The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One, Language, Chapter 1, Beware of Any Linguist.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, according to the author, is in many ways a simple tool and is often controlled by the powerful, because it can be used to change minds?
(a) Voting rights.
(b) Literacy.
(c) Religion.
(d) Mythology.

2. Who was the first Englishman to learn the Algonquian language?
(a) John Eliot.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) John Sassamon.

3. Who wrote Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians?
(a) John Sassamon.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) John Alderman.
(d) William Hubbard.

4. What is the name of a group of Algonquian Indians native to Worcester County, Massachusetts?
(a) The Nipmuc tribe.
(b) The Narragansett tribe.
(c) The Mohegan tribe.
(d) The Pocomtuc tribe.

5. When was Metacomet born?
(a) 1676.
(b) 1648.
(c) 1675.
(d) 1639.

Short Answer Questions

1. The witnesses who testified against Sassamon's accused killers were Patuckson and who?

2. John Eliot's efforts as a missionary earned him what nickname?

3. What was a Native American tribe formerly inhabiting western Massachusetts, especially around the confluence of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers in Franklin County?

4. Metacomet was a war chief or sachem of what Indian tribe?

5. When was John Eliot born?

(see the answer key)

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