The English Colonies in North America

In this quiz, you will get to know about the English colonies of North America. You will learn about Jamestown, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, Southern Colonies, and the Thirteen Colonies.

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This timeline shows when some European settlements were founded, or created. Look at the timeline. Then answer the question.

Which of these statements about Jamestown is true?

Jamestown was founded in the early 1600s.

Jamestown was the only Spanish colony in South America.

Jamestown was founded in the late 1500s.

Jamestown was the first English colony in North America.

The map below shows the Thirteen Colonies in 1750.

Which colonies were Middle Colonies? Select all that apply.



New York

North Carolina

New Jersey


In 1606, King James I of England gave a charter to a group called the Virginia Company. What is a charter?

A type of cargo ship used to carry military supplies.

An illustrated map of the English colonies in the Americas.

A government building for holding important events.

A piece of paper that gives a group certain rights.

The map below shows the Thirteen Colonies in 1750.

Which number marks the New England Colonies?




Pilgrims from England first settled in present-day Massachusetts in 1620. The next wave of English settlers mostly came from different religious groups. The members of the group were known as Puritans. Their name comes from the word pure, which means unmixed or clean.

What did the Puritans believe?

that English people should not mix with people from other countries

that religion and politics should never mix

that the Church of England was not pure enough

that only the Roman Catholic Church was totally pure

In 1664, the king of England sent part of the English navy to take over the Dutch Colony of New Netherland. The king of England had promised to give the colony to his brother James, the Duke of York.

After the English took over New Netherland, what did they rename it?

Old Amsterdam


New York

New England

Some of the people who founded the Plymouth Colony were known as Separatists. What did Separatists want?

To discover new territory and claim it for England.

To declare independence form France and from their own countries.

To break away form the church of England and worship in their own away.

To find gold in North America and send it back to England.

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Title: The English Colonies in North America
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