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Grade 4 Colonial Period
Europeans settled in the Americas by founding colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies relied mostly on slave labor.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Who helped the colonists at Jamestown to build huts and traded with the Indians?
  1. Captain John Smith
  2. Sir John Smith
  3. Captian John White
  4. Captain Smith Yan
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
Why did the Pilgrims and the Puritans come to the New World?
  1. To make lots of money
  2. To see what the land looked like
  3. To climb a mountain
  4. To have religious freedom
Grade 4 Colonial Period
How many Jamestown colonists were alive at the end of the winter of 1609-1610?
  1. 100 out of 500
  2. 80 out of 350
  3. 60 out of 500
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies was known as the           [Bread]           Basket.
Grade 4 Colonial Period
What was the money-making crop in Jamestown?
  1. cloth
  2. cotton
  3. gold
  4. tobacco
Grade 4 Colonial Period
                  was the first Colonial Postmaster Genral.
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. John Adams
  4. Benjamin Franklin
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
Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to do what?
  1. Design dresses
  2. Get a college degree
  3. Escape to Canada
  4. Write a book that was published
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Who was the Dutch governor of New Amsterdam?
  1. Leonard Calvert
  2. Peter Stuyvestant
  3. William Penn
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 name of the colony that disappeared
  1. Manhattan Bay Colony
  2. Jamestown
  3. Roanoke
  4. Salem
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The French and Indian War is also called                              .
  1. The War of the Grand Alliance
  2. The War of Jenkins' Ear
  3. The Seven Years' War
  4. The War of Spanish Succession
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The two countries involved in the War of 1812 were                                .
  1. United States and Great Britain
  2. United States and Spain
  3. United States and Russia
  4. Great Britain and France
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The most popular crop in the Middle Colonies was           [Wheat]          .
Grade 4 Colonial Period
Which of these countries did NOT have a colony in North America?
  1. France
  2. Denmark
  3. Spain
  4. England
Grade 4 Colonial Period
In 1733 he created the                      ?
  1. lightening rod
  2. Pennsylvania Gazette
  3. Silence Dogwood
  4. Poor Richard's Almanac
Grade 4 Colonial Period
                soldiers took control of New Netherland.
  1. Swedish
  2. English
  3. French
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