Colonial Quiz

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  • 1. 
    During most of the colonial period, which European nation controlled parts of Mexico, Central America, and even Florida?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Netherlands

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      To establish Catholicism as a national religion

    • B. 

      To create self-governing rules and laws for Pilgrims

    • C. 

      To ensure obedience to the King of England

    • D. 

      To provide a new chance for debtors and creditors in Georgia

  • 3. 
    The main purpose of the Navigation Acts passed by England was to
    • A. 

      Ensure that England benefited from colonial trade

    • B. 

      Train sailors for the British army

    • C. 

      Limit the size of ships in English waters

    • D. 

      Limit manufacturing in European countries

  • 4. 
    The colony of Jamestown was formed by a joint-stock company.  What is a joint-stock company?
    • A. 

      A group of people who work together in hopes of making more money

    • B. 

      People who invest money into a colony in hopes of making more money

    • C. 

      A group of colonists who try to make money for the King

    • D. 

      A comapny that makes stocks for the colonies

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Introduction of the cotton gin in farming

    • B. 

      The use of slaves to harvest indigo

    • C. 

      The growing of tobacco

    • D. 

      Trading with the northern colonies

  • 6. 
    Pennsylvania, a middle colony, was created for what purpose?
    • A. 

      To harvest cotton and indigo

    • B. 

      To be a trade center for the middle and New England colonies

    • C. 

      To be a safe haven for Quakers to practice their religion

    • D. 

      To hold prisoners and debtors from England

  • 7. 
    The creation of the Virginia House of Burgesses was an important step in the development of democracy in colonial America because it
    • A. 

      Adopted a bill of rights for women

    • B. 

      Allowed citizens to vote directly on proposed laws

    • C. 

      Established a representative form of government

    • D. 

      Provided the first written U.S. Constitution

  • 8. 
    The main reason that settlers from Europe came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth Colony was to...
    • A. 

      Set up a booming plantation

    • B. 

      Seek religious freedom

    • C. 

      Explore the new frontier

    • D. 

      Profit from the fur tade

  • 9. 
    The Middle colonies were known for being tolerant of other religions.  This meant that they...
    • A. 

      Supported government control of religion

    • B. 

      Required children to attend religious schools

    • C. 

      Refused to join either side in a war

    • D. 

      Allowed others to practice their own religion

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Had large cities that were centers for trade

    • B. 

      Made up of mixed backgrounds - Scottish, Irish, and German

    • C. 

      Had a long growing season and hot weather

    • D. 

      Exported cotton, its main crop, to England and Europe

  • 11. 
    Colonists had a variety of motives for coming over to the New World.  What is a motive?
    • A. 

      A good reason for doing something

    • B. 

      A type of currency used in colonial England

    • C. 

      A document forcing you out of your home country

    • D. 

      A type of boat that colonists sailed on

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Colonists were allowed to be free from English control

    • B. 

      Colonists were not allowed to settle in lands west of the Appalachians

    • C. 

      Colonists were not allowed to use slaves on their plantations

    • D. 

      The French were not allowed to settle in the New World

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Netherlands

    • B. 

      Hudson Valley

    • C. 

      New Amsterdam

    • D. 

      Dutch-land