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American History 1600-1700s

What do you know about the most important events and facts of Colonial America from 1601 to 1800?
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1. What colony was the first attempt by the English to establish a colony in the Americas?
Roanoke
Plymouth
New Netherland
Massachusetts Bay
2. What famous explorer brought the settlers from the first colony back to England?
Christopher Columbus
Sir Francis Drake
Henry Hudson
James Cook
3. What town became the first permanent English settlement in the Americas in 1607?
Charlestown
Jamestown
New Amsterdam
Hudson Bay
4. What famous leader helped the first English colony to survive its early years?
George Washington
John Smith
John Carver
William Penn
5. What was the name of early English settler of North America who was married to Pocahontas?
John Smith
Roger Williams
William Penn
John Rolfe
6. What Native American tribe was Pocahontas from?
Navajo
Sioux
Cherokee
Powhatan
7. The first Africans arrived in what British colony in 1619?
Connecticut
Virginia
Massachusetts
Georgia
8. What colony the Pilgrims established in North America in 1620?
Plymouth
Jamestown
Williamsburg
Massachusetts
9. What holiday was started with the Pilgrims?
4th of July
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Memorial Day
10. Who did the English colonists of New England fight in King Philip's war between 1675 and 1678?
Native American tribes
Spanish
Mexicans
French
11. What was the name given on in 1717 to the jurisdiction of the Spanish Empire in northern South America?
Gran Colombia
Grenadine Confederation
New Granada
New Spain
12. The Seven Years' War was a conflict between which European powers in North America?
Spain and Portugal
France and Great Britain
Portugal and France
Great Britain and Spain
13. What major event started the Revolutionary War and occurred between the First and Second Continental Congress?
The Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Lexington & Concord
The Intolerable Acts
Boston Tea Party
14. When did the Revolutionary War begin?
1715
1685
1661
1775
15. What was a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the Revolutionary War?
Harriet Tubman
Molly Pitcher
Molly Malone
G.I. Jane
16. What event in the Revolution took place in Williamsburg?
Declaration of independence
First shots of the war
Gunpowder incident
Tea party
17. Which city was the site of a Massacre in the growing rebellion?
Portland
New York
Boston
Salt Lake City
18. Who was the Commander of the Continental Army and helped organize the efforts of the colonies to fight against Great Britain?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
John Smith
19. What group formed in Boston in 1765 to protest British taxes and laws?
Knights of Templar
Redcoats
Sons of Liberty
Patriots of America
20. What did patriots in Boston dump into the harbor in a 1773 protest?
Wool
Tea
Tax documents
Paint
21. What peace treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War?
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Tordesillas
Treaty of Danger
Treaty of Versailles
22. What is considered the final major battle of the Revolutionary War?
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Germantown
23. When did the Revolutionary War end and the USA was finally declared independent?
1783
1755
1800
1812
24. What was the date that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence?
4th July
3rd June
2nd August
1st September
25. What famous founding father wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
John Adams
26. How many British colonies were established during the 17th and 18th centuries in what is now a part of the eastern USA?
15
9
13
7
27. Who was the first President of the United States?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
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