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

2. What was the rank of the high ranking Indian?

3. The text states that the new government would act "for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due _______ and obedience."

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

5. What adjective is used to describe the group's newly chosen city?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

6. What caused the Separatists to leave Amsterdam? Where did the group go?

7. 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?

8. One of the first major conflicts in the colony had to do with the celebration of Christmas. Explain the incident and how it was resolved.

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

10. Bradford quotes Socrates in regards to the treatment of the professors. What does Bradford say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the Separatists' exodus from England to the Low Countries. Where are the Low Countries? What caused the Separatists to leave? In what city did the Separatists settle upon arriving in the country? What were the biggest obstacles? What was the collective impression of the group before leaving England? Was the impression correct? How were the Separatists greeted? Were there opportunities for the Separatists to make a living? If so, how? What was the thing about living in the new country? How did the Separatists deal with the language barrier?

Essay Topic 2

The Separatists were at the mercy of the British monarchy before they went to Holland. Although the official policies never changed the behaviors of the monarchs varied widely. Discuss the official policy held by the church and monarchy regarding the Separatists. Compare and contrast the treatment of the Separatists under the rule of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth I, and King James I. Which was the most tolerant? Which was responsible for the most amount of persecution? Also discuss who was in power when the Separatists officially formed and who was in power when they fled the country.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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