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Introduction to Early American Literature Quiz

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What does Of Plymouth Plantation reveal about the determination of both the Pilgrims and the ship’s officers and crew to complete the journey to the New World?
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Both the Pilgrims and the ship’s crew considered turning back when the beam broke, but together they decided to continue.
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What does Of Plymouth Plantation reveal about the Pilgrims’ readiness to establish a new colony where they landed?
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They were not prepared for the harshness of the environment or the hostility of the American Indians, and they had little food if the ship left before spring.
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Based on Of Plymouth Plantation, which aspect of the Pilgrims’ culture and society was most important to them?
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their religious beliefs
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What is the central idea of the fourth paragraph of Of Plymouth Plantation?
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The ship was unable to sail south to Hudson’s River, so it returned to Cape Cod instead.
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What is the central idea of paragraph six of Of Plymouth Plantation?
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The land was cold, desolate, and dangerous, and the Pilgrims could not rely on the ship or their friends in Europe for survival
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What is the main idea of paragraph three of Of Plymouth Plantation?
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A sailor who fell overboard was spared by God to become a member of the church.
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According to Of Plymouth Plantation, which statement best describes the relationship between colonists and American Indians?
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It was difficult, tense, and violent as soon as the settlers arrived.
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Which best states the central idea of the first paragraph of Of Plymouth Plantation?
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Bradford believed God punished a sailor who mistreated the Puritans.
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Read this quotation from the introduction of the book The Pilgrims of New England by Mrs. J. B. Webb. All the principal incidents that are woven into the narrative are strictly historical, and are derived from authentic sources, which give an impartial picture both of the virtues and the failings of these remarkable emigrants. Based on the introduction, this book most likely includes
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excerpts from primary source documents.
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The book Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children, by Mabel Powers, most likely includes
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versions of traditional Iroquois myths.