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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Mary Tudor born?
(a) 1501
(b) 1498
(c) 1621
(d) 1516

2. On what date did John Winthrop marry his second wife?
(a) May 15, 1629
(b) December 6, 1615
(c) February 2, 1626
(d) April 29, 1618

3. What minister that lived near Groton Manor and accompanied Winthrop to New England was so obsessed with the need for avoiding separatism that “he declared not only the churches of England but also those of Rome to be true churches”?
(a) Roger Williams
(b) George Phillips
(c) Nathaniel Ward
(d) Nicholas Knopp

4. How much money does the author assert a tent had cost in England for those few who had been able to bring one to the new world in Chapter 5: “Survival”?
(a) 5 pounds
(b) 20 pounds
(c) 50 pounds
(d) 10 pounds

5. Arminianism is based on the theological ideas of what Dutch Reformed theologian?
(a) James Arminus
(b) Jacobus Arminius
(c) Elmore Arminian
(d) Isaac Arminus

6. The author states in Chapter 3: “A Shelter and a Hiding Place” that “Winthrop knew that in England he was not tall enough to do anything effective for the cause of God against the towering ungodliness of” whom?
(a) Queen Elizabeth
(b) King Charles
(c) King James
(d) Queen Mary

7. On what date did John Winthrop ride to Cambridge, “where he with eleven other leading Puritans signed an agreement to be ready by the following March to embark for New England”?
(a) March 27, 1625
(b) July 16, 1630
(c) August 26, 1629
(d) February 2, 1626

8. How many colonists came to the New World to establish the Sagadahoc Colony in 1607?
(a) 300
(b) 120
(c) 500
(d) 150

9. On what date was Charles I crowned at Westminster Abbey?
(a) March 10, 1629
(b) July 28, 1629
(c) February 2, 1626
(d) June 11, 1630

10. Where did John Winthrop set up his headquarters when he moved the colony into the bay, according to the narrator in Chapter 5: “Survival”?
(a) Mount Desert
(b) Cape Sable
(c) Newtown
(d) Charlestown

11. According to the author, Arminianism was a belief that men could do what by their own will power?
(a) Deny grace
(b) Respond to God’s will
(c) Endorse one another’s salvation
(d) Achieve faith and win salvation

12. What company was responsible for establishing a short-lived settlement on Cape Ann in 1624?
(a) The Dorchester Company
(b) The St. James Charter Company
(c) The Plymouth Company
(d) The Massachusetts Bay Company

13. What was the name of John Winthrop’s second wife?
(a) Thomasine Clopton
(b) Anne Hutchinson
(c) Lucy Winthrop
(d) Mary Tudor

14. How old was John Winthrop when he married his first wife?
(a) 19
(b) 17
(c) 16
(d) 20

15. How many of the previous Salem settlers had died in the preceding winter when John Winthrop arrived with his fleet, according to the author in Chapter 5: “Survival”?
(a) 20
(b) 50
(c) 80
(d) 200

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom did James I appoint as Archbishop of Canterbury?

2. On what date did Charles I formally dissolve the English Parliament?

3. Who succeeded Mary Tudor as the ruler of England?

4. What term refers to a council of a church, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application?

5. On what date did John Winthrop and several other prominent Puritans who were interested in emigrating assemble in Lincolnshire to talk it over, according to the author in the beginning of Chapter 4: “The Way to a New England”?

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