The Middle Colonies Quiz

This quiz covers the Middle Colonies in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in the 17th century. Influential people, important events, and locations dealing with the Middle Colonies will be included throughout this quiz.

  1. King Charles sent his brother _______________ to drive the Dutch out of New Netherland.

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  2. What two rivers ran through the Middle Colonies that encouraged shipping and commerce.

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  3. Why did Charles II grant William Penn a charter?

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  4. Who was the governor of New Amsterdam in 1647?

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  5. The Dutch settlers were tolerant.

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  6. New Amsterdam was located in present day __________________.

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  7. Northern colonies relied mostly on agriculture to produce wealth.

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  8. The system that brought many settlers to New Netherland and increased the colonies' wealth.

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  9. By the 1730's how many English colonies were in North America?

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  10. William Penn belonged to which religious group.

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  11. In 1701, Penn granted three lower counties their own assembly, which became

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  12. What does Pennsylvania mean?

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  13. The Dutch founded the colony of

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  14. William Penn extended religious freedom to all people in Pennsylvania.

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