Life In The Colonial Backcountry Of Nc

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Life In The Colonial Backcountry Of Nc - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    True or false:  Settlers used the Great Highway route to move into colonial NC during the 1700's.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Settlers did not use the Great Highway route to move into colonial NC during the 1700s. The Great Highway was a road that connected the colonial cities of Boston and New York, and it was primarily used for trade and transportation between these cities. Settlers moving into colonial NC would have used other routes, such as rivers or existing trails, to reach their destination.

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  • 2. 

    True or false: The main reasons why settlers moved to the US was for land, religious freedom, escaping political problems/crisis, and searching for better opportunities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because settlers moved to the US for various reasons. One of the main reasons was the availability of land, as the US offered vast expanses of unclaimed territory. Additionally, many settlers sought religious freedom, as they were fleeing persecution in their home countries. Political problems and crises in Europe also prompted some settlers to seek a fresh start in the US. Lastly, the US was seen as a land of opportunities, providing the chance for economic prosperity and a better life.

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  • 3. 

    The Backcountry is the same as the NC mountain region.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Backcountry is not the same as the NC mountain region. The Backcountry refers to remote and undeveloped areas, typically located away from urban areas. On the other hand, the NC mountain region specifically refers to the mountainous areas in North Carolina. While there may be some overlap between the two, they are not synonymous.

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  • 4. 

    The Germans- "Pennsylvania Dutch" came seeking religious freedom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Pennsylvania Dutch, who are of German descent, did indeed come to Pennsylvania seeking religious freedom. They were part of a larger group of German-speaking immigrants known as the Pennsylvania Germans, who settled in Pennsylvania during the 17th and 18th centuries. These immigrants were primarily seeking religious freedom and economic opportunities in the New World. They established tight-knit communities and maintained their German language and cultural traditions, which is why they are often referred to as the Pennsylvania Dutch.

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  • 5. 

    The English were forced to migrate to the America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the English were not forced to migrate to America. The English migration to America was mainly voluntary, with individuals and families choosing to leave England for various reasons such as religious freedom, economic opportunities, and the chance for a better life. While there were instances of forced migration in history, such as the transportation of English convicts to America in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was not a widespread or general forceful migration of the English population.

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  • 6. 

    The Moravians were the largest group of German settlers living in NC who lived in well planned communities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Moravians were indeed the largest group of German settlers in North Carolina during that time. They were known for their well-planned communities, which were organized and structured. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    The Moravians were pacifists- meaning that they did not want to fight in wars or conflicts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Moravians' belief in pacifism, which means their opposition to participating in wars or conflicts, is the reason why the statement is true. They held the belief that violence and fighting went against their religious principles and instead emphasized peace and non-violence. This commitment to pacifism was a defining characteristic of the Moravian community.

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  • 8. 

    The Scots- Irish were from Ireland/Scotland and were descended from the Scottish Presbyterians.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Scots-Irish were indeed from Ireland and Scotland, and they were descendants of Scottish Presbyterians. The term "Scots-Irish" refers to the Protestant settlers who migrated from Scotland to Ireland in the 17th century and later immigrated to the American colonies. They played a significant role in shaping the culture and history of both Ireland and the United States.

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  • 9. 

    The Scots -Irish were uprooted from their homeland by the English government.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Scots-Irish were indeed uprooted from their homeland by the English government. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the English government implemented policies that led to the displacement of thousands of Scots-Irish from Scotland and Northern Ireland. These policies included land confiscations, religious persecution, and economic hardships, which forced many Scots-Irish to seek better opportunities in other parts of the world, including America. This mass migration was a result of the English government's actions, making the statement true.

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  • 10. 

    The Scot- Irish fought for American Independence.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Scot-Irish played a significant role in the American Revolution and fought for American Independence. Many Scot-Irish immigrants settled in the American colonies, particularly in the frontier regions, and they strongly supported the cause of independence. They formed militias and fought alongside other American colonists against the British forces. Their military experience and determination greatly contributed to the success of the American Revolution. Therefore, the statement "The Scot-Irish fought for American Independence" is true.

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  • 11. 

    Gabriel Johnston was seeking new lands from PA to GA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Gabriel Johnston was not seeking new lands from PA to GA. This statement does not provide any information about Gabriel Johnston's actions or intentions regarding new lands. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 12. 

    The Native Americans gained more land in the 1700's based on new peace treaties reached with the colonial governments.

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in the 1700s, Native Americans actually lost more land due to conflicts and the expansion of colonial settlements. Peace treaties were often disregarded or violated by the colonial governments, resulting in further displacement and loss of Native American lands.

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  • 13. 

    The Great Wagon Road was the central pathway that colonial settlers used in the 1700's in the Southern US.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Great Wagon Road was indeed the central pathway used by colonial settlers in the Southern US during the 1700s. This road stretched from Pennsylvania to Georgia, serving as a major route for settlers moving southward. It played a crucial role in the westward expansion of the colonies, facilitating the migration of thousands of settlers and the transportation of goods. The road was initially created by Native Americans and later expanded by European settlers, becoming an important lifeline for trade and travel in the region.

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  • 14. 

    The Highland Scots were the last group to move into colonial NC and search for available land.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Highland Scots were not the last group to move into colonial NC and search for available land. There were other groups, such as the English, who had already settled in colonial NC before the Highland Scots arrived. Therefore, the Highland Scots were not the last group to move in and search for land.

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  • 15. 

    NC had the smallest slave population in the South due to geography factors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because North Carolina's geography played a significant role in limiting the size of its slave population. The state had a diverse landscape, with mountains in the west and fertile coastal plains in the east. The mountainous terrain made it difficult to establish large plantations, which were common in other Southern states and required a large enslaved workforce. Additionally, the coastal areas of North Carolina were prone to hurricanes and other natural disasters, making it less attractive for plantation owners. As a result, North Carolina had a smaller slave population compared to other Southern states.

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