Early American Writers: John Smith, John Winthrop & Roger Williams


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In which state did John Smith settle?

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1. Why do some suspect that the story of Pocahontas saving John Smith is false?

2. How did John Winthrop describe America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you review what you've learned about three famous founders - and writers - of early America: John Winthrop, John Smith, and Roger Williams. The questions will test your knowledge of topics like how Winthrop described America and the colony founded by Roger Williams.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Where John Smith settled
  • Why the story of Pocahontas as told by Smith might not be true
  • How Winthrop described America
  • Williams' radical beliefs
  • Colony founded by Williams after his banishment

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about early American colonies in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where each of these men settled
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Roger Williams, John Smith, and John Winthrop

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the related lesson called Early American Writers: John Smith, John Winthrop, & Roger Williams for more information. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about hardships faced in the New World
  • Discuss Smith's experience in the Jamestown colony
  • Explore Smith's writing and consider its veracity
  • Review Winthrop's contributions to the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Recognize Winthrop's writing legacy
  • Discuss William's most famous work, The Bloody Tenet of Persecution