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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. What was the name of the high ranking Indian that approached the group for the first time?
2. The Dutch viewed the group as being which of the following?
3. The settlers were typically split into two groups, the farmers and the ______.
4. How did Bradford refer to this new era?
5. The group decided to leave the city and relocate to which area?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the new reign of James I and the consequences for the Separatists.
2. Discuss the first meeting between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Who were the first to make contact?
3. Many of the Pilgrims became seriously ill or died during the first months in Plymouth. Discuss the death of their prominent leader at the time. Who took the man's place?
4. 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?
5. Explain the role and purpose of the "professors." Also explain their role in the Church of England.
6. How did some people justify the torture and murder of the professors? What became of the survivors?
7. Explain the attitude and behavior of the Mayflower's crew during the voyage from Europe.
8. 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.
9. How did the Church attempt to cater to the "heathens?"
10. What was the newly formed identity of the professors?
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
Compare and contrast commonly accepted historical fact against the information provided in the book OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION, 1620-1647 by William Bradford. Discuss possible discrepancies between accepted misconceptions and historical information as presented by Bradford. For example, modern society has painted a completely inaccurate picture of the first Thanksgiving. Choose at least five examples of misinformation.
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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