Mayflower Test | Final 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 English woman was taken captive in Lancaster?
(a) Penelope Winslow.
(b) Sarah Winslow.
(c) Alice Church.
(d) Mary Rowlandson.

2. Who insisted that the Indians were the legal owners of their lands?
(a) William Bradford.
(b) Roger Conant.
(c) Thomas Morton.
(d) Roger Williams.

3. What did the colonists at Wessagussett have to do in order to seek food?
(a) Use some of their precious ammunition.
(b) Leave the safety of their fortress.
(c) Trade with the Indians.
(d) Trade with the Pilgrims.

4. Why did many Indians die in the summer of 1623?
(a) Because of disease.
(b) Because of a measles epidemic.
(c) They were not able to plant crops.
(d) Because of war.

5. Who became pastor at Plymouth in 1667?
(a) John Cotton.
(b) William Bradford.
(c) Roger Williams.
(d) John Robinson.

6. What became the economic center of the region after 1660?
(a) Boston.
(b) Providence.
(c) Plymouth.
(d) Taunton.

7. Why was Massasoit sick?
(a) Someone had tried to poison him.
(b) Probably measles.
(c) Probably typhus.
(d) Food poisoning.

8. What colony did Roger Williams found?
(a) New Hampshire.
(b) Rhode Island.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Maine.

9. What did Thomas Morton build instead of a wall?
(a) A threshing floor.
(b) A barn.
(c) A maypole.
(d) A fort.

10. When the Sakonets wished to stay out of the conflict, where did Bradford ask them to go?
(a) Lancaster.
(b) Sandwich.
(c) Swansea.
(d) Newport.

11. Who became the first English mayor of Manhattan?
(a) Thomas Willett.
(b) Francis Cook.
(c) Benjamin Church.
(d) John Leverett.

12. Who bought the Mount Hope Peninsula went it was for sale in 1680?
(a) The Sakonnets.
(b) The Narragansetts.
(c) Colonists from Plymouth.
(d) Investors from Boston.

13. What was a shocking outrage to the Puritans at Kickemuit?
(a) The Indians had sent their dogs into a church.
(b) The Indians had torn a Bible.
(c) The Indians had raped a white woman.
(d) The Indians captured some white women.

14. What did England become after the death of King Charles?
(a) A Puritan state.
(b) A Catholic state.
(c) An autocracy.
(d) A oligarchy.

15. How did the Indians cross the Bacquag River?
(a) Used canoes.
(b) Built rafts.
(c) Swam across.
(d) Rode across on their horses.

Short Answer Questions

1. What isolated town was attached by the Nipmucks on August 2, 1675?

2. Who were the most feared warriors in the Northeast?

3. Who succeeded Bradford as governor?

4. What did the English use as a form of currency, especially during the English civil war?

5. Which colony had relied on friendly Indians from the very start of the conflict?

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