Friday, September 15, 2006

Quiz time

My history students are having a quiz today! Here are their questions:

1. Who said, "Those who do not work shall not eat?"
2. What was the arrival of William and Mary called in 1688?
3. What name was Edward Teach better known as?
4. What was the name of Virginia's legislature during the colonial era?
5. What colony was settled by the Puritans?

Any takers? The previous quiz was the following:

1. What year did Columbus discover the New World?
2. Who conquered the Aztecs?
3. What was the name of the colony whcih would famously become "lost"?
4. What was the name of the fleet which tried to take over England in 1588?
5. What was teh name of the first European child born in the New World?

Each question is worth two points. Once the quarter is finished, I should hope to hav enough quizzes to combine together and create a test grade. Good luck to anyone who wants to take the quiz! I'll let you know how you did after you answer the questions.


zen said...

I'll give it a shot...not sure if that's a good idea though...what grade is this given to?

1. Lenin?
2. ?
3. Blackbeard—I go to Ocracoke every summer!
4. House of Burgesses?
5. Penn?

1. 1462? But how can something where people already live be "discovered?"
2. Spanish—Balboa?
3. Roanoke?
4. Spanish Armada?
5. William?

Republitarian's Wife said...

What in the world grade do you teach? And where? My government school only taught me the answers to about 4 of those 10 questions.

1. Paul 2 Thessalonians 3:10
4.House of Burgesses
5.Massachusetts Bay Colony

3.Roanoke Colony
5.Virginia Dare

Republitarian's Wife said...

In fourteen hundred and ninty two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Zen, have you read 1421 by Gavin Menzies?

Good Book.

zen said...

Yeah yeah, I know I just was thinking sixty-two for some odd reason, I had a nagging feeling that was wrong....Which was confirmed when I saw your
Thanks for the book tip, I'll add it to my list!

James E. Martin said...

1) John Smith
2) The Glourious Revolution
3) ???
4) House of Burgesses
5) Massachuttes Bay

James E. Martin said...

Better question, what was the War of Jenkin's Ear fought over?

Very important colonial history, and BDM isnt allowed to answer :)

BDM said...

HAHA! Responses! Note to self, do this more often.

Zen: for today's quiz, you got 2 out of 5 correct. As for the previous one, also a 2 out of 5. Sorry.

Republitarian's Wife: These are high school juniors in a regular history class in Arlington. I teach in the same school where James just graduated from. Got to challenge the kids in every way i can. For today's quiz, you got 3 out of 5 right. for the previous one, you got 4 out of 5. I could give you the fifth point, but you only gaave a half answer to one of the questions. If you can give the other half, then you get a 5 out of 5.

James: Nice use of the British spelling there. I am amazed you didn't know Edward Teach. I would have thought Mr. O would have taught you about him.

Quiz Answers to be published at the end of the weekend. I might make this a weekly event, or at least as often as I give the kids a quiz. :o)

BDM said...

While I might not be allowed to answer, I will say one Lawrence Washington was involved with that particular conflict and came into contact with Admiral Edward Vernon, who would impress the young Washington so much that his own estate would be named in honor of the Admiral.

Republitarian's Wife said...

three out of five! what did I get wrong?

spanish ARMADA!

BDM said...

Republitarian's wife- For the first quiz which was given to my studetns last week, you now have a 5 out of 5. This week's quiz, you got question 2 wrong (since it was left blank) and question 1 wrong. I need the name of the person.

Republitarian's Wife said...

#1 the name is Saul of Tarsus better known as Paul. As I'm sure you are aware he wrote much of the New Testament including 2 Thessalonians 3:10.
Alternate answer for #1 John Andrew Smith. (He has the same name as my brother(except for the last name) making it easy to remember.)But Paul said it first.

BDM said...

True. But considering this is an American history quiz, the latter answer is the one we are looking for. :o) Why not get Republitarian to take the quiz or get a few of your readers to try it? Never hurts to see how well everyone knows their history. :o)

Republitarian's Wife said...

Republitarian is in the middle of harvest but I'll suggest it to him. I did put you up on the shout box. Best I can do for now.

republitarian said...

1. Probably some mean communist
2. Bad news for the JMU football team
3. Blackbeard
4. House of commons
5. Massachusetts

2. A bunch of Spaniards
3. Roanoke
4. Spanish Armada

Not Not Jay Hughes said... we go:

1.Capt. John Smith of Jamestown
2. The Glorious Revolution
3. Blackbeard the Pirate
4. The House of Burgesses--changed to its current name House of Delegates by resolution July 1776
5. Massachusetts Bay Colony--their original destination was Virginia but were blown off course

1. Oct. 1492
2. Cortez
3. Roanoke
4. The Spanish Armada
5. Virginia Dare

BDM said...

Republitarian: 2 out of 5 for this week's quiz. as for last week's, you got 3 out of 5.

NNLH: Congrats! 5 out of 5 in both cases.