Colonization And Nc\'s Settlement Final Test

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  • 1. 

    The first English settlers at Jamestown hoped to..?

    • A.

      Get rich by finding gold

    • B.

      To control large amounts of land

    • C.

      Establish a religious community

    • D.

      Become wealthy tobacco planters

    Correct Answer
    A. Get rich by finding gold
    Explanation
    The first English settlers at Jamestown hoped to get rich by finding gold. This was because they believed that Virginia, where Jamestown was located, had vast reserves of gold and other valuable minerals. They were influenced by the success of Spanish explorers who had found gold in other parts of the Americas. However, their efforts to find gold were mostly unsuccessful, and it was only later that they realized the potential of growing tobacco as a profitable crop.

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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 main reasons why settlers moved to the US were for land, religious freedom, escaping political problems/crisis, and searching for better opportunities. These factors motivated individuals and groups to leave their home countries and seek a new life in America. The promise of abundant land, the desire to practice their religion without persecution, the need to escape political instability, and the hope for better economic prospects were all significant drivers of migration to the US.

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  • 3. 

    The English were forced to migrate to the America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the English were forced to migrate to America, but this is not true. The English migration to America was mainly driven by voluntary reasons such as economic opportunities, religious freedom, and the desire for a fresh start. While there were instances of forced migration in history, such as the transportation of English convicts to America, it was not the primary reason for the English migration as a whole.

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  • 4. 

    Compared to other regions of North America, the soil in New England was...?

    • A.

      Easier to plow and harvest

    • B.

      Rockier and less fertile

    • C.

      More likely to blow away

    • D.

      Able to support a variety of crops

    Correct Answer
    B. Rockier and less fertile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rockier and less fertile. This is because New England is known for its rocky terrain and thin soil, which makes it more difficult to plow and cultivate. The region's soil is also less fertile compared to other regions in North America, which means it may not support the growth of a wide variety of crops. Additionally, the rocky soil is more prone to erosion, making it more likely for the soil to blow away.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of the first born English child in the Americas?

    • A.

      Joyce Lane

    • B.

      Carolina Barlowe

    • C.

      Virginia Dare

    • D.

      No one knows because the colony was lost

    Correct Answer
    C. Virginia Dare
    Explanation
    Virginia Dare is believed to be the name of the first born English child in the Americas. She was born in 1587 in the Roanoke Colony, which was located in present-day North Carolina. The colony, however, was ultimately lost, and the fate of Virginia Dare and the other colonists remains a mystery.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following would be the main reason why the Jamestown colony was a success?

    • A.

      Growth and sell of tobacco

    • B.

      The colony returned to England and failed

    • C.

      The colony gained attention of the King and he ordered supplies to be sent to VA

    • D.

      The colony was friendly with the Native Americans

    Correct Answer
    A. Growth and sell of tobacco
    Explanation
    The main reason why the Jamestown colony was a success was the growth and sale of tobacco. Tobacco became a cash crop for the colonists and brought in significant profits, allowing the colony to thrive economically. The cultivation and export of tobacco not only provided financial stability but also attracted more settlers to the colony, leading to its growth and success.

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  • 7. 

    In 1619, the colony of Jamestown set up a representative government so the colonists could make decisions for themselves. What was it called?

    • A.

      US Constitution

    • B.

      House of Burgess

    • C.

      House of Commons

    • D.

      Mayflower Compact

    Correct Answer
    B. House of Burgess
    Explanation
    The correct answer is House of Burgess. In 1619, the colony of Jamestown established the House of Burgess, which was the first representative assembly in the American colonies. This allowed the colonists to participate in decision-making and have a voice in their own governance. The House of Burgess played a significant role in the development of democracy in America and served as a precursor to the representative government system that would later be established in the United States.

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  • 8. 

    What was the purpose for the Mayflower Compact?

    • A.

      The Pilgrims had revolted on the ship and law and order was needed

    • B.

      The Pilgrims had landed 200 miles north of destination- the VA charter was not valid and they needed to set up laws for the colony

    • C.

      The Pilgrims wanted to set up a plan to get along with the Native Americans

    • D.

      Bradford wanted to make sure he would be in charge once they landed

    Correct Answer
    B. The Pilgrims had landed 200 miles north of destination- the VA charter was not valid and they needed to set up laws for the colony
    Explanation
    The Mayflower Compact was created because the Pilgrims had landed 200 miles north of their intended destination, rendering the Virginia charter invalid for their settlement. Therefore, they needed to establish laws and a governing structure for their new colony. This document was a way for the Pilgrims to establish order and ensure the success of their settlement in the absence of a valid charter.

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  • 9. 

    The Southern Colonies had rich land and a mild climate, the effect of this was that...

    • A.

      British colonists did not want to live there

    • B.

      Those colonies focused mostly on agriculture

    • C.

      The people who lived there needed lots of food

    • D.

      Those colonies chose to build factories

    Correct Answer
    B. Those colonies focused mostly on agriculture
    Explanation
    The Southern Colonies had rich land and a mild climate, which made it ideal for agriculture. As a result, the colonies in the South primarily focused on farming and cultivating crops. The fertile soil and favorable weather conditions allowed for the cultivation of cash crops such as tobacco, rice, and indigo. The abundance of agricultural resources in the Southern Colonies led to the development of a plantation economy, with large-scale farming and the use of enslaved labor. The emphasis on agriculture shaped the social, economic, and cultural aspects of the Southern Colonies during this time period.

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  • 10. 

    What is the best definition of the word yeomen?

    • A.

      Skilled craftsman

    • B.

      Planter- owned 20 or more slaves

    • C.

      "gentle folk"

    • D.

      Small farmer

    Correct Answer
    D. Small farmer
    Explanation
    The word "yeomen" refers to small farmers. This term typically describes individuals who owned and worked on their own small plots of land, cultivating crops and raising livestock. Unlike larger landowners or plantation owners, yeomen were self-sufficient and did not rely heavily on slave labor. They were considered to be part of the lower social class, but they held a respected position in society due to their hard work and independence.

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