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Georgia Early History Trivia

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) At the time of European colonization of the Americas, the historic Iroquoian-speaking Cherokee and Muskogean-speaking Creek and Yamasee Indians lived in what is now Georgia.
Who spread southward along the Ridge and Valley Appalachians, occupying lands reaching to the upper Chattahoochee, which formed the southern boundary of their lands, stretching all the way to the Ohio River?

  • Cherokee
  • Creek
  • Yamasee

2) Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón attempted to establish a colony on an island, possibly near St. Catherines Island.
What year was his attempt to establish a colony?

  • 1516
  • 1526
  • 1536

3) Over the next few decades, a number of Spanish explorers from Florida visited the inland region of present-day Georgia. The local Mississippian culture, described by Hernando de Soto in 1540, had completely disappeared by 1560. The people may have succumbed to new infectious diseases introduced by the Europeans.

  • True or False?

4) English fur traders from the Province of Carolina first encountered the Lower Creeks in 1690. The English established a fort at Ocmulgee. There they traded iron tools, guns, cloth, and rum for deerskins and Indian slaves captured by warring tribes in regular raids.
What year was the first encounter with the Lower Creeks?

  • 1680
  • 1690
  • 1700

5) The conflict between Spain and Great Britain over control of Georgia began in earnest in about 1670, when the British colony of South Carolina was founded just north of the missionary provinces of Guale and Mocama, part of Spanish Florida.
Where is Guale located in the present?

  • Georgia and the Sea Islands
  • Homer in Banks County, Georgia
  • Watkinsville in Oconee County, Georgia

6) The first settlers arrived in the ship Anne, at what was to become the city of Savannah.
What was the date?

  • February 6, 1733
  • February 12, 1733
  • February 22, 1733

7) In 1742 the colony was invaded by Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear. Oglethorpe mobilized local forces and defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Bloody Marsh. The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, which ended the war, confirmed the English position in Georgia.
What was the name of the treaty?

  • Oglethorpe Treaty
  • Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
  • Treaty of Yamasee

8) From 1735 to 1750, the trustees of Georgia, unique among Britain's American colonies, prohibited African slavery as a matter of public policy.

  • True or False?

9) In February 1776, the Royal governor fled to a British warship and the patriots controlled all of Georgia.
Who was the Royal governor?

  • James Wright
  • Joseph Winters
  • Morgan Willingham

10) When did Georgia ratified the U.S. Constitution?

  • January 2, 1788
  • January 2, 1798
  • January 2, 1808
Check Your Answers

Georgia Early History

  1. Cherokee
  2. 1526
  3. True
  4. 1690
  5. Georgia and the Sea Islands
  6. February 12, 1733
  7. Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
  8. True
  9. James Wright
  10. January 2, 1788
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