Daily Life & Challenges in Early English Settlements


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The 'Starving Time' is associated with which colony?

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1. The mysterious word 'Croatoan' is associated with which colony?

2. In what year was Jamestown founded?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

English settlers in America faced a difficult life, as simply finding food and staving off disease proved to be a daily struggle. This quiz features questions on the earliest settlements and the hardships that threatened them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the following:

  • Religious colonies
  • The Jamestown settlement
  • The 'Starving Time'
  • Origins of the word 'Croatoan'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - verify that you comprehend the most pertinent information about life on English settlements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about English settlements
  • Information recall - access important dates regarding the Jamestown colony

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson titled Daily Life & Challenges in Early English Settlements contains more information about this important time period. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Learn the story of the lost colony
  • Recount the story of Jamestown's founding
  • Study the settlement at Plymouth and understand what makes it unique