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Unit 1 Checkpoint -

Quiz by Leslie Schaffer

Grade 9-12
Social Studies
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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Georgia Standards of Excellence


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  • Q1
    Why was the English colony of Jamestown established?
    to help groups who were seeking religious freedom
    to find new trade routes to Asia and the Spice Islands
    to make a profit for the Virginia Company
    to create a buffer colony between the English and Spanish
  • Q2
    What was the result of Bacon’s Rebellion against the wealthy landowners who controlled Virginia?
    landowners imported more indentured servants
    a peace agreement with the Powhatan Nation
    strict religious laws
    the rise of the institution of slavery
  • Q3
    What did the colonies provide to England as a part of the Trans Atlantic Trade Network?
    to export natural resources to England
    to export rare metals to England
    to export guns to England
    to manufacture goods for export to Africa
  • Q4
    What best describes the goal of the British economic policy known as mercantilism?
    to increase the colonies wealth
    to increase England's wealth
    to limit the colonies freedom of religion
    to ignore the colonies
  • Q5
    What did the English government do to try and enforce mercantilism?
    supported expeditions to explore new Asian trade routes
    increased the size of the navy
    government tax breaks
    passed Navigation acts
  • Q6
    What best explains why the House of Burgesses was significant?
    it established the first criminal courts in the colonies
    it was the first colonial legislative assembly
    it organized protests against the wealthy landowners in Jamestown.
    it established the first Puritan church

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