Mayflower Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Nathaniel Philbrick
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of an ominous Pokanokets spirit of darkness?
(a) Kietan.
(b) Squanto.
(c) Tisquantum.
(d) Hobbamock.

2. What ship did the Pilgrims purchase?
(a) Speedwell.
(b) White Angel.
(c) Mayflower.
(d) Swallow.

3. Where did the most powerful Native leader in the region live?
(a) About 30 miles away.
(b) On an island near the Pilgrims.
(c) About 20 miles southwest of Cape Cod.
(d) About 60 miles southwest of Provincetown Harbor.

4. How close were the nearest English communities in America to the new colony at Plymouth?
(a) About 1,000 miles.
(b) About 100 miles.
(c) Over 3,000 miles.
(d) More than 500 miles.

5. What explorer did Massasoit attack when the explorer arrived one summer after the Indians had been attacked?
(a) Champlain.
(b) Verazzano.
(c) John Smith.
(d) Thomas Dermer.

6. Who was the Manomet sachem?
(a) Aspinet.
(b) Canacum.
(c) Iyanough.
(d) Massasoit.

7. How many men signed the agreement before the Mayflower landed?
(a) 41.
(b) 58.
(c) 75.
(d) 37.

8. On what day was a decision made as to where to build the permanent settlement?
(a) December 20.
(b) December 25.
(c) January 1.
(d) November 30.

9. Where did Bradford go to worship when he became uneasy with the way God was worshipped in Austerfield?
(a) Scrooby.
(b) Lincolnshire.
(c) Leiden.
(d) Grimsby.

10. What was Massasoit's brother's name?
(a) Passaconaway.
(b) Squanto.
(c) Quadequina.
(d) Samoset.

11. How much was the cargo worth that the Pilgrims sent back on the Fortune?
(a) 500 pounds.
(b) 2500 pounds.
(c) 200 pounds.
(d) 300 pounds.

12. Where was the ship's helmsman stationed?
(a) In steerage.
(b) On the main deck.
(c) On the poop deck.
(d) In the pilot's room.

13. Which explorer drew a map of the area in 1605?
(a) Verrazano.
(b) Champlain.
(c) John Smith.
(d) Thomas Dermer.

14. What is the title of an Indian leader?
(a) Sagamore.
(b) Kietan.
(c) Cheepi.
(d) Sachem.

15. What was William Bradford's occupation?
(a) Corduroy worker.
(b) Farmer.
(c) Lace maker.
(d) Minister.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Massasoit's first impulse to do with the English?

2. How old was Bradford when he became uneasy with the way in which God was worshipped in Austerfield?

3. What Italian explorer had come to Narragansett Bay as early as 1524?

4. For how many days had the Mayflower blundered through storms and headwinds before reaching the New World?

5. Who was the most notable arrival on the ship that arrived in November of 1621 ?

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