Multiple Choice Answers

Question 1

Which of the following was not a reason for Spanish colonization in the Americans?
A. Expanding the Spanish empire
B. Profiting in the fur trade
C. Wealth
D. Religious divisions
Question 2

The plantation economy in the South produced
A. great profits and developed great educational institutions.
B. great profits at the expense of cultural development and equal opportunity.
C. low profits despite the enslavement of a great number of people.
D. equal opportunity for all whites and no illiteracy.
Question 3

Which of the following resulted from King Philip’s War?
A. The English established praying towns for the Indians.
B. The Indians lost most of their land in southern New England.
C. The colonists gave land back to the Indians.
D. The Puritans nearly eliminated the Pequots
Question 4

In which region of colonies did the Salem Witch trials take place?
A. New England
B. Middle
C. Southern
D. All of the colonies
Question 5

Which factor made the most difference in how agriculture affected the economies of the colonies?
A. workforce
B. choice of crops
C. climate
D. access to ports
Question 6

The Glorious Revolution was a
A. coup in England during which King William was overthrown.
B. coup in England during which King James II was overthrown.
C. rebellion in the colonies which led to colonial self-rule.
D. rebellion in the colonies which led to the Navigation Acts.
Question 7

The 1469 marriage of Prince Ferdinand and Queen Isabella created which nation?
A. Spain
B. Aragon
C. Castile
D. Portugal
Question 8

Which event marked the beginning of the Middle Ages?
A. the collapse of the Roman Empire
B. the Crusades
C. the search for new trade routes
D. the Renaissance
Question 9
Who explored enough of South America to deem it a new continent?
A. Amerigo Vespucci
B. Pedro Alvarez Cabral
C. Ferdinand Magellan
D. John Cabot
Question 10

What did leaders of Rhode Island believe would happen to religion if church and state were connected?
A. Religion would become corrupted.
B. Religion would become more powerful than government.
C. Religion would grow at an alarming rate.
D. Religion would become state-funded.
Question 12

Why did Spain colonize Florida and the Rio Grande valley?
A. Spain wanted to protect its colony in Mexico from other Europeans.
B. Native Americans in that region wanted to trade with the Spanish.
C. Missionaries insisted on spreading Christianity across the continent.
D. The Spanish found silver and gold mines there.
Question 13

Georgia was initially founded as a haven for
A. Catholics.
B. French traders.
C. English debtors.
D. enslaved Africans
Question 14

A royal colony is owned by the crown and a proprietary colony is owned by wealthy individuals or companies.
A. False
B. True
Question 15

Robert de La Salle is noted for:
A. claiming for France the land around the Mississippi River.
B. exploring the St. Lawrence River.
C. finding the Northwest Passage.
D. leading a Jesuit mission in New France
Question 16

Which document limited the British monarch’s right to tax and guaranteed due process?
A. Bill of Rights
B. Declaration of Independence
C. English Bill of Rights
D. Magna Carta
Question 17

Which of the following was a push factor that encouraged people to leave England?
A. the desire for gold
B. a thriving economy
C. religious persecution
D. the attraction of fertile land
Question 18

The French came to the Americas primarily to:
A. look for gold and riches.
B. challenge Spanish domination.
C. profit from the fur trade.
D. convert the Indians to Christianity
Question 19

Which of the following distinguished the Middle Colonies from New England and the Southern Colonies?
A. representative government
B. ethnic and religious diversity
C. prohibition of slavery
D. peace treaties with Native Americans