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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. Who succeeded Bradford as governor?
(a) John Brown.
(b) Edward Winslow.
(c) Roger Williams.
(d) Thomas Prence.

2. Who became pastor at Plymouth in 1667?
(a) John Robinson.
(b) John Cotton.
(c) William Bradford.
(d) Roger Williams.

3. What was the name of the settlement north of Wessagusett in modern Braintree?
(a) Merrymount.
(b) Lancaster.
(c) Northfield.
(d) New London.

4. When was Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation" published?
(a) 1677.
(b) 1734.
(c) 1776.
(d) 1856.

5. What percentage of the land in New England was suitable for farming?
(a) 5 percent.
(b) 20 percent.
(c) 80 percent.
(d) 50 percent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Bradford blame for the difficulties the Pilgrims had paying off the colony's debt?

2. What did England become after the death of King Charles?

3. How far away was the nearest Indian village from Plymouth?

4. Why did the Great Migration come to an end in the early 1640s?

5. What son of Massasoit became Pokanokets' new leader?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to the Narragansett fort?

2. How was Standish's influence seen as the Pilgrims gathered for Sunday worship?

3. What process did Plymouth use to remove potentially dangerous Native men and boys?

4. What became the focus of the children and grandchildren of the Pilgrims?

5. Describe John Eliot's missionary work with the Indians.

6. What evidence has been found that show the degree to which Western goods became of part of Indian life?

7. Who refused to forgive the Pilgrims for "the killing of those poor Indians."

8. Why were the Massachusetts planning to attack Wessagusett and Plymouth?

9. How did Standish kill Wituwamat and Pecksuot?

10. Why did Philip want the English to draw first blood?

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