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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Colonial Period Questions

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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
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
All of the following were British EXEPT...
  1. King George III
  2. General William Howe
  3. General John Burgoyne
  4. Paul Revere
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
Which statement correctly identifies the relationship between the Native Americans and French?
  1. The French and Indians typically did not get along and often fought one another.
  2. The French and Indians typically did not trade with one another.
  3. Th French treated the Indians well because they relied on them for important items.
  4. The English and the Indians often fought each other.
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
Delaware is part of the                     .
  1. Southern colonies
  2. New England colonies
  3. Middle colonies
  4. Europe
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Colonial Period
Which three people are responsible for writing the Federalist Papers?
  1. James Madison, John Jay, and Thomas Paine
  2. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and Thomas Jefferson
  3. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
  4. James Madison, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin
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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