Chapter 3 Pre-Test: Colonial America


Match each term and name below to its definition or description.

a. patroons b. New York c. New Jersey e. Delaware d. ethnic 1. once called New Amsterdam 2. a word related to describing a person’s cultural or racial background 3. settlers granted land by the Dutch West India Company 4. a group of southern Pennsylvania counties 5. named after an island in the English Channel

Match the names and places below with their descriptions.

a. Jamestown b. Spain c. England d. Pocahontas e. Pilgrims 6. landed at Plymouth Rock 7. country with a feared and powerful Armada 8. daughter of a Powhatan chief 9. first permanent English settlement in North America 10. European nation that eventually dominated North America

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

11. The Pilgrims landed on territory chartered by the Virginia Company.

a. True b. False 12. John White was both an explorer and an artist.

a. True b. False 13. Since Henry VII’s break from the Catholic Church in 1534, all English citizens have been Anglicans.

a. True b. False

14. New York and New Jersey were Middle Colonies.

a. True b. False 15. Roanoke is an island off the coast of what is now North Carolina.

a. True b. False

Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

16. This excerpt from Captain John Smith’s Jamestown journal describes life in the settlement a. c. at the time Captain Newport set sail.

just after it was established.

b. d. during its first winter.

upon the return of Captain Newport.

17. Who led the rebellion that eventually opened up Native American land for colonial settlement?

a. John Locke b. Nathaniel Bacon c. Roger Williams d. William Penn 18. Who was the Powhatan chief’s daughter who married an English settler?

a. Pocahontas b. Samoset c. Squanto d. Virginia Dare 19. Which colony offered a fresh start to debtors and poor people?

a. Carolina b. Delaware c. Georgia d. Maryland 20. Carolina was eventually divided into how many colonies?

a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 21. The British hoped that Georgia would block attacks from a. the Dutch in New York.

b. the Germans in Carolina.

c. the Native Americans.

d. the Spanish in Florida.

22. In this excerpt from Anne Hutchinson’s 1637 trial, Governor Winthrop criticizes her for a. dishonoring England.

c. not taking care of her family.

b. d. dishonoring the colony’s ministers and churches.

tolerating the beliefs of others.

23. Which Native American group is Winslow most likely referring to in this passage?

a. c. the Delaware the Onondaga b. d. the Lenape the Wampanoag 24. Which of these laws was enacted to protect Maryland’s Catholics?

a. the Act of Catholic Protection b. the Act of Toleration c. the Law of Religious Freedom d. the Maryland Compact 25. Which settlement did the English attack with a fleet in 1664?

a. Delaware b. Manhattan c. New Amsterdam d. Pennsylvania

26. a. c. This quotation, from an English geographer, gives a hint of which element of England’s strength?

its brilliant legal system its strong navy b. the nation’s large population d. England’s well-trained soldiers 27. Which detail of Edward Winslow’s account of the first Thanksgiving is the most historically significant? a. c. the definition of the word “fowling” the mention of their guests b. d. the description of colorful decorations the week’s worth of food they had 28. People who paid for their passage to America with labor were called a. enslaved persons.

b. indentured servants.

c. proprietors.

d. tenant farmers.

29. What law granted Catholics and Protestants the right to worship freely in Maryland?

a. Act of Toleration b. Charter of Privileges c. the Fundamental Orders d. the Maryland constitution 30. To prevent an outbreak of war with Native Americans, Virginia governor William Berkeley a. attacked their villages.

b. invited them to live in Europe.

c. made an agreement with them.

d. made them English citizens.

31. According to this passage, what is the most impressive thing about the Philadelphia region?

a. c. its good relations with local Native Americans its good weather and easy transportation b. d. its good soil, water, trees, and pasturelands its regular mail service and trade contact with Europe 32. What did Squanto and Samoset do?

a. established the Anglican Church in America c. taught the Pilgrim settlers to live in their new environment b. d. helped the Separatists move north fought against the settlers of Georgia 33. In signing the Mayflower Compact, the Pilgrims agreed a. c. to establish the first colony in Virginia.

to obey laws passed for the good of the colony.

b. d. to have community meetings every two weeks.

to remain loyal to the King of England.

34. Which of these documents addressed land divisions and social ranking?

a. the Carolina Constitution b. the Delaware Declaration c. the Georgia Agreement d. the Pennsylvania Compact 35. What was Peter Stuyvesant’s nationality?

a. British b. Dutch

c. French d. Native American 36. The movement that led 15,000 Puritans to Massachusetts in the 1630s is called the a. Great Migration.

b. Mayflower Compact.

c. Puritan Movement.

d. Virginia Compact.

37. England’s first permanent colony in North America was named after a. Captain John Smith.

b. King James I.

c. Powhatan.

d. Virginia Dare.

38. This passage describes William Penn’s colony as a. c. orderly and growing.

disorganized and dangerous.

b. d. struggling and desperate.

unstable, with failing farms.

39. Because their journey had a religious purpose, passengers on the


called themselves a. New Colonists.

b. Pilgrims.

c. Puritans.

d. Strangers.

40. This passage describes Pennsylvania’s policy of a. freedom for Quakers.

c. pacifism.

b. d. free trade.

religious tolerance.