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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote a book about the voyage of the Mayflower?
(a) Robert Cushman.
(b) William Brewster.
(c) John Robinson.
(d) William Bradford.

2. What did the Pilgrims wish they could catch?
(a) Birds.
(b) Bear.
(c) Whales.
(d) Deer.

3. What did Edward Winslow do on May 12?
(a) Cared for the sick.
(b) Met with Massasoit.
(c) Went on a trip with Squanto.
(d) Got married.

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

5. What Indian, besides the Indian who first visited the Pilgrims, could also speak English?
(a) Squanto.
(b) Samoset.
(c) Quadequina.
(d) Massasoit.

6. What happened after more than fifty years of peace between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans?
(a) A trading post was established.
(b) Deadly war.
(c) A permanent peace agreement.
(d) Forts were built for protection.

7. Who was the Nauset sachem?
(a) Massasoit.
(b) Aspinet.
(c) Tokamahamon.
(d) Canacum.

8. What was the meaning of Squanto's and Hobbamock's names?
(a) Satan.
(b) Clever.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Lightning.

9. When was the "First Thanksgiving" most likely held?
(a) Late September or early October.
(b) November.
(c) December.
(d) August.

10. When did the Pilgrims sail to the New World in search of religious freedom?
(a) 1620.
(b) 1710.
(c) 1492.
(d) 1562.

11. Why did the Pilgrims decide not to settle at Cold Harbor?
(a) There was no source of fresh water.
(b) The harbor was too shallow.
(c) There was not enough shelter.
(d) It was too cold.

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

13. Where did the Pilgrim's plan to build their houses?
(a) Near the salt marsh.
(b) Fort Hill.
(c) Cole's Hill.
(d) In the forest.

14. Who did William Bradford marry?
(a) Delphina Smythe.
(b) Elizabeth Brewster.
(c) Susanna White.
(d) Dorothy May.

15. Who was to be the governor of the new colony?
(a) John Carver.
(b) John Howland.
(c) Robert Cushman.
(d) William Bradford.

Short Answer Questions

1. What day did the Pilgrims erect the frame of the first house?

2. What Indian tribe did the Pilgrims befriend?

3. What Pilgrim went with Squanto to greet the sachem?

4. Where was the ship's helmsman stationed?

5. What tradition began with the women of the Mayflower?

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