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  • 1. Virginia Social Studies Review Jamestown 1607 – Twentieth Century Developed by: Miss Whiteoak March 2003 Read each question Click on the answer
  • 2. Question 1 Which body of water is shown by 1 on the map? A Chesapeake Bay B Atlantic Ocean C James River D Potomac River 2 1 3 4 5 6
  • 3. Question 2 What state does NOT border Virginia? A Maryland B Pennsylvania C North Carolina D Tennessee
  • 4. Question 3 The Appalachian Plateau is located: A in northeast Virginia B in southeast Virginia C in southwest Virginia D on the border of Virginia and Maryland
  • 5. Question 4 Many early Virginia settlements were located along rivers because: A goods and products could be shipped easily B gold was usually found near rivers C the water was used for irrigation of crops D the settlers needed the water for drinking and cooking
  • 6. Question 5 The Cherokee Indians lived in the southwestern mountains of Virginia and belonged to which language group? A Iroquoian B Algonquian C Siouan D Powhatan
  • 7. Question 6 The first permanent English settlement in North America was: A Jamestown B Roanoke C St. Augustine D Williamsburg
  • 8. Question 7 The Virginia Company was able to buy the ships and supplies needed to start the colony by: A selling shares of stock in the company B asking the King for money C obtaining a loan from Parliament D using the government’s ships and supplies
  • 9. Question 8 The charters granted to the settlement were important because they: A gave English rights to the colonists B established religious freedom C outlawed taxes D gave all colonists the right to vote
  • 10. Question 9 One important job of the House of Burgesses was to: A build a church B trade with the Indians C make the laws D plant the crops
  • 11. Question 10 Slave labor became very important to the colony because the settlers needed the slaves to: A help build their homes B work in the tobacco fields C do the cooking and cleaning D take care of the children
  • 12. Question 11 The Indians traded food, furs, and leather to the settlers for: A land B metal tools C tobacco D wheat
  • 13. Question 12 As the number of colonists increased and the colonists needed more land to raise tobacco, they took more land from the Indians which caused the Indians to: A attack the settlers B destroy the tobacco fields C find more land for tobacco farming D help the colonists raise and sell more tobacco
  • 14. Question 13 John Rolfe made an important contribution to the Virginia colony by: A mapping the rivers of the colony B requiring all colonists to work C growing a type of tobacco that could be sold in England D speaking against the King and taxes
  • 15. Question 14 Tobacco was grown as a cash crop. Cash crops are: A very expensive to grow B grown to be sold for profit C only paid for with cash D very difficult to grow
  • 16. Question 15 The Germans and the Scotch-Irish settled primarily in the: A Tidewater region B Piedmont region C Shenandoah Valley area D Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 17. Question 16 The Africans settled mainly in areas where agriculture required a great deal of labor such as in the: A Tidewater and Piedmont B Blue Ridge Mountains C Shenandoah Valley D Appalachian Plateau
  • 18. Question 17 Which of the following statements about the economy of colonial Virginia is false? A Banks provided currency and coins B Barter was commonly used C Colonists could buy goods on credit D Tobacco receipts were used as money
  • 19. Question 18 One of the main ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence was that: A authority to rule belongs only to the king B all people are created equal and have rights C countries should not be allowed to have colonies D taxes are unfair and not needed
  • 20. Question 19 Many of Virginia’s slaves fought in the American Revolution because they were promised: A freedom B guns C money D land
  • 21. Question 20 The words, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” encouraged many Virginians to demand freedom from the British. These words were spoken by: A Thomas Jefferson B Patrick Henry C James Madison D George Washington
  • 22. Question 21 The American victory at Yorktown was important because: A it convinced the French to fight with the Americans B the colonists gained control of Philadelphia C the Americans were able to capture needed weapons and supplies D it resulted in the surrender of the British army
  • 23. Question 22 Due to his skills at compromising and keeping of detailed notes during the Constitutional Convention, what Virginian became known as “Father of the Constitution”? A Benjamin Franklin B James Madison C Thomas Jefferson D George Washington
  • 24. Question 23 The idea that all people should be able to worship as they please was outlined by Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the : A Bill of Rights B First Charter of Virginia C Emancipation Proclamation D Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
  • 25. Question 24 Many of the ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence and in the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights can be traced back to the: A Emancipation Proclamation B Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom C Dunmore Proclamation D Virginia Declaration of Rights
  • 26. Question 25 As the country grew and expanded, new states wanted to become part of the United States. New states which did not want slavery were called: A patriot states B slave states C free states D loyalist states
  • 27. Question 26 A person who was in favor of doing away with slavery was called: A abolitionist B indentured servant C loyalist D patriot
  • 28. Question 27 The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 caused cotton to become a valuable crop and: A the North to become an agricultural area B made slave labor more important in the South C led to an increase of slavery in the North D created a rapid rise of factories in the South
  • 29. Question 28 The slave rebellion of 1831 that resulted in harsher laws to control slaves was led by: A Nathaniel Bacon B Crispus Attucks C Frederick Douglass D Nat Turner
  • 30. Question 29 In an attempt to get weapons for slaves to use in their fight for freedom, a raid on Harper’s Ferry was led by the abolitionist: A John Brown B Dred Scott C Nat Turner D Nathaniel Bacon
  • 31. Question 30 One reason Virginia decided to join the Confederate States because it did NOT want to: A fight other southern states B give women the right to vote C pay taxes on slaves D buy manufactured goods from northern factories
  • 32. Question 31 The first major battle between the armies of the North and South was fought at: A Gettysburg B Richmond C Fredericksburg D Bull Run
  • 33. Question 32 The Confederate general who received a nickname for standing firm with his troops against the Union soldiers at the first battle of Bull Run was: A Robert E. Lee B Stonewall Jackson C George Pickett D JEB Stuart
  • 34. Question 33 “ On to Richmond” was often the battle cry of the Union. The Union troops wanted to capture Richmond because: A an important naval shipyard was located there B it was the capital of the Confederacy C many textile factories were located there D it was known as the “bread basket of the Confederacy”
  • 35. Question 34 The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, when General Lee surrendered at: A Antietam B Appomattox C Gettysburg D Yorktown
  • 36. Question 35 The government plan for rebuilding the South was called: A Emancipation Plan B Reconstruction C Segregation D Integration
  • 37. Question 36 Following the Civil War, Virginia faced all of the following problems EXCEPT: A Confederate money had no value and the economy had collapsed B Buildings, bridges, crops, and railroads were destroyed C Newly freed slaves received no help from the Freedmen’s Bureau D Banks were closed
  • 38. Question 37 After the Civil War, Virginia was in ruins and there was little money. Landowners could not afford to pay workers so they formed a system in which workers would give the landowners part of their crop in exchange for tools and food. This practice was known as: A black codes B segregation C sharecropping D federation
  • 39. Question 38 After Reconstruction ended in 1877, blacks in the South: A held many government offices B were treated fairly C lost many of their rights D enjoyed the full privilege of citizenship
  • 40. Question 39 The practice that separated the blacks and whites in the South called: A segregation B emancipation C ratification D integration
  • 41. Question 40 Which of the following was not an effect of the “Jim Crow” laws? A African Americans were forced to use separate drinking fountains B African Americans and white children attended separate schools C African Americans found it difficult to vote and hold public office D Poll taxes and voting tests were prohibited
  • 42. Question 41 After the Civil War many small towns grew into cities due to the building of: A airports B canals C interstate highways D railroads
  • 43. Question 42 New industries developed in Tazwell and southwest Virginia after the Civil War due to the discovery of: A coal B gold C silver D oil
  • 44. Question 43 Many people left farms and moved to the cities at the beginning of the 20 th century because : A city life was more exciting B food and housing was cheaper in cities C there were more jobs with better pay there D Indians were taking the best farm land
  • 45. Question 44 During the 20 th century, Virginia changed from an agricultural to an industrial society because: A crop prices were high B farm land was too expensive C old systems of farming were no longer effective D railroads took all of the best farm land
  • 46. Question 45 The cities in the Northern Virginia region have experienced growth due to: A jobs in the federal government and computer technology B the interstate highway system C the large number of museums and parks in the area D the development of the Metro, an underground system of mass transit
  • 47. Question 46 Many Virginians were against integration and decided to fight against the Supreme Court’s ruling to integrate public schools. Their movement was called: A Massive Resistance B Abolitionist Movement C Reconstruction D Emancipation
  • 48. Question 47 The first African American to be elected Governor of Virginia and any state is: A Martin Luther King, Jr. B Robert Scott C L. Douglas Wilder D Jesse Jackson
  • 49. Question 48 Virginia’s coal is mined primarily in the: A Tidewater region B Piedmont region C Blue Ridge Mountains D Appalachian Plateau
  • 50. Question 49 Although tobacco is grown in all areas of the state, it is a major product of: A Tidewater B Piedmont C Blue Ridge Mountains D Appalachian Plateau
  • 51. Question 50 Which of the following is NOT a major export of Virginia? A coal B poultry C tobacco D rice
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