Quiz: A History Of The Western Colonial Period

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Quiz: A History Of The Western Colonial Period

Quiz: a history of the western colonial period. When America was being colonized by the British, there were a lot of regions that thrive, and many things went wrong. Do you know some of the facts surrounding this period? Do take up the quiz below and get to see just how knowledgeable you actually are about the events.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the New England Colonies have in common?
    • A. 

      Long, hot summers and mild winters

    • B. 

      Broad rivers, swamps, and wetlands

    • C. 

      Broad coastal plains with fertile soil

    • D. 

      Harsh winters and rocky, hilly land

  • 2. 
    The people who settled in the Middle Colonies represented:
    • A. 

      Many countries and cultures.

    • B. 

      Debtors from England.

    • C. 

      Pilgrims and Puritans.

    • D. 

      Africans escaping slavery.

  • 3. 
    What feature made the Southern Colonies unique?
    • A. 

      Shipbuilding centers

    • B. 

      Large plantations

    • C. 

      Town meetings

    • D. 

      Quaker communities

  • 4. 
    The Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders, and town meetings all showed the determination of colonists to:
    • A. 

      Build societies based on religious freedom.

    • B. 

      Stop indentured servants from coming to America.

    • C. 

      Govern themselves and solve their own problems.

    • D. 

      Solve conflicts with Native Americans peacefully.

  • 5. 
    Virginians replaced indentured servants with African slaves for all of these reasons except:
    • A. 

      Slaves were cheaper to buy than indentured servants.

    • B. 

      Africans were hard workers and used to farming.

    • C. 

      Slaves did not gain their freedom after a few years.

    • D. 

      Africans' dark skin made it harder for them to escape to freedom.

  • 6. 
    In most colonies, laws were made by:
    • A. 

      Church leaders.

    • B. 

      An elected assembly.

    • C. 

      The king's governor.

    • D. 

      Large landowners.

  • 7. 
    Nine out of ten colonists:
    • A. 

      Worked in shops and stores.

    • B. 

      Attended free public schools.

    • C. 

      Came to America as slaves.

    • D. 

      Lived on small family farms.

  • 8. 
    Compared to today's cities, colonial cities were very:
    • A. 

      Large

    • B. 

      Small

    • C. 

      Noisy

    • D. 

      Quiet

  • 9. 
    The Magna Carta, which was signed by King John in 1215, made it clear that:
    • A. 

      Only Parliament had the power to impose taxes.

    • B. 

      The people had the right to petition the government.

    • C. 

      Even the king of England must obey the law.

    • D. 

      The king did not have to share power with anyone.

  • 10. 
    The English Bill of Rights was important to colonists because it:
    • A. 

      Spelled out the rights they had as English citizens.

    • B. 

      Gave them the right to elect members of Parliament.

    • C. 

      Defined crimes and punishments for the colonists.

    • D. 

      Ended the king's power to appoint colonial governors.

  • 11. 
    The right to petition in the English Bill of Rights gave citizens the right to:
    • A. 

      Choose how they should be punished for minor crimes.

    • B. 

      Ask the government to do something or make a change.

    • C. 

      Educate their children in church schools or at home.

    • D. 

      Organize fairs with contests and entertainment.

  • 12. 
    In the colonies, the simplest way to climb the social ladder was by:
    • A. 

      Inheriting a title.

    • B. 

      Getting an education.

    • C. 

      Making a lot of money.

    • D. 

      Attending church regularly.

  • 13. 
    Unlike colonists from Europe, Africans came to America:
    • A. 

      Hoping to build better lives.

    • B. 

      To escape poverty and debt.

    • C. 

      In search of religious freedom.

    • D. 

      As slaves against their will.

  • 14. 
    Which of these is a leisure activity for colonial people?
    • A. 

      Quiltmaking

    • B. 

      Card Playing

    • C. 

      Billiard Playing

    • D. 

      All of above