Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 Test | Final 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. It was said that the men soon became corrupted and ____.

2. At what time of year did the Dutch retreat to the fort to secure trade?

3. Weston made a deal with the colonist to take a number of what type of animal pelts to England?

4. On what date did the shipwreck occur?

5. The conflict surrounded trading in an area that belonged to the _______Plantation.

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the petition to settle the conflict between the Dutch and the French. Who was in charge of examining and approving it?

2. The people at Weston's Plantation began to suffer from lack of food. Discuss Bradford's impression of the facts.

3. The Pilgrims were stuck once again by extensive illness. What was the cause?

4. Discuss the arrival of the Reverend Ralph Smith.

5. Examine the distress over the growth of the colony and how it came about.

6. Hard times continued to plague the Plymouth. Discuss the resignation of Ralph Smith.

7. Discuss Weston's actions after the failure of Weston Plantation.

8. Discuss the issues the Pilgrims had with the English regarding animal pelts.

9. Discuss "The Strange Proceedings of Mr. Allerton."

10. There was a tremendous hurricane that struck the colony in the middle of August. Explain the severity of the hurricane as well as Bradford's comments.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The relationship between the Pilgrims and Squanto evolved in some unexpected ways. Discuss the agreements the Pilgrims made with Squanto. What was Squanto's role at Plymouth Plantation? Did Squanto serve as a guide, instructor, liaison or something else? Explain. How did Squanto's role change over the years? What did Bradford mean when he stated that Squanto had become corrupt? In what ways did Squanto cheat the Pilgrims? What was Squanto's biggest contribution to the Plantation?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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