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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. General Abram Wood, at the direction of Royal Governor William Berkeley of the Virginia Colony, sent the party of Thomas Batts and Robert Fallum into the West Virginia area. What year did Wood send Batts and Fallum into West Virginia?

  • 1492
  • 1620
  • 1671

2. In 1716, Governor Alexander Spottswood with about thirty horsemen made an excursion into West Virginia. They reached what West Virginia county?

  • Harrison
  • Pendleton
  • Kanawha

3. In 1661, King Charles II of England granted a company of gentlemen the land between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, known as the Northern Neck. The grant eventually came into the possession of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and in 1746 a stone was erected. Where was the stone erected?

  • North Branch Potomac River
  • South Branch Potomac River
  • Tygart Valley River

4. Between 1748 and 1752, who surveyed the Fairfax�s land?

  • Patrick Henry
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • George Washington

5. Christopher Gist, a surveyor for the first Ohio Company, which was composed chiefly of Virginians, explored the country along the Ohio River north of the mouth of the Kanawha River in 1751 and 1752. The company sought to have a fourteenth colony established with the name . What was the proposed name of this 14th colony?

  • Ohio
  • Gistland
  • Vandalia

6. In 1774, the Crown Governor of Virginia, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, led a force over the mountains, and a body of militia under Colonel Andrew Lewis dealt the Shawnee Indians under Cornstalk a crushing blow at the junction of the Kanawha and Ohio rivers. What was the fight known as?

  • Battle of Point Pleasant
  • Conflict at the Kanawha
  • Cornstalk�s End

7. What did The Treaty of Albany, 1720 designated the as the western boundary of white settlement?

  • Chandler Peak
  • Shenandoah Mountains
  • Blue Ridge Mountains

8. On March 1762, Robert Harper obtained a permit to operate a ferry across the Shenandoah River. Where was the site?

  • Shepardstown
  • Charles Town
  • Harper�s Ferry

9. Besides Isaac Vanbibber, who was the other owner of a trading post established about 1790 at the mouth of Crooked Creek at Point Pleasant, West Virginia?

  • Davy Crockett
  • Pat Boone
  • Daniel Boone

10. Settlers believed that the governments of Virginia and Pennsylvania were too far removed from the west and were apathetic to western concerns. Inspired by the ideals of the American Revolution, in the summer of 1776 settlers in the region proclaimed their independence from Pennsylvania and Virginia by petitioning the Second Continental Congress to recognize Westsylvania as the fourteenth state.

  • True or False?

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Check Your Answers

  1. 1671
  2. Pendleton
  3. North Branch Potomac River
  4. George Washington
  5. Vandalia
  6. Battle of Point Pleasant
  7. Blue Ridge Mountains
  8. Harper�s Ferry
  9. Daniel Boone
  10. True
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