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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 was the most notable arrival on the ship that arrived in November of 1621 ?
(a) Robert Cushman.
(b) Alice Southworth.
(c) John Robinson.
(d) Weston.

2. When did the Mayflower arrive at Provincetown Harbor?
(a) November 2.
(b) December 1.
(c) November 11.
(d) October 30.

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

4. What Italian explorer had come to Narragansett Bay as early as 1524?
(a) Caboto.
(b) Vespucci.
(c) Verrazano.
(d) Castiglione.

5. What Indian tribe did the Pilgrims befriend?
(a) Wapanoags.
(b) Narragansetts.
(c) Awashonks.
(d) Pocasset

6. What was a third name for the spirit that Massasoit's people associated with death, night, and the bitter northeast wind?
(a) Tisquantum.
(b) Hobbamock.
(c) Kietan.
(d) Cheepi.

7. For how many days had the Mayflower blundered through storms and headwinds before reaching the New World?
(a) 65 days.
(b) 4 months.
(c) 2 months.
(d) 45 days.

8. How many people were on board the Mayflower?
(a) 102.
(b) 202.
(c) 104.
(d) 134.

9. What evidence that the Indians had lived at Plymouth remained?
(a) Skulls and bones.
(b) Cooking pots.
(c) Old fire pits.
(d) Bits of jewelry.

10. How many men did not sign the agreement before the Mayflower landed?
(a) 5.
(b) 9.
(c) 27.
(d) 13.

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

12. How old was the most powerful Native leader in the region?
(a) 35.
(b) 48.
(c) 27.
(d) 52.

13. On the voyage, how many women were pregnant?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Two.

14. Who sent a scathing letter with the ship that arrived in November, 1621?
(a) Weston.
(b) Robinson.
(c) Bradford.
(d) Cushman.

15. What had the Pilgrims brought on the Mayflower to plant in the spring?
(a) Wheat, barley, and peas.
(b) Corn, flax, and wheat.
(c) Soybeans and barley.
(d) Wheat and soybeans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of an Indian leader?

2. How many men signed the agreement before the Mayflower landed?

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

4. With the arrival of a ship in November of 1621, how many men and women were in Plymouth Colony?

5. When did the Pilgrims sail to the New World in search of religious freedom?

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