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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 did the most powerful Native leader in the region live?
(a) About 30 miles away.
(b) About 60 miles southwest of Provincetown Harbor.
(c) On an island near the Pilgrims.
(d) About 20 miles southwest of Cape Cod.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What did Standish and the other men find on a high shore side hill?
(a) Graves.
(b) Indian pottery.
(c) Dried Indian corn.
(d) Items from a French shipwreck.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to the Indians who used to live at Plymouth?

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

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

4. Who was to be the governor of the new colony?

5. What weapon did Squanto tell Massasoit that the Pilgrims could unleash?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did the New England militia find in the Pokanokets' village?

3. How did Philip resort to deception to create an alliance with the Mohawks?

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

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

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

7. Describe the passengers' quarters.

8. 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?

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

10. Describe the story that Church tells at the conclusion of his account of the war.

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