World History Quiz: Colonial Characteristics

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How well do you know colonial characteristics in history? Colonial history is quite interesting. It covers the history of European colonization of America from the early 16th century until introducing the groups into the United States of America. During the late 16th century, major colonization programs were launched in America. This quiz will tell you all about colonial characteristics and how it pertains to the United States' history.


Questions and Answers
  • 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 _____________________.
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