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2nd Quarter Benchmar

VA SOL 6th Grade

First permanent English settlement of 1607 that was an economic venture. (5a) Jamestown
Colony settled by Quakers for religious freedom. (5a) Pennsylvania
Colony settled by people who had been in debtors’ prisons in England. (5a) Georgia
Colony settled by Puritans to avoid religious persecution.(5a) Massachusetts Bay Colony
Colony settled by separatists from the Church of England who wanted to avoid persecution. (5a) Plymouth
Colonial region known for jagged coastlines, hilly terrain, and ship building. (5b) New England
The colonial region where large landowners mainly lived. (5c) Southern
This colonial group was known for being caretakers, home makes and house workers. (5c) women
Colonial region known for specializing in livestock, grains, and fish? (5b) Mid-Atlantic
This document restricted colonists from moving westward. (6a) Proclamation of 1763
Who enforced British laws and were appointed by the king? (5d) governors
Taxes such as the Stamp Act were enacted to pay for what event? (6a) French and Indian War
Document written saying people had “unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” (6b) Declaration of Independence
Which colonial region specialized in tobacco, rice, indigo cotton, and forest products (lumber, tar, and pitch)? (5b) Southern
Turning point of the Revolutionary War. (6c) Battle of Saratoga
Who warned that the British were coming? (6c) Paul Revere
Who created patriotism when saying “give me liberty or give me death” that inspired patriotism. (6c) Patrick Henry
Strong leaders, fighting for principles and support from Spain and France are all considered to be what for the colonists during the Revolutionary War? (6d) colonial advantages
Name the treaty that recognized American independence. (6c) Treaty of Paris
Major author of the Declaration of Independence (6c) Thomas Jefferson
What colonial group could own land, could work for pay and decide how to spend their money, but could not vote. (5c) Free African Americans
Which colonial group could not pay for their passage and agreed to work without pay for the person who paid for their passage. (5c) indentured servants
What event happened when colonists were shot after taunting British soldiers? (6c) Boston Massacre
What event happened when patriots threw tea into the Boston Harbor protesting tea taxes? (6c) Boston Tea Party
What battles were the first armed conflicts of the Revolutionary War? (6c) Battles of Lexington and Concord
What was the date when the colonies declared independence from Great Britain? (6c) July 4, 1776
Who was an enslaved African American woman who wrote poems supporting independence? (6c) Phillis Wheatley
Which colonial region was known for the resources of timber, fish and natural harbors? (5b) New England
Which term means two or more people depend on each other for goods and services? (5b) interdependence
The Declaration of Independence was based upon ideas from where? (6b) European philosophers
British king during the Revolutionary War. (6c) King George III
British general who surrendered at Yorktown. (6c) Lord Cornwallis
Prominent member of the Continental Congress and gained support from the French. (6c) Benjamin Franklin
Who led the patriots in throwing tea into the Boston Harbor? (2 people) (6c) Samuel Adams, Paul Revere
Championed the cause of independence. (6c) John Adams
Marked the end of the Revolutionary War. (6c) Surrender at Yorktown
Had delegates from all colonies except GA, met to discuss independence and problems with Great Britain. (6c) First Continental Congress
Great Britain imposed strict control over this in the colonies. (5d) trade
The colonists traded what for goods from Great Britain? (5d) raw materials
Explorer that claimed southwest for Spain. Francisco Coronado
River that was the gateway to the west. Ohio River
River in southwest United States. Colorado River
Border river between the U.S. and Mexico. Rio Grande River
Which geographic region is known for its rolling flatlands with many rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills? Interior Lowlands
List the motivating forces for exploration- Economic - gold, natural resources, and trade Religious - spread Christianity Competitions for empire and belief in superiority of own culture
What are the accomplishments of the explorations? exchanged goods an ideas improved navigational tools and ships claimed territories (know countries and lands claimed)
Which river forms part of the northeastern border with Canada and connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean? St. Lawrence River
Which explorer was known for his exploration of the Mississippi River Valley? Robert LaSalle
What site is located on the Nottoway River? Cactus Hill
What evidence was found at this site by archaeologists? Evidence that humans lived at Cactus Hill as early as 18,000 years ago makes it one of the oldest archaeological sites in North America.
Canoes, bows and spears are all examples of which resource used by the Indians? capital resources
People who fished, hunted and grew crops were considered what type of resource? human resources
Fish, animals, and crops were which type of resource for the Indians? natural resources
Which American Indian tribe lived in the Pacific Northwest? Kwakiutl
Which American Indian tribe lived in the Great Plains? Lakota
Which American Indian tribe would have used trees for building a shelter and was located in the Eastern Woodlands? Iroquois
Name 8 physiographic regions on the map. Coastal Plains, Appalachian Highlands, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Basin and Range, Coastal Range, above interior lowlands is the Canadian Shield
Draw a free hand map and label 10 major bodies of water on the map. Rivers east to west: St. Lawrence, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Rio Grande, Colorado, Columbia, should have labeled the Great Lakes, oceans and Gulf of Mexico
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