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Which region produced huge amounts of grain during the colonial period?
a) Southern Colonies b) The Frontier c) Middle Colonies d) New England COlonies
Why did merchants in England support the creation of the 13 colonies?
a) They wanted to ease the pressures of overpopulation in England. b) They hoped to weaken the power of the king. c) They wanted to reduce competition from other merchants. d) They hoped the colonies would buy English goods and serve as a source of raw materials.
What was the first permanent English settlement in North America?
a) St. Augustine b) Roanoke c) Plymouth d) Jamestown
In what colony did the Quakers find religious freedom?
a) Pennsylvania b) Connecticut c) Georgia d) Massachusetts
Which method of protest was NOT used by the colonists
a) tar and feathering b) petitions c) vandalism d) sit-ins
The slogan “no taxation without representation” meant that the colonies were opposed to taxes from
a) English Parliament b) Colonial legislature c) The First Continental Congress d) Town meetings
Colonial boycotts of British goods before the Revolutionary War were effective measures because they
a) Reduced the profits of British merchants b) Lowered the prices of imported goods c) Left British troops short of supplies in the colonies d) Allowed the Americans to start their own factories.
Which section of the 13 colonies was known as the breadbasket colonies?
a) Middle b) Southern c) New England d) Western Territories
Which group dominated religion and political life in colonial New England?
a) Puritans b) Patriots c) Quakers d) Tories
The triangular trade involved
a) molasses, rum and slaves b) cotton, disease and slaves c) oranges, rum and slaves d) guns, gold and glory
Which section of the 13 colonies had rocky soil?
a) New England b) Middle c) Southern d) Canada
William Penn and the Quakers founded the colony of Pennsylvania mainly on the principle of
a) Religious tolerance b) Trade of furs and gold c) Opportunity for debtors d) Making friends with Native Americans
Which section of the 13 colonies used slave labor to grow tobacco?
a) Southern b) Middle c) New England d) Spanish Florida
Merchants in England supported the setting up of colonies because they hoped colonies would
a) remove some of the population from England b) send raw materials to England and buy goods from England c) weaken the powers of the king d) provide competition for goods make in England
What was the main purpose of the Mayflower Compact?
a) To establish freedom of religion in the colony b) To ensure obedience to the King of England c) To provide a new chance for debtors and criminals d) To create a government that would benefit the colony
What was the first elected legislature in the 13 Colonies?
a) Stamp Act Congress b) House of Burgesses c) First Continental Congress d) Constitutional Convention
The population of what colonial region was largely Puritan?
a) Frontier b) New England c) Middle d) Southern
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