Colonial Georgia Quiz 1

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  • 1. 

    Why did James Oglethorpe suggest forming a colony for the poor?

    • A.

      England wanted to get rid of debtors permanently

    • B.

      The homeless would readily come to the New World

    • C.

      Oglethorpe had a friend who died in a debtors' prison

    • D.

      The poor were mostly well-educated people who had fallen on hard times

    Correct Answer
    C. Oglethorpe had a friend who died in a debtors' prison
    Explanation
    James Oglethorpe suggested forming a colony for the poor because he had a personal connection to the issue. He had a friend who died in a debtors' prison, which likely influenced his desire to help those who were struggling financially. This personal experience likely made him empathize with the plight of debtors and motivated him to create a colony where they could have a fresh start and escape the harsh conditions of debtors' prisons.

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  • 2. 

    According to the Georgia Charter of 1732, which group of people was forbidden to enter Georgia?

    • A.

      Jewish

    • B.

      Baptist

    • C.

      Catholic

    • D.

      Methodist

    Correct Answer
    C. Catholic
    Explanation
    According to the Georgia Charter of 1732, Catholics were forbidden to enter Georgia. This suggests that the founders of Georgia had a specific religious preference and sought to exclude Catholics from settling in the colony. The charter likely aimed to establish a religiously homogeneous society, possibly due to religious tensions or conflicts at the time. This restriction on Catholics entering Georgia reflects the religious and social dynamics of the period in which the charter was established.

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  • 3. 

    Those who were selected to settle the colony of Georgia were required to

    • A.

      Have served time a debtors' prison

    • B.

      Bring their own farm tools with them

    • C.

      Only sell their land to another Englishman

    • D.

      Use a portion of their land to grow mulberry trees

    Correct Answer
    D. Use a portion of their land to grow mulberry trees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "use a portion of their land to grow mulberry trees." This requirement was part of the Trustees' plan for the colony of Georgia. The Trustees believed that the silk industry would be profitable, so they required colonists to grow mulberry trees, which were the sole food source for silkworms. The colonists were expected to produce silk and contribute to the economic success of the colony.

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  • 4. 

    Tomochichi allowed James Oglethorpe to settle on a bluff overlooking which river?

    • A.

      Flint River

    • B.

      Altamaha River

    • C.

      Savannah River

    • D.

      St. Mary's River

    Correct Answer
    C. Savannah River
    Explanation
    Tomochichi allowed James Oglethorpe to settle on a bluff overlooking the Savannah River. This river was a strategic location for settlement as it provided access to transportation and trade routes. The Savannah River also served as a natural barrier and offered protection against potential attacks. By settling on the bluff overlooking the river, Oglethorpe and his settlers could easily monitor and defend their settlement.

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  • 5. 

    Who served as the translator for Oglethorpe in his discussions with Tomochichi?

    • A.

      Sequoyah

    • B.

      William Bull

    • C.

      Mary Musgrove

    • D.

      Robert Montgomery

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary Musgrove
    Explanation
    Mary Musgrove served as the translator for Oglethorpe in his discussions with Tomochichi. This is because Mary Musgrove was a prominent figure in early colonial Georgia and acted as a mediator and interpreter between the English settlers and Native American tribes. She was of mixed Creek and English descent and had a deep understanding of both cultures and languages, making her an ideal choice for translation services.

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  • 6. 

    Oglethorpe's plan for the establishment of Savannah could BEST be described as

    • A.

      Heavily defended fort

    • B.

      Decaying neighborhood

    • C.

      City planned around open squares

    • D.

      Series of circular roads making travel easy

    Correct Answer
    C. City planned around open squares
    Explanation
    Oglethorpe's plan for the establishment of Savannah could be described as a city planned around open squares. This means that the city was designed with the intention of having open public spaces in the form of squares throughout its layout. These squares would serve as gathering places for the community and provide open green spaces. This design choice was meant to promote a sense of community and create a visually appealing cityscape.

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  • 7. 

    Why did German Salzburgers come to Georgia?

    • A.

      To escape religious persecution

    • B.

      To serve out terms for misconduct

    • C.

      To discover new financial opportunities

    • D.

      To lead the armed forces for Oglethorpe

    Correct Answer
    A. To escape religious persecution
    Explanation
    The German Salzburgers came to Georgia to escape religious persecution. This means that they were facing persecution in their home country due to their religious beliefs and sought refuge in Georgia. They were looking for a place where they could freely practice their religion without fear of persecution.

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  • 8. 

    The Highland Scots opposed which policy?

    • A.

      Permitting (allowing) slavery

    • B.

      Trading with the Spanish

    • C.

      Giving women the right to vote

    • D.

      Keeping close ties with Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    A. Permitting (allowing) slavery
    Explanation
    The Highland Scots opposed the policy of permitting (allowing) slavery.

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  • 9. 

    With which trustee policy did the colonists disagree?

    • A.

      Hard work

    • B.

      Military training

    • C.

      Religious practices

    • D.

      Prohibition of slavery

    Correct Answer
    D. Prohibition of slavery
    Explanation
    The colonists disagreed with the trustee policy of prohibition of slavery. This means that they were against the idea of banning slavery in the colonies. Slavery was a crucial part of the colonial economy, especially in the southern colonies where large plantations relied heavily on slave labor. The colonists believed that slavery was necessary for their economic prosperity and did not want any restrictions placed on it.

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  • 10. 

    What was the importance of the Battle of Bloody Marsh?

    • A.

      It demonstrated the strength of the British military

    • B.

      It ended the threat of war with the Native Americans

    • C.

      It resulted in Georgia gaining new lands on which to settle

    • D.

      It was the beginning of a safe southern frontier for the British

    Correct Answer
    D. It was the beginning of a safe southern frontier for the British
    Explanation
    The Battle of Bloody Marsh was important because it marked the beginning of a safe southern frontier for the British. This battle, which took place in 1742, was a decisive victory for the British forces against the Spanish. It prevented the Spanish from advancing further into British-held territory in Georgia, ensuring the safety and security of the British colonies in the South. By securing their southern frontier, the British were able to focus on expanding their settlements and exerting their influence in the region.

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  • 11. 

    In 1752, Georgia became a

    • A.

      Royal colony

    • B.

      Debtor colony

    • C.

      Proprietary colony

    • D.

      Self-governing colony

    Correct Answer
    A. Royal colony
    Explanation
    In 1752, Georgia became a royal colony. This means that it was under direct control and authority of the British Crown. The King appointed a royal governor to oversee the colony and make decisions on behalf of the Crown. This was a shift from its previous status as a proprietary colony, where a group or individual had been granted ownership and control over the colony. As a royal colony, Georgia was subject to stricter British control and policies, including the imposition of British laws and regulations.

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  • 12. 

    When Georgia was a Royal Colony, how were members of the upper house of the legislature, the Governor's Council, chosen?

    • A.

      Elected by the voters

    • B.

      Appointed by the king

    • C.

      Appointed by the royal governor

    • D.

      Chosen by members of the legislature

    Correct Answer
    B. Appointed by the king
    Explanation
    During the time when Georgia was a Royal Colony, the members of the upper house of the legislature, the Governor's Council, were chosen by the king. This means that the king had the authority to appoint individuals to serve in this position. The appointment of members by the king ensured that the upper house would be composed of individuals who were loyal to the crown and aligned with the king's interests and policies.

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  • 13. 

    Governor Reynolds disbanded the legislature because

    • A.

      He believed the governor should have sole power

    • B.

      There was conflict between the two houses in the legislature

    • C.

      Some members of the lawmaking body were elected illegally

    • D.

      There was a disagreement over how to improve military defenses

    Correct Answer
    D. There was a disagreement over how to improve military defenses
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that there was a disagreement over how to improve military defenses. This suggests that Governor Reynolds disbanded the legislature because the members could not come to a consensus on the best approach to enhance the military defenses. This could have created a deadlock or hindered progress in making decisions related to military strategies and preparations. As a result, the governor might have believed that disbanding the legislature was necessary to address this impasse and find alternative solutions.

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  • 14. 

    Which royal governor allowed slavery in Georgia, made farms more profitable, and increased the number of merchants selling goods

    • A.

      James Wright

    • B.

      Henry Ellis

    • C.

      John Reynolds

    • D.

      William Stephens

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry Ellis
    Explanation
    Henry Ellis is the correct answer because during his tenure as royal governor of Georgia, he allowed slavery, which contributed to the profitability of farms in the region. Additionally, Ellis implemented policies that increased the number of merchants selling goods, further stimulating economic growth in Georgia.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the royal governor when the last of the palisades were built around Savannah and when Sunbury became Georgia's main port of entry?

    • A.

      Henry Ellis

    • B.

      James Wright

    • C.

      John Reynolds

    • D.

      James Oglethorpe

    Correct Answer
    B. James Wright
    Explanation
    James Wright was the royal governor when the last of the palisades were built around Savannah and when Sunbury became Georgia's main port of entry.

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