Pilgrims Quiz

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Pilgrim Quizzes & Trivia

The Pilgrims, who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America, were fleeing religious persecution in their native England. Take our on-line quiz to find out more about the Pilgrims. (material in this quiz was taken from the Times archives as well as "One Hundred & Eleven Questions & Answers Concerning the Pilgrims" by Willliam P. Muttart and Linda R. Ashley).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many passengers were on the Mayflower in 1620?
    • A. 

      102

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      200

  • 2. 
    Were the Mayflower passengers referred to as Pilgrims in 1620?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    Who was the Captain of the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      John Alden

    • B. 

      William Brewster

    • C. 

      Myles Standish

    • D. 

      Christopher Jones

  • 4. 
    Were there any animals aboard the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    How many births were there aboard the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 6. 
    How many Separatists were aboard the Mayflower?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      38

    • C. 

      52

    • D. 

      75

  • 7. 
    What catastrophic event happened during a severe storm while the Mayflower was at sea?
    • A. 

      The sails ripped and blew away

    • B. 

      Two men fell overboard

    • C. 

      The main beam broke

    • D. 

      The ship struck an iceburg

  • 8. 
    How many days was the Mayflower at sea during the voyage?
    • A. 

      45 days

    • B. 

      66 days

    • C. 

      79 days

    • D. 

      82 days

  • 9. 
    What date was the Mayflower Compact signed?
    • A. 

      Sept. 16, 1620

    • B. 

      Nov. 9, 1620

    • C. 

      Nov. 11, 1620

    • D. 

      April 10, 1621

  • 10. 
    Where was the Pilgrim's first landing place?
    • A. 

      Provincetown, MA

    • B. 

      Plymouth, MA

    • C. 

      Chatham, MA

    • D. 

      Jamestown, VA

  • 11. 
    How many passengers died on board ship after land had been sighted?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 12. 
    Did the Pilgrims build log cabins for their homes?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    What Indian was best known for helping Plymouth Colony?
    • A. 

      Squanto

    • B. 

      Massasoit

    • C. 

      Hobbamock

    • D. 

      Samoset

  • 14. 
    Did the Pilgrims only wear black clothing?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    How many Pilgrims returned to England when the Mayflower left Plymouth in 1621?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Ten