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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 people were left with the brunt of the responsibility?

2. The two groups decided it would be important to have which of the following:

3. Who accompanied the high ranking native?

4. What was one of the main obstacles to going to the new city?

5. How long would the agreement stay in effect?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the role and purpose of the "professors." Also explain their role in the Church of England.

2. Discuss the Narragansett Challenge.

3. What does the text say about the poor, and sometimes fatal, treatment of those that dared to go up against the Church?

4. Bradford recounts that the first foundation of the new government was created and put into place aboard the Mayflower. Discuss the events that prompted the design of the agreement.

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

6. What was the purpose and the context of the pact made between Massasoit and the Pilgrims?

7. Discuss when the Separatists moved to Holland and what they found upon their arrival in Amsterdam.

8. Explain the attitude and behavior of the Mayflower's crew during the voyage from Europe.

9. Explain the change in the monarchy when Queen Elizabeth I took the throne.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the following leaders: Bradford, Brewster, and Standish. Which has the most experience in operating a colony or a similar type of entity? Which is the strongest leader?

Essay Topic 2

Write a biography of Robert Cushman. Explain the relationship between Cushman and Bradford. Also examine the role of Cushman in the settlement of the Plymouth Plantation. Overall, was Cushman's involvement a help or hindrance? What were Cushman's accomplishments and/or follies?

Essay Topic 3

After spending less than a year in Amsterdam, the Separatists had cause to move out of the city and to the town of Leyden. Discuss in detail the reasons for leaving Amsterdam. Was there one specific incident or reason for moving out of the city? If so, what was it? Was the entire group eager to go or was the decision made by a few? Were all of the Separatists in the city by that time? Why did they choose Leyden? How is Leyden described in the text? How long did the group stay in Leyden? How did the conditions compare to those in Amsterdam? What were the biggest differences? Were the Separatists more or less successful in Leyden in regards to rebuilding their church? Explain.

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