Plymouth Colony: History, Facts & Religion


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The Plymouth Colony was founded by

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1. What characterized the early days of the Plymouth Colony?

2. Why is the Mayflower Compact important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination allow you to gauge your understanding of the reasons for the settlement of the Plymouth Colony and how the colonists lived. Topics you should be familiar with in order to pass the quiz include who founded the Plymouth Colony and the importance of the Mayflower Compact.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The group that founded the Plymouth Colony
  • Life in the colony during its early days
  • The Mayflower Compact
  • Legacy of the Plymouth Colony
  • Group of people who helped the colonists create a settlement

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet let you practice these important skills:

  • Making connections - understand the importance of the Mayflower Compact and its role in the Plymouth Colony
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the legacy of the Plymouth Colony in the United States and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who founded the Plymouth Colony

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Plymouth Colony, check out the corresponding lesson titled Plymouth Colony: History, Facts & Religion. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Understand why the Pilgrims left England and where they went before sailing across the Atlantic
  • Identify the reason the colonists wrote the Mayflower Compact and the document's legacy
  • Recognize challenges faced by colonists shortly after they landed in Plymouth
  • Discover the role of Squanto and others in helping the colonists to survive
  • Explore the connection between the Plymouth Colony and Thanksgiving