Cast of Characters: Chapter 2
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Giles Corey
- Abigail Williams
- Nathaniel Bacon
- William Berkley
- a a planter who led a rebellion with one thousand other Virginians in 1676; the rebels were mostly frontiersmen forced toward the backcountry in search of fertile land.
- b Giles Corey was a victim during th Salem Witch Trials. He was never really convicted but was still killed. His punishment was to be placed under heavy stones until he said he was a witch. He still did not "admit" to it and was squashed by the rocks. His death was the last but most painful.
- c Mexican warrior known for his fearless fight and eventual loss in an elder Mexican tribe.
- d Abigail Williams, aged 11 or 12 in 1692, played a major role in the Salem Witch trials as one of the prominent accusers. She lived with her uncle, the Rev. Samuel Parris, Salem Village's minister. Although it was ordinary practice for young girls to live with relatives to learn about housewifery, we know very little about Abigail, including where she was born and who her parents were.
- e the royal governor of Virginia. Adopted policies that favored large planters and neglected the needs of recent settlers in the 'backcountry.' His shortcomings led to Bacon's Rebellion.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- She preached the idea that God communicated directly to individuals instead of through the church elders. She was forced to leave Massachusetts in 1637. Her followers (the Antinomianists) founded the colony of New Hampshire in 1639.
- Born: 1475
He conquered the Inca Empire.
- Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617).
- An indentured servant was a person who promised to work for someone for a specific period of time, like 7 years, in exchange for passage to America.
- Hernán Cortés was a Spanish explorer who is famous mainly for his march across Mexico and his conquering of the Aztec Empire in Mexico.
5 True/False Questions
Peter Stuyvesant → Peter Stuyvesant (born 1592 in Scherpenzeel, died 1672) served as the last Dutch director general of the colony of New Netherland before it was turned over to the English. He was the major figure in the early history of New York City.
John Smith → was an English soldier, sailor, and author. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Native American girl Pocahontas.
John Winthrop → was an English soldier, sailor, and author. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Native American girl Pocahontas.
Roger Williams → He founded Rhode Island for separation of Church and State. He believed that the Puritans were too powerful and was ordered to leave the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious beliefs.
Chief Powhatan → Chief Powhatan was the supreme ruler of most of the indigenous tribes in the Chesapeake Bay area from north of the Mattaponi River, a tributary of the York River, to the lands south of the James River. Chief Powhatan was the highest authority the colonists faced when dealing with the tribe. He died in April 1618.