Social Studies Chapter 5 Study Guide        Name:  ________________

 

  1. Why did the English want colonies in North America? 

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  1. Where was the first English colony?  _________________________________________

 

  1. Which of the following greatly angered the Spanish?

 

        White returned to England.

        Raleigh offered to organize the colony.

        The colony at Roanoke failed.

        Francis Drake raided Spanish ships.

 

  1. Which BEST describes the type of government established in Jamestown?

 

    • Rule by a president
    • Rule by a dictator
    • Self-government
    • No government

 

  1. How did the Jamestown settlers avoid starvation?

 

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  1. What colonies did the French found as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?

 

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  1. Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?

 

        Fishing the waters

        Trading beaver fur

        Good relations with the Indians

        A thriving harbor

 

  1. What river did the Dutch take control of as a result of searching for the Northwest

 

Passage?  _______________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which of the following BEST summarizes why the Pilgrims chose to leave their homeland?

 

        To practice their religious beliefs

        To explore new lands

        To gain wealth

        To live on land of their own

 

  1. Why did the Pilgrims go to Plymouth?

 

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  1. Which of the following is NOT one of the difficulties the Pilgrims faced at Plymouth?

 

        Winter

        Disease

        Hunger

        Drought

 

  1. What group helped the Pilgrims survive at Plymouth Colony? ______________________

 

  1. Why did the Puritans send a small group of colonists ahead of the others?

 

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  1. Which region had the longest growing season?  _________________________________

 

  1. What made one New England colony different from another?

 

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  1. What happened to dissenters of Puritan rules in Massachusetts?

 

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  1. How did many of the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?

 

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