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.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following groups had the least freedom in the English colonies?
    • A. 

      Unmarried women

    • B. 

      Married men

    • C. 

      Widows

    • D. 

      Africans

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?