The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement


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How did the original indentured servants of Plymouth escape their service to the London Company?

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1. What is the most significant way that the early European explorers affected the Native Americans?

2. How did the Pilgrims avoid death while living in Plymouth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet focus on the Plymouth colony established by those who sailed on the Mayflower. You'll be tested on your knowledge of the background of this settlement as well as key individuals and their contributions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, you will answer questions about:

  • Indentured servants and the London Company
  • Mayflower Compact
  • William Bradford
  • Legacy of early explorers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of those who helped start Plymouth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding William Bradford's contribution to Plymouth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret the significance of the Mayflower Compact

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, you can watch the related video lesson titled The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement. The lesson covers topics that include:

  • True passengers on the Mayflower and intended destination
  • Reasons why Squanto decided to take up residence in Plymouth
  • Why the bountiful harvest was so important