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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 Narragansett Indians
(d) The Pequot Indians

4. When Roger Williams first arrived at the colony, what minister and teacher of the Boston church was returning to England to fetch his wife?
(a) Reverend John Wheelwright
(b) Reverend John Preston
(c) Reverend John Endecott
(d) Reverend John Wilson

5. James Luxford worked for John Winthrop in what position?
(a) His butler
(b) His Deputy Governor
(c) His carriage-driver
(d) Overseer of his lands

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where was Anne Hutchinson born?

3. Who is quoted in Chapter 11: “The New England Way” as having said “if the people be governors, who shall be governed?”

4. What “testy pastor of Ipswich, held himself unworthy to wipe John Cotton’s slippers,” according to the author in Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism”?

5. According to the narrator in Chapter 9: “Separation Unleashed,” John Winthrop believed that the most effective weapons against separatism were “argument, admonition, and” what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the faults of John Endecott and Thomas Dudley as legislators, according to the author in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?

2. What forced John Winthrop to reveal the stipulations of the charter to the colonists, according to the author in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?

3. What did the representatives learn when they studied the charter in Chapter 8: “Leniency Rebuked”?

4. How was Winthrop’s system of elections established, according to the author in Chapter 7: “A Due Form of Government”? On what grounds was this system established?

5. What decision did John Winthrop make regarding the English Civil War? Why?

6. How does the author describe the changes in the colony during the years when John Winthrop was overthrown as governor in Chapter 9: “Separation Unleashed”?

7. How is the Reverend John Cotton described in Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism”? What was Cotton’s relationship to Anne Hutchinson?

8. What were John Winthrop’s feelings about Roger Williams, according to the author in Chapter 9: “Separation Unleashed”?

9. When did Anne and William Hutchinson arrive in New England? How does the author describe them in Chapter 10: “Seventeenth-Century Nihilism”?

10. What power did the clergy have in the Massachusetts settlement, according to the author in Chapter 11: “The New England Way”?

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