John White the Artist & Colonist: Paintings & Biography


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What was significant about the birth of White's granddaughter, Virginia Dare, in Roanoke?

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1. What was the reason it took White three years to return to Roanoke after his 1587 expedition?

2. What was unique about the makeup of the colonists that accompanied White on the trip he led in 1587 to Roanoke?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While there are many important figures involved with European colonization in the Americas, this quiz/worksheet will zero on in John White. You will be principally examined on White's legacy, granddaughter's importance, return to Roanoke, and later uses of White's work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • What White's granddaughter is known for
  • Why White's return to Roanoke following his 1587 expedition was delayed
  • The significance of White's party upon his return to Roanoke
  • White's most remembered works
  • Posthumous applications of White's work

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the settlers in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about John White
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the early European settlements

Additional Learning

If you desire to learn more of John White, take a look at the lesson, John White the Artist & Colonist: Paintings & Biography. This piece will be useful when it comes to topics such as:

  • White's expedition to Roanoke
  • White's different leadership roles
  • Virginia Dare
  • Art and cartography of White