Unit 2 8th

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North America Quizzes & Trivia

A test to measure knowledge of concepts from unit 2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    England competed with Spain for more land in North America, which impacted NC how?
    • A. 

      It led to the Amadas and Barlowe Expedition, Ralph Lane Colony, and Lost Colony

    • B. 

      It led to the Ralph Lane Colony and Lost Colony

    • C. 

      It led to conflicts with France

    • D. 

      It led to the Ralph Lane Colony, Jamestown, and the Middle Colonies being settled

  • 2. 
    Sometimes, people don't learn from the past which hurts them in the present. How would this statement relate to the Ralph Lane Colony and Lost Colony?
    • A. 

      The Lost Colony learned from the Ralph Lane Colony's mistakes and therefore didn't face as many troubles.

    • B. 

      The Ralph Lane Colony had bad leadership, but the Lost Colony did not.

    • C. 

      The Lost Colony was similar to the Ralph Lane Colony because it made a huge mistake of arriving too late in the year to plant crops

    • D. 

      The Lost Colony had Ralph Lane as its leader, even though he had failed in the past.

  • 3. 
    Who did Queen Elizabeth first put in charge of setting up colonies in North America for England?
    • A. 

      Amadas and Barlowe

    • B. 

      John Smith

    • C. 

      John Rolfe

    • D. 

      Sir Walter Raleigh

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statments is true about England after the Ralph Lane and Lost Colony's failed?
    • A. 

      England gave up, allowing Spain and France to have complete control of North America.

    • B. 

      England tried to set up colonies in South America since the attempts in North America failed.

    • C. 

      England tried to estbalish a colony at Roanoke Island, NC one more time.

    • D. 

      England tried to set up a colony at Jamestown, Virginia.

  • 5. 
    Which statement best summarizes what happened at Jamestown, Virginia?
    • A. 

      Jamestown almost failed due to the settlers wanting to look for gold all of the time and not planting food. John Rolfe and John Smith became strong leaders and changed htis.

    • B. 

      Jamestown failed because of bad leadership and starvation. John Smith and John Rolfe were unable to make enough improvements.

    • C. 

      Jamestown almost failed, but it survived thanks to the strong leadership of Ralph Lane.

    • D. 

      Jamestown settlers were able to find gold, which allowed Jamestown to survive.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statments best characterizes life in the Southern colonies?
    • A. 

      Most people farmed; slave labor was used heavily; the gentry had the most wealth and privileges

    • B. 

      Most people manufactured goods; slave labor was used some but not a lot; there was lots of seaport trade

    • C. 

      Most people farmed; slave labor was used heavily; the middle class enjoyed lots of power and privileges

    • D. 

      Most people manufactured goods; slave labor was used heavily; the gentry had the most wealth and privileges.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements best characterizes life in the New England colonies?
    • A. 

      Most people manufactured goods; slave labor was used heavily; the gentry had the most wealth and privileges.

    • B. 

      Most people manufactured goods; seaport trade did well; there were few blacks; free labor was valued; there was a strict Puritan culture

    • C. 

      Most people farmed; slave labor was used heavily; Quakers were a majority of the population; there was a strict Pilgrim culture

    • D. 

      Most people farmed; slave labor was used heavily; hard work was valued over social status; there was a strict Puritan culture

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was a geographic reason why the South relied on farming and New England relied on manufacturing?
    • A. 

      The soil in the South was equal to that of the North.

    • B. 

      The mountains in the South made it difficult to trade.

    • C. 

      New England colonies had tough rocky soil, whereas the South had fertile soil.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    How were Puritans and Pilgrims similar?
    • A. 

      because they both wanted to completely separate from the Church of England

    • B. 

      They both wanted to escape the harsh religious persecution in England

    • C. 

      Gaining wealth was their motivation for coming to New England

    • D. 

      Both had equally strict cultures

  • 10. 
    People moved to the New England colonies primarily to_________________.
    • A. 

      Gain wealth

    • B. 

      Gain religious freedom

    • C. 

      Gain more land

    • D. 

      Gain respect from the Church of England

  • 11. 
    An example of religious persecution was______________________.
    • A. 

      When John Smith married Pocohontas but was criticized for his leadership

    • B. 

      When John Rolfe discovered tobacco at Jamestown and was punished for it

    • C. 

      When Puritans, Quakers, Catholics, and Pilgrims were treated badly in England due to their beliefs.

    • D. 

      When Ralph Lane had his people arrive too late at Roanoke Island, which caused starvation

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the Quakers.
    • A. 

      Quakers were forced to leave England because of their beliefs, and they settled in Pennsylvania with William Penn.

    • B. 

      Quakers were forced to leave England because of their violence, and they settled in Pennsylvania with William Penn.

    • C. 

      Quakers were persecuting people in England and were forced to leave and move to Pennsylvania with William Penn.

    • D. 

      Quakers left from Spain due to religious persecution and moved to Maryland where they worshipped freely.

  • 13. 
    Why were the Middle colonies primarily settled?
    • A. 

      For wealth and land

    • B. 

      For wealth and political power

    • C. 

      So England could compete with France

    • D. 

      For wealth and religious freedom

  • 14. 
    Which would you be most likely to find in the Southern colonies?
    • A. 

      Large factories with lots of small towns

    • B. 

      Small seaport towns with lots of trade

    • C. 

      Lots of manufactured goods being loaded onto boats

    • D. 

      Lots of farms, both small and large, with slaves working in the fields

  • 15. 
    Why did the Lords Proprietors beleive they were going to get rich in Carolina?
    • A. 

      Because of the gold in the mountains

    • B. 

      Because of the Outer Banks

    • C. 

      Because of manufacturing goods

    • D. 

      Because of the excellent farmland and many resources

  • 16. 
    How was Carolina created and why?
    • A. 

      8 Lords Prorietors received the land as a gift from King Charles II in return for helping him regain power in England.

    • B. 

      8 Musketeers won the land in a card game with the Burger King and the Dairy Queen.

    • C. 

      8 Lords Proprietors received the land from King Charles II because they agreed to purchase slaves for the area.

    • D. 

      5 Lords Proprietors recieved land from King Charles II because they owed him a favor.

  • 17. 
    Who was Carolina named after?
    • A. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • B. 

      King Charles VI of Spain

    • C. 

      King Charles II of England

    • D. 

      Sir Walter Raleigh

  • 18. 
    The 3 regions of colonies that England created in North America were the ___________.
    • A. 

      Middle, New England, and Northern

    • B. 

      Eastern, Western, and Northern

    • C. 

      New England, Middle, and Jamestown

    • D. 

      New England, Middlle, and Southern

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statments best summarizes England's experience in setting up colonies in North America?
    • A. 

      England was unable to set up any colonies in North America other than Jamestown.

    • B. 

      England had lots of success with the Ralph Lane and Lost Colony, but then failed after those attempts.

    • C. 

      England failed at first with the Ralph Lane and Lost Colony, but succeeded first in Jamestown, Virgina and then other colonies.

    • D. 

      England enjoyed success in setting up the colonies without many difficulties.

  • 20. 
    What were some problems the Pilgrims faced on their journey to New England aboard the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      They were depressed because the Carolina Panthers can't win a game

    • B. 

      They were upset the cable was out

    • C. 

      They ate spoiled food with no bathroom, were cramped, and couldn't bathe for 66 days

    • D. 

      They were depressed that Duke hasn't won a championship in forever