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Unit 1: Exploration and Colonization

Quiz by RACHEL ACOSTA

Grade 8
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 8
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.1.C: Social Studies - History
8.2.A: Social Studies - History
8.2.B: Social Studies - History
8.3.A: Social Studies - History
8.11.A: Social Studies - Geography
8.12.B: Social Studies - Economics
8.3.B: Social Studies - History
8.25.A: Social Studies - Culture

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  • Q1
    This colony established by the English Pilgrims, escaping persecution, in 1620, after abandoning hope that the Anglican Church could be reformed.
    Plymouth
    30s
    8.1.C: Social Studies - History
  • Q2
    This was the first permanent English settlement in North America, found in East Virginia. It was also the first colony to use slavery for free labor and financial gain.
    Jamestown
    30s
    8.1.C: Social Studies - History
  • Q3
    What document served as the first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
    Mayflower Compact
    30s
    8.1.C: Social Studies - History
  • Q4
    The following factors contributed to event in history: Political - expanding kingdoms by gaining territor, Economic - opportunity to find gold, silver and increase trade Social/Religious - Religious freedom and spreading Christianity
    European Exploration of America
    30s
    8.2.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q5
    What economic policy was used as nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought
    Mercantilism
    30s
    8.2.B: Social Studies - History
  • Q6
    European powers, specifically the French sought to capitalize on which trade with the Native Americans?
    Fur Trade
    30s
    8.2.B: Social Studies - History
  • Q7
    The distance from England, and the need to establish laws that kept the peace and maintained structure influenced the growth of what?
    Representative Governments
    30s
    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q8
    These geographic/physical charateristics effected the economy of which colonies? Ports - Fishing, Shipping and trade Forests - Lumber
    New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Connecticut
    30s
    8.11.A: Social Studies - Geography
  • Q9
    The fertile soil and temperate climate allowed the growth of cash crops like wheat, barley, an rye and was a geographic feature of what region?
    Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware
    30s
    8.11.A: Social Studies - Geography
  • Q10
    With its long growing season, hot, humid, and rainy climate, and fertile soil that allowed for an agricultural economy, large cash crops like tobacco, cotton, and indigo were grown in which region?
    Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia
    30s
    8.11.A: Social Studies - Geography
  • Q11
    This system of agricultural production on a large scale focused on the production of cash crops and utilized slave labor, which fueled the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
    Plantation System
    30s
    8.12.B: Social Studies - Economics
  • Q12
    This is often considered the first written constitution in North America by founder Thomas.
    Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
    30s
    8.3.B: Social Studies - History
  • Q13
    In Jamestown, established by the Virginia company, this first democratically-elected legislative was created in 1619.
    Virginia House of Burgesses
    30s
    8.3.B: Social Studies - History
  • Q14
    Founded by Roger Williams, and assisted by Anne Hutchinson after leaving Massachusetts; this colony was established for religious freedom, and promoted separation of church and state.
    Rhode Island
    30s
    8.25.A: Social Studies - Culture
  • Q15
    These English documents used in England to give people more rights, later influenced the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
    Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights
    30s
    8.3.B: Social Studies - History

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