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Grade 5 Colonial Period
John White led the expedition to set up a colony at                 but was forced to stay at Roanoke.
  1. Jamestown
  2. Cape Cod
  3. New York
  4. Chesapeake Bay
Grade 5 Colonial Period
On which ship did the Pilgrims sail to North America?
  1. The Speedwell
  2. The Mayflower
  3. The Pilgrimage
  4. The Santa Maria
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who started a colony where people of any religion could be free to worship as they chose?
  1. Ceclilius Calvert
  2. William Penn
  3. Lord Baltimore
  4. Roger Williams
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who was the Native American leader in the Tsenacommacah area near Jamestown when the English arrived?
  1. Pocahontas
  2. Massasoit
  3. Tecumseh
  4. Powhatan
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
  1. the Puritans
  2. American Indians
  3. John Smith
  4. the Pilgrims
Grade 5 Colonial Period
After Roanoke was attacked in 1586 some colonists returned to England with                 who was on his way back from the Caribbean.
  1. Francis Drake
  2. Walter Raleigh
  3. John Smith
  4. Henry Hudson
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the name of the first attempt at an English colony in North America?
  1. Roanoke
  2. Plymouth
  3. Jametown
  4. St. Augustine
Grade 5 Colonial Period
                      was fought between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag.
  1. French and Indian War
  2. Shay's Rebellion
  3. King Phillip's War
  4. Seven Years War
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which of the following was the most widely grown crop in the Middle Colonies?
  1. tobacco
  2. cotton
  3. rice
  4. wheat
Grade 5 Colonial Period
The Dutch called their colony in North America what?
  1. New York.
  2. Dutch West India.
  3. New Netherland.
  4. Delaware.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who led the Puritans that settled in Boston?
  1. John Winthrop
  2. Bill British
  3. George Winchester
  4. Doug Dover
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the book Benjamin Franklin published each year with a calendar, weather forecasts, stories, jokes, and wise sayings called?
  1. the Pennsylvania Gazette.
  2. the Philadelphia Journal.
  3. Poor Richard's Almanack.
  4. the Schuylkill Register.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who was the chief who led the Powhatan Confederacy in the Second and Third Anglo-Powhatan Wars of 1622 and 1644?
  1. Squanto
  2. Powhatan
  3. Richard Pace
  4. Opechancanough
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement and was located in which colony?
  1. Maryland
  2. North Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. Georgia
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What religious group was dominate in the New England Colonies?
  1. Quakers
  2. Puritans
  3. Methodists
  4. Roman Catholics
Grade 5 Colonial Period
A person who agreed to work of another person without pay for a certain length of time in exchange for passage to North America was
  1. a slave
  2. an immigrant
  3. a minister
  4. an indentured servant
Grade 5 Colonial Period
In 1664,                     sent English warships to take New Netherland.
  1. Ben Franklin
  2. James, Duke of York
  3. Queen Elizabeth
  4. Peter Stuyvesant
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which country built Fort Caroline?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Italy
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which group came to America so they did not have to worship in the Church of England?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. The Vikings
  3. Native Americans
  4. Merchants
Grade 5 Colonial Period
James Oglethorpe founded the Georgia Colony in order to
  1. give debtors a new start
  2. make money from cash crops
  3. get away from the summer insect infestation on his plantation
  4. allow colonist freedom to worship in their own way
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