Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. During this time the ____ were being closely watched.

2. Who was one of Robinson's main adversaries?

3. Who was chosen to act as the new governor?

4. Which queen was responsible for some people being burned?

5. What were the names of the first people married in the new colony?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the period referred to as "The Starting Time."

2. State at least one part of the purpose of the Mayflower Compact as well as the aim of the new government. What about the agreement may seem ironic?

3. What gift did Massasoit leave behind for the Pilgrims? What was the purpose? How long did the arrangement last?

4. What was the newly formed identity of the professors?

5. Explain the new reign of James I and the consequences for the Separatists.

6. How did some people justify the torture and murder of the professors? What became of the survivors?

7. Why did the Separatists choose to go to Holland? What prompted the group to move ahead with the plan?

8. Discuss the Narragansett Challenge.

9. How did the Church attempt to cater to the "heathens?"

10. Discuss the next step for the Separatists once they were all but forced out of Britain. What did the Monarchy think about the exodus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the founding, purpose, methods, and duties of the Separatist movement as it relates to the traditionally accepted religions of Europe and the Church of England at large.

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Bradford chose to write the history of Plymouth Plantation in third person rather than in a first person account? Do you think Bradford was attempting to create an accurate historical document? What was the purpose of writing the account? What other accounts of Plymouth Plantation exist? Cite references and sources.

Essay Topic 3

There were several times when Bradford discussed the immorality of the people at Plymouth Plantation. Discuss Bradford's concerns with the behavior of the people. Did Bradford consider them to be wicked, unschooled, or unprincipled? What was Bradford's issue with certain people on the Sabbath? What was the opinion of those back in England? What was recommended? What did Bradford do?

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