Chapter 6 - Social Studies

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  • 1. 

    Which of these geographical advantages most helped the Middle Colonies become known as the "breadbasket" colonies?

    • A.

      Fertile soil

    • B.

      Deep harbors

    • C.

      Long rivers

    • D.

      Tropical climate

    Correct Answer
    A. Fertile soil
    Explanation
    The Middle Colonies became known as the "breadbasket" colonies because of their fertile soil. Fertile soil is rich in nutrients and promotes the growth of crops, making it easier for farmers in the Middle Colonies to produce abundant harvests of wheat, corn, and other grains. This abundance of agricultural products allowed the Middle Colonies to supply large quantities of food to other colonies and even export to other regions, earning them the nickname "breadbasket" colonies.

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  • 2. 

    After taking control of New Netherland from the Dutch, which two colonies did the English form in that region?

    • A.

      Delaware and Pennsylvania

    • B.

      Connecticut and Massachusetts

    • C.

      New York and New Jersey

    • D.

      Maryland and Virginia

    Correct Answer
    C. New York and New Jersey
    Explanation
    After taking control of New Netherland from the Dutch, the English formed two colonies in that region, namely New York and New Jersey. This was a result of the English seizing control of the area from the Dutch in 1664. New York was established as a proprietary colony and became an important trading center, while New Jersey was initially a proprietary colony before becoming a royal colony. These colonies played a significant role in the English colonization of North America and the establishment of English dominance in the region.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following documents is an example of self-government in the Middle Colonies?

    • A.

      Fundamental Orders

    • B.

      Mayflower Compact

    • C.

      The Frame of Government of Pennsylvania

    • D.

      Pennsylvania Gazette

    Correct Answer
    C. The Frame of Government of Pennsylvania
    Explanation
    The Frame of Government of Pennsylvania is an example of self-government in the Middle Colonies because it was a constitution that established a democratic system of governance in the colony. It outlined the powers and responsibilities of the government, including the election of representatives and the protection of individual rights. This document allowed the people of Pennsylvania to have a say in their own governance, making it an example of self-government.

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  • 4. 

    With which native American leader did William Penn form a long-lasting peace?

    • A.

      Metacomet

    • B.

      Powhatan

    • C.

      Tamanend

    • D.

      Tisquantum

    Correct Answer
    C. Tamanend
    Explanation
    William Penn formed a long-lasting peace with Tamanend, a native American leader. Tamanend was a chief of the Lenni Lenape tribe, also known as the Delaware tribe. He was known for his efforts in promoting peaceful relations between the Native Americans and the European settlers. Tamanend played a significant role in negotiating treaties and maintaining peace during the early colonial period. His alliance with William Penn helped establish a lasting peace between the Native Americans and the Pennsylvania colony.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these colonists was a leader of the Great Awakening?

    • A.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B.

      William Penn

    • C.

      Peter Stuyvesant

    • D.

      George Whitefield

    Correct Answer
    D. George Whitefield
    Explanation
    George Whitefield was a leader of the Great Awakening, a religious revival movement that occurred in the American colonies in the 18th century. He was an English Anglican preacher who played a significant role in spreading the message of the Great Awakening throughout the colonies. Whitefield's powerful and charismatic preaching style attracted large crowds and helped to ignite a spiritual fervor among the colonists. His influence and leadership during this time make him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is one way that the Middle Colonies differed from the New England Colonies?

    • A.

      The Middle Colonies were home to a mix of religious groups.

    • B.

      Only white men in the Middle Colonies could vote in elections.

    • C.

      The Middle Colonies had many busy port cities.

    • D.

      English settlers made up the majority of the Middle Colonies' population.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Middle Colonies were home to a mix of religious groups.
    Explanation
    The Middle Colonies differed from the New England Colonies because they were home to a mix of religious groups. This means that unlike the New England Colonies, which were predominantly Puritan and had a strong religious influence, the Middle Colonies had a more diverse population with various religious beliefs and practices. This religious diversity contributed to a more tolerant and inclusive society in the Middle Colonies.

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  • 7. 

    Why were port cities important to the economic success of the Middle Colonies?

    • A.

      They were surrounded by farms.

    • B.

      They offered more freedoms to immigrants.

    • C.

      They gave artisans a place to sell their products.

    • D.

      They were major trade centers.

    Correct Answer
    D. They were major trade centers.
    Explanation
    Port cities were important to the economic success of the Middle Colonies because they served as major trade centers. These cities facilitated the exchange of goods and resources between the colonies and other regions, both within the colonies and internationally. The ports provided access to markets, allowing merchants to sell their products and artisans to showcase their skills. Additionally, the ports attracted immigrants seeking economic opportunities, contributing to the growth and diversity of the colonies.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following had to make an economic choice to pay to use a grist mill?

    • A.

      A craftworker

    • B.

      A farmer

    • C.

      A fisher

    • D.

      A rancher

    Correct Answer
    B. A farmer
    Explanation
    A farmer had to make an economic choice to pay to use a grist mill. This is because a grist mill is used to grind grains into flour, which is essential for making bread and other food products. Since farmers rely heavily on the production of crops, they would need to use a grist mill to process their harvested grains. However, using a grist mill would require payment, as it is a service provided by the mill owner. Therefore, a farmer would need to make an economic decision to pay for the use of the grist mill in order to process their grains and meet their food needs.

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  • 9. 

    Benjamin Franklin set up a _______ to protect Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Colony.

    • A.

      Apprentices

    • B.

      Immigrants

    • C.

      Justice

    • D.

      Militia

    • E.

      Prosperity

    Correct Answer
    D. Militia
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin set up a militia to protect Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Colony. A militia is a group of citizens who are trained and organized for military service, typically on a local level. This would have allowed Franklin to establish a defense force made up of local residents who could respond quickly to any threats or attacks on the colony. By forming a militia, Franklin aimed to ensure the safety and security of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Colony.

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  • 10. 

    The fertile land, deep harbors, and mild climate of the Middle Colonies all contributed to the regions's ______________.

    • A.

      Apprentices

    • B.

      Immigrants

    • C.

      Justice

    • D.

      Militia

    • E.

      Prosperity

    Correct Answer
    E. Prosperity
    Explanation
    The fertile land, deep harbors, and mild climate of the Middle Colonies provided favorable conditions for agriculture, trade, and settlement. These factors attracted immigrants and apprentices, who sought opportunities for economic prosperity. The region's prosperity was also supported by the establishment of a militia for protection and maintaining justice.

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  • 11. 

    Many young colonists learned how to make a living as artisans by becoming ____.

    • A.

      Apprentices

    • B.

      Immigrants

    • C.

      Justice

    • D.

      Militia

    • E.

      Prosperity

    Correct Answer
    A. Apprentices
    Explanation
    Many young colonists learned how to make a living as artisans by becoming apprentices. Apprenticeship was a common practice during colonial times, where young individuals would work under skilled craftsmen to learn a trade or craft. This hands-on training allowed them to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful artisans themselves, ensuring their livelihood and economic prosperity in the growing colonies.

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  • 12. 

    William Penn wanted all colonists and Native Americans to be treated with ______.

    • A.

      Apprentices

    • B.

      Immigrants

    • C.

      Justice

    • D.

      Militia

    • E.

      Prosperity

    Correct Answer
    C. Justice
    Explanation
    William Penn wanted all colonists and Native Americans to be treated with justice. This means that he believed in fairness, equality, and the protection of rights for all individuals, regardless of their background or status. Penn aimed to establish a society where everyone would be treated fairly and justly, ensuring that no one would be subjected to discrimination or oppression. By emphasizing justice, Penn sought to create a harmonious and inclusive community where all individuals could thrive and coexist peacefully.

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  • 13. 

    The thousands of ______ who settled in the Middle Colonies added to the region's diversity.

    • A.

      Apprentices

    • B.

      Immigrants

    • C.

      Justice

    • D.

      Militia

    • E.

      Prosperity

    Correct Answer
    B. Immigrants
    Explanation
    The correct answer is immigrants. The question is asking about a group of people who settled in the Middle Colonies and contributed to the region's diversity. Immigrants are individuals who move to a different country or region to live permanently. Therefore, it makes sense that the thousands of immigrants who settled in the Middle Colonies added to the region's diversity.

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  • 14. 

    What is one right or freedom that William Penn gave colonists in Pennsylvania?

  • 15. 

    How did people in the Middle Colonies learn to do skilled jobs?

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