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. How many ships arrived in New England in 1630?

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

3. Who was the settlement leader of Wessagussett in 1623?

4. What was a shocking outrage to the Puritans at Kickemuit?

5. What was the chief concern of Weston's men?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What happened to the Narragansett fort?

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

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

8. Describe the conditions at the colony of Wessagusett.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, a Frenchmen told his Indian captors that "God was angry with them for their wickedness, and would destroy them and give their country to another people." Argue whether King Philip's war was or was not God's vengeance on the Indians.

Essay Topic 2

Some might say it is contradictory for people with strong religious beliefs to use violence to suit their purposes. Argue why you think it was or was not contradictory for the Pilgrims to use violence. Use specific examples from the book to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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