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Pennsylvania Colony

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. Pennsylvania Colony was a North American colony granted to William Penn on March 4, 1681 by King Charles II of England. Pennsylvania got its name for William Penn's father and the Latin word silva, meaning "forest". The name itself means "Penn's Woods".

  • True or False?

2. William Penn received the colony as payment in lieu of a debt that the Crown owed his father, naval hero Sir William Penn.  How much was the debt?

  • 6,000 debt
  • 16,000 debt
  • 126,000 debt

3. William Penn and his fellow Quakers heavily imprinted their religious values on the Pennsylvania government. Among the most radical belief was religious freedom for everyone, as well as fair dealings with American Indians. This extreme tolerance led to significantly healthier relationships with the local Native tribes (the Lenape and Susquehanna, mainly) than most other colonies had.

  • True or False?

4. Establishment of the colony also solved the problem of the growing movement in England, which was causing much embarrassment to the established Church of England. What was the movement?

  • Society of Friends or "Quaker"
  • Calvinism
  • Lutheranism

5. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Philadelphia area was the location of the Lenape (Delaware) Indian village. What was the village name?

  • Shackamaxon
  • Nya Sverige
  • Rockylamaxon

6. In 1737, the Colony exchanged a great deal of its political goodwill with the Native Lenape for more land. The colonial administrators claimed that they had a deed dating to the 1680s in which the Lenape-Delaware had promised to sell a portion of land beginning between the junction of the Delaware River and Lehigh River (near present Wrightstown, Pennsylvania) "as far west as a man could walk in a day and a half." This purchase has become known as?

  • Walking Purchase
  • The Miracle Miles
  • 70 Mile Purchase

7. Founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond, it was the first hospital in the United States. Who was the co-founder?

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Elizabeth Gardner
  • Dr. Benjamin Rush

8. German (or "Deutsch") religious and political refugees prospered on the fertile soil and spirit of cultural creativeness. Among the first groups were the Mennonites. In 1683, what area did they start to settle?

  • Germantown
  • Lancaster
  • York

9. The Northkill Amish Settlement was established in 1740 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. As the first identifiable Amish community in the new world, it was the foundation of Amish settlement in the Americas.

  • True or False?

10. He emigrated to Philadelphia in 1774 at Benjamin Franklin's urging. His tract, Common Sense, published in 1776, was arguably the most famous and influential argument for the Revolution. He was also the first to publicly champion the phrase "United States of America." Who wrote "Common Sense"?

  • Patrick Henry
  • James Wilson
  • Thomas Paine

Pennsylvania Colony
(Answers)

  1. TrueTrivia powered by Prof. Walter
  2. 16,000 debt
  3. True
  4. Society of Friends or "Quaker"
  5. Shackamaxon
  6. Walking Purchase
  7. Benjamin Franklin
  8. Germantown
  9. True
  10. Thomas Paine

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