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Ch. 5 Social Studies

Coming to America Setting Up Camp Surviving Colonies Short Answer
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Why did the English want colonies in North America?

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Why did the English want colonies in North America?


They wanted to find gold and other resources.


Where was the first English colony?

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Where was the first English colony?


Roanoke Island


Which of the following greatly angered the Spanish?

a. White returned to England.

b. Raleigh offered to organize the colony

c. The colony at Roanoke failed.

d. Francis Drake raided the Spanish ships.

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Which of the following greatly angered the Spanish?

a. White returned to England.

b. Raleigh offered to organize the colony

c. The colony at Roanoke failed.

d. Francis Drake raided the Spanish ships.


d. Francis Drake raided the Spanish ships


Which BEST describes the type of government established in Jamestown?

a. rule by a president

b. rule by a dictator

c. self-government

d. no government

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Which BEST describes the type of government established in Jamestown?

a. rule by a president

b. rule by a dictator

c. self-government

d. no government


c. self-government


What river did the Dutch take control of as a result of searching for the Northwest passage?

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What river did the Dutch take control of as a result of searching for the Northwest passage?


Hudson River


How did the Jamestown settlers avoid starvation?

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How did the Jamestown settlers avoid starvation?


They farmed the land and dug wells for water.


What colonies did the French found as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?

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What colonies did the French found as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?


Quebec and Montreal


Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?

a. fishing the waters

b. trading bever fur

c. good relations with the Indians

d. a thriving harbor

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Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?

a. fishing the waters

b. trading bever fur

c. good relations with the Indians

d. a thriving harbor


b. trading beaver fur


Which of the following BEST summarizes why the Pilgrims chose to leave their homeland?

a. to practice their religious beliefs

b. to explore new lands

c. to gain wealth

d. to live on land of their own

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Which of the following BEST summarizes why the Pilgrims chose to leave their homeland?

a. to practice their religious beliefs

b. to explore new lands

c. to gain wealth

d. to live on land of their own


a. to practice their religious beliefs


Why did the Pilgrims go to Plymouth?

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Why did the Pilgrims go to Plymouth?


A storm blew their ship off course.


Which of the following is NOT one of the difficulties the Pilgrims faced at Plymouth?

a. winter

b. disease

c. hunger

d. drought

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Which of the following is NOT one of the difficulties the Pilgrims faced at Plymouth?

a. winter

b. disease

c. hunger

d. drought


d. drought


Why did the Puritans send a small group of colonists ahead of the others?

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Why did the Puritans send a small group of colonists ahead of the others?


to get a colony started for the others.


Which region had the longest growing season?

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Which region had the longest growing season?


Southern Colonies


What made one New England colony different from another?

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What made one New England colony different from another?


different religious beliefs


What happened to the dissenters of Puritan rules in Massachusetts?

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What happened to the dissenters of Puritan rules in Massachusetts?


They were forced to leave their colony.


How did many of the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?

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How did many of the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?


King Charles II gave away large plots of land.


What events led to the disappearance of the colony at Roanoke Island?

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What events led to the disappearance of the colony at Roanoke Island?


The colony at Roanoke Island was founded. John White returned to England for more supplies when the colony ran out. England and Spain went to war. White could not return for three years. Upon his return White found that the colonists had all disappeared.


Why was tobacco important to Jamestown?

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Why was tobacco important to Jamestown?


The colony at Jamestown was founded by merchants who wanted to make money. Tobacco is a cash crop. It was grown for profit.


What was the result of the Europeans' search for the Northwest Passage?

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What was the result of the Europeans' search for the Northwest Passage?


The French and the Dutch instead discovered rivers and founded successful colonies.


How did the Dutch plan the growth of New Amsterdam?

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How did the Dutch plan the growth of New Amsterdam?


They encouraged people from many countries to settle there so that lots of people would move to the colony.


Why did Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving, and why did they invite the Wampanoag to celebrate with them?

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Why did Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving, and why did they invite the Wampanoag to celebrate with them?


The Wampanoag showed the Pilgrims how to plant and where to hunt and fish. After the first successful harvest, the Pilgrims wanted to celebrate their success and show their appreciateion for the Wanpanoag's help the first year.


How were the Puritans similar to the Pilgrims?

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How were the Puritans similar to the Pilgrims?


Both were persecuted fro religious reasons in England, wanted to change the Chruch of England, sailed to North America, and started their own colonies.


Why were the New England colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut founded?

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Why were the New England colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut founded?


They were founed by people looking for greater freedom--religious in Massachusetts and both religious and political in Connecticut.


What was the importance of the location of the Georgia colony?

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What was the importance of the location of the Georgia colony?


Georgia was located between the Carolinas and Florida. The Carolinas were English and Florida was Spanish. Because Spain and England were rivals, Georgia helped protect other English colonies from possible Spanish attacks.


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