New Netherland Colony: History & Facts


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What was one of the most prized goods available for trade at Fort Orange?

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1. Why did the Dutch hire Henry Hudson?

2. How did the Dutch take possession of Manhattan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the New Netherland colony. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include which country took control of New Netherland in 1664.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Why the Dutch hired Henry Hudson
  • Longest-serving director of New Netherland
  • Dutch possession of Manhattan

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the New Netherland colony
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hudson's intended task
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the most prized goods traded at Fort Orange

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, read the lesson called New Netherland Colony: History & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the purpose, and eventual result, of Henry Hudson's voyage
  • Know key details of the first settlers into New Netherland
  • Understand the process through which the Dutch took possession of Manhattan
  • Recognize Peter Stuyvesant's notable accomplishments
  • Know how New Amsterdam became New York