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Early Colonial Failures

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. In 1526, Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon founded the colony San Miguel de Guadalupe The colony only lasted a short while before disintegrating. It was also notable for perhaps being the first instance of African slave labor within the present boundaries of the United States. What is the present day location?

  • Georgia or South Carolina
  • Virginia or North Carolina
  • Georgia or Florida

2. In 1528, Ponfilo de Narvaez attempted to start a colony in Florida. The Narv�ez expedition ended in disaster with only four members making it to Mexico in 1536. What is the present day location?

  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi

3. In 1559, the Spanish Colony of Pensacola in West Florida was destroyed by a hurricane in 1561.

  • True or False?

4. In 1562, a small group of French troops were left on to build Charlesfort, but left after a year when they were not resupplied from France. What is the present day location?

  • Parris Island, South Carolina
  • Nantucket, Maine
  • Manhattan Island, New York

5. In 1564, Fort Caroline was established. It lasted only a year before being destroyed by the Spanish from St. Augustine. What is the present day location?

  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jacksonville, Florida

6. In 1567, Fort San Juan was established but was destroyed by local American Indians 18 months later. What is the present day location?

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

7. Founded in 1570, The Ajacan Mission failed the next year. Near what is the present day location?

  • Jamestown, Virginia
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jacksonville, Florida

8. In 1604, Saint Croix Island, Rhode Island was the site of a short-lived French colony, much plagued by illness, perhaps scurvy.

  • True or False?

9. The Popham Colony was a short-lived English colonial settlement in North America that was founded in 1607 and located near the mouth of the Kennebec River by the proprietary Virginia Company of Plymouth. What is the present day location?

  • Phippsburg, Maine
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Ocean City, Maryland

10. In 1685, Fort Saint Louis was established in Texas in 1685, but was gone by 1688.  What is the present day location?

  • Maine
  • Florida
  • Texas

Early Colonial Failures
(Answers)

  1. Georgia or South CarolinaTrivia powered by Prof. Walter
  2. Florida
  3. True
  4. Parris Island, South Carolina
  5. Jacksonville, Florida
  6. North Carolina
  7. Jamestown, Virginia
  8. False. The location is Maine.
  9. Phippsburg, Maine
  10. Texas

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