Chapter 8 Vocabulary Quiz

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Directions: Answer the following vocabulary questions from Chapter 8.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following means "a person who owes money"?

    • A.

      Trustee

    • B.

      Debtor

    • C.

      Representative

    Correct Answer
    B. Debtor
    Explanation
    A debtor is a person who owes money. They have borrowed funds or incurred a debt and are obligated to repay it to the creditor. A debtor can be an individual or a company that has taken a loan, credit, or made a purchase on credit. This term is commonly used in financial and legal contexts to refer to someone who has a financial obligation to fulfill.

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  • 2. 

    Choose all of the following that answer this question. Which of the following were export crops for the Southern Colonies?                                                                            

    • A.

      Indigo

    • B.

      Corn

    • C.

      Tobacco

    • D.

      Rice

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Indigo
    C. Tobacco
    D. Rice
    Explanation
    Indigo, tobacco, and rice were all export crops for the Southern Colonies. These crops were grown in large quantities and sold to other colonies or countries for profit. Indigo was used to make blue dye, tobacco was a highly sought-after cash crop, and rice was a staple food crop that was in high demand. These crops played a significant role in the economy of the Southern Colonies and helped to establish their agricultural dominance.

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  • 3. 

    The coastal area that had rivers that were affected by the rising and falling of the oceans was called the tidewater.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the term "tidewater" refers to the coastal area where rivers are influenced by the tides. This means that the water levels in these rivers rise and fall with the ocean tides. Therefore, the statement accurately describes the relationship between the coastal area, rivers, and the ocean's rising and falling.

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  • 4. 

    A ___________________ was a person who was elected to the House of Burgesses to speak for other people.
    • House of Burgesses
    • representative
    • cash crop
    • export.
    • debtor
    • trustee
    • flow lines
    • post road
    • profit
    • tidewater

    Correct Answer
    representative
    representitive
    rep
    Explanation
    Please use the Word Bank to spell the answer correctly.

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  • 5. 

    On a map, what would you use to show how items were imported and exported between countries.  These can also be used to show amounts traded.

    • A.

      Post roads

    • B.

      Cash crops

    • C.

      Flow lines

    Correct Answer
    C. Flow lines
    Explanation
    Flow lines are used on a map to show the movement of items being imported and exported between countries. They can also be used to indicate the amounts of items being traded. Flow lines are typically represented by arrows or lines of varying thickness to indicate the direction and volume of trade. They provide a visual representation of the flow of goods between countries, allowing viewers to understand the patterns and trends in international trade.

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  • 6. 

    Profit is a crop the southern colonies exported.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Profit is not a crop that the southern colonies exported. Profit refers to the financial gain or benefit obtained from a business or investment. The southern colonies exported various agricultural products such as tobacco, rice, and indigo, which were their main sources of profit. Hence, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    The __________________________ was the route the mail was delivered.
      • House of Burgesses
      • representative
      • cash crop
      • export.
      • debtor
      • trustee
      • flow lines
      • post road
      • profit
      • tidewater

    Correct Answer
    post road
    postroad
    pst rd
    pst road
    Explanation
    Please use the Word Bank to spell the answer correctly.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following answers the next question?  Which of the following crops was grown mainly to feed the colonists and their animals?                                                 

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Wheat

    • C.

      Rice

    Correct Answer
    A. Corn
    Explanation
    Corn is the correct answer because it was a staple crop in the colonies and was primarily grown to feed both the colonists and their animals. Corn was easily grown in the New World and provided a reliable food source for the settlers. It was also used to feed livestock such as pigs and chickens, making it an essential crop for sustaining both the colonists and their animals.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these colonies do we live in?

    • A.

      Connecticut (pink)

    • B.

      Massachusetts (light blue)

    • C.

      Massachusetts (red)

    Correct Answer
    C. Massachusetts (red)
  • 10. 

    Explain why the post road was built.

  • 11. 

    The House of Burgesses made laws to protect the rich farmers because they were the ones who controlled the House.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly in the American colonies. It consisted of wealthy landowners who were elected by their peers. Since the rich farmers controlled the House, they had the power to make laws that would protect their own interests. This allowed them to maintain their wealth and influence in the colony. Therefore, the statement that the House of Burgesses made laws to protect the rich farmers because they controlled the House is true.

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  • 12. 

    North Carolina was a successful colony because...

    • A.

      It grew corn for everyone.

    • B.

      It was full of debtors.

    • C.

      It sold tar, pitch, and wood to the English navy.

    Correct Answer
    C. It sold tar, pitch, and wood to the English navy.
    Explanation
    North Carolina was a successful colony because it sold tar, pitch, and wood to the English navy. This trade provided a valuable source of income for the colony, allowing it to thrive economically. The production and sale of these naval supplies were in high demand by the English navy, making North Carolina a profitable and prosperous colony.

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  • 13. 

    Check all answers that apply! The inns in the Southern Colonies were used for...

    • A.

      Post offices

    • B.

      Taverns

    • C.

      Plantations

    • D.

      Meetinghouses

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Post offices
    B. Taverns
    D. Meetinghouses
    Explanation
    Inns in the Southern Colonies served multiple purposes. They functioned as post offices, where people could send and receive mail. They also served as taverns, providing food, drink, and accommodation for travelers. Additionally, inns were used as meetinghouses, providing a space for community gatherings, discussions, and events. Plantations, however, were not typically associated with the functions of inns.

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  • 14. 

    _______________ were goods shipped to other countries to be sold.

    Correct Answer(s)
    exports
    xports
    exprts
    expurts
  • 15. 

    James Oglethorpe set up the unusual colony of Georgia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    James Oglethorpe did indeed establish the unique colony of Georgia. In 1732, Oglethorpe founded the colony as a haven for debtors and as a buffer between the British colonies and Spanish Florida. Georgia was distinct from other colonies in that it was initially intended to be a philanthropic endeavor, with Oglethorpe's vision focusing on social reform and providing opportunities for the poor. The colony had strict regulations, including a ban on slavery and large landholdings, which set it apart from neighboring colonies. Therefore, the statement "James Oglethorpe set up the unusual colony of Georgia" is true.

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  • 16. 

    Check all answers that apply! Yeoman farmers were different from plantation owners because...

    • A.

      They grew large amounts of crops to be exported.

    • B.

      They had no slaves.

    • C.

      They made everything they owned themselves.

    • D.

      They lived a simple life.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They had no slaves.
    C. They made everything they owned themselves.
    D. They lived a simple life.
    Explanation
    Yeoman farmers were different from plantation owners because they had no slaves, meaning they had to rely solely on their own labor to work their land. Additionally, they made everything they owned themselves, indicating their self-sufficiency and lack of dependence on outside resources. Lastly, they lived a simple life, contrasting with the opulent lifestyle often associated with plantation owners.

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