Colonial North America For 5th Grade

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North America Quizzes & Trivia

This test is to practice Colonial North America facts and dates.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is true about William Penn?(select all answers that apply)
    • A. 

      He was a quaker

    • B. 

      He was searching for the Northwest Passage

    • C. 

      He belonged to the Church of England

    • D. 

      He founded Pennsylvania

  • 2. 
    What does the name of Pennsylvania mean?
    • A. 

      City of brotherly love

    • B. 

      Land of Penn's Woods

    • C. 

      Penn's Dutch Land

    • D. 

      Penn's Landing

  • 3. 
    When did William Penn first arrived in North America?
  • 4. 
    Why William Penn came to the colonies?
    • A. 

      He was an explorer and studied new territories

    • B. 

      King Charles II gave William Penn land to govern and he wanted to establish a place where people could worship God in their own way

    • C. 

      He wanted to trade with local Native Americans

    • D. 

      He was exiled from England by king Charles II

  • 5. 
    Where did William Penn establish trading posts?
    • A. 

      Delaware River

    • B. 

      William Penn's house

    • C. 

      Inca Empire

    • D. 

      Aztrek empire

  • 6. 
    How did William Penn acquire land from Native Americans? He ... them.
  • 7. 
    George Calvert was also know by this title name:
    • A. 

      King Charles I

    • B. 

      Lord Baltimore

    • C. 

      Marquis Delaware

    • D. 

      Duke of Maryland

  • 8. 
    George Calvert and his sons Cecilius and Leonard were followers of what Christian faith?
    • A. 

      Protestants

    • B. 

      Puritans

    • C. 

      Catholics

    • D. 

      Quakers

  • 9. 
    George Calvert started his new colony for Catholics in 1649?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Cecilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore, established a new colony north of Virginia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Cecilius and Leonard Calvert managed the colony of Maryland as a ...
    • A. 

      Church

    • B. 

      Prison

    • C. 

      Business

    • D. 

      Military camp

  • 12. 
    What problems caused fear and concern in the proprietors, Cecilius and Leonard Calvert? (select all answers that apply)
    • A. 

      Famine in the colony

    • B. 

      Conflicts between Protestants and Catholics

    • C. 

      Government corruption

    • D. 

      They feared that Maryland would become a strictly Protestant colony.

  • 13. 
    What was the name of the law they passed in 1649 that was dealing with Catholic and Protestant issues?
    • A. 

      Toleration Act

    • B. 

      Covenant with the colony

    • C. 

      Colony charter

    • D. 

      Compact

  • 14. 
    What was the legislative body of the colonial government called in Maryland?
  • 15. 
    What happened to King Charles I of England in 1649?
    • A. 

      He became the governor of New England

    • B. 

      He was beheaded and his son, future Charles II, fled England for 9 years

    • C. 

      He resigned the throne in fovor of Oliver Cromwell

    • D. 

      Charles I was tried and exiled from England to America

  • 16. 
    What did the Toleration Act of 1649 guarantee in Maryland
    • A. 

      That Catholics could worship freely

    • B. 

      That the colony remained Catholic

    • C. 

      That the colony became Protestant

    • D. 

      That Catholics an Protestants could worship freely and could not threaten each other

  • 17. 
    What made Maryland a prosperous colony? (select all answers that apply)
    • A. 

      Big tobacco farms on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay

    • B. 

      Oil and coal production

    • C. 

      Machine building industry

    • D. 

      Big port of Baltimore in the convenient harbor

  • 18. 
    What religious group did the Pilgrims belong to in the Old World?
    • A. 

      Puritans

    • B. 

      Catholics

    • C. 

      Separatists

    • D. 

      Brethren

  • 19. 
    What did the sailors on the Mayflower call the Pilgrims?
    • A. 

      Holy passengers

    • B. 

      Glib-gabbety puke stockings

    • C. 

      Settlers

    • D. 

      Dirty heretics

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the first English baby born in the Americas?
    • A. 

      Eleanore White

    • B. 

      Virginia Dare

    • C. 

      Anne Hutchinson

    • D. 

      Betsy Ross

  • 21. 
    Colony of Virginia was named after... (use 2 words and a Roman numeral)
  • 22. 
    Why are the Native Americans called, "The Red Men"?
    • A. 

      Their skin was red

    • B. 

      They were burned by sun tan

    • C. 

      They used bear fat with red colorings to paint their faces in war