History of Tobacco in America

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Tobacco originated in which geographical area?

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1. What was NOT a primary use of tobacco by Native Americans throughout the Americas?

2. Tobacco production in the United States was aided primarily by what colonial practice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While the use of tobacco is often controversial, check out this worksheet and quiz pairing to see what you understand about the history of tobacco in the Americas. Quiz questions have been written to see what you know about topics ranging from tobacco's origins to tobacco production in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • Colonial practice that supported tobacco production in the United States
  • South American tobacco-using ritual healers
  • Oldest known location of tobacco
  • Plant family in which tobacco is a member

Skills Practiced

Complete this worksheet and quiz to improve your ability to use these skill sets:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information about the history of tobacco in America from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of Native Americans to understand the primary uses of tobacco throughout the early Americas
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding early tobacco production in the United States and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about where in the Americas tobacco was first found

Additional Learning

To learn more about this important topic, study the lesson entitled History of Tobacco in America. The objectives met during review of the lesson include:

  • Understand how people know about the spread of tobacco in the Americas
  • Know when and where tobacco was first harvested in North America
  • Identify important founders of the modern tobacco industry in the United States
  • Learn about the spread of tobacco use throughout developing nations
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