Pilgrim, Stranger Or Sailor?

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Pilgrim, Stranger Or Sailor?

102 passengers plus members of the Mayflower crew sailed across the Atlantic 400 years ago. A strange jumble of characters, they had different motivations for joining the venture. Where would you have fit in to the story?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Going to America on a sailing ship is a dangerous and uncomfortable venture. Why would you want to travel to ‘the new world’?
    • A. 

      Adventure!

    • B. 

      Freedom!

    • C. 

      Money!

    • D. 

      For God!

    • E. 

      It's my job.

  • 2. 
    Surely such a voyage would only be bearable with the right company. Who would you travel with?
    • A. 

      With my Master.

    • B. 

      With my spouse.

    • C. 

      With my close-knit community of friends.

    • D. 

      I travel alone.

    • E. 

      With many of my children.

  • 3. 
    You must not mind leaving Europe behind, possibly never returning. What has life been like for you so far?
    • A. 

      Hard. It is a struggle to make ends meet. 

    • B. 

      I have not been tested beyond enduring, and have been brought safe thus far.

    • C. 

      I believe things can only get better. 

    • D. 

      Hard, but exciting. 

    • E. 

      Full of purpose, I know what I have been called to do. 

  • 4. 
    Packing to travel on a cramped ship must be a struggle. What would you bring with you?
    • A. 

      More books than anything else.

    • B. 

      Things to sell.

    • C. 

      The tools I need to make my living. 

    • D. 

      Very little.

    • E. 

      Hope in my heart.

  • 5. 
    It’s not easy living in poor conditions with new people for 66 days. What do you think of the sailors?
    • A. 

      They are fine companions.

    • B. 

      They are strong and efficient.

    • C. 

      They are a torment.

    • D. 

      They endure the worst of the conditions on the top deck.

    • E. 

      They are doing their job, as we have paid them to. 

  • 6. 
    It’s dangerous to cross so many miles of ocean in a wooden boat. If you do not survive the journey, what will become of you?
    • A. 

      I will be remembered by the company as one of the faithful.

    • B. 

      I am an experienced traveller, and confident I will make it. 

    • C. 

      My family may never learn of my fate. 

    • D. 

      I will have gambled all on nothing.

    • E. 

      I will be recieved by God.

  • 7. 
    It's hard to be sure what will be found on a strange continent. Where's home to you?
    • A. 

      The East Midlands.

    • B. 

      Leiden.

    • C. 

      London.

    • D. 

      The South Coast.

    • E. 

      Norfolk.

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