Test your knowledge on the 13 colonies with an on-line quiz by quia called “Rags to Riches.” The activity can be assigned for homework. Students can use trial and error to win a. This 14 question trivia game is set up like who wants to be a millionaire.
Some questions include:

  1. Who Founded Rhode Island? – Roger Williams

  2. People who refuse to use force or fight in wars are called? – pacifists

  3. Jamestown saved their colonies by planting? – tobacco

  4. James Oglethorpe is the founder of? – Georgia

  5. Which colony was created so debtors and poor people could start over? Georgia

  6. John Winthrop was the? – First governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

  7. The last of the British colonies to be established in America was – Georgia

  8. New York was founded? by Dutch settlers

  9. Because their journey had a religious purpose, the Separatists called themselves? Pilgrims

  10. Connecticut was founded for which reason? All of the above – profit from fur trading, profit from farming, religious and political freedom

  11. North Carolina and South Carolina were founded for? Profit from trade and selling land

  12. Protestants who wanted to leave and found their own churches were called? – Separatists.

  13. What law granted the right to worship freely in Maryland? Act of Toleration

  14. What did King James I grant to groups of merchants to organize settlements in an area in America? charters