Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pilgrims Trivia

Last year, I left you with some Thanksgiving trivia.  This year I think I'll post some trivia questions on the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.  Since I'll be gone until next week, the answers are posted below the questions.

1. You know about the Mayflower, but what was the name of the other ship the Pilgrims had planned on carrying then to the New World?
2.  What country did the Pilgrims leave from?
3. How many children were born on the Mayflower during the voyage?
4.  How many days did it take before the first land fall?
5.  John Carver was the first governor of the Plymouth Colony, how many terms did he serve?
6.  102 passengers set sail, 102 passengers made landing (one birth and one death).  But how many survived that first winter?
7.  What was the name of the tribe that helped the Pilgrims and later celebrated that first Thanksgiving with them?
8. Who was the captain of the Mayflower?

1. Speedwell was the name of the other ship.  After having trouble and having to turn around twice, the Pilgrims decided to travel on the Mayflower alone.
2. The Pilgrims had been living in the Netherlands but left from England on Sept 6, 1620.
3.  One, his name was Oceanus.
4.  66 days, for an average of 2 mph.
5. He was elected twice, the first time he was elected in November 1620, while aboard the Mayflower.  He was again elected in March 1621.  He died just one month later in April 1621.
6.  Only 51 survived the first winter in Plymouth.
7.  The Wampanoag tribe, which was led by Massassoit.
8.  The captain of this ship was Christopher Jones.   During that first winter, the Mayflower crew also suffered there in Plymouth, with almost half dying.  It did not leave until April 5, 1621.

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