US History 1 Chapter 2 Quiz

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Let’s go old school in this U. S. History quiz, dealing with the very beginning when the land was discovered by Spanish explorers, and including questions on Jamestown and Bacon’s Rebellion. How will your fair? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Spanish explorers headed north in search of

    • A.

      Waterways

    • B.

      Gold

    • C.

      Congregaciones

    • D.

      Native goods

    Correct Answer
    B. Gold
    Explanation
    Spanish explorers headed north in search of gold. During the Age of Exploration, Spain was one of the major European powers seeking to expand its wealth and influence. The Spanish believed that there were vast reserves of gold in the New World, particularly in regions like Central and South America. As a result, they sent numerous expeditions northward in the hopes of discovering new sources of gold. This quest for gold played a significant role in shaping Spanish exploration and colonization in the Americas.

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  • 2. 

    All of the following threatened early Jamestown EXCEPT

    • A.

      Tobacco failures

    • B.

      Conflict with Native Americans

    • C.

      Search for gold

    • D.

      Disease

    Correct Answer
    A. Tobacco failures
    Explanation
    The correct answer is tobacco failures. This means that all of the other options (conflict with Native Americans, search for gold, and disease) were factors that threatened early Jamestown. Tobacco failures, however, did not pose a threat to the settlement.

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  • 3. 

    Bacon's Rebellion most clearly exposed

    • A.

      Class differences

    • B.

      Poverty

    • C.

      Frontiier life

    • D.

      Illegal armies

    Correct Answer
    A. Class differences
    Explanation
    Bacon's Rebellion, which occurred in 1676 in colonial Virginia, exposed the stark class differences that existed in society at that time. The rebellion was led by Nathaniel Bacon, a wealthy planter who rallied lower-class farmers and indentured servants against the colonial government. The uprising highlighted the grievances of the lower classes, who felt marginalized and oppressed by the wealthy elite. The rebellion ultimately failed, but it revealed the deep divisions and inequalities within colonial society, particularly between the wealthy landowners and the lower classes.

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  • 4. 

    The "City on a Hill" best reflects the Puritan motive of creating

    • A.

      A new religion

    • B.

      An economic success

    • C.

      A moral society

    • D.

      A democratic government

    Correct Answer
    C. A moral society
    Explanation
    The phrase "City on a Hill" is derived from a sermon given by John Winthrop, a Puritan leader, in which he expressed the idea that the Puritan colony in New England would serve as a shining example to the world. This phrase has come to symbolize the Puritan motive of creating a moral society. The Puritans sought to establish a community based on strict moral and religious principles, with a focus on individual and communal piety. They believed that by living virtuously and adhering to their religious beliefs, they could inspire others to do the same and create a society that was morally upright.

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  • 5. 

     1Social and religious diversity developed in Pennsylvania for all these reasons EXCEPT

    • A.

      William Penn's leadership

    • B.

      Quaker principles

    • C.

      Principles of fairness

    • D.

      Puritan principles

    Correct Answer
    D. Puritan principles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Puritan principles. Pennsylvania developed social and religious diversity due to factors such as William Penn's leadership, Quaker principles, and principles of fairness. However, Puritan principles did not contribute to this diversity in Pennsylvania. Puritans had a different set of beliefs and practices compared to Quakers, which led to a lack of diversity in terms of religious beliefs.

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