Massachusetts Bay Colony: Religion, History & Economy


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The Massachusetts Bay Colony

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1. How was the Massachusetts Bay Colony different from other colonies?

2. What characterized the religious life of the Puritans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nearly four hundred years ago, the Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the factors that led to its creation and history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Founders of the colony
  • Religious beliefs of the residents of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • How membership in the church was decided
  • How the Massachusetts Bay Colony differed from other colonies of the era

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the history of the colony
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history and founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as congregational and predestined elect

Additional Learning

To learn more about this early colony, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Massachusetts Bay Colony. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the political landscape under which the colony was founded
  • Identify the key figures associated with the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Understand how the colony governed its religious life