America in the 1600s: History & Timeline


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What sentence best describes the Pilgrims and their main motive for settling in America?

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1. The first firmly established colony in America was _____.

2. How long was the first Thanksgiving celebration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We use multiple-choice questions in this short quiz to test your knowledge on this subject of America's history in the 1600s. Answer questions on the first university, the first Thanksgiving, and our first settlements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about such things as:

  • Main motive for Pilgrims settling in America
  • America's first firmly established colony
  • Length of the first Thanksgiving celebration
  • First institution of higher learning in America
  • Reason for many of the early conflicts between Native American tribes and colonists

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to develop your skills, such as:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding early conflicts with Native Americans and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding America's first institute of higher learning
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the first successful colony

Additional Learning

You can learn more with a review of the lesson named America in the 1600s: History & Timeline. Examine such information as:

  • Names of the European countries that established settlements in the new world
  • The country that had the first successful settlement
  • Impact of indentured servants on the economy