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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What term from the book refers to a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, prejudices, and ignorance of the less-educated citizens in order to gain power and promote political motives?
(a) Synod
(b) Despotism
(c) Fascist
(d) Demagogue

2. How many Englishmen were said to have come to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the summer of 1638?
(a) 1,000
(b) 5,000
(c) 3,000
(d) 500

3. The author states in Chapter 7: “A Due Form of Government,” that when Winthrop and eleven other members of the Massachusetts Bay Company met “on August 26, 1629, they agreed to go to New England if the charter and headquarters of the company could be transferred with them.” How many of the twelve kept their pledge, arriving with Winthrop or shortly after?
(a) 7
(b) 5
(c) 8
(d) 10

4. Whom does the author say in Chapter 7: “A Due Form of Government” was fined five pounds “for takeing upon him to cure the scurvey by a water of noe worth nor value, which hee solde att a very deare rate”?
(a) Nathaniel Ward
(b) George Phillips
(c) Nicholas Knopp
(d) Roger Williams

5. On what date did John Winthrop summon at Charlestown the first meeting labeled in the records as a General Court?
(a) April 29, 1618
(b) October 19, 1630
(c) March 27, 1625
(d) May 15, 1629

6. What substantial and straightforward freeman from Dorchester drew up a list of arguments against Winthrop’s cause with the General Court, leading Winthrop to ride him down as "a troubler of Israel,” according to the author in Chapter 11: “The New England Way”?
(a) Thomas Fones
(b) George Phillips
(c) Israel Stoughton
(d) William Laud

7. When did King Charles I meet with defiance for attempting to impose the Anglican prayer book in Scotland?
(a) September, 1641
(b) March, 1639
(c) June, 1642
(d) May, 1640

8. Where did Anne Hutchinson go with her followers after she was exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
(a) Connecticut
(b) Plymouth
(c) Virginia
(d) New Hampshire

9. Roger Williams first arrived in the New World aboard what ship?
(a) The Lyon
(b) The St. Mary
(c) The Holy Royal
(d) The Arbella

10. It was early in what year that the English Civil War broke out?
(a) 1665
(b) 1635
(c) 1619
(d) 1642

11. What term from Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism” refers to one who holds that under the gospel, dispensation of grace is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation”?
(a) An anarchist
(b) A conversionist
(c) An antinomian
(d) A Presbyterian

12. Where was Anne Hutchinson born?
(a) Rochdale, Macclesfield, England
(b) Alford, Lincolnshire, England
(c) Walsall, Stafford, England
(d) Redditch, Worcester, England

13. What was Anne Hutchinson’s maiden name?
(a) Anne Cradock
(b) Anne Blackstone
(c) Anne Marbury
(d) Anne Endecott

14. Who was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635?
(a) John Haynes
(b) Nicholas Knopp
(c) Roger Williams
(d) William Bradford

15. Who was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634?
(a) Thomas Dudley
(b) Nathaniel Ward
(c) William Bradford
(d) Roger Williams

Short Answer Questions

1. In the spring of 1637, the author describes the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s involvement in a war with an Indian tribe. Where were the settlers that “bore the brunt of the fighting”?

2. Which of John Winthrop’s sons settled in Ipswich?

3. What does the author say James Luxford was ultimately convicted of in Chapter 12: “New England or Old”?

4. James Luxford worked for John Winthrop in what position?

5. After Winthrop moved the colony headquarters to Charlestown, he summoned the assistants for their first meeting on what date?

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