Historyteacher.net practice questions
Roger Williams is best known in American History as:
an early champion of religious freedom
In founding the colony of Georgia, James Oglethorpe’s primary purpose was to:
provide a refuge for English debtors
Most of the slaves who came to the thirteen mainland colonies in British North America:
were considered to be property and as such could be used as collateral for loans
What was a proprietary colony?
A colony like New Jersey that was run as a privately owned estate
The New England colonies were more successful and stable than the Chesapeake Bay colonies for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
women were treated more as equals in the New England colonies than they were in the Chesapeake Bay region, making it more difficult to attract women to Chesapeake Bay
Which of the following colonies required each community of 50 or more families to provide a teacher of reading and writing?
A man’s right to vote for governor and members of the General Court in 17c Massachusetts was based on:
Anne Hutchinson’s teaching threatened to undermine the spiritual authority established by the clergy because she:
claimed believers could communicate directly with God
The CHIEF significance of the Great Awakening was that it:
was the first genuine unified movement of the American colonists
English Protestants who wished not only to rid the Church of England of its Catholic traditions, but also to reform English society; they came to New England to set up a model community as an example to the rest of Europe.
In 1635 he was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because he said that the government had no authority over the personal opinions of individuals. Founded Rhode Island as a colony for religious freedom.
a radical separatist group of English protestants who settled at Plymouth in order to be left alone to lead a pure and religious life.
This prominent New England clergyman helped bring the Salem witchcraft trials to a close.
This Puritan theologian was the leader of the first Great Awakening in New England.
He led a rebellion in Virginia against the autocratic government of Lord Berkeley in the late 17c.
John Peter Zenger
This New York newspaper editor made a written attack on the corrupt royal governor and was arrested on the basis of seditious libel. However, after a trial, he was found not guilty.
He led an uprising in New York in the name of King William IV against the Anglo-Dutch ruling elite.
Which was not involved in the Triangle Trade during the colonial period?
Prior to successfully colonizing the New World, England defeated a major rival, and just prior to losing many of its New World colonies, England defeated another major rival. The rivals were first:
Spain, then France
Most of the thirteen original colonies:
Started as proprietary colonies and became royal colonies by the 1750s