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John Carver Pilgrim leader and the first governor of Plymouth Colony, born
probably in Nottinghamshire, England. Carver was a wealthy London
merchant, but he left England and went to Leiden, Netherlands, in 1607 or
1608 because of religious persecution. He was probably instrumental in
choosing Plymouth as the site for settlement. He died, apparently from
sunstroke, in the spring of 1621.
2. After the death of John Carver in 1621, who became the Plymouth
- Myles Sandish
- Bill Paxton
- William Bradford
3. An American Indian named Samoset, originally from Pemaquid Point in
modern Maine, walked boldly into the midst of the settlement and
proclaimed, "Welcome, Englishmen!" He had learned some English
from fishermen who worked off the coast of Maine and gave them a brief
introduction to the region's history and geography. When did the first
formal contact with the American Indians occurred?
- March 6, 1621
- March 16, 1621
- February 6, 1621
4. Samoset returned to Plymouth on March 22, 1621 with a delegation
from Massasoit that included Squanto; Massasoit joined them shortly
thereafter. After an exchange of gifts, Massasoit and John Carver
established a formal treaty of peace. Squanto, as he was called by the
Pilgrims, stayed with the Pilgrims from March 1621 to November 1622, was
instrumental in helping the Pilgrims to survive.
5. Edward Winslow and Susanna White, each of who lost their spouses
during the harsh winter of 1620�1621, became the first couple to be
married in Plymouth.
6. What was the largest source of wealth for Plymouth Colony?
- Fur trade
- Cattle ranching
- Coal mining
7. While Massachusetts Bay Colony experienced an outbreak of witchcraft
scares in the 17th century, there is little evidence that Plymouth was
engulfed in anything similar. While witchcraft was listed as a capital
crime in the 1636 codification of the laws by the Plymouth General Court,
there were no actual convictions of witches in Plymouth Colony. The court
records only show two formal accusations of witchcraft. The first, of
Goodwife Holmes in 1661, never went to trial. The second resulted in trial
and acquittal. Who was acquitted?
- Mary Ingram
- Betty Minehart
- Sally Reynolds
8. Who was an American Pilgrim leader on the
served as the governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and finally in
- Edward Winslow
- David R. White
- James Stewart
9. Who was a co-founder of Eastham, Massachusetts, a political leader
in both the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, and governor of
Plymouth (1634, 1638, and 1657 - 1673).
- Brook Edwards
- Thomas Paine
- Thomas Prence
10. A new charter was issued, annexing Plymouth Colony to Massachusetts
Bay Colony. The official date of the proclamation ending the existence of
Plymouth Colony was October 17, 1691, though it was not put into force
until the arrival of the new charter on May 14, 1692, carried by William
Phips. When was the last official meeting of the Plymouth General Court?
- June 8, 1692
- June 18, 1692
- June 28, 1692