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1. The son of an amateur geographer, this gentleman was probably the most influential single force in promoting English colonization of the New World. Name this author of numerous publications pressing this cause, including 'A Discourse of Western Planting'.
2. True or false: Sir Walter Raleigh's Roanoke voyages were the first attempt by England to colonize mainland North America.
3. Raleigh's first voyage to America was significant in that Roanoke Island was located. It was also significant for other reasons, including being the first to return Native Americans to England for an 'official' visit. What were the names of the two American Indians that paid a visit to England on Raleigh's first return trip?
4. In May of 1585 a fleet of ships set sail for the east coast of America, with plans to finally plant colonists at Roanoke. Who was the captain of this fleet?
5. John White was named first governor of the Roanoke colony.
6. Shortly after landing at Roanoke a child was born (meaning a pregnant woman had made the treacherous voyage!) What was the name of this first English child born on the North American continent?
7. Aside from the famous 'CROATOAN' discovered carved on a nearby tree, what was the only other message left by the colonists of the abandoned Roanoke colony?
8. The famous British philosopher Francis Bacon counted all but which of these as reasons behind the tragic loss of the Roanoke colony in his essay 'On Plantations'?
9. True or false: During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, further attempts at English colonization of North America took place, despite the disaster at Roanoke.
10. Sir Walter Raleigh is usually considered to be the 'mastermind' behind the planting of the Roanoke Colony. What was the ultimate, eventual fate of this erstwhile colonialist?
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