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How much do you know about the original colonies of America?

If you're familiar with the history of American colonization, then you must put your wits to the test with this semi-challenging quiz!

 May 27, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How many original colonies were there?
12
11
13

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of the following was not one of the original colonies?
Kentucky
New Hampshire
North Carolina

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The settlers of the New England colonies were referred to as:
Traders
Pilgrims
Slaves

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What were the two main reasons settlers came to the New World?
Religious freedom and trade
Animals and climate
Freedom from slavery and geography

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What were the main cash crops in the Middle colonies?
Lumber and fish
Corn and wheat
Cotton and tobacco

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How about the main cash crops in the Southern colonies?
Tobacco and rice
Cotton and lumber
Corn and wheat

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

______ was the main industry for the New England Colonies.
Trade and shipbuilding
Milling
Textiles and production of milk

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which state in the colonies was the 1st to ratify, or accept, the Constitution?
Delaware
New York
Pennsylvania

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which state in the colonies was the last to ratify, or accept, the Constitution?
Virigina
South Carolina
Rhode Island

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Milling was the main industry in the ____ colonies.
Southern
New England
Northern

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

William Penn set Pennsylvania up as a refuge for:
West African slaves
Quakers
Debtors

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Pennsylvania was by far the most advertised of all the colonies.
True
False

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Before being renamed to New York city, it was originally named:
Duke
New World
New Amsterdam

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Maryland became the refuge for:
Preachers
Catholics
Slaves

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The idea that the earth was round was an original thought of Christopher Columbus.
True
False

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The Fountain of Youth was believed to be in:
Wyoming
Florida
California

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Where did the Spanish establish their first permanent settlement in North America?
Myrtle Beach
Plymouth
St. Augustine

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who became the leader of the first permanent colony?
Captain John Smith
Ponce de Leon
Christopher Columbus
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Did you pay close attention in history class? Do you know the oldest city in the United States? Did you know that it took Christopher Columbus at least three tries before discovering America? Or were you among the many who have dozed off into the Boston Tea party? Are you familiar with all 13 colonies? Would you be able to name all of them without looking them up? If so, then this challenge is definitely for you!

Learning about our past and the decisions that shaped our nation as it it today is quite fascinating. Like they say, "Knowing the past is the key to unlocking the future." You cannot really know where you are headed until you know where you came from. To truly understand the current system and why things are the way that they are, we need to press rewind and turn back the hands of time. This quiz will cover the discovery of America as well as the challenges explorers faced while navigating through the seas.

If you are ready for today's challenge, sit back and relax, and get ready to take the easiest or maybe the hardest quiz in your life. All history buffs and lovers welcomed. If you don't know much about history, you should still take it anyway and lear something new. Once you are done, make sure to share your results with all your friends and family. If you keep in touch with your history teacher, share it with them as well!