believed to be a pact with the devil. The Puritans saw it as a threat to their religious beliefs and the community's well-being. They believed that by executing those accused of witchcraft, they were purging evil from their society and protecting themselves from harm. Therefore, the crime of witchcraft led to the execution of twenty men and women during that time.

    Rate this question:

  • 34. 

    Colonists called the central area in a town where people grazed their animals a ______.

    Correct Answer(s)
    common
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "common." In colonial towns, the central area where people grazed their animals was known as the common. This was a shared space where residents could allow their livestock to graze freely. The common was an important part of the town's infrastructure, providing a designated area for animal husbandry and ensuring that animals did not wander into private property. It also served as a gathering place for the community, where people could socialize and interact while tending to their animals.

    Rate this question:

  • 35. 

    A person who owned a business that sold goods was called a _______________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    merchant
    Explanation
    A person who owned a business that sold goods was called a merchant. Merchants were individuals who engaged in trade, buying and selling goods to earn a profit. They played a crucial role in the economy, facilitating the exchange of goods between producers and consumers. Merchants often traveled long distances to acquire goods, establish trade networks, and expand their businesses. They were instrumental in the development of commerce and trade in various societies throughout history.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 19, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Sep 10, 2010
    Quiz Created by
    Nancy_Simmons
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.