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Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the economic depression that hit the New World during the English Civil War, what law was overlooked in order to encourage entrepreneurs who undertook to produce iron and salt?
(a) The law against capitalism
(b) The law against monopolies
(c) The law against millinery
(d) The law against trade with Indians

2. Who had been governing the colony under instruction from the company in England before Winthrop and the others arrived, according to the author in Chapter 7: “A Due Form of Government”?
(a) Roger Ludlow
(b) John Endecott
(c) William Bradford
(d) John Haynes

3. Thomas Dudley was angered that John Winthrop lent twenty-eight pounds of what to Plymouth colony without authorization, according to the author in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?
(a) Corn
(b) Cured meat
(c) Potatoes
(d) Gunpowder

4. Winthrop and his governing assistants seized whose “strong water” because he sold too much of it to other men’s servants, according to the author in Chapter 7: “A Due Form of Government”?
(a) John Wilson’s
(b) Richard Clough’s
(c) Roger Ludlow’s
(d) Nathaniel Ward’s

5. 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) 8
(b) 7
(c) 5
(d) 10

6. What word from Chapter 11: “The New England Way” refers to an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief?
(a) Demagogue
(b) Vicegerent
(c) Synod
(d) Despotism

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

8. Where had Roger Williams studied divinity?
(a) St. Edwards
(b) Stourbridge
(c) St. Thomas
(d) Cambridge

9. The amount of debts that John Winthrop ended up with as a result of James Luxford’s actions was how much, according to the author in Chapter 12: “New England or Old”?
(a) 3,000 pounds
(b) 1,000 pounds
(c) 550 pounds
(d) 2,500 pounds

10. The author describes Anne Hutchinson’s beliefs by saying in Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism” that, “In Puritan terminology this meant that "sanctification" was no evidence of” what?
(a) Justification
(b) Classification
(c) Edification
(d) Redemption

11. The king’s charter for the Massachusetts Bay Company ordained that the freemen of the company were to meet how many times per year in a “Great and General Court”?
(a) 8
(b) 4
(c) 6
(d) 12

12. What minister does the author describe in 1633 as giving a lecture in Boston when he was questioned on whether or not women ought to wear veils in church in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?
(a) Reverend George Phillips
(b) Reverend John Cotton
(c) Reverend John Wilson
(d) Reverend John Wheelwright

13. When was John Cotton chosen as the teacher at the Boston church, shortly after his arrival in New England?
(a) July, 1632
(b) October, 1635
(c) September, 1633
(d) May, 1629

14. How old was Nathaniel Ward when he came to Ipswich in 1634?
(a) 29
(b) 49
(c) 42
(d) 55

15. In 1629, Roger Williams was chaplain to whom in Essex?
(a) King James I
(b) Reverend John Preston
(c) Charles de Menon, Sieur d'Aulnay de Charnise
(d) Sir William Masham of High Laver

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Roger Williams first arrived at the colony, what minister and teacher of the Boston church was returning to England to fetch his wife?

3. Who was chosen by the followers of Anne Hutchinson to serve as the official spokesperson for her views in 1636?

4. Thomas Dudley had been whose steward in England?

5. Roger Williams first arrived in the New World aboard what ship?

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