U.S. History 8

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

Answer the questions from U. S. History Lessons 19-21.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The African slave trade began in the _____ century.
  • 2. 
    The African slave was started by what nation?
  • 3. 
    From what area of the African continent were most African slaves captured?
    • A. 

      North Africa

    • B. 

      West Africa

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      East Africa

  • 4. 
    What nation followed Portugal into the slave trade?
  • 5. 
    The cultivation of _______ in the British West Indies created a demand for laborers.
  • 6. 
    Typically, a young unskilled laborer, contracted to work for an emploer, in exchange for transportation, food, and lodging for a specified term, was referred to a as an ___________.
  • 7. 
    When their term of service had expired, a freed indentured servant were given certain resources, which were called __________.
  • 8. 
    In Virginia, who did the English settlers first attempt to enslave?
  • 9. 
    Why were they unable to enslave the Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Because Native American tribes would fight to rescue their captured people.

    • B. 

      Because the Native Americans knew the land well and could easily escape.

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 10. 
    In the 1600s, the back-breaking cultivation of _______ made a reliable labor source necessary.
  • 11. 
    As Indians were not suitable slaves, what labor resource did Virginia planters tap next?
  • 12. 
    By 1620, what great development in England made it more difficult to find Englishmen that would indenture themselves into servitude?
  • 13. 
    How did the establishment of other colonies in North America affect the availability of indentured servants in Virginia?
    • A. 

      It meant that Virgina had to compete with other colonies for available indentured servants.

    • B. 

      It meant that Virginia had to look for an alternate source of labor.

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 14. 
    What were the frustrations of many former indentured servants, living as free men in the colonies?
    • A. 

      They were looked down upon because of their past.

    • B. 

      They were too poor to buy slaves for themselves.

    • C. 

      They were unable to buy land because rich speculators had purchased much of it.

  • 15. 
    Nathaniel Bacon initially raised a militia of freedmen to fight against the Virginai authorities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    From where did the Virginia planters first purchase Black slaves?
  • 17. 
    The major difference between a slave and an indentured servant was that an indentured servant was white and was obligated to service for a specified term. A slave was Black and enslaved for a lifetime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The longer a slave lived, the more money the slave master lost. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    By 1720, what percentage of Virginia’s population consisted of Black slaves?
  • 20. 
    By 1750, what percentage of Virginia’s population consisted of Black slaves?
  • 21. 
    Name one of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 22. 
    Name a second of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 23. 
    Name a third of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 24. 
    Name the fourth of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 25. 
    What colonies composed the New England region?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

    • B. 

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont

    • C. 

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island

  • 26. 
    The major commodity produced in the New England region was _______.
  • 27. 
    What colonies made up the Mid-Atlantic region?
    • A. 

      New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      New York, New jersey, Delaware and Maryland

    • C. 

      New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

  • 28. 
    African slaves were used in New York for the harvesting of _______.
  • 29. 
    The Chesapeake region were made up of the colonies of _______ and _______.
  • 30. 
    The Chesapeake region was also known as the _____________.
  • 31. 
    Which region was the wealthiest?
  • 32. 
    What percentage of the Chesapeake population was Black?
  • 33. 
    The Southern region was also known as the ________
  • 34. 
    Which colony was not a colony in the Southern region?
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      Georgia

  • 35. 
    In which colony did Blacks make up the majority of the population?
  • 36. 
    ________ and _________ were two of the major crops grown in the Southern region?
  • 37. 
    From where were most manufactured goods imported?
  • 38. 
    Sugar and rum were imported from Bermuda.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    In the family and social life of colonists, there were distinctly defined roles for white men and women?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The ______ region had the highest mortality rates of the colonies.
  • 41. 
    In Chesapeake, why was it difficult for men to marry?
    • A. 

      The men were being sent away on military assignments.

    • B. 

      The men were unable to make a living.

    • C. 

      The men greatly outnumbered the women.

  • 42. 
    In Chesapeake, the incidence of divorce was very common.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    In Chesapeake, marriages were often arranged by parents. Usually the primary considerations of the parents, when espousing their sons and daughters, were ______ and ________.
  • 44. 
    The homes in the Chesapeake were usually built of brick, while the homes in the Southern region were usually built of wood. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Where did the house servants sleep on the plantations?
    • A. 

      In the lofts under the slave-master's roof

    • B. 

      In segregated huts

    • C. 

      In the basement of the slave-master's house

  • 46. 
    Slaves subsisted on a diet made primarily of ________.
  • 47. 
    Most whites of that era were self-educated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    As many universities had yet to be established, to where did many young Chesapeake males journey to pursue formal studies?
  • 49. 
    What was the first institution of higher learning in the colonial south.
  • 50. 
    The Mid-Atlantic region, more than any other region, made a great commitment to public education.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    Which colony had the highest rate of literacy?
  • 52. 
    What did the colony of Massachusetts, in 1647, decree as a responsibility for any town with one hundred or more families?
    • A. 

      A police force

    • B. 

      A grammar school

    • C. 

      A municipal government

  • 53. 
    What college did the Massachusetts colony charter in 1636?
  • 54. 
    Because of the perception of theological liberalism at Harvard, what college did Connecticut charter in 1701?
  • 55. 
    After Rhode Island College was founded, its name was later changed to_______ College.
  • 56. 
    What Ivy League institution was originally established as a school for Native Americans?