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. What diseases afflicted the Pokanokets in 1634?

2. What did some of the Wessagussett settlers trade for food?

3. Where were the Praying Indians relocated in Chapter 14?

4. How many tons of lumber were required to build a home in the 1650s?

5. What English woman was taken captive in Lancaster?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the conditions at the colony of Wessagusett.

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

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

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

6. Why did Thomas Morton represent everything the Pilgrims had come to America to escape?

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

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

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

10. What did the New England militia find in the Pokanokets' village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Pilgrims believed that God played a role in their destiny, but they also did not hesitate to do whatever needed to be done to take charge of their own destiny. Explain incidents that demonstrate how the Pilgrims took charge of their own destiny.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the consequences of the war with Philip and why the victory might be considered a Pyrrhic victory for the English.

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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