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. Which is not one of the issues being suffered by the people of Plymouth Plantation at this time?

2. Plymouth Plantation flourished. People began to spread out and soon it became necessary for the people to start their own ____.

3. The man was the founder of which colony?

4. The ship sank near which town?

5. Bradford skips over some of the events, including the election of the new governor, Thomas ______, and the activities of Allerton.

Short Essay Questions

1. Weston continues to plague the Pilgrims with his underhanded tactics. Examine Weston's next move.

2. What happened to Massasoit during this time?

3. The Pilgrims had their share of dealing with unscrupulous men. Discuss this problem.

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

5. The Pilgrims had trouble raising corn causing a shortage. Discuss Bradford's comments regarding the shortage.

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

7. Bradford talks about the letters received by Winslow, many of which held ridiculous complaints. Discuss at least some of the complaints.

8. What was the basis of the conflict regarding trade on the Kennebec and Connecticut Rivers?

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

10. Other than Weston, John Peirce also attempted to betray people in the colonies. Examine Peirce's actions.

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 made the choice to leave Holland for America. In what year was the decision made? Why was it made? Who decided? Was there a particular event or incident that caused the Separatists to make the decision? How difficult was it to make the move from the Netherlands to America? How long did it take? Where did the Separatists get the financial aid and other support? Who was in charge of the accounts? What treachery did the Separatists encounter before and during the long voyage? Explain. How many people were involved in the transportation of the people? Who committed the most treacherous acts? How was the treachery handled by the Separatists? What was the outcome?

Essay Topic 3

Examine in detail the relationship between William Bradford and William Brewster. When did the men meet? What was their relationship in the beginning? How did one influence the other? Was the relationship more mentor/student, colleagues or friends? Explain. Also explore their loyalty to the colony and one another.

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