Emerging American Colonies

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 183

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Emerging American Colonies

Students will evaluate their understanding of an overview of Spanish, English, Puritan Colonies in the New World.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Check the statements that properly describe the conquistadors.
    • A. 

      They arrived before Columbus.

    • B. 

      Conquistadors were from Spain.

    • C. 

      Conquistadors' main interest in the new world was farm land

    • D. 

      Conquistadors wanted gold and silver.

    • E. 

      Hernan Cortes was a leader of conquistadors.

    • F. 

      Conquistadors made friends with the Aztecs and freely shared their wealth.

    • G. 

      Because of the conquistadors, Spain became the wealthiest nation on earth, for a time

  • 2. 
    What region did Ponce de Leon explore?
    • A. 

      The Great Lakes

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 3. 
    Which city is the oldest European-founded one in the present-day United States?
    • A. 

      New York, New York

    • B. 

      Baltimore, Maryland

    • C. 

      St. Augustine, Florida

    • D. 

      Los Angeles, California

  • 4. 
    A mestizo population was created by the marriage of Spaniards and Native Americans
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    I was an emperor of the Aztecs when Hernan Cortes arrived in our land.  Thinking he was a god, I was willing to share our gold.  I realized how wrong I was when my people were forced to mine silver and gold for him and his men.  My people viewed me as a traitor after they rebelled against these Spaniards, and it is believed they stoned me to death.  Who am I?
    • A. 

      Tenochtitlan

    • B. 

      Montezuma

    • C. 

      Metacom

    • D. 

      Pope

  • 6. 
    I was a Native American who lead my Pueblo people.  My religious views and practices offended the invading Spanish priest, because they interpreted them as witchcraft.  They viciously whipped me and I decided that my people had to rebel against them.  For about 14 years, my 17,000 warriors destroyed Catholic churches, executed priests, and regained the area of present-day New Mexico for ourselves.  Who am I?
    • A. 

      Tenochtitlan

    • B. 

      Montezuma

    • C. 

      Metacom

    • D. 

      Pope

  • 7. 
    Jamestown was an English Colony.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The Virginia Company was a group of investors that agreed to send ships to the New World, claiming, by their presence, the land for the King of England.  The investors in this company wanted to make money quickly.  According to John Smith, what were most of these first Jamestown settlers looking for?
    • A. 

      Religious Freedom

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

      Farmland

    • D. 

      Tobacco

  • 9. 
    The Jamestown colonists nearly starved to death in their first years because they refused to do the physical labor necessary to clear land, plant crops, and gather shellfish. Moreover, their harsh treatment of the Powhatan Native Americans turned the once-friendly people against them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What saved the colonies was Brown Gold, a special brand of the precious metal, which was very popular among the royalty of Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    John Rolfe developed a new strain of this crop, which the Europeans were willing to spend large amounts of money to import from the Virginia colonies.  This crop is called......
    • A. 

      Tobacco

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Sugar cane

    • D. 

      Wheat

  • 12. 
    I was part of the lower classes in my native country of England.  I heard of the New World across the ocean where there were acres and acres of open land to farm.  Tobacco from the colonies of North Carolina and Virginia can earn a farmer and his family unbelievable wealth if I can just get there, but I have no money to travel and buy the land.  I have heard, though, that if I agree to work for a land-owner for seven years Ihe will provide me food and shelter.  After those years, I can be free to buy my own land and make my own way.  What am I?
    • A. 

      A slave

    • B. 

      A Native American

    • C. 

      A Puritan

    • D. 

      An Indentured Servant

  • 13. 
    The first slaves that arrived in the colonies from Africa received land and freedom after several years of work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The numbers of slaves imported from Africa greatly increased, as time went on, because the English colonists could purchase them much more cheaply than the indentured servants that were coming from Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is true about the English settlers? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      They frequently intermarried with the Native Americans.

    • B. 

      They desired large amounts of land and forced the Native Americans away.

    • C. 

      They worked hard to understand Native American culture.

    • D. 

      They sought revenge on the Powhatan tribes by setting their villages on fire and kidnapping their children.

    • E. 

      They often met for peace talks and made large payments for the land they farmed.

  • 16. 
    Check all of the following that are true about Bacon's Rebellion.
    • A. 

      The poor farmers in the western frontier could not keep peace with the Native Americans.

    • B. 

      The frontier farmers banded with the Native Americans against the wealthy landowners.

    • C. 

      The governor of Virginia wanted to give bacon to the Native Americans.

    • D. 

      The wealthy people refused to defend the western settlers and Nathaniel Bacon decided to help defend them against the Native Americans.

    • E. 

      Bacon fought to get government representation for the poor frontier farmers.

    • F. 

      The upper class, called planters, immediately wanted to give more power to the frontier settlers.

  • 17. 
    My community and I experienced persecution in Europe because of my religious beliefs.  I believe that my destiny is to create a place that can be a beacon of God's ways for others to follow, so I left my home to go to the new world where I could find the freedom to worship correctly and live in the purity I believe I must.  King Henry VIII, although he broke with the Catholic religion, did not go far enough to eliminate the old ritual and religion, and we believe that we must 'experience God directly through faith, prayer, and study of the Bible".  What am I?
    • A. 

      A Puritan

    • B. 

      A Bible Thumper

    • C. 

      A Pope

    • D. 

      A Proprietor

  • 18. 
    John Winthrop believed that all people should be free to worship as they were led.  He was a leader in forming a democracy where all people could be equal in power and articipate in their government.  He was confident that the Church and the Government should stay separated because no particular religion was better than another.  He worked hard to be sure that the community allowed families the privacy they needed to live their lives as they believed best, without judgment from their neighbors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Chose those things that were true of Roger Williams.
    • A. 

      He was a Separatist, having met in secret religious meetings in Europe.

    • B. 

      He believed that land should be purchased from the Native Americans

    • C. 

      He wanted to punish anyone who did not worship in a particular way.

    • D. 

      He was threatened with deportation back to England.

    • E. 

      He stayed in New England to create the town of Providence, in Massachusetts.

  • 20. 
    Anne Hutchinson was rejected in her community because she didn't keep quiet, as women where supposed to in the Puritan community.  She held Bible studies in her home, where she taught ideas that got her prosecuted in a public trial.  Her punishment was to be banished from Massachusets and walked with her family and followers to New Netherland because the Dutch practiced religious toleration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The two areas of dispute between Native Americans and Colonists were land and religion.  For every acre a colonial farmer needed to support life, a Native American needed twenty for hunting and fishing.  The Natives and Colonists didn't understand land ownership and treaties the same way.  The Puritans viewed Native Americans as 'agents of the the devil' because their attempts to convert them were largely, unsuccessful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Check all that are true of the war led by Wampanoag chief Metacom.
    • A. 

      It was called, King Philip's War

    • B. 

      The war caught the Puritans by surprise as the Native Tribes attacked and burned New England settlements.

    • C. 

      The Native American tribes banded together to fight the colonists' taking of their land.

    • D. 

      When the land was lost, Native Americans happily began working in the Colonists' businesses, farms, and villages.

    • E. 

      The war was ended with peace talks that satisfied both sides.