Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Massachusetts Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz covers the first lesson of Chapter Five in Harcourt Horizons United States Beginnings grade 5.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Puritans left England because ________.
    • A. 

      They wanted to separate from the Church of England.

    • B. 

      They wanted to change some religious practices of the Church of England.

    • C. 

      They wante dto develop the whaling industry in New England.

  • 2. 
    Who brought the second group of Puritans to the massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and served as governor over a twenty year period?
    • A. 

      Thomas Hooker

    • B. 

      John Winthrop

    • C. 

      John Endecott

  • 3. 
    A town meeting was where____________.
    • A. 

      Listened to sermons all day

    • B. 

      Grazed livestock

    • C. 

      Conducted all forms of town business

  • 4. 
    People who lved in Massachusetts Bay Colony had to ________.
    • A. 

      Follow Puritan beliefs.

    • B. 

      Spend tons of money

    • C. 

      Live on a hill

  • 5. 
    Roger Williams left the Massachusetts Bay Colony because ________.
    • A. 

      He thought people should follow their own personal religious beliefs.

    • B. 

      He did poorly farming.

    • C. 

      He agreed with his minister.

  • 6. 
    Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Puritan church because ________.
    • A. 

      She questioned the authority and teaching of the Puritan ministers.

    • B. 

      She baked bread on Sundays.

    • C. 

      She abandoned the English way of life.

  • 7. 
    New England towns did not have the following buildings:____________.
    • A. 

      Meetinghouse and sawmill

    • B. 

      Common and school

    • C. 

      Hospital and police station

  • 8. 
    What helped ministers keep their authority in Puritans lives?
    • A. 

      Church of England

    • B. 

      Village life

    • C. 

      Fasting

  • 9. 
    What crops did Puritans grow?
    • A. 

      Tobacco and wheat

    • B. 

      Sugarcane and corn

    • C. 

      Corn and wheat

  • 10. 
  • 11. 
    Why did the Puritans settle in the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
  • 12. 
    Describe the jobs males and females had in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 13. 
    Name one of the three ways Puritans used livestock.