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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At what time of year did the Dutch retreat to the fort to secure trade?
(a) Spring.
(b) Winter.
(c) Summer.
(d) Fall.

2. Once again Weston was at the head of the troubles suffered by the Pilgrims when he denied the colonists their ______.
(a) Letters.
(b) Grant money.
(c) Housewares.
(d) Water supply.

3. Bradford recounts the year 1623 The Sad Straits of ____'s men.
(a) Blackwell.
(b) Weston.
(c) Bradford.
(d) Massasoit.

4. Bradford details the shipwreck of which vessel?
(a) Mayflower.
(b) Little James.
(c) Anne.
(d) Edmund Fitzgerald.

5. The majority of the letters were filled with _____.
(a) People yearning for their loved ones.
(b) News from home.
(c) Sorrow.
(d) Complaints.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bradford refers to this time as having "some strange and remarkable ______."

2. Weston's people objected not out of loyalty but out of fear of which of the following?

3. The man was the founder of which colony?

4. Up until this time Bradford had stated that it would not be wise to ____ Weston.

5. One of the things Allerton was supposed to do was to hire a ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Examine the distress over the growth of the colony and how it came about.

2. Examine the continued presence of the Dutch and trade with the Pilgrims.

3. There was a tremendous hurricane that struck the colony in the middle of August. Explain the severity of the hurricane as well as Bradford's comments.

4. Discuss the petition to settle the conflict between the Dutch and the French. Who was in charge of examining and approving it?

5. What was the basis of the conflict regarding trade on the Kennebec and Connecticut Rivers?

6. Other than Weston, John Peirce also attempted to betray people in the colonies. Examine Peirce's actions.

7. The Pilgrims had trouble raising corn causing a shortage. Discuss Bradford's comments regarding the shortage.

8. What were some of the difficulties faced by Winslow when he attempted to hire another minister for Plymouth Plantation?

9. Discuss the arrival of the Reverend Ralph Smith.

10. Hard times continued to plague the Plymouth. Discuss the resignation of Ralph Smith.

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