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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. Within ____ the new arrivals had fallen out of good graces with the church.

2. The Dutch viewed the group as being which of the following?

3. The men claimed that they wanted to get away from "the persecutions of the heathen and their ______."

4. The person brought along how many people?

5. Which of the following prompted the organization of the documents?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was the next important native to visit the Pilgrims? Discuss the visit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

William Bradford's upbringing was somewhat unusual. Discuss the circumstances of Bradford's young life. What tragedy occurred when Bradford was a baby? Where was Bradford sent as a result? Who raised Bradford? What skills did Bradford learn as a child? What captured Bradford's attention and interest at age 12? How did it change Bradford's life? What would Bradford eventually be prompted to do? How did Bradford utilize his skills to better Plymouth Plantation? Explain.

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

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?

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