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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. Where was the ship's helmsman stationed?
(a) On the main deck.
(b) On the poop deck.
(c) In steerage.
(d) In the pilot's room.

2. What formal and binding agreement was signed before the passengers went ashore?
(a) Plymouth Charter.
(b) Pilgrim Compact.
(c) Freedom of Religion Compact.
(d) Mayflower Compact.

3. What was the name of the Pilgrims' first Indian visitor?
(a) Squanto.
(b) Quadequina.
(c) Massasoit.
(d) Samoset.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened in Jamestown in the spring of 1621?

2. On the voyage, how many women were pregnant?

3. What had killed many of the Indians in the area?

4. What governing document was drawn up before the Pilgrims went ashore?

5. Who told the Pilgrims that Squanto was plotting against them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the passengers' quarters.

2. Who did the passengers choose as the leader for the colony?

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

4. Why did the Seaflower depart from New England bound for the Caribbean in 1676?

5. Why did Massasoit want Squanto to die in Chapter 8?

6. What did Samoset tell the Pilgrims about the Indians who had lived in the area previously?

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

8. What decision did passengers of the Mayflower have to make now that they were near land?

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

10. How did the Pilgrims solve the problem of having to entertain and feed a continual stream of Indian visitors?

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