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Settling North America (1497-1732) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the approximate modern-day extent of New France at its height?

Question 2 2. John Rolfe introduced sweet Spanish tobacco seeds to the Jamestown colony. What is the most important impact of these seeds to the survival of Jamestown?

Question 3 3. Why did Carolina split into the two colonies of North and South Carolina ?

Question 4 4. What impact did the neighboring Powhatan Confederacy have on Jamestown?

Question 5 5.

James and his family ventured to the New World in search of religious freedom, and upon their arrival they settled close to a water source in a small village. James and other members of his family found jobs working in the fishing and shipbuilding industries, while the younger children attended the village's public school.

Based upon the passage above, James most likely lived in _____.

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Question 6 6. The London Company solved the problem of an insufficient labor force in Jamestown by:

Question 7 7. The colonists of Jamestown faced numerous serious issues during the early years of their settlement, some of which were:

Question 8 8. What became of North America's very first English settlement?

Question 9 9.

'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,

Taught my benighted soul to understand

That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:

Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.

Some view our sable race with scornful eye,

'Their colour is a diabolic die.'

Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,

May be refin'd and join th'angelic train.

Who most likely wrote this poem?

Question 10 10. Which colonies were founded on the idea of fleeing religious persecution in England?

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Question 11 11. Why was Peter Minuit an important personality for the expansion of Dutch settlements?

Question 12 12. What did New Netherland have in common with Jamestown?

Question 13 13. What was the main after-effect of the Molasses Act?

Question 14 14. Finding a Northwest Passage was the hope of many European merchants and monarchs including the _____.

Question 15 15. What resulted from the Pilgrims' landing at a site outside their London Company charter?

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Question 16 16. What can you infer about triangular trade?

Question 17 17. How were indentured servants different from slaves in the 1600s colonial society?

Question 18 18. Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion of 1676:

Question 19 19. How did the English settlers who founded Jamestown plan to become rich?

Question 20 20. Which colony was intended as a place of shelter for the Quakers?

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Question 21 21. Indentured servants:

Question 22 22. What saved the Virginia settlement of Jamestown?

Question 23 23. How was the Connecticut colony different from most New England colonies?

Question 24 24. Why did the European merchants and monarchs work so hard to find the Northwest Passage?

Question 25 25. Why was Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sequence of events is in chronological order?

Question 27 27. Which of the following pairs show cause and effect?

Question 28 28. Which of the following was NOT accomplished by the creation of the Dominion of New England?

Question 29 29. Why was it difficult for the Dutch to establish a settlement in the New World?

Question 30 30. Why was the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland significant?

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