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

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Jewish

    • B. 

      Baptist

    • C. 

      Catholic

    • D. 

      Methodist

  • 3. 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
    Who served as the translator for Oglethorpe in his discussions with Tomochichi?
    • A. 

      Sequoyah

    • B. 

      William Bull

    • C. 

      Mary Musgrove

    • D. 

      Robert Montgomery

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    With which trustee policy did the colonists disagree?
    • A. 

      Hard work

    • B. 

      Military training

    • C. 

      Religious practices

    • D. 

      Prohibition of slavery

  • 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

  • 11. 
    In 1752, Georgia became a
    • A. 

      Royal colony

    • B. 

      Debtor colony

    • C. 

      Proprietary colony

    • D. 

      Self-governing colony

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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