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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 governing document was drawn up before the Pilgrims went ashore?
(a) Mayflower Compact.
(b) Charter of Plymouth Colony.
(c) Plymouth Colony agreement.
(d) Magna Carta.

2. Where did the Pilgrims live most of their time in Holland?
(a) Haarlem.
(b) Assen.
(c) Leiden.
(d) Amsterdam.

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

4. What tradition began with the women of the Mayflower?
(a) Tuesday baking day.
(b) Monday wash day.
(c) Wednesday bathing day.
(d) Morning reading lessons for the children.

5. Whose son came to Plymouth on the ship that arrived late in 1621?
(a) The Brewsters' son.
(b) The Bradfords' son.
(c) Standish's son.
(d) The Winslow's son.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the Mayflower set sail for England?

2. What did Susanna and William White name their son?

3. What happened after more than fifty years of peace between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans?

4. How many people were on board the Mayflower?

5. For how many days had the Mayflower blundered through storms and headwinds before reaching the New World?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the passengers' quarters.

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

8. Why were the Pilgrims familiar with turkeys?

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

10. Why did the future site of Pymouth Plantation come do well recommended?

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