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Grade 8 Colonial Period
What did Virginians call their first representative assembly?
  1. The House of Burgesses
  2. The House of Representstives
  3. The House of Commons
  4. The House of Planters
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The southern colonies included:
  1. Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, & South Carolina
  2. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, & Rhode Island
  3. New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, & Texas
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The Proclamation of 1763                                                                   
  1. forbade colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  2. forced the colonies to trade only with Great Britain.
  3. made the colonists pay the war debt from the French and Indian War.
  4. forced the colonists to respect the rights of Native Americans.
Grade 8 Colonial Period
William Penn named the Capital of his colony Philadelphia, which meant?
  1. "Town of Protestant Equality"
  2. "City of Elder Knowledge"
  3. "Place of Pilgrim Inspiration"
  4. "City of Brotherly Love"
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Pilgrims and Puritans settled here
  1. Middle Colonies
  2. Southern Colonies
  3. New England Colonies
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 Colonial Period
New England Colonies were established by what two religious groups?
  1. Pilgrims and Puritans
  2. Christians and Catholics
  3. Quakers and Christians
  4. Catholics and Pilgrims
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Why did 3/4 of the settlers die when they first arrived in the United States?
  1. Harsh Winter
  2. Famine/Starvation
  3. Disease
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
To persecute someone is to
  1. Challenge someone's religious belifs
  2. Accept someone's religious beliefs.
  3. Mistreat someone for their religious beliefs.
  4. Change someone's religious beliefs.
Grade 8 Colonial Period
All of the following were American leaders EXCEPT...
  1. George Washington
  2. General William Howe
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Hancock
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Delaware is part of the                     .
  1. Southern colonies
  2. New England colonies
  3. Middle colonies
  4. Europe
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The Constitution includes a separation of powers, what does the term separation of powers mean?
  1. People who work for one branch of government may not work for another.
  2. The three branches of government divide power so that one branch does not get too powerful.
  3. Some powers are delegated to the federal government and some powers to the state governments.
  4. Each branch has some power over the other branches.
Grade 8 Colonial Period
The Quartering Act
  1. This act placed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  2. This required colonists to house British soldiers.
  3. This act set duties on molasses and sugar imported by colonists.
  4. This act required colonists to pay for an official stamp, or seal, when they bought paper items
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Why was farming difficult in the New England colonies?
  1. Because of the short, hot summers and flat wilderness.
  2. Because of the long, hot summers and flat wilderness.
  3. Because of the short, cold winters and flat wilderness.
  4. Because of the long, cold winters and hilly wilderness.
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