Social Studies


1607. Being thus left to our fortunes, it fortuned [happened] that within ten days scarce ten among us could either go or well stand, such extreme weakness and sickness oppressed us. And thereat none need marvel if they consider the cause and reason, which was this. While the ships stayed, our allowance was somewhat bettered by a daily proportion of biscuits, which the sailors would pilfer [steal] to sell, give, or exchange with us for money . . . But when they departed, there remained neither tavern, beer, house, nor place of relief. —John Smith, “Starving Time in Virginia”
The colonists were suffering because they
a. did not have enough food.
 c. came down with the plague.
 b. were working very hard.
 d. they were low on money.

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  • Answer:

    A, They did not have enough food


    The passage states that they were extremely happy when ships came by with biscuits, biscuits are food, if they already had food they would not need to get biscuits from them. The person above is incorrect because there was resources all around them to build houses, so they had little use of money (until of course, they started a settlement and opened shops).

    I hope this helps. God Bless You!

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