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James Oglethorpe: Facts & Biography

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What occupation did Oglethorpe have before his work in the colonies?

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1. Which social reform cause did Oglethorpe take up that led to the founding of Georgia?

2. Why was Oglethorpe's new colony positioned south of South Carolina?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Social reformer James Oglethorpe was a leading figure in a group of British trustees who founded the colony of Georgia to provide economic opportunity for the poor. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the influences and events that shaped Oglethorpe's life, and his contribution to the diversity of colonial America.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Oglethorpe's role in British government
  • The strategic position of Georgia
  • Managers of the colony of Georgia
  • Oglethorpe's social reform work

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about George Oglethorpe's life and his role in founding the colony of Georgia
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Georgia as a charter colony and after its transition
  • Making connections - use your knowledge to examine how the decrease of Oglethorpe's influence affected the colony

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called James Oglethorpe: Facts & Biography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Oglethorpe's vision for the colony of Georgia
  • Explain Oglethorpe's military leadership
  • Cite some of the unique aspects of the colony of Georgia
  • Explain Britain's strategic interest in Georgia
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