French-British Rivalry in the American Colonies


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Which explorer claimed portions of what is now Canada for France in 1534?

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1. Which European power was primarily interested in colonizing South America and the southern and western parts of North America?

2. What year was the Treaty of Paris signed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the Age of Exploration, Great Britain and France were two major players in the race for domination of North America, and this quiz and worksheet combination will assess what you know about their roles in early America. Assessment questions ask about important people, dates, and conflicts that affected the outcome of the French-British rivalry in America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the:

  • Treaty of Paris
  • French explorer who declared sections of Canada as belonging to France in 1534
  • French and Indian War
  • European country that settled South America and southwestern portions of North America
  • Nine Years' War

Skills Practiced

You will develop your ability to use these key skills by completing the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information about the rivalry between the French and British in early America from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define important dates, such as the French and Indian War and the signing of the Treaty of Paris
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding another name for the Nine Years' War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the explorer who claimed much of today's Canada for France

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled French-British Rivalry in the American Colonies. These key objectives will be met by completing the lesson:

  • Learn which European countries were involved with the colonization of the Americas
  • Define New France and identify its borders
  • Understand the role played by Native Americans in the conflict between France and Great Britain for control in the Americas
  • Know the conflict in which France assisted the newly-formed American colonies