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 prophecy had Philip's pow-wows spoken about his death?

2. What man was one of the first New Englanders to embrace the wilderness?

3. To whom did Alexander keep selling land?

4. What became the economic center of the region after 1660?

5. Why did many Indians die in the summer of 1623?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were the Indians cut out of the New England real estate market?

2. How did Standish kill Wituwamat and Pecksuot?

3. Why did the Plymouth's debilitating food shortages end in the fall of 1623?

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

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

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

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

8. Describe the conditions at the colony of Wessagusett.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 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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