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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sassamon was a Christian minister in what Indian praying town?
(a) Nahauton.
(b) Quebec.
(c) Namasket.
(d) Wampapaquan.

2. According to the author, the colonists thought the powwaws received their orders from whom?
(a) Mohammad.
(b) The Devil.
(c) Jesus.
(d) God.

3. Nathaniel Saltonstall was selected as a judge for what specific court responsible for the trial and sentence of people for the crime of witchcraft in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials?
(a) Court of Salem, Massachusetts.
(b) Court of Oyer and Terminer.
(c) Court of Anderson and Overlay.
(d) Court of Franklin and Boston.

4. What region was the main site of conflict during King Philip's War?
(a) Eastern Canada.
(b) Northern Canada.
(c) Southern New England.
(d) Northern New England.

5. What is the name of an Algonquian Native American tribe from Rhode Island?
(a) The Narragansett tribe.
(b) The Nipmuc tribe.
(c) The Pocomtuc tribe.
(d) The Mohegan tribe.

6. In 1600 the Wampanoag lived primarily in what two states?
(a) Kentucky and Delaware.
(b) New Jersey and New York.
(c) New York and Pennsylvania.
(d) Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

7. The Eighty Years' War took place when?
(a) 1642.-1722.
(b) 1668-1748.
(c) 1568-1648.
(d) 1468-1548.

8. How many mills in Medfield, Massachusetts, were destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

9. Increase Mather was the youngest of how many brothers?
(a) 8.
(b) 6.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

10. What name refers to the mostly Puritan and Pilgrim immigrants from Great Britain who settled New England starting around 1630?
(a) The Spanish Colonists.
(b) The English Arrivals.
(c) The English Colonists.
(d) The British Brigade.

11. The first English settlers arrived in what year, when Sassamon's parents may have welcomed them?
(a) 1622.
(b) 1630.
(c) 1610.
(d) 1664.

12. Passaconaway was believed to have been born between 1550 and when?
(a) 1679.
(b) 1548.
(c) 1677.
(d) 1570.

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

14. Who was fiercely competitive with William Hubbard and even campaigned to discredit Hubbard's account of the war?
(a) John Sassamon.
(b) Increase Mather.
(c) William Hubbard.
(d) Richard Callicot.

15. How many houses in Medfield, Massachusetts, were destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675?
(a) 32.
(b) 27.
(c) 40.
(d) 25.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What standard picture of New England during the war, including landscapes of ash, farms destroyed, and bodies without heads did Nathaniel Saltonstall write?

3. According to the author, sometimes maps of New England marked English territory with small houses and churches and marked Indian territories with what?

4. When was Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians published?

5. Passaconaway is said to have died in what year?

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