Life In The English Colonies

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Life In The English Colonies

Working and trading, cities, towns, and farms, everyday life in the colonies, and slavery in the colonies


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name some of the jobs that were available to English-colonists.
  • 2. 
    Describe a triangular trade route. Draw one.
  • 3. 
    What was the school like in the colonies?
  • 4. 
    What was a disadvantage of being an apprentice?
    • A. 

      They rarely got a day off.

    • B. 

      They had fun all the time.

  • 5. 
    Why were the Middle Colonies known as the "bread basket of the colonies"?
    • A. 

      They ordered bread from another country.

    • B. 

      They milked flour and shipped it to other colonies.

  • 6. 
    Was started by Benjamin Franklin in the city of Philadelphia
  • 7. 
    Name some of the cash crops for the Southern Colonies.
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Indigo

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What was the most important building in a colonial New England town?
    • A. 

      Meeting house

    • B. 

      Library

    • C. 

      Grocery store

  • 9. 
    What was grown of a southern plantation?
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Indigo

  • 10. 
    A colonial town is a self-sufficient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    One of the most popular books in the 13 colonies was
  • 12. 
    What were common foods of the colonies?
    • A. 

      Fish, and collards

    • B. 

      Chicken and biscuits

    • C. 

      Fish stew and vegetables

  • 13. 
    Many of the colonists want to leave Europe because
    • A. 

      They wanted to go swimming

    • B. 

      They liked the religious acts

    • C. 

      They wanted to escape religious persecution/punishment

  • 14. 
    What did slaves contribute to society during colonial times?
    • A. 

      They only worked in the cities

    • B. 

      They didn't have many skills at all

    • C. 

      They had many skills and worked on plantations and in the city

  • 15. 
    The slaves resisted slavery by escaping.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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