The Thirteen Original Colonies

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Thirteen Colonies Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz on the Thirteen Original Colonies of what is now the U. S.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who founded Massachusetts?
    • A. 

      John Wheelright

    • B. 

      Thomas Hooker

    • C. 

      Puritans

    • D. 

      Roger Robinson

  • 2. 
    Who founded New Hampshire?
    • A. 

      John Wheelwright

    • B. 

      Thomas Hooker

    • C. 

      Roger Williams

    • D. 

      Sweden Company and Peter Minuit

  • 3. 
    Who founded Delaware?
    • A. 

      Duke of York

    • B. 

      Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret

    • C. 

      Sweden Company and Peter Minuit

    • D. 

      William Penn

  • 4. 
    What was the last colony to be added?
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      North Carolina

    • D. 

      Georgia

    • E. 

      Maryland

  • 5. 
    Massachusetts
    • A. 

      The first permanent settlement in New England came when the Pilgrims settled in Little Rock

    • B. 

      The first permanent settlement in New England came when the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth

  • 6. 
    Native American leader Metacom's nickname from the settlers was . . .
    • A. 

      King Joseph

    • B. 

      King Phillip

    • C. 

      King Philophator

    • D. 

      King Mark

    • E. 

      King Awoog

  • 7. 
    The township of New Hampshire copied the Mayflower Compact in a document called the Exeter Compact.
    • A. 

      The compact was an agreement among the colonists that acknowledged a need for a criminal justice system.

    • B. 

      The compact was an agreement among the colonists that acknowledged a need for a government and laws.

  • 8. 
    King Phillip's war was fought because the Native Americans would not sell their land.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    New York was originally called . . .
    • A. 

      New Rhodes

    • B. 

      New Copenhagen

    • C. 

      New Amsterdam

    • D. 

      New Lisbon

    • E. 

      New Jersey

  • 10. 
    Peter Minuit bought Manhattan Island from the local Native Americans for approximately . . .
    • A. 

      $50 dollars

    • B. 

      $42 dollars

    • C. 

      $24 dollars

    • D. 

      $32 dollars

  • 11. 
    William Penn bought his land from the Native Americans, even though he had already been given the land by the king. Why would he pay for something he already had?
  • 12. 
    North and South Carolina were named in honor of which King?
    • A. 

      King Chad

    • B. 

      King Charleston

    • C. 

      King Charlie

    • D. 

      King Charles

  • 13. 
    Originally, Georgia was the southernmost part of the Carolina territory,however, with a charter given to James Edward Oglethorpe . . .
    • A. 

      Georgia was created as a place for the richest aristocrats in the South.

    • B. 

      Georgia was created as a colony for criminals, debtors, and Englishman who needed a second chance.

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