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Grade 4 Colonial Period
Two reasons people explored were
  1. to find new friends and buy a new boat
  2. to find new land and find gold
  3. to trick the Native Americans and draw maps
Grade 4 Colonial Period
What was the name given a British soldier because of the color of his uniform?
  1. militia
  2. bluecoat
  3. green beret
  4. redcoat
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The Pilgrims landed in America in the beginning of winter. Why was this a challenge for them?
  1. It was hard for them to find shelter
  2. Finding food was a challenge
  3. They were already weak and it was very cold
  4. All of the above
Grade 4 Colonial Period
What percentage of Native Americans likely died as a result of contact with Europeans?
  1. 90%
  2. 10%
  3. 55%
Grade 4 Colonial Period
This country did not have a claim to land in North America.
  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. England
  4. Portugal
Grade 4 Colonial Period
What type of furs were the white men most interested in?
  1. deer
  2. mink
  3. fox
  4. beaver
Grade 4 Colonial Period
How did the French treat the Native Americans?
  1. They enslaved them
  2. They were friendly to them
  3. They killed many of them
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Who led the British Tea Party?
  1. The Sons of Liberty
  2. The Mohawk Indians
  3. The British
  4. The Loyalists
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The French and Indian War is also called                              .
  1. The War of the Grand Alliance
  2. World War I
  3. The Seven Years' War
  4. The War of Spanish Succession
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The first Africans who were brought to the United States were treated more like indentured servants and could earn their freedom after working a certain number of years.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Colonial Period
                soldiers took control of New Netherland.
  1. Swedish
  2. English
  3. French
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies had bad farmland.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Colonial Period
What part of North America did the Pilgrims land?
  1. North Carolina
  2. Massachusetts
  3. California
  4. Illinois
Grade 4 Colonial Period
A large farm that produces crops to sell to others is called a
  1. field
  2. plantation
  3. homestead
  4. county
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Someone chosen by a proprietor, or owner to rule their colony.
  1. proprietor
  2. governor
  3. colonists
  4. legislature
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies produced more food than the New England or Southern Colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Colonial Period
As industries in the colonies grew, the Europeans had a great need for
  1. goods
  2. customers
  3. merchandise
  4. labor
Grade 4 Colonial Period
What direction did the Lenape move when they sold their land to the white settlers?
  1. north
  2. south
  3. east
  4. west
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Which of these was NOT a job for the Lenape women?
  1. making clay pots
  2. farming
  3. hunting
  4. making wooden bowls
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Why did Dutch colonists want their leader William Kieft to leave?
  1. He killed Indian families sleeping in a village and the other Indians attacked colonists
  2. He refused to let them return to the Netherlands
  3. He told colonists they would have to start a new settlement farther west
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