G4 Colonial America Quiz

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Thirteen Colonies Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the first 13 colonies of America? Take the quiz and find out! Your classmates wrote most of these questions! Great work everybody!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the sailors on the Mayflower call the Pilgrims who were seasick?
    • A. 

      Vomit-saints

    • B. 

      Glib-gabbety puke stockings

    • C. 

      Disgusting Pili-grimies

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the first English baby born in the Americas?
    • A. 

      Eleanore White

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Virginia

    • C. 

      Virginia Dare

  • 3. 
    Did Pocahontas have brothers or sisters?
    • A. 

      Yes. She has a few.

    • B. 

      No. She has none.

    • C. 

      She only had one.

  • 4. 
    What does DC stand for G4ssis students?
    • A. 

      Dakota, Colorado

    • B. 

      District of Columbia

    • C. 

      Daily Chicago

  • 5. 
    What was the name of Pocahontas's child?
    • A. 

      Lucy

    • B. 

      Thomas

    • C. 

      Anne

    • D. 

      Edward

  • 6. 
    Who was Jamestown named after?
    • A. 

      James Cromwell

    • B. 

      James Fretwell

    • C. 

      King James I

    • D. 

      James Smith

  • 7. 
    Who was Virginia named after?
    • A. 

      Virginia Dare

    • B. 

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • C. 

      King Henry VIII's youngest daughter

  • 8. 
    Who discovered the Hudson River?
    • A. 

      George Washington's grandfather

    • B. 

      John Cabot

    • C. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • D. 

      A man called Henry

  • 9. 
    How many rooms were there in colonial time houses?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    Was John Smith beaten by the Native American warriors?
    • A. 

      Yes he was but the chief told them to stop.

    • B. 

      No because Pocahontas begged her father to stop them.

    • C. 

      Yes, but then he ran away.

  • 11. 
    What do the indians call the colonists?
    • A. 

      Pale faces

    • B. 

      English dogs

    • C. 

      Mysterious people from the east

  • 12. 
    Why are the Native Americans called, "The Red Men"?
    • A. 

      Because their skins were tanned.

    • B. 

      Because they used bear fat with red colorings to paint their faces in war.

    • C. 

      Because they sunburn easily.

  • 13. 
    What happened to kids at school if they were bad?
    • A. 

      The teacher gave spankings

    • B. 

      The children were whipped

    • C. 

      The children were expelled

    • D. 

      The children got extra homework

  • 14. 
    What did they do when they had lots of families in the house?
    • A. 

      Stay squished

    • B. 

      Build more rooms

    • C. 

      Build a new house.

  • 15. 
    What did the boys like to play when they had time?
    • A. 

      Play basketball.

    • B. 

      Play cops and robbers.

    • C. 

      Play pick up sticks.

  • 16. 
    Which religion were the best friend of the Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Quakers

    • B. 

      Pilgrims

    • C. 

      Puritans

  • 17. 
    What is a game that children played in the colonial times?
    • A. 

      Uno

    • B. 

      Operation

    • C. 

      Hide & Seek

    • D. 

      Weee

  • 18. 
    What shape is a colonial home?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Triangular

    • C. 

      Long rectangular

    • D. 

      Circular

    • E. 

      Hexagon

  • 19. 
    What is the puneshment for biting your nails?
    • A. 

      Wearing a sign.

    • B. 

      Get your teeth filed down.

    • C. 

      Slap your rip.

    • D. 

      Paint your fingers black.

  • 20. 
    Why did William Penn get so much land in North America?
    • A. 

      He was Queen Elizabeth's favorite poet.

    • B. 

      He was rewarded by King Philip for winning battles.

    • C. 

      King James owed his Penn's father money.

    • D. 

      He stole it from the Native Americans.

  • 21. 
    What was the name of the agreement that the native americans and the pilgrims made?
    • A. 

      The Mayflower Compact

    • B. 

      The Peace Treaty

    • C. 

      The Pilgrim Promise

  • 22. 
    How many passengers were on the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      96

    • B. 

      102

    • C. 

      130+1

  • 23. 
    What was the name of a boy who was born on  the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      Mayboy

    • B. 

      William

    • C. 

      Oceanus

  • 24. 
    What was the name of the school that children went in colonial times?
    • A. 

      English School

    • B. 

      Dame School

    • C. 

      ABC School

  • 25. 
    Who sent Henry Hudson to find a faster way to India and China?
    • A. 

      The Swedish King

    • B. 

      The Dutch

    • C. 

      The English

  • 26. 
    Who traded glass beads, cloth, and tools for New Amsterdam?
    • A. 

      Peter Stuyvesant

    • B. 

      John Smith

    • C. 

      Roger Williams

    • D. 

      Peter Minuit

  • 27. 
    What was Manhattan Island called before?
    • A. 

      New Netherlands

    • B. 

      New Albany

    • C. 

      New Amsterdam

  • 28. 
    Why did the colonial boys work so hard?
    • A. 

      To earn pocket money.

    • B. 

      Because they had to.

    • C. 

      Because it was the law.

  • 29. 
    What is another name for tobacco?
    • A. 

      Brown leaves.

    • B. 

      Dry smelly leaves.

    • C. 

      Brown gold.

    • D. 

      American tea.

  • 30. 
    What's Pocahontas' English name?
    • A. 

      Ruby

    • B. 

      Rachel

    • C. 

      Rebecca

    • D. 

      Roanoke

  • 31. 
    What's Pocanhontas' indian name?
    • A. 

      Mannie

    • B. 

      Maniwaka

    • C. 

      Matoaka

    • D. 

      Hliope

  • 32. 
    Who kiddnapped Pocahontas?
    • A. 

      Samuel Smith

    • B. 

      John Smith

    • C. 

      Samuel Argall

    • D. 

      John Rolfe

  • 33. 
    What's John Smith's motto?
    • A. 

      We work, we survive!

    • B. 

      He who works will not starve!

    • C. 

      He who does not work will not eat!

    • D. 

      Sing for your supper!

  • 34. 
    When was Pocahontas born?
    • A. 

      1751

    • B. 

      1548

    • C. 

      1595

    • D. 

      1607

  • 35. 
    Where did Pocahontas live in England?
    • A. 

      York

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Hampshire

    • D. 

      Jamestown

  • 36. 
    Who started Rhode Island?
    • A. 

      Roger Williams.

    • B. 

      William Penn.

    • C. 

      Ann Hutchinson.

    • D. 

      Peter Stuyvesant

  • 37. 
    When was Anne Hutchinson banished?
    • A. 

      1678

    • B. 

      1638

    • C. 

      1740

    • D. 

      1650

  • 38. 
    When was Pennslvannia founded by Penn?
    • A. 

      1607

    • B. 

      1630

    • C. 

      1681

    • D. 

      1698

  • 39. 
    What does Pocahontas called a beard?
    • A. 

      Shaggy face

    • B. 

      Hairy face

    • C. 

      Black face.

    • D. 

      Dirt

  • 40. 
    Who paid the Native Americans a fair price for their land?
    • A. 

      The Virginians

    • B. 

      The Quakers

    • C. 

      The Massachusetts Bay Company

    • D. 

      Peter Minuit

  • 41. 
    Which Native American chief made a peace treaty with the pilgrims? 
    • A. 

      Massasoit

    • B. 

      Squanto

    • C. 

      Powhatan