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Nathaniel Philbrick
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What day did the Mayflower leave Provincetown Harbor?
(a) December 15.
(b) November 30.
(c) December 1.
(d) December 25.

2. What is the name of the war that occurred in 1675?
(a) King Philip's War.
(b) Wapanoags' War.
(c) French and Indian War.
(d) War of the English.

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

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

5. Who controlled the part of Cape Cod where the Pilgrims stole the corn?
(a) The Pokanokets.
(b) The Nausets.
(c) The Massachusetts.
(d) The Narragansetts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ship did the Pilgrims purchase?

2. Who was the Mayflower's governor?

3. What English explorer sailed from Maine in a small open boat?

4. Who is the carpenter turned Indian fighter that the author will focus on in the book?

5. What group of investors did Thomas Weston represent?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were the Nausets "ill affected toward the English"?

2. Describe Standish's first expedition to look for a potential settlement site.

3. Hobbamock was a pniese. What is a pniese?

4. Why does the author state that the story about the Pilgrims changes from the story we know to the story that we need to know?

5. Where should the Pilgrims have settled rather than Plymouth?

6. Why were passengers in an uproar when they learned they were headed to New England rather than the Hudson River?

7. Why didn't the Indians and English of Plymouth Colony live in peaceful harmony all of those first fifty-five years?

8. How did the Pilgrims' first Indian visitor, Samoset, learn to speak English?

9. How did the Pilgrims attempt to make a show of strength to the Indians?

10. Why did the Separatists decide to leave Amsterdam?

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