Mayflower Test | Final 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. Where were the Praying Indians relocated in Chapter 14?

2. What vandalism in 1675 caused Governor Winslow to ask for assistance from the Massachusetts Bay colony?

3. What type of a new American came into being after King Philip's War?

4. What did Thomas Morton build instead of a wall?

5. Who was the only Englishman in Sakonnet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Toward the end of the war, what did the Englishmen view as a humane alternative to death and torture?

2. What marvelous change came upon Bradford as his health declined in May of 1657?

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

4. Why did Awashonks not want to drink the rum that Church brought?

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

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

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

8. Why did the New Englanders decide to attack the Narragansetts?

9. How did Standish kill Wituwamat and Pecksuot?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the Plymouth colony and the Massachusetts Bay colony, and explain why or why not the Pilgrims should have settled at Boston rather than Plymouth.

Essay Topic 2

During their search for a location for their settlement, the Pilgrims found some Indian Corn, and they stole it knowing there might be repercussions. Prepare arguments explaining whether the Pilgrims should or should not have stolen the corn. Are there ever circumstances that make stealing the right course of action?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the war between Philip and Plymouth escalated from a simple political conflict to a full fledged war between races. Explain how different events and actions of the combatants escalated the regional conflict.

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