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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. Who was the Mayflower's governor?
(a) John Carver.
(b) John Robinson.
(c) William Bradford.
(d) Christopher Martin.

2. When did the Pilgrims sail to the New World in search of religious freedom?
(a) 1710.
(b) 1562.
(c) 1492.
(d) 1620.

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

4. With whom did the Pilgrim's first Indian visitor spend the night?
(a) William Bradford.
(b) Governor Carver and his family.
(c) John Howland.
(d) Stephen Hopkins and his family.

5. Where did Bradford go to worship when he became uneasy with the way God was worshipped in Austerfield?
(a) Lincolnshire.
(b) Leiden.
(c) Grimsby.
(d) Scrooby.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the Pilgrims' first Indian visitor?

2. What was the meaning of Squanto's and Hobbamock's names?

3. How close were the nearest English communities in America to the new colony at Plymouth?

4. What treacherous area of water did the Mayflower encounter after 1 p.m. as they approached the New World?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In 1605, a map indicated between one thousand and two thousand people living along the shores where the Pilgrims planned to settle. Why were no Indians living along the shore now?

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

3. Why, according to the author, do we like to know how it was "in the beginning"?

4. Why did the Separatists decide to leave Amsterdam?

5. 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?

6. How did Weston betray the Pilgrims?

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

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

9. Why wasn't the terrain surrounding Plymouth a primeval forest?

10. What food did the passengers find on shore?

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