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Title: Social Studies Theme 4: Life in the Colonies

Social Studies Theme 4Life in the Colonies
  • Game Show Quiz

Multiple Choice Questions
  • Choose the best answer for each question.

Q1 John Winthrop led the
  • A. Pilgrims.
  • B. Puritans.
  • C. Separatists.
  • D. dissenters.

Q2 Which of the following was not a reason to
come to the colonies?
  • A. to escape tolerance
  • B. to own their own land
  • C. to find religious freedom
  • D. to work in the fur trade

Q3 The Southern Colonies had large plantations
because of the
  • A. cold climate and rocky soil.
  • B. lack of workers.
  • C. size of the land claims.
  • D. warm climate and rich soil.

Q4 Who founded the colony of Maryland?
  • A. William Bradford
  • B. James Oglethorpe
  • C. Lord Baltimore
  • D. John Winthrop

Q5 What is the meaning of the word persecution?
  • A. practices
  • B. unjust treatment
  • C. prosecution
  • D. belief

Q6 What was the official religion of the colony
of Virginia?
  • A. Puritanism
  • B. Quakerism
  • C. Catholicism
  • D. Anglicanism

Q7 What was gained from the First Great
  • A. better relations between settlers and
    American Indians
  • B. an increased interest in government
  • C. an increased interest in religion
  • D. an increased interest in moving westward

Q8 John Smith was a leader in
  • A. Massachusetts.
  • B. Virginia.
  • C. Carolina.
  • D. Plymouth.

Q9 What did George Whitefield, Jonathan
Edwards, Gilbert Tennent, and Samuel Davies have
in common?
  • A. They were generals.
  • B. They were founders of colonies.
  • C. They were governors of royal colonies.
  • D. They were preachers.

Q10 The town common in New England Colonies was
  • A. the most important trading center.
  • B. where people gathered for prayer services.
  • C. an open space in the center where cattle and
    sheep could graze.
  • D. a special kind of market.

Q11 Who were the supporters of slavery?
  • A. preachers
  • B. indentured servants
  • C. plantation owners
  • D. proprietors

Q12 What was the purpose of the Mayflower
  • A. to ensure religious freedom
  • B. to establish a basis for a government
  • C. to establish a House of Burgesses
  • D. to elect representatives

Q13 What caused slavery to increase in the
Southern Colonies?
  • A. Many American Indians died.
  • B. Auctions increased.
  • C. Indentured servants left.
  • D. Plantations grew.

Q14 Why did early American settlements need
  • A. to help solve problems and make rules
  • B. to help improve relations with England
  • C. to raise taxes
  • D. to advise the king

Q15 What is the advantage of a free-market
  • A. Certain products can be very expensive.
  • B. The government does not control prices.
  • C. There are no taxes on imported goods.
  • D. People must pay cash.

Short Answer Questions
  • Use 1-2 complete sentences to answer the
    following questions. Be sure to include
    important parts of the question in your answer!

Q1 Why do you think people in the Middle
Colonies were more tolerant of other religions?
  • I think that people in the Middle Colonies were
    more tolerant of other religions because people
    from all over Europe came to settle there, so
    different cultures and religions learned to live
    side by side.

Q2 Explain how a person, a place, OR an event
shaped development in the colonies.
  • Possible answer (event) The writing of the
    Mayflower Compact helped shape development in the
    colonies because it was the first basis of

Q3 Identify the main religious group in each of
these colonies Massachusetts, Maryland,
  • Massachusetts Puritans
  • Maryland Catholics
  • Pennsylvania Quakers

Q4 What role did towns play in the development
of a free-market economy in the English colonies?
  • Towns in the English colonies played a key role
    in the development of a free-market economy
    because they were busy trading centers. Farmers
    came to town to sell their crops and buy
    manufactured goods.

Q5 Describe the First Great Awakening.
  • The First Great Awakening was a new way to
    practice the Protestant religion. It emphasized
    strong emotions rather than difficult ideas.

Q6 How were the English settlers
self-sufficient in their new land?
  • The English settlers were self-sufficient in
    their new land because they were able to take
    care of themselves by growing their own food and
    cutting down trees for shelter and warmth.

Q7 What is the difference between a proprietary
colony and a royal colony?
  • The land in a proprietary colony is controlled by
    an individual or a group of owners, while land in
    a royal colony belonged to an English monarch
    (king or queen).

Q8 What is the difference between enslaved
people and indentured servants?
  • Enslaved people were considered property and were
    bought and sold at auctions while indentured
    servants agreed to work for a set period of time
    in exchange for housing, food, and the trip to
    North America.

Q9 How did the First Great Awakening affect
religious tolerance?
  • During the First Great Awakening people joined
    new religious groups, like the Baptists and the
    Methodists. Some of these new religions reached
    out to African Americans.

Q10 Why were colonial governments not true
  • Colonial governments were not true democracies
    because only men who owned property could vote or
    be elected representatives. Also, the British
    could pass some laws for the colonies without the
    colonists consent.

Q11 Who were Roger Williams and William Penn?
  • Roger Williams was a dissenter who left
    Massachusetts and founded the colony of Rhode
    Island. William Penn established the colony of

Q12 Compare and contrast the land in the
Southern and New England Colonies, and how the
colonists used it.
  • Compare (same) The land in both the Southern
    and New England colonies were used to grow crops.
  • Contrast (different) The land in the Southern
    Colonies was used to grow cash crops on large
    soil-rich plantations. The rocky soil land in
    the New England Colonies was used to grow crops
    and raise livestock usually on small family-owned

Q13 Why did shipping become so important in the
Middle Colonies?
  • Shipping became important in the Middle Colonies
    because they had good harbors which helped
    shipping grow.

Q14 What differences were there among the
French, Spanish, and English colonial systems?
  • The French developed trade with several American
    Indian groups, while the Spanish focused on
    agriculture and used enslaved peoples. Of the
    three countries, the English had more settlers
    all of whom worked either in agriculture or in
    various trades.

Q15 What did enslaved people do to rebel
against their situation?
  • To rebel against their situation, enslaved people
    worked slowly, ran away, or bought their own

CONGRATULATIONS! Youre done. (Practice makes
perfect If you missed any questions please
think about taking the quiz again.)
  • Bibliography Pearson Scott Foresman,
    History-Social Science for California Our Nation,
    Teacher Resources Grade 5, Unit 4, 2006.