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US History I Honors

Miss Ostanski

Colonial America Test


DO NOT WRITE ON TEST!!! Write your answer on the answer sheet given (you can just write the
letter).
Part I: Multiple Choice ( 2 points each)
1. The voyage of slaves from Africa to the New World was called:
a. Slave Passage
b. Trail of Tears
c. Middle Passage
d. Pontiacs Trade
2. Which of the following was grown in the Southern Colonies?
a. Tobacco
b. Wheat
c. Rice
d. Both A and C
3. This attempt at uniting the colonies was led by Benjamin Franklin:
a. French and Indian War
b. Albany Plan of Union
c. Proclamation Plan
d. Duquesne Plan
4. Which of the following groups did NOT fight in the French and Indian War?
a. British
b. French
c. Native Americans
d. Slaves
5. This was the first permanent English settlement in North America:
a. Roanoke
b. Georgia
c. New Jersey
d. Jamestown
6. Before the French and Indian War, this country claimed Florida, the Southwestern section of
North America, all of Central America, and a portion of South America.
a. Spain
b. France
c. Great Britain
d. Russia

7. A massive witch hunt occurred in this small town in 1692.


a. Plymouth
b. Jamestown
c. Salem
d. West Orange
8. The trial of this journalist helped establish freedom of the press in the colonies.
a. George Washington
b. John Peter Zenger
c. Benjamin Franklin
d. William Pitt
9. Women in the colonies were expected to:
a. Bear children
b. Farm
c. Cook
d. All of the above
10. As a result of the French and Indian War,
a. Canada became part of France
b. Florida remained under Spanish control
c. France strengthened its holdings in North America
d. Spain received all land west of the Mississippi River
11. What is the average number of children a colonial woman would have:
a. 15-16
b. 20-25
c. 3-4
d. 10-11
12. Following the French and Indian War the French kept:
a. All land west of the Mississippi River
b. Canada
c. Florida
d. None of the above
13. In the Southern Colonies, slaves:
a. Worked under especially harsh conditions
b. Worked mostly on small farms
c. Could travel without written permission
d. Were an unimportant part in the farming economy
14. The financing of the Jamestown settlement came from:
a. The English government
b. A joint-stock company
c. Both A and B
d. None of the above

15. The Mayflower Compact became the foundation of government in which of the following
colonies?
a. Connecticut
b. New Hampshire
c. Massachusetts
d. Virginia
16. The discontented Puritans first moved to this country in 1608 but they did not like what was
becoming of their children so they left 12 years later.
a. Belgium
b. France
c. Sweden
d. Holland
17. The group that wished to cleanse the Church of England were:
a. Mormons
b. Quakers
c. Puritans
d. Anglicans
18. What was the purpose of the Mayflower Compact?
a. To force the Native Americans to agree to abide by English laws and customs
b. To reach an agreement on who would pay for the Mayflower if it were lost at sea
c. To declare independence from Great Britain
d. To establish a civil government and to pledge to rule by the majority
19. Which of the following is in CORRECT chronological order?
a. Roanoke, Plymouth, Jamestown
b. Jamestown, Plymouth, Roanoke
c. Plymouth, Jamestown, Roanoke
d. Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth
20. Seventeenth-century colonial tobacco growers usually responded to the depressed prices for
their crop by:
a. Selling slaves to reduce labor costs
b. Selling their land to reduce production volume
c. Growing more tobacco to increase their volume of productions
d. Planting corn and wheat
21. In Colonial America, education was most zealously promoted in:
a. The South
b. The New England colonies
c. The West
d. The Middle colonies

22. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God was written by:


a. George Whitefield
b. James Oglethorpe
c. Jonathan Edwards
d. William Pitt
23. Match each individual on the left with his or her talent.
1. George Whitefield
A.
2. Benjamin Franklin
B.
3. John Peter Zenger
C.
D.

Journalist
Minister
Desk Maker
Inventor

24. Voltaire stated, A torch lighted in the forests of America set all of Europe in conflagration.
Who is MOST responsible for lighting that torch?
a. George Washington
b. King George III
c. King James I
d. Native Americans

Part II: Who or What Am I? (2 points each)


25. I believe that my colony is the greatest colony in America. We are a model for everyone else.
In fact I think that we are so great that I called my colony a city upon a hill. Did I mention
that I am also the governor? Who am I?
26. I tried so hard to create a settlement at Roanoke. I poured all of my money into that place and
they had the nerve to get up and walk into the woods. The least they could have done was
leave me a note. Lousy colonists! Who am I?
27. We are angered by the presence of French forts in the Ohio Valley. Who do they think they
are? We need that land for farming! What two colonies are we? AND what do we want to
grow on that land?
28. I invented bifocals, the odometer, the lightning rod, and the battery! I also wrote Poor
Richards Almanac. I am the greatest colonial scientist ever! Bow down before me or at least
look at my witty political cartoons. Who am I?
29. I am a New York journalist who was tried for libel because I wrote about the governor. Luckily
for me I was not found guilty and my case became the basis for freedom of the press in
America. Who am I?
30. I am the colonial college that Miss Ostanski attended. I was founded in 1766.

Part III: True or False (2 points each)


31. George Washington was killed during the French and Indian War.
32. Plymouth is in Virginia.
33. A common economic activity of the Southern Colonies was ship-building.
34. The Proclamation of 1763 forbade colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains.
35. Before owning slaves, many plantation owners used Indentured Servants.
36. Boys and girls were typically educated in the New England colonies.
37. Indentured servants were to become free after 7 years.
38. The three components of mercantilism are to acquire colonies, to get as much gold and silver
as possible, and to have a favorable balance of trade.
39. Slaves worked on large plantations in the New England colonies.
40. The British won the French and Indian War.

Part IV: Map! (2 points each)


41. North Carolina
42. Georgia
43. Massachusetts
44. Delaware
45. Rhode Island
46. South Carolina
47. Pennsylvania
48. New York
49. Maryland
50. Virginia