Southern Colonies: Plantations and Slavery in the Early 18th Century Quiz

This quiz covers information on influential people, important events, and vocabulary associated with Southern Colonial plantations and slavery in the early 18th century. 

  1. She introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop. 

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  2. The Southern colonies had many small towns which were densely populated. 

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  3. Supervisors who looked after the Africans while they worked were called 

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  4. The owners of the plantations were considered the _____________ of society. 

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  5. In 1676, a group of landless frontier settlers demanded that Virginia Governor William Berkeley help defend their frontier settlements against Native Americans which sparked the 

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  6. Nathaniel Bacon took over the House of Burgesses and burnt Jamestown to the ground. 

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  7. African slaves resisted against their white captures by 

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  8. Crops that are raised and sold for profits were known as

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  9. Slaves often worked upwards of 15 hours per day. 

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  10. Why did Southern planters choose to enslave Africans?

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  11. The Northern economy was more diverse than the Southern economies. 

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  12. Two popular crops that were sold for great profits in the South

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  13. In 1665 fewer than 500 Africans had been brought into Virginia. 

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  14. By 1750, there were over 235,000 enslaved Africans in American, and 68 percent lived in the Southern Colonies. 

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  15. A plant that produces a deep blue dye that was cultivated on the higher ground. 

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  16. In 1739, African slaves rebelled southwest of Charles Town in what was known as the 

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  17. The flat land along the coast where most plantations were built. 

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  18. The planter class made up a large number of the Southern population.

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