The Lost Colony of Roanoke: Mystery, Theories & History


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In what state is the island of Roanoke located?

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1. Why was John White's return trip to Roanoke delayed?

2. Which of the following is considered a possible explanation for what happened to the colonists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The exact circumstances surrounding the lost colony of Roanoke remain a mystery to this day. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you assess your knowledge of the important information on this historically baffling European settlement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • European expansion to North America
  • Location of Roanoke
  • Important figures
  • Possible explanation of the events

Skills Practiced

The lesson resources will measure your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the lost colony of Roanoke
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding important people associated with the colony
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about possible explanations of the events at Roanoke

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, take a look at the associated lesson called The Lost Colony of Roanoke: Mystery, Theories & History. The following objectives will be addressed in this lesson:

  • Know the history on the establishment of European colonies
  • Identify the location of Roanoke
  • Understand the role of John White and Walter Raleigh in the history of the settlement
  • Discover possible explanations on the circumstances at Roanoke