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John Carver

What do you know about Colonial America
Take this John Carver quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

You'll find 10 Questions about John Carver.

1) Little is known about his early life, however he was probably born in England. 
What year is it believed he was born?John Carver

  1. 1556
  2. 1576
  3. 1586
  4. 1596

2) Carver was a wealthy London merchant, but he left England and went to Leiden, Netherlands, in 1607 or 1608 because of religious persecution.

  • True or False?

3) He was very much welcome in the group because of his willingness to bear the financial expenses. He donated much of his personal estate to the Pilgrim congregation and to the Mayflower voyage.

  • True or False?

4) When did Carver became the agent for the Pilgrims in securing a charter and financial support for the establishment of a colony in America?

  1. 1613
  2. 1615
  3. 1617
  4. 1619

5) Carver chartered the Mayflower and was chosen as governor of the ship.  With other colonists, he set sail from Plymouth, England, in September 1620.
How many colonist, with Carver, left Plymouth, England?

  1. 51
  2. 101
  3. 201
  4. 301

6) He traveled with his wife, Catherine, and with one servant, Jasper More, a child of seven years of age. Jasper's three brothers and sisters were given into the care of other senior members of the company. Until relatively recently the children were thought to be orphans or foundlings, but, in the 1990's, it was conclusively shown that they were sent to America because they were illegitimate, and the source of great controversy in England. It is not known whether Carver knew anything about Jaspers� background.
When did Jasper die?

  1. November 6, 1620
  2. December 6, 1620
  3. December 21, 1620
  4. February 21, 1621

7) When did Carver sign the Mayflower Compact and on the same day was elected governor of the colony?

  1. September 11, 1620
  2. November 1, 1620
  3. November 11, 1620
  4. November 21, 1620

8) Carver established a peace treaty with Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe. This was one of America's most successful Indian treaties, lasting for over half a century.
When did Carver establish a peace treaty with Chief Massasoit?

  1. November 1620
  2. December 1620
  3. January 1621
  4. March 1621

9) Carver died suddenly (April 5, 1621) one month later after falling ill while working in the fields.
Who was named his successor?

  1. Isaac Allerton
  2. William Bradford
  3. Moses Fletcher
  4. John Goodman

10) Where was John Carver buried?

  1. Coles Hill Burial Ground, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  2. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  3. South Church Cemetery, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
  4. Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts


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