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SS8H1 Georgia Studies (Indians, Exploration)

Quiz by Jennifer Price

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  • Q1
    Which Georgia document served as the state's first constitution and established the framework for governing the colony?
    The Declaration of Independence
    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The United States Constitution
    The Georgia Constitution of 1777
  • Q2
    Which of the following was a result of the Yazoo Land Fraud in Georgia during the late 1700s?
    Land speculators bribed members of the Georgia General Assembly to sell land at a low price
    Georgia citizens were given free land
    The British took control of the land
    The land was given to Native American tribes
  • Q3
    What was the main purpose of the Georgia Trustee period (1732-1752) in the colony's early history?
    To encourage the growth of large plantations for cash crop production
    To create a defensive buffer against Spanish-held Florida
    To establish a profitable trade route with Native American tribes
    To build a strong military presence against French forces
  • Q4
    What was the outcome of the Battle of Bloody Marsh fought between British and Spanish forces in Georgia in 1742?
    The British and Spanish forces reached a peaceful resolution and withdrew
    The battle resulted in the signing of a treaty ceding Georgia to Spain
    The British successfully defended the Georgia colony and prevented Spanish invasion
    The Spanish overtook the Georgia colony and established control
  • Q5
    How did the arrival of the railroad in Georgia in the mid-1800s impact the state's economy?
    It led to a decrease in agricultural production and reliance on slave labor
    It caused a decline in population as people moved to other states for better opportunities
    It resulted in the consolidation of small farms into large plantations
    It facilitated transportation of goods to markets and spurred industrial growth
  • Q6
    What was the primary purpose of the Georgia Land Lotteries in the early 19th century?
    To allocate land to freed slaves for agricultural development
    To distribute land seized from Native American tribes to white settlers
    To encourage urban development and city planning in Georgia
    To establish protected areas for wildlife conservation
  • Q7
    What was the impact of the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney on Georgia's economy in the early 1800s?
    It caused a decline in agricultural output and a shift towards industrial manufacturing
    It resulted in the diversification of crops grown in Georgia
    It led to a rapid expansion of cotton production and increased reliance on enslaved labor
    It brought about the end of slavery in the state
  • Q8
    What was the name of the colony founded by James Oglethorpe in 1733?
    New York
  • Q9
    What was the impact of the arrival of European colonists on Native American tribes in Georgia?
    The Native American tribes welcomed the colonists with open arms.
    The colonists and Native Americans lived peacefully and shared resources.
    Many Native Americans were forced off their lands and faced disease and warfare.
    The Native Americans greatly outnumbered the European colonists.
  • Q10
    What was the primary goal of Hernando De Soto's exploration of North America?
    To convert native populations to Christianity
    To study the flora and fauna
    To establish trade routes
    To search for gold and riches
  • Q11
    Which European country did Hernando De Soto originate from?
  • Q12
    What type of structures did the Mississippian Indian Tribe commonly build using a method known as wattle and daub?
  • Q13
    Which European explorer explored North America, encountering the Mississippian Indian Tribe, introducing smallpox, and searching for gold and riches?
    Hernando De Soto
    Christopher Columbus
    John Cabot
    Vasco da Gama
  • Q14
    What type of community were the Mississippian Indians known for being, as they relied heavily on agriculture for their livelihood?
  • Q15
    What disease did Hernando De Soto inadvertently introduce to the Native American population during his exploration of North America?
    Yellow Fever

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