World History Quiz: Colonial Characteristics

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 41

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are characteristics of the Frontier Region?
    • A. 

      Used slaves on plantations

    • B. 

      Made Moonshine (whiskey)

    • C. 

      Raised hogs (pigs)

    • D. 

      People practiced Puritanism

    • E. 

      People came over mainly from England

  • 2. 
    Which are characteristics of the Southern colonies?
    • A. 

      Governed by the Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      New Jersey was one of the colonies

    • C. 

      Grew cash crops, like indigo

    • D. 

      Jamestown was one of its first settlements

    • E. 

      Were not loyal to England, but France

  • 3. 
    Which are characteristics of the New England colonies?
    • A. 

      Accused women of being witches

    • B. 

      Governed by the Mayflower Compact

    • C. 

      Had mixed religious backgrounds

    • D. 

      Used slaves as labor

    • E. 

      Had a snowy, cold climate

  • 4. 
    Which are characteristics of the Middle Colonies?
    • A. 

      Sits in a fertile river valley

    • B. 

      Nicknamed the Breadbasket Colonies

    • C. 

      Leader was William Bradford, a Pilgrim

    • D. 

      One colony was home to the Quakers

    • E. 

      Failed because of starvation and disease

  • 5. 
    Which is NOT a characteristic of the Southern Colonies?
    • A. 

      Used slaves as labor on plantations

    • B. 

      Grew crosp, such as indigo and cotton

    • C. 

      Practiced the Puritan religion

    • D. 

      Had a long-growing season

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT a characteristic of the New England colonies?
    • A. 

      Only the rich were educated by tutors

    • B. 

      Turned to the sea for fish and whales

    • C. 

      Jobs were in shipbuilding and forestry

    • D. 

      Education was provided for all children

  • 7. 
    Which is a characteristic of the Frontier region?
    • A. 

      Learned to feritilize with fish from the Natives

    • B. 

      All children and adults went to community schools

    • C. 

      Made up of Irish, Scottish, and German immigrants

    • D. 

      The Quakers lived on the Frontier

  • 8. 
    In the South, farmers grew cash crops.  Which is an example of a cash crop?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Wheat

    • C. 

      Barley

    • D. 

      Squash

  • 9. 
    In which colonial region were only the rich educated using tutors?
    • A. 

      New England

    • B. 

      Southern

    • C. 

      Middle

    • D. 

      Frontier

  • 10. 
    The House of Burgesses was the government in one of the colonies in the _____________ region
    • A. 

      Southern

    • B. 

      New England

    • C. 

      Middle

    • D. 

      Frontier

  • 11. 
    People who lived in the ________________ region may have come over on the Mayflower.
    • A. 

      Frontier

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      New England

    • D. 

      Southern

  • 12. 
    In the ________________ region, cities grew quickly, like New Amsterdam, and were centers for trade.
    • A. 

      Southern

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Frontier

    • D. 

      New England

  • 13. 
    In the Southern Colonies, parents of all wealth backgrounds (poor and rich) provided their children with education.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Hosue of Burgesses was the representative government of _________________, which is a Southern colony.
  • 15. 
    The Middle Colonies were called the __________________ colonies because they grew wheat, barley, and other grains.
  • 16. 
    New York City & New York State were founded by the ____________, who are from the Netherlands.
  • 17. 
    The ____________ region exported its crops, like cotton, to England.
  • 18. 
    The Middle colonies were known for being tolerant of other religions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    New England colonies, such as Plymouth and Mass. Bay in Massachusetts, were created so people could practice their religion freely.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Pennsylvania, founded by William Penn, was created for the Protestant sect called the _____________________.