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Name: __________________________________ Date: ________________

4th grade social studies - 4.13 Locate the first 13 colonies and explain how their location and
geographic features influenced their development and settlement patterns.

Multiple Choice – Circle the best answer choice.


1. What year was the Roanoke Colony established?
A. 1516
B. 1560
C. 1587 *
D. 1591

2. How long did the first Thanksgiving Day last?


A. 1 Day
B. 3 Days *
C. 4 Days
D. 1 Week

3. Why did the pilgrims settle in Plymouth?


A. For religious freedom *
B. For agricultural goods
C. For the land
D. For the laws

4. What year was the Jameson colony established?


A. 1579
B. 1590
C. 1600
D. 1606 *

5. How many English colonists signed the Mayflower Compact on November 11, 1620?
A. 34
B. 41 *
C. 46
D. 53
Matching – Correctly match the definitions using the answer choices in the word box.
6. ______ The land beyond the areas already settled. A. Frontier
B. Common
7. ______A product that leaves a country. C. Export
D. Backcountry
8. ______The land beyond, or “in back of,” the area settled E. Import
by Europeans.

9. ______A grassy area shared by the town’s people, used for grazing sheep, cattle, and
other livestock.

10. ______A product brought into a country.

Short Answer – Fill in the blank with the best possible answer.
11. Who founded Georgia?

___________________________________________
12. Who left Roanoke to go to England for supplies, but did not get back in time?

___________________________________________
13. Who was the famous Quaker of Pennsylvania?

___________________________________________
14. Who started the Roanoke Colony?

___________________________________________
15. Who was the leader of Jamestown that said “He who does not work will not eat.?”

___________________________________________

True/False – Determine whether the statement is true or false and write a “T” for true and an
“F” for false in the blank.
16. ______ Frequent occupations for people living in the Southern Colonies were farming
and owning plantations.
17. ______ Tobacco was known as the cash crop for the Jamestown colony.

18. ______The Middle Colonies were also called “Mid-Pacific Colonies.”

19. ______Self- Government is when people get together to pass laws for themselves that
everyone can agree upon.

20. ______Artisans are people who ran businesses in the colonies and did most of the
trading.

Essay Questions – Answer the following essay questions in 4-6 sentences.


21. Why was the Roanoke Colony known as “The Lost Colony?”

22. Choose one of the 13 colonies to describe and give a summary of how it was founded.