Settling Of Plymouth And Jamestown

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Quiz covers initial exploration by Spain, Netherlands, France, Britain, and more detail on settling of Plymouth and Jamestown.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is an established church?

    • A.

      A church building that has been in place a long time

    • B.

      A religion that people have practiced for a long time

    • C.

      A particular religion supported by the state (nation)

    • D.

      A church that has just opened its doors.

    Correct Answer
    C. A particular religion supported by the state (nation)
    Explanation
    An established church refers to a particular religion that is officially supported by the state or nation. This means that the government provides financial and legal support to this specific religion, giving it a privileged position within society. This support can include tax exemptions, funding for religious education, and other benefits. The establishment of a church by the state can have implications on religious freedom and the relationship between religion and government.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following groups had the least freedom in the English colonies?

    • A.

      Unmarried women

    • B.

      Married men

    • C.

      Widows

    • D.

      Africans

    Correct Answer
    D. Africans
    Explanation
    Africans had the least freedom in the English colonies. During this time, Africans were enslaved and treated as property rather than individuals with rights. They were forcibly brought to the colonies and subjected to harsh conditions, forced labor, and brutal treatment. They had no control over their own lives, were denied basic freedoms, and were often separated from their families. This lack of freedom and the dehumanizing treatment endured by Africans in the English colonies makes them the group with the least freedom.

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  • 3. 

    Why did the Puritans leave England for massachusetts?

    • A.

      To buy cheap land

    • B.

      To build a society based on biblical teachings

    • C.

      To start new businesses

    • D.

      To practice the Roman Catholic religion

    Correct Answer
    B. To build a society based on biblical teachings
    Explanation
    The Puritans left England for Massachusetts to build a society based on biblical teachings. The Puritans were a religious group that sought to reform the Church of England and create a society that adhered strictly to their interpretation of the Bible. They believed that England had become corrupt and wanted to establish a community where they could practice their religion freely and according to their own beliefs. Therefore, they migrated to Massachusetts in order to create a society that was based on their religious principles and values.

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  • 4. 

    How did the tobacco trade affect the system of labor in Jamestown?

    • A.

      Slaves were brought in to Virginia to work the fields and slavery in America began.

    • B.

      Women were required to work in the fields alongside men and children.

    • C.

      Jamestown survived through the benefits of the tobacco trade.

    • D.

      People outside Jamestown started to grow tobacco.

    Correct Answer
    A. Slaves were brought in to Virginia to work the fields and slavery in America began.
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that the tobacco trade in Jamestown led to the introduction of slaves in Virginia, which marked the beginning of slavery in America. This suggests that the demand for labor in the tobacco fields was so high that the colonists resorted to using enslaved individuals to meet their needs. This had a significant impact on the system of labor in Jamestown, as it shifted from relying on indentured servants to relying on enslaved Africans.

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  • 5. 

    What was the reason the first colonists came to Jamestown?

    • A.

      They wanted land to farm.

    • B.

      They wanted religious freedom.

    • C.

      They wanted to explore and meet native Americans.

    • D.

      They were seeking gold and wealth.

    Correct Answer
    D. They were seeking gold and wealth.
    Explanation
    The first colonists came to Jamestown because they were seeking gold and wealth. This is evident from historical records that show the primary motivation for the settlement was the potential for finding valuable resources such as gold and other precious metals. The colonists hoped to establish a profitable trade network and accumulate wealth through the exploitation of the land and its resources. Their focus was primarily on economic gain rather than religious freedom, exploration, or farming.

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  • 6. 

    John Cabot sailed to the New World to look for

    • A.

      Gold.

    • B.

      Farmland.

    • C.

      A northwest passage through the continent.

    • D.

      Religious freedom.

    Correct Answer
    C. A northwest passage through the continent.
    Explanation
    John Cabot sailed to the New World to look for a northwest passage through the continent. A northwest passage was a direct route to Asia that explorers believed would exist by sailing through or around North America. Cabot, an Italian explorer sailing under the English flag, hoped to find this route in order to establish new trade routes and expand England's influence. However, he did not find the passage on his voyage, but his exploration paved the way for future attempts to find the elusive route.

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  • 7. 

    The French wanted to

    • A.

      Build big cities along the Mississippi.

    • B.

      Trade in furs and convert the natives to Christianity.

    • C.

      Make the native Americans live the way they (the French) did.

    • D.

      Teach native Americans to write.

    Correct Answer
    B. Trade in furs and convert the natives to Christianity.
    Explanation
    The French wanted to trade in furs and convert the natives to Christianity. This can be inferred from the historical context of French colonization in North America. The French established fur trade networks with the Native Americans, as fur was a valuable commodity at the time. Additionally, the French sent missionaries to convert the indigenous population to Christianity, as part of their efforts to spread their religious and cultural influence.

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  • 8. 

    The "starving time" refers to a time period

    • A.

      During which the Puritans starved to death over the winter.

    • B.

      Before the colonists departed from England.

    • C.

      When the Jamestown settlers were reduced to eating their shoes, dogs, and even resorting to cannibalism.

    • D.

      When native Americans died because they could not find game and plants to eat.

    Correct Answer
    C. When the Jamestown settlers were reduced to eating their shoes, dogs, and even resorting to cannibalism.
    Explanation
    The "starving time" refers to a time period when the Jamestown settlers were reduced to eating their shoes, dogs, and even resorting to cannibalism. This suggests that the settlers faced extreme hunger and desperation during this period, resulting in the consumption of unconventional food sources and even resorting to cannibalism to survive.

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  • 9. 

    The Mayflower Compact is a document that 

    • A.

      Pilgrims and "strangers" both signed before leaving the ship, agreeing to set up a government.

    • B.

      An agreement detailing how profits would be split.

    • C.

      A document signed before the Pilgrims left England for the New World.

    • D.

      A document signed by Pilgrims, women, and "strangers" that agreed to good government.

    Correct Answer
    A. Pilgrims and "strangers" both signed before leaving the ship, agreeing to set up a government.
    Explanation
    The Mayflower Compact is a document that was signed by both Pilgrims and "strangers" before they left the ship. It served as an agreement to establish a government.

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  • 10. 

    Compare and contrast the settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth. Some things to include:place and years of settlement, reason for settlement, relations with native Americans, economy of the colony.

  • 11. 

    What did the Mayflower Compact say? Why is it important for us to remember today?

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