The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America


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What was the significance of King Philip's War?

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1. Which of the following factors prompted the drastic increase in America's colonial population from 1690 to 1754?


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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 13 colonies each had distinct qualities, particularly depending on their geographic location. This quiz will have you recall a number of facts about these colonies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This 13 colonies quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the significance of King Philip's War
  • Determine the best description for immigration in the colonial period
  • Recognize characteristics of the three regions of colonies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information from the lesson on life in the 13 colonies
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the characteristics of the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding immigrants in the colonies

Additional Learning

The lesson on life in the 13 colonies covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize British America during the colonial period
  • Explain how geography affected the businesses of New England
  • Provide examples of things that first originated in the Northern colonies
  • Explain the Salem Witch Trials
  • Give the life expectancy of the Southern colonies