Colonial America And Review

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  • 1. 

    Who was responsible for bringing tobacco to Jamestown and making it economically successful?

    • A. 

      John Smith

    • B. 

      John White

    • C. 

      John Rolfe

    • D. 

      John Rowl

    Correct Answer
    C. John Rolfe
    Explanation
    John Rolfe was responsible for bringing tobacco to Jamestown and making it economically successful. He introduced a new strain of tobacco from the West Indies called Orinoco, which was in high demand in Europe. Rolfe's successful cultivation and exportation of tobacco greatly boosted the economy of Jamestown and established it as a profitable colony. His efforts laid the foundation for the tobacco industry in Virginia and played a crucial role in the colony's economic development.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first permanent settler in North Carolina?

    • A. 

      George Durant

    • B. 

      Nathaniel Batts

    • C. 

      William Batts

    • D. 

      Nathaniel Drummond

    Correct Answer
    B. Nathaniel Batts
    Explanation
    Nathaniel Batts is believed to be the first permanent settler in North Carolina. He arrived in the area in the early 1660s and established a trading post along the Chowan River. Batts played a significant role in the early colonization of the region, interacting with Native American tribes and other settlers. His presence and activities laid the foundation for future settlement and development in North Carolina.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not one of the three main physical regions of North Carolina?

    • A. 

      Tidewater

    • B. 

      Mountain

    • C. 

      Coastal Plain

    • D. 

      Piedmont

    Correct Answer
    A. Tidewater
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tidewater. Tidewater is not one of the three main physical regions of North Carolina. The three main physical regions of North Carolina are the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Mountain. Tidewater refers to the coastal areas influenced by the tides and is not considered a distinct physical region in North Carolina.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first colonial governor of North Carolina?

    • A. 

      Thomas Cary

    • B. 

      William Drummond

    • C. 

      Edward Hyde

    • D. 

      John Culpepper

    Correct Answer
    B. William Drummond
    Explanation
    William Drummond was the first colonial governor of North Carolina. He served as governor from 1664 to 1667. Drummond was appointed by the Lords Proprietors, who were the owners of the Carolina colony. He played a significant role in establishing the early government and administration of North Carolina. Drummond's tenure as governor was marked by conflicts with neighboring colonies and Native American tribes. He was eventually removed from office due to his controversial actions and policies.

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  • 5. 

    What does "Piedmont" mean?

    • A. 

      At the foot of the mountains

    • B. 

      At the foot of the hills

    • C. 

      Bordering the mountains

    • D. 

      Rolling hills

    Correct Answer
    A. At the foot of the mountains
    Explanation
    "Piedmont" is a term derived from the Italian language, where "pied" means foot and "mont" means mountain. Therefore, "Piedmont" refers to a geographical region located at the foot of the mountains. The term is commonly used to describe areas that lie at the base of mountain ranges, typically characterized by hilly or elevated terrain.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following was not a reason for the near failure of Jamestown?

    • A. 

      Lazy gentlemen who refused to work

    • B. 

      Mass starvations during the winters

    • C. 

      Relations with Native Americans

    • D. 

      Lack of skilled craftsmen and tradesmen

    Correct Answer
    C. Relations with Native Americans
    Explanation
    The near failure of Jamestown was not caused by relations with Native Americans. While it is true that there were conflicts and tensions between the settlers and Native American tribes, this was not the primary reason for the near failure. The lazy gentlemen who refused to work, mass starvations during the winters, and lack of skilled craftsmen and tradesmen were the main factors that contributed to the struggles and challenges faced by the Jamestown settlers.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following was not a reason the Tuscarora were upset with the Colonists that led to the Tuscarora War?

    • A. 

      Colonists were stealing Native lands

    • B. 

      Colonists were enslaving Natives

    • C. 

      Colonists were giving Natives diseases and illnesses

    • D. 

      Colonists were cheating Natives in trade

    Correct Answer
    C. Colonists were giving Natives diseases and illnesses
    Explanation
    The Tuscarora were upset with the Colonists for several reasons, including stealing Native lands, enslaving Natives, and cheating Natives in trade. However, the Colonists giving Natives diseases and illnesses was not one of the reasons that led to the Tuscarora War.

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  • 8. 

    Albemarle was the first region of North Carolina to be settled.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Albemarle being the first region of North Carolina to be settled indicates that it was the initial area where people established permanent residences and communities. This suggests that prior to Albemarle's settlement, there were no other regions in North Carolina where people had permanently settled. Therefore, the statement "Albemarle was the first region of North Carolina to be settled" is true.

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  • 9. 

    North Carolina was controlled by the seven Lords Proprietors.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    North Carolina was not controlled by the seven Lords Proprietors. The Lords Proprietors were the individuals who were granted ownership and control over the Province of Carolina by King Charles II of England in 1663. However, North Carolina eventually became a separate colony in 1712 and was no longer under the direct control of the Lords Proprietors. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 10. 

    Gold and Silver were the fuel for the global economy during Colonial times.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During Colonial times, gold and silver were not the fuel for the global economy. Instead, the primary sources of wealth and economic growth were colonial resources such as agricultural products, raw materials, and trade routes. Gold and silver were valuable commodities, but they were not the driving force behind the global economy during this period.

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