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. How many men did not sign the agreement before the Mayflower landed?

2. When did the Mayflower arrive at Provincetown Harbor?

3. What was Massasoit's first impulse to do with the English?

4. Why did the Mayflower not return to England after a settlement site was found?

5. Who was the Nauset sachem?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to the ship, the Fortune?

2. Why do some people think that Dorothy Bradford may have committed suicide?

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. Why did the Separatists decide to leave Amsterdam?

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

9. Who did the passengers choose as the leader for the colony?

10. How did the Pilgrims solve the problem of having to entertain and feed a continual stream of Indian visitors?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Pilgrims had refused the services of John Smith because they wanted no Stranger to tell them what to do. Instead, the Pilgrims, whether they realized it or not, came under the control of Squanto. Explain how Squanto manipulated the Pilgrims and their relationship with Massasoit.

Essay Topic 2

There are several theories regarding what started the war between the English and King Philip. Explain the different theories and why one theory for the cause of the war is more plausible than other theories.

Essay Topic 3

Explain why there was a controversy between some Indians and some Englishmen regarding the murder and the punishment of Arthur Peach and his cohorts. What motives were behind the controversy?

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