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