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The 13 Colonies

written by: mattbeckwith
 
Brush up on early American history.

Question 1:


Which colony was originally a Dutch colony?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
South Carolina
Vermont
North Carolina
New York

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Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views. He then moved to and settled on land which later became part of this colony.
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Delaware


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Which colony was originally established as a safe haven for Catholics?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Georgia
Virginia


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Question 4:

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The religious views of the founder of this colony included the belief that the direct experience of God is possible for all people, without the need for religious mediators such as priests and ministers. In fact, the Bible was not considered to be the final authority on God; rather, God should be experienced directly, with the Bible only guiding the way.
Georgia
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Carolina


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This colony was formed as a location for the resettlement of the deserving poor. Poor people and debtors were interviewed by the founder to determine whether they were deserving of membership in his colony. The colony had very strict rules.
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
Georgia


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Question 6:

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Which colony was established with slavery banned completely?
Georgia
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New York


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Question 7:

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Which of the following colonies was established primarily for business and financial reasons, not religious ones?
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Massachusetts


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In the French & Indian War (aka the Seven Years' War), the British fought the French. Most Native American tribes sided with the French, but one group in particular sided with the British. Of the following Native American populations, which one sided with the British?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Algonquin
Ottawa
Hurons
Iroquois


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Question 9:

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Which of the following was NOT one of the original thirteen colonies?
South Carolina
New Hampshire
Connecticut
Florida


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Question 10:

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In the American Revolutionary War, when the colonists won the battle at Saratoga, which 2 European countries joined them in their war against the British?
France and Holland
Portugal and France
France and Spain
Holland and Spain


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