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Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the main reason the pilgrims left England to found Plymouth Colony?
  1. They wanted to convert the natives to Christianity.
  2. They wanted to worship God in their own way.
  3. They wanted to sail across the Atlantic to search for wealth.
  4. They wanted to be first to claim land in the New World.
Grade 5 Colonial Period
All of the original thirteen colonies were British.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which was the first permanent colony?
  1. Georgia
  2. Virginia
  3. Roanoke
  4. Connecticut
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
Plymouth colony was in which state?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Delaware
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who founded Connecticut colony?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. Quakers
  3. Puritans
  4. convicts
Grade 5 Colonial Period
The Middle Colonies were between the colonies in New England and the Southern Colonies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was exiled from Massachusetts Bay colony for advocating for the separation of church and state.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
New Hampshire was the last of the New England colonies to be founded.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Georgia was created to be settled by debtors.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Pennsylvania was founded by members of the Shakers.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Much of the land that made up the Middle Colonies had been controlled by which country before England?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. The Netherlands
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the main reason Jamestown was founded?
  1. to learn more about the Native Americans
  2. to find clean drinking water
  3. to get rich from the New World's resources
  4. to start a new country
Grade 5 Colonial Period
                          was fought between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag.
  1. The French and Indian War
  2. Shays' Rebellion
  3. King Phillip's War
  4. The Seven Years' War
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
In the 1770s, Benjamin Banneker became friends with the mill owners the Ellicott brothers who belonged to what denomination?
  1. Baptist
  2. Quaker
  3. Catholic
  4. Anglican
Grade 5 Colonial Period
In October 1756, Lydia Taft of Uxbridge in Massachusetts Colony became the first woman to legally vote in what would become the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Georgia originally had a ban on slavery.
  1. True
  2. False
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
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