Directions: Answer the following questions on your own lined paper (16 points total) Short Answer



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Directions: Answer the following questions on your own lined paper (16 points total)

Short Answer (2 points each):

  1. Any of these words could be used to describe Mary Dyer in the selection. Choose the word you think best describes Mary Dyer in the selection.

    1. Determined

    2. Hopeful

    3. Devoted

Use two details from the selection to support your choice.


  1. Any of the following titles could replace "The Silencing of Mary Dyer" as the selection's title. .




    1. "Early Activists in Colonial America"

    2. "Mary Dyer, A Woman Ahead of Her Time"

    3. "Oppressed or Oppressors?  One Woman's Experience" 

Use two details from the selection to support your choice





  1. Explain how the selection shows important first steps in the separation of religion from government. Include two details from the selection in your answer.

Completion (1 point each):

  1. Read the chart below. Use information from the selection to determine a third effect.


Cause: Quakers had recently begun coming over from England to spread their radical ideas



Effect: 3

Effect: 2

Captains of vessels sailing from England were required to put a “Q” on their ships.



Effect: 1

Gov. Endecott authorized a law requiring that all Quakers be banished from the Colony, all Quaker books burned, and any Quaker arriving from England placed in jail.






  1. Read the chart below. Use information from the selection to provide a solution for the problem. (1 pt)


Solution:

Problem:

Anne Hutchinson believed that no church had the authority to govern a society.




Quote Interpretation (4 points):

  1. Any of the following quotes can be used to describe either Mary Dyer or the entire selection of “The Silencing of Mary Dyer.” Choose the quote you think best represents either Mary Dyer or the selection.



  1. The significance of a man is not what he attains but rather in what he hopes to attain.” Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese poet, philosopher, and artist

Note: “man” in this case means “human being

  1. The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.” Frederick Douglass, Orator, abolitionist, and former enslaved person



  1. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” Charles A. Beard, American historian



  1. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France

Explain what the quote means (2 points) and support why you think it represents Mary Dyer or the entire selection using two details from the text (2 points).

Extended Response (choose ONE, 4 points. Complete an additional question for extra credit. You must complete all the regular credit in order to qualify for extra credit points):

  1. Women and minorities often do not get much attention in traditional history textbooks. The author’s purpose for writing this selection is to inform the reader about such an historical figure and her struggle. Using four details from the selection, show how the author informs us about the struggle for equality. Remember to explain how the quotes support the topic sentence.



  1. Suppose you are on a committee to determine famous women from history who deserve the "Historical Importance" award.  Provide four ideas from the selection that could be used to encourage people to nominate Mary Dyer. Remember to explain how the quotes support the topic sentence.



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