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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What individual, who was later to be honored as Cromwell’s chaplain, urged that John Cotton be commissioned to “go through the Bible, and raise marginal notes upon all the knotty places of the scriptures,” according to the author in Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism”?
(a) John Humfrey
(b) William Blackstone
(c) Isaac Johnson
(d) Hugh Peter

2. Where did Roger Williams go after he became dissatisfied with the church in Plymouth in 1633?
(a) Salem
(b) Portland
(c) Hartford
(d) Medford

3. The author begins Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked” with the assertion, “The great advantage of the government which Winthrop established in Massachusetts was” what?
(a) Its omniscience
(b) Its grandiosity
(c) Its simplicity
(d) Its complexity

4. 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) 1,000 pounds
(b) 3,000 pounds
(c) 2,500 pounds
(d) 550 pounds

5. Tenhills Farm was located in what current city, according to the author in Chapter 12: “New England or Old”?
(a) Hartford
(b) Mount Desert
(c) Medford
(d) Salem

6. 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 Haynes
(c) William Bradford
(d) John Endecott

7. In the spring of 1637, the Massachusetts Bay Colony became involved in a war with what Indian tribe?
(a) The Cherokee Indians
(b) The Mohegan Indians
(c) The Pequot Indians
(d) The Narragansett Indians

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

9. How old was Henry Vane when he was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636?
(a) 19
(b) 36
(c) 32
(d) 23

10. 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) An antinomian
(c) A Presbyterian
(d) A conversionist

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

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

13. Who is described in Chapter 9: “Separation Unleashed” as the “judicious governor of the colony” at Plymouth that found Roger Williams to be godly and zealous?
(a) John Wilson
(b) William Bradford
(c) Roger Ludlow
(d) John Haynes

14. According to the king’s charter for the Massachusetts Bay Company, it was ordained that the freemen of the company were to elect a governor, deputy governor, and how many “assistants” every year?
(a) 12
(b) 18
(c) 10
(d) 5

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is said to have “removed himself to the Narragansett country, remarking that he had left England because he did not like the Lord Bishops and found the rule of the Lord Brethren no better” in Chapter 7: “A Due Form of Government”?

2. Who was elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635?

3. When John Winthrop found himself in considerable debt, what two friends wrote from London offering to loan him money, according to the author in Chapter 12: “New England or Old”?

4. What two prominent ministers were chosen to carry the wisdom of the colony back to the mother country in the light of the troubles faced in 1641, according to the author in Chapter 12: “New England or Old”?

5. The author asserts in the beginning of Chapter 9: “Separation Unleashed” that “As long as Winthrop held the reins of government he held them” how?

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