Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Regional/Jamestown

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1. Why is the Jamestown colony important?

2. What was the date that the colonists first landed at Jamestown?

3. What were the names of the three ships that first arrived at Jamestown from England?

4. What was the name of the organization that funded this expedition?

5. Who gave The Virginia Company its charter?

6. Who was the company named after? Who was Jamestown named after? What is he best known for?

7. Be familiar with the following persons associated with Jamestown and why they were significant:

a. Captain John Smith

b. Powhatan (Wahunsonacock)

c. Pocahontas (Matoaka)

d. John Rolfe

e. Lord de la Warr

f. Opechancanough

8. What was the makeup of the people of the expedition?

9. Who was the military leader of the expedition?

10. Did Captain John Smith marry Pocahontas?

11. What were the challenges the Virginia Company faced during its first few years?

12. Why did it take the English so long to start settling the New World?

13. What was the name of the Indian tribes that live in the area?

14. How did the Indians make their living?

15. When did the Admiral leave the Jamestown Colony for England?

16. When was the admiral supposed to return? When did he return? What was the result of the delay?

17. When did the following first happen?

a. The first lady and her maid arrive in Jamestown?

b. The first slave arrives?

c. The first women to become wives arrive?

d. Tobacco first grown?

18. Who married Pocahontas?

19. What happened to Pocahontas?

20. What was the name of the first Governor? What shape was the colony in when he arrived?

21. When was the Starving time? What were the events that brought this on? What happened during this time in the colony?

22. What was the religion of the Company and most of the colonists?

23. What was the major reason for the colony being established?

24. Was the Virginia Company successful?

25. When did the capital of Virginia move to Middle Plantation (Williamsburg)?

26. Would you have liked to be one of the original colonists? Why or why not?