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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 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
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
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
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
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
Which Treaty ended the French & Indian War?
  1. Treaty of Paris 1763
  2. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  3. Treaty of Paris 1789
  4. Treaty of Versailles 1767
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
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 Boston Massacre
  1. These acts were passed by Parliament in order to punish the colonists of Boston after the Boston Tea Party.
  2. The event where colonists dresses as Indians and dumped over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.
  3. The event where British soldiers shot several colonists, killing three and wounding several others.
  4. To protect the colonists from Indian attacks
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