Quiz: How much do you know about New England History?
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How much do you know about New England History?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

The New England region of America is known for its seafood, quaint seaside towns, lighthouses and rich history. Test your knowledge of this slice of America with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

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New England is the __________ region of the U.S.
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Puritans from which country were the first to arrive in New England and set up permanent settlements?
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New England played a ______ role in the American Revolution.
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When did English Pilgrims arrive in New England?
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Who lived in New England before Europeans?
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What killed the majority of Native Americans in New England?
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Which diseases did Europeans give to Native Americans?
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The ship the pilgrims arrived on was named the Mayflower, true or false?
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In the early stages of English colonization, settlers and natives had a ______ relationship.
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When was the city of Boston established?
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Who founded the Massachusettes Bay Colony?
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The Massachusetts Bay Colony started with 400 settlers in 1628 and had ________ by 1640.
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Where did those banished by the Puritans go?
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What was New York called before it was New York?
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Around the time of the American Revolution, how many New Englanders were there?
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The New England colonies were originally settled mostly by:
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Which of these things were important to New England's economy?
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Did women work in colonial New England?
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The first public school and oldest school in America opened in:
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New England was a pioneer in:
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Which famous New England college was founded first?
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Were women ever educated in New England?
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Colonial women were often taught to read but not to:
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The main problem the colonists had with Great Britain revolved around:
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New Englanders protested tea taxes during the _________ Tea Party.
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New England was anti-slavery: True or false?
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Maine was originally a part of which state?
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Which of these states has never been considered a part of New England?
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The literacy rate was higher in New England than the South: True or false?
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New England was an early foothold for the _________ Revolution.
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Which group of people immigrated to New England due to famine?
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Why did many French-Canadians immigrate to the US between 1850-1900?
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When did New England's strong factory economy disappear?
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How many U.S. presidents have been born in New England?
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Which of these famous writers is a New Englander?
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