Mayflower Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nathaniel Philbrick
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What day did the Mayflower leave Provincetown Harbor?

2. Who allowed war to happen?

3. What was the name of an ominous Pokanokets spirit of darkness?

4. What happened to Squanto at the end of Chapter 8?

5. What did the Pokanokets call their creator god?

Short Essay Questions

1. What disparity did Quadequina notice after the treaty between the Indians and the Pilgrims was signed?

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

3. How did Weston betray the Pilgrims?

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. Why didn't the Indians and English of Plymouth Colony live in peaceful harmony all of those first fifty-five years?

10. Describe the passengers' quarters.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Pilgrims left England because of intolerant attitudes toward their religious beliefs. How did the Pilgrims have the same type of intolerant attitude toward the Strangers and others when they settled in the New World?

Essay Topic 2

Although King Philip's War became a racial war, it was also caused by greed. Explain how greed led Philip and the English into the conflict and what gain the parties expected to obtain from the conflict.

Essay Topic 3

Massasoit's first impulse was to curse the Pilgrims. Explain the people, fears, or events that led him to befriend the Pilgrims rather than cursing them.

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