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