Jamestown: Conflict in the New World


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In 1606 the King of England gave what group of investors a charter to settle in North America?

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1. How did John Rolfe contribute to the expansion of Jamestown?

2. Why would John Smith have told the Jamestown settlers they had to work if they wanted to eat?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set evaluate your understanding of the struggles, successes, and failures of the Jamestown colony. For you to pass the quiz, you should be knowledgeable about the group of investors who secured the charter for Jamestown and after whom they named the colony and nearby river.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment resources to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Group of investors who secured the charter to settle Jamestown
  • For whom the settlement and nearby river were named
  • Agricultural crop that provided a measure of prosperity in the colony
  • Role of John Rolfe
  • Dissolution of the charter

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills while you work through the worksheet and quiz:

  • Making connections - understand how the settlement's leadership combated the lack of preparedness and skills of the settlers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the tension between the English settlers and Powhatan natives and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding the dissolution of the charter

Additional Learning

Learn more about the settlement at Jamestown and the conflicts that plagued the colony by checking out the accompanying lesson titled Jamestown: Conflict in the New World. It focuses on the following objectives:

  • Identify the problems faced by the settlers, including conflicts with the Powhatan, lack of food and water, and unfamiliarity with manual labor
  • Explore the positive roles of Captain John Smith and John Rolfe
  • Discover the key event that resulted in the dissolution of the charter