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Who Were the Colonists? (Grade 8)

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Who Were the Colonists?

1. 
The first European colonists came from which country?
  1. Portugal
  2. England
  3. France
  4. Spain
2. 
The early Spanish explorers and colonists were called                                 .
3. 
For what reasons did conquistadors leave their home country for the unknown in the Americas?



4. 
Many of the early French settlers were merchants who engaged in what type of lucrative trade?
  1. Timber
  2. Slaves
  3. Gold
  4. Fur
5. 
Known as the King's Daughters, Louis XIV sent 800 single women to the French colonies in order to boost their population.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Marriages between French colonists and Native Americans were strictly forbidden.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
With an adequate food supply and clean water French colonists in Canada were generally healthier than their counterparts in France.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
French women in Canada typically had fewer rights than women who lived in France.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
At least a half of the European colonists making the journey to North America between the middle of the 17th century and the American Revolution were indentured servants.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Why would a person agree to become an indentured servant?



11. 
Many individuals were willing to indenture themselves for a passage to the Americas because decades of wars in Europe had severely hurt the European economy.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
The initial colonists to Virginia were hoping to make money by sending what back to England?
  1. Fur
  2. Gold
  3. Corn
  4. Tabacco
13. 
Unable to get crops growing because they were gentlemen rather than farmers many of the initial colonists at Jamestown died within the first year.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Plymouth was founded by which group of separatists from the Church of England seeking freedom to practice their religion?
  1. Puritans
  2. Pilgrims
  3. Quakers
  4. Huguenots
15. 
Maryland was founded to provide English Catholics a refuge from the persecution they faced in England.
  1. True
  2. False
16. 
Mennonites and Amish fled persecution in Germany to settle in which colony?
  1. Georgia
  2. New York
  3. Pennslyvania
  4. Massachusetts Bay
17. 
Many of the Dutch colonists were Walloons from Belgium.
  1. True
  2. False
18. 
The log cabin was introduced by settlers from Germany.
  1. True
  2. False
19. 
The Carolinas were originally colonized by wealthy rice planters by way of the island of Barbados.
  1. True
  2. False
20. 
Debtors, who would be sent to prison in England, were the first colonists in which colony?
  1. Rhode Island
  2. Providence
  3. Mayland
  4. Georgia
21. 
What was the occupation of most New English colonists?
  1. Fisher
  2. Farmer
  3. Privateer
  4. Fur trader

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