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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) John Haynes
(d) William Bradford

2. What was Cambridge, Massachusetts called during the first winter when the colonists decided to build their houses there in 1630?
(a) Medford
(b) Boston
(c) Salem
(d) Newtown

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

4. What individual that later became a leading figure in Connecticut is said to have grown “into passion and said, that then we should have no government, but there would be an interim, wherein every man might do what he pleased” in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?
(a) William Bradford
(b) Roger Ludlow
(c) John Haynes
(d) William Blackstone

5. What was the name of Anne Hutchinson’s brother-in-law that was a minister whom she admired?
(a) Reverend John Wheelwright
(b) Reverend John Humfrey
(c) Reverend George Phillips
(d) Reverend John Preston

6. 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

7. 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) 18
(b) 12
(c) 5
(d) 10

8. How many pounds did the General Court usually pay John Winthrop per year while he was governor?
(a) 50
(b) 100
(c) 200
(d) 25

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

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

11. Anne Hutchinson is said to have gained a wide acquaintance in Boston by serving as what, according to the author in Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism”?
(a) A royal servant
(b) A church leader
(c) A baker
(d) A midwife

12. Who was elected deputy governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634?
(a) Roger Williams
(b) John Wilson
(c) Nathaniel Ward
(d) Roger Ludlow

13. 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 John Cotton
(b) Reverend George Phillips
(c) Reverend John Wilson
(d) Reverend John Wheelwright

14. 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 millinery
(c) The law against monopolies
(d) The law against trade with Indians

15. What pastor in Watertown and Winthrop's neighbor back in England caused problems by teaching that the Roman Catholic Church was a legitimate body of Christians?
(a) Reverend William Blackstone
(b) Reverend George Phillips
(c) Reverend John Wheelwright
(d) Reverend John Wilson

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Thomas Dudley was angered that John Winthrop had constructed a fort where, according to the author in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?

3. In what year was Richard Bellingham first elected as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony?

4. What term refers to a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power?

5. 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”?

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