Race To Governor's House #5

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  • 1. 
    What were the two reasons the King of England granted charters to the Virginia Company of London? (choose two answers)
    • A. 

      Establish a settlement in North America

    • B. 

      End world hunger

    • C. 

      Extend English rights to settlers

    • D. 

      Endanger the lives of freed slaves

  • 2. 
    Name the four resons why the Jamestown site was chosen as a good place to start a colony. (choose four answers)
    • A. 

      Easily defended from attack

    • B. 

      Deep water for docking ships

    • C. 

      It only rained once a year

    • D. 

      Believed they had good supply of fresh (drinking) water

    • E. 

      They had instructions to go inland and find a suitable place for their colony

  • 3. 
    What settler initiated trade relationships with the native people?
    • A. 

      Sam Adams

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      John Smith

  • 4. 
    What item did native people trade to the English?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Clothing

  • 5. 
    What three items did the English trade to the native people? (choose three answers)
    • A. 

      Tools

    • B. 

      Pots

    • C. 

      Copper (for jewelry)

    • D. 

      Land

  • 6. 
    The native peoples showed the settlers hot to plant which two crops?
    • A. 

      Cabbage

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      Tomatoes

  • 7. 
    Who was the daughter of Chief Powhatan that served as a contact between the native people and the English?
    • A. 

      Princess

    • B. 

      Polomaca

    • C. 

      Pocahontas

  • 8. 
    Who was the Chief that provided leadership to his people and taught the settlers survival skills?
    • A. 

      Powhatan

    • B. 

      Potion

    • C. 

      Pamahan

  • 9. 
    Over time the native people began to see the English as what?
    • A. 

      Invaders

    • B. 

      Helpers

    • C. 

      Dumb

  • 10. 
    What were the three hardships faced by the settlers? (choose three answers)
    • A. 

      The site they chose was marshy and did not have safe drinking water

    • B. 

      There were no fish in the water

    • C. 

      The settlers lacked skills necessary to provide for themselves

    • D. 

      Many settlers died of starvation and disease

  • 11. 
    What four things ensured the survival of the colony? (choose four answers)
    • A. 

      The arrival of supply ships

    • B. 

      The forced work program

    • C. 

      Strong leadership (John Smith)

    • D. 

      The invention of the car

    • E. 

      The importance of agriculture (farming)

  • 12. 
    The economy of Virginia depended on what as a primary source of wealth?
    • A. 

      Fishing

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Railroads

  • 13. 
    What do you call a crop that is grown to sell for money?
    • A. 

      Hot crop

    • B. 

      Honey crop

    • C. 

      Cash crop

  • 14. 
    What product was Virginia's cash crop?
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Onions

    • C. 

      Tobacco

  • 15. 
    Where did the colony sell their tobacco (which country did they sell to)?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France

  • 16. 
    The successful planting of tobacco depended on what?
    • A. 

      A steady and reliable source of labor

    • B. 

      Fresh rain from the mountains

    • C. 

      Plenty of shade to keep cool

  • 17. 
    The Virginia colony became dependant on what type of labor?
    • A. 

      College

    • B. 

      Slave

    • C. 

      Professional

  • 18. 
    What type of people were brought to the Virginia colony and enslaved to work on the plantations?
    • A. 

      African men, women and children

    • B. 

      Indian men, women and children

    • C. 

      White men, women and children

  • 19. 
    Where did the Portuguese sailors capture the people who were enslaved in Virginia?
    • A. 

      Angola

    • B. 

      America

    • C. 

      Antarctica

  • 20. 
    The arrival of what people to Jamestown made it possible for the settlers to establish families?
    • A. 

      Kings

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Slaves

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