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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 happened to the Indians who used to live at Plymouth?
(a) Died of plague.
(b) Moved North.
(c) Killed in a war.
(d) Moved to better hunting grounds.

2. Why did the Mayflower not return to England after a settlement site was found?
(a) Many crew members were sick.
(b) The weather was bad.
(c) The ship needed the repairs.
(d) The ship needed to stock more provisions for the return voyage.

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

4. How many sachems came on September 13 to sign a treaty professing their loyalty to King James?
(a) 22.
(b) 12.
(c) 9.
(d) 4.

5. What was different about the trees in New England from those in England?
(a) There were no maples in England.
(b) There were no birch trees in England.
(c) Brilliant fall colors.
(d) The trees were taller in England.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the leader of the tribe that the Pilgrims befriended?

2. What did Francis Billington claim to see when he climbed a tree on Fort Hill?

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

4. Who allowed war to happen?

5. Who was the Manomet sachem?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do some people think that Dorothy Bradford may have committed suicide?

2. Why was it illegal for the Separatists to have their own church services?

3. What one clue did Bradford leave that might indicate how he felt about the death of his wife?

4. Why were the Pilgrims familiar with turkeys?

5. Describe how an Indian named Epenow persuaded his English abductors to return him to the New World.

6. Describe the passengers' quarters.

7. How did some of the Indians' oldest people describe the first sight of a European sailing vessel?

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

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

10. Describe the first venture ashore.

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