Immigration And Colonization Quiz #1

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Quiz #1 on Immigration, Borders, Colonization, Explorers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Three major changes/movements/motivations occurred in Europe prompting nations to explore and colonize the rest of the world.  What were they?  (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      The arrival of UFOs

    • B. 

      Seeking new trade routes to India

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Protestant Reformation

    • E. 

      The invention of the steam engine

  • 2. 
    In what year was the Treaty of Torsedillas established?
  • 3. 
    Columbus,  Ponce de Leon , Coronado, Cabrillo, and Kino all explored North America on behalf of which country?
  • 4. 
    What country sent Cabot and Drake to explore North America?
  • 5. 
     Cartier, Jolliet & Marquette, and Cavelier all explored on behalf of which European nation?
  • 6. 
    In which year did Columbus first sail the ocean blue?
    • A. 

      1492

    • B. 

      1592

    • C. 

      1642

    • D. 

      1702

    • E. 

      1892

  • 7. 
    What North American region did Ponce de Leon explore?
  • 8. 
    In what year did Ponce de Leon land in North America?
  • 9. 
    Which Spanish explorer sailed up the coast of California?
    • A. 

      Cabot

    • B. 

      Cabrillo

    • C. 

      Coronado

    • D. 

      Kino

    • E. 

      Cavelier

  • 10. 
    Which Spanish explorer traveled extensively between 1540-1542 in what would later become the American Southwest?
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      Cabrillo

    • C. 

      Cartier

    • D. 

      Cabot

    • E. 

      Coronodo

  • 11. 
    Which British explorer landed on the Northeast coast near Maine a few years after Columbus first encountered the "New World"?
    • A. 

      Cartier

    • B. 

      Cabrillo

    • C. 

      Coronodo

    • D. 

      Cabot

    • E. 

      Cavelier

  • 12. 
    Which French explorers first encountered the upper Mississippi River?
    • A. 

      Jolliet & Marquette

    • B. 

      Cartier & Cavelier

    • C. 

      Kino & Coronado

    • D. 

      Cabot & Columbus

    • E. 

      Ponce de Leon & Cabrillo

  • 13. 
    What was the name of the first successful British settlement in North America?
  • 14. 
    True or False.  The first permanent British settlement in North America was prosperous immediately.  There were very few deaths.  The colonists discovered gold immediately and became very wealthy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    One group of British colonists were the ______________ .  They settled in Pennsylvania and believed in tolerance, equality, and pacifism.
  • 16. 
     Which was founded first, the Spanish colony of New Mexico or the British colony of Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      New Mexico

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Both were founded at the same time

  • 17. 
    What was the outcome of the Seven Years' War?
    • A. 

      France lost and its territory in North America was split between Britain and Spain

    • B. 

      France won and acquired territory from Britain and Spain

    • C. 

      France lost but kept its territory in Louisianna

    • D. 

      Spain lost and its territory in North America was split between the US and Mexico

    • E. 

      Britain lost and its territory in North America declared independence

  • 18. 
    How did Florida get its name?
    • A. 

      It was the last name of the European who first explored the region.

    • B. 

      It was the name the native peoples used for the area.

    • C. 

      It was discovered by Europeans a few days after Easter.

    • D. 

      It was the name of one of Columbus' ships.

    • E. 

      It was the name of the Spanish king at the time.

  • 19. 
    Were the British settlers in North America primarily Catholic or primarily Protestant?
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Protestant

  • 20. 
    Were the Spanish settlers in North America primarily Catholic or primarily Protestant?
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Protestant

  • 21. 
    Were the French settlers in North America primarily Catholic or primarily Protestant?
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Protestant

  • 22. 
     Who sent the “mail-order brides” to whom?
    • A. 

      King George III to British settlers so they wouldn't revolt

    • B. 

      King Louis XIV to soldiers living in the French colonies in North America so the population could expand

    • C. 

      King Louis XIV to natives living in the French colonies in North America in exchange for beaver hats

    • D. 

      Napoleon to Spanish missionaries who needed help with the housework and cooking but couldn't get married for religious reasons

    • E. 

      Columbus to native men in the West Indies in exchange for women from their tribes to take back to Europe

  • 23. 
    What did French give the natives when trading goods with them?
    • A. 

      Tobacco and gold

    • B. 

      Silk and beads

    • C. 

      Kettles and knives

    • D. 

      French and religion lessons

    • E. 

      Nothing

  • 24. 
    What became wildly popular in Europe as a result of trade between the French and natives in Canada?
    • A. 

      Herbal medicines

    • B. 

      Deer skin loin cloths

    • C. 

      Beaver hats

    • D. 

      Bows and arrows

    • E. 

      Turkey feathers

  • 25. 
    Give the dates of the Seven Years' War (French-Indian War).
    • A. 

      1607-1613

    • B. 

      1776-1783

    • C. 

      1756-1763

    • D. 

      1861-1865

    • E. 

      1494-1501

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