Georgia Early History Trivia
What do you know about
Georgia Early History?
Alan's US States Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.
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?
2) Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón attempted to
establish a colony on an island, possibly near St. Catherines
What year was his attempt to establish a
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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